When you think of drones, you think of them flying in the sky right? Well that’s only one type of drone, this summer, you can expect to find them underwater as well.  PowerVision is bringing their world-first multi-functional water drone to Australia, benefiting Aussie anglers, divers and water sports enthusiasts. Equipped...
  • NBN passes half a million businesses, reduces prices

    NBN Co have announced that half a million Australian businesses are now connected to the nbn network. While most of us think about NBN in the framework of our home homes, business adoption is equally important. Today NBN Co are reducing the price of bundles over the fixed line nbn access network to...
  • Amazon offering free gift wrapping on select items this Christmas

    Many of us will buy presents for loved ones online this year. If you’re online shopping includes Amazon.com.au, then you’ll want to check if that gift is eligible for free gift wrapping. While the act of giving and receiving presents is presents is certainly the fun part, wrapping them...
  • Tesla’s big battery in SA, turns 1, making big impacts on energy market

    Time flies when you’re having fun, or storing energy. Can you believe it’s been a year already since Tesla’s big battery went into production? The time has flown, but during the year the impact the battery has made is substantial.  Neoen, one of the fastest growing leading independent producer...
  • NBN connects 4.4M, another 2.9M can, but haven’t

    Today NBN released an update to their project progress and the project is get built, improving Australia’s connectivity and speeds. NBN Co made an impressive $620 million in revenue (not profit) in the first 3 months of this year. This represents a 53% increase compared to September 30th last...
  • Tesla’s 2nd big battery is now powering the Victorian grid

    Tesla has announced their second big battery in Australia, located at Gunnawarra Solar Farm, is now connected to the grid. As part of the announcement, they provided a pretty sweet time-lapse of the construction process. The battery in Victoria may be half the size of the now famous big...
  • Intel release Neural Compute Stick 2, up to 8x the performance

    Back in April of2015, Intel released their first Compute Stick. What is essentially a computerin a USB drive, Intel has now released the Neural Compute Stick 2, designed totake on your latest AI and IoT challenges at the edge. The hardware development platform, allows developers to prototype, tune, and...
  • Netatmo adds support for Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Kit

    Netatmo have announced their subscription-free home IoT products for the home just got smarter. Now compatible with a Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Home Kit, they will now appeal to an expanded audience and add new functionality for existing owners. Security Netatmo’s smart security cameras, Presence and Welcome, are...
  • ASD speaks on Huawei/ZTE 5G ban, still provides no evidence

    Mike Burgess is the Director General of the Australian Signals Directorate, today he’s opened up about the reasons for banning Chinese-based Huawei and ZTE from bidding to build Australia’s 5G infrastructure. Despite delivering a large part of our 4G infrastructure, Huawei were classified as a high risk vendor due...
  • Linux has a developer kill switch that may be pulled after outrage over Code of Conduct

    The Linux kernel is the base platform on which desktop and mobile operating systems like Android are built on top of. It also runs on lots of networking gear and as IoT has entered our lives, even home appliances are running the Linux kernel. Right now the Linux community is...
  • Oculus announce Hybrid apps, 1 app for desktop and VR

    During OC5, Oculus announced a new SDK feature called Hybrid apps. This allowed software developers to enable the same desktop app to run on the desktop and in VR.  For those that create VR content, this will dramatically speed up development, as it opens the door to ending the...
  • Zuckerberg announces Rift Quest at OC5, wireless 6DoF + controllers

    Facebook-owned Oculus have just announced a new product, Oculus Quest.  Zuckerberg says the goal is to deliver a VR platform that can sustain itself and that means a device that’s easy and convenient to use, that will build to having more than 100 million users.  Oculus Quest is said...
  • CBA adds Visa support to CommBank mobile app, Samsung Pay and Google Pay

    The Commonwealth Bank have revealed that customers are increasingly using their smartphones instead of their wallets at the checkout. What once confused point of sale workers, is now common place in Australia, as it is in Asia. CBA have seen a 35% increase in smartphone use in just the...
  • Sydney development will give residents up to 10GB/s in the future

    The Internet is awesome and the faster that internet is, the more you can take advantage of the entertainment, education and information opportunities. In the case of the NBN it made some improvements to Australia’s broadband speeds, but the decision to move to a mixture of technologies means it...
  • Apple announce cheaper iPhone Xr

    So it seems Apple weren’t done with announcing phones, also announcing the iPhone Xr. This cheaper iPhone features a 6.1″ LCD display but has a smaller body than the iPhone 8 with a 5.5″ display.  The 120Hz LCD display doesn’t have 3D touch, so Apple uses haptic touch.  The...
  • Apple announce iPhone Xs and iPhone XsMax

    Apple have announced the latest iPhone known as the iPhone Xs. The screen goes top to bottom, edge to edge (still with a notch). The new phone features a 5.8″ display. It features a 2436×1125 resolution with a 458ppi.  There’s also a new iPhone XsMax (not XS) that features...
  • Will you watch Apple’s iPhone XS announcement on Twitter?

    For the first time, Apple’s biggest annual event, the iPhone announcement event will be live streamed on Twitter.  Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus tonight (3AM Australian time). While the iPhone X introduced the world to the notch, it’s now become an...
  • GIVEAWAY: Varidesk fully electric standing desk worth $1,295

    You’re a hard working Aussie right? If you’re anything like me, you spend many, many hours at a desk each week, and often your health takes a back seat to getting work done. If that sounds like you, then pay attention, because you deserve a desk that gives you...
  • Apple mandates reviewers take sales pitch

    For more than 12 years now, I’ve reviewed products from hundreds of companies across dozens of product categories and until recently, I’ve never been forced to take a sales pitch before reviewing their product. That was until Apple. After seeing the announcement from Blackmagic that they were releasing an...
  • Zero Latency clocks up 500,000 game plays

    Zero Latency is the Aussie-born, now international success story that is the global leader in free-roam, multiplayer VR entertainments. The service has now unlocked an impressive milestone, half a million game plays across its global network of 19 venues. While the metrics flood in from happy players across the globe,...
  • You can finally stop emailing yourself photos with the latest Windows 10 build

    Overnight Microsoft released a new build to Windows Insiders, with Windows 10 Build 17728, there’s an update to the Your Phone app. The ability to pair a phone with Windows 10 has been around for a while now, but hasn’t been particularly useful, but this time promises a big game....

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