Are you looking to use emerging technology to grow your business and scale up? Great, then you’re in the right place. Without a doubt, technology has changed the world for the better. In fact, we use technology in almost every field of life. It helps us perform our most difficult and...
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    More than 2 million Australian homes and businesses have Solar panels on their roof, but many of them have terrible aesthetics. Often we option up residential and commercial builds to increase the visual appeal of the place and the last thing you want is to detract from that when...
  • VIC Government has now signed $2.8M of contracts to fix the NBN

    Spirit is an Australian ISP that has just signed its second million-dollar deal with the Victorian State Government. That deal is to provide super-fast Internet to the regional town of Morwell. Delivering super-fast internet to Australia also happens to be the scope for the National Broadband Network, meaning this...
  • SpaceX just deployed 60 Starlink Internet Satellites, the first of 12,000

    When you think of Internet providers you don’t think of SpaceX, but that needs to change today. SpaceX has just successfully launched their latest rocket and the payload this time was a package of their own. SpaceX has just deployed the first 60 Satellites, the start of their massive...
  • Australia’s first 5G device is now available, the HTC 5G Hub from Telstra

    If you have a thirst for speed, or moving data between your devices and the cloud is critical to your business efficiency, then pay attention. Telstra has released their first 5G device, the HTC 5G Hub. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 32GB storage, support for 802.11ad and the...
  • NDIS will cover solar and batteries for disabled

    In an Australian first, custom functionality has been developed by Natural Solar using Sonnen Batteries and will be incorporated alongside solar power into Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), designed for use by eligible participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This first move into renewable energy for eligible participants...
  • Commonwealth Bank trials smart-money on blockchain

    A new type of smart money, powered by blockchain, has been successfully trialled by CSIRO’s Data61 and the Commonwealth Bank (CBA). The trial demonstrated that programmable money, could be used to help manage insurance payouts, budgeting and the management of trusts and charities in Australia. The technology was trialled...
  • Perth-based Quantify is ready to add Home Automation during renovation

    A Perth-based home automation company, Quantify Technology offer a number of cool pieces of technology that will take any tired old house and convert into a modern, smart home. The photo above is of their touch panel power outlet. This allows you to easily monitor the power consumption of...
  • Oculus Quest and Rift S now available for pre-order.

    Overnight Oculus announced that their 2 new VR headsets, the Oculus Quest and the Oculus Rift S are now available for pre-order. The Oculus Quest ditches the wires and is Oculus’ first all-in-one VR headset. This features cameras and sensors on the outside of the display to track your...
  • Labor to spend A$1 Billion on solar and batteries for Aussie schools

    Australia’s federal election promises are really starting to heat up with another A$1 Billion promised by Labor to turn our schools into solar farms. As many as 4,000 schools will have the opportunity to apply to the Government for funding to add solar panels to the roof of their...
  • This coffee machine uses AI to personalise it to your tastes

    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...
  • 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...

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