Premium coffee machine makers, JURA Australia have announced their latest coffee machine, the Z6 in Diamond Black and it’s powered by AI. You may be asking why on earth would a coffee machine need Artificial Intelligence just to make a cappuccino, well the answer lies in most reliable coffee to date....
  • Hitachi helping Japan fight cyber bullying with AI

    Artificial Intelligence is a part of our industry that often goes over the head of most people. Something that doesn’t is the challenge of keeping kids safe online, as cyber bullying continues to impact our young people. While we need to invest more in building resilience in our youth,...
  • VR proptech start-up, Inspace XR, raises $750,000 seed round

    VR start-up, Inspace XR, has raised a $750,000 in a seed round to build our their VR platform that quickly and easily converts 3D models from applications like Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp and converts them to VR environments. The seed investment comes from a group of investors that include Australia’s...
  • 5 things to consider before buying a drone

    Drones have rapidly evolved over the past few years since they became available in Australia. They’re an amazing gadget, full of technology and we’ve reviewed a number of them on techAU over the years. Having used about a dozen drones, often people ask for recommendations when buying a drone...
  • Hands-on with Epson’s Moverio BT-350 AR Glasses

    Augmented Reality is something many have tried, but only a few have delivered. One company that have a real, product in the market for sale, is Epson. For around a thousand bucks, you (or your business) can buy the BT-300/350 AR glasses (full specs here). This morning I had...
  • NBN Co launch STEM program for 2019

    NBN Co have launched its annual STEM program, this year focusing on helping young Australian students develop a combination of STEM and entrepreneurial skills through its nbn ‘STEMpreneur’ initiative. The nbn STEMpreneur initiative has been designed to help young Australian students prepare for this new world of work. From...
  • Telstra employees to walk off the job tomorrow, will impact NBN connections

    Australia’s largest telco, Telstra will see its employees walk off the job tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12). The strike action is a result of disputes between the company, employees and union. regarding fair pay and conditions. The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) had originally planned to undertake minor forms...
  • Streaming service KAYO races to stream Supercars with new features

    It’s almost time for motorsport season to fire up and that means Supercars are back. While the go to has been Foxtel, there’s a new option in town for streaming sports in 2019 and that’s Kayo. Today Kayo has officially launched its comprehensive Supercars coverage beginning with this week’s...
  • 3/4 homes and businesses now able to connect to the NBN, just 57% have

    The NBN reached another milestone yesterday, with the network now available to three out of four Australian homes and businesses. The project is due for completion next year, so this milestone is important to reach in early 2019, if the 100% is to be achieved in 2020. nbn confirmed...
  • 3 considerations when choosing a VPN

    Increasingly users are becoming more aware they need to protect themselves when browsing the web. After what feels like a relentless flow of news stories about data and privacy breaches, it’s easy to see why. You may be putting up your defences to protect your data from private companies...
  • Netflix bring Smart Downloads to iOS. Auto-deletes when complete.

    Netflix have just launched Smart Downloads for iOS. From today, Netflix Subscribers who use iOS can download Netflix episodes to their phone in much the same way podcasts work. This announcement builds on last year’s efforts where Smart Downloads were added for Android and Windows 10 app users. The goal...
  • Background blur arrives in Skype thanks to AI

    Microsoft has a fancy new feature in Skype, where it’ll use AI to determine edges of people live, in real time and apply a depth of field effect to the background. This kind of effect looks professional and is something many have spent hundreds creating, using prosumer or professional...
  • Optus 5G: 47 sites by March, 1200 sites by March 2020, unlimited data for $70pm

    5G is coming and today Optus was the first with actual 5G plan pricing details in Australia. The new crazy fast 5G network is being rolled out now and by March this year (just over a month from now), they’ll have 47 5G-enabled sites. Fast forward a year from...
  • Share your latest Netflix binge to Instagram Stories

    Netflix have announced they are making it possible to share your favourite Netflix shows to Instagram Stories, and help your friends, family and followers discover something new to watch. With Netflix’s latest mobile app update, you will have the ability to share your latest Netflix binge favourite to Instagram...
  • New California law requires new homes to have solar from Jan 1st, 2020

    America has some issues right now at the federal level with the Government shutdown, but at the state level, they’re still powering along. The tech-forward state of California, has announced a new standard, effective in 2020, will require all new homes to include solar panels. The decision comes from...
  • Freeview FV for the web is launching at midnight tonight

    Australian TV lovers pay attention, your favourite TV shows are going online, with Freeview FV launching on the web at midnight tonight. This offers both live streaming and on-demand content. The big competition to free-to-air TV is services like Netflix, Foxtel and Stan. These all have one big advantage over...
  • Review: Anki Vector, the AI-powered robot that recognises you

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  • The PowerDolphin underwater drone is here to help

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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