One of Elon Musk’s side hustles is a little thing called Starlink that aims to blanket the globe with internet coverage from high-speed satellites. Last week SpaceX launched another rocket that took another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, 550 kilometres from earth. This latest batch adds to the 422 already deployed...
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    Canon are famous for making great cameras, but the reality is, most of the time that expensive camera (and lenses) sit on your desk between shoots. Now there’s a much better use for your photography investment, allowing you to use those amazing optics to replace that el’cheapo webcam in...
  • Aussie Broadband starts rolling out $1.8m fibre optic network expansion

    It’s clear that one of Australia’s best ISPs is Aussie Broadband, often at the top of internet speed results. That doesn’t come by chance, it comes from really smart people, making great decisions about their infrastructure and how they structure their plans to ensure consumers have a great experience...
  • YouTube Rewind is out for 2019 and it doesn’t suck

    2019 is almost done, but before you head off on your Christmas leave, its time to reflect on the massive year that was. Reflecting on the moments and trends is YouTube’s annual video #YouTubeRewind.  The video has been fairly hit and miss and YouTube did exactly the right thing...
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    In Windows 10, Microsoft included a new web browser, Edge. When edge first shipped, the goal was to replace the old Internet Explorer which had been in Windows for as long as I can remember. To ease the transition to a new browser, Microsoft selected logo that still had...
  • 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’s FAST.com internet speed test adds upload and latency

    We’re all very familiar with Speedtest.net as the default service to check your internet speeds. Whether it be on a new device, after a router upgrade or while diagnosing nbn issues, testing your internet speed is something we’ll all likely need to do at some point. A little over...
  • Cloudflare just made the web faster with 1.1.1.1

    The experience we all have on the web is made up of a number of different factors. Even with the fastest NBN connection, you may find a delay between entering a website address into your browser and when the site loads. In the background, your request to visit a...
  • nbn now tells you when you’ll get the NBN.. kind of.

    Today nbn have released an update to the address checker on their website. Searching your address now delivers a timeframe for when you can expect to get the NBN at your house. If you’re not scheduled for some time, you’ll see up to a 6-month window which is somewhat helpful,...
  • NBN update: 4 Million can, but only 1.7 Million have connected

    The latest weekly report from the nbn tells us the project has passed a major milestone. There are now more than 4 million premises that are able to be connected to the NBN, more precisely the number is 4,046,135. The next column over though shows something a little concerning, that...
  • Skymuster 2 is done and on its way to power the NBN

    The NBN’s second sattellite, affectionately known as SkyMuster2 is complete. The satellite is designed to deliver NBN internet services to hundreds of thousands of Australians living in remote areas of our massive country. It will also help share the load of existing satellite users currently connected to the Skymuster, which launched...
  • NBN promote 8K TV, day after Barnaby Joyce says nobody wants 1Tbps NBN

    The nbn have just published a pretty fantastic post that looks at connected tech trends that will see us consuming even more data in the future. This amazingly timed article comes the day after our Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, appeared on the ABC’s QandA program and told Australia...
  • City of Bendigo gets free WiFi, has no idea what speed it is.

    The Victorian government has funded a 5 year project worth $6.7 million dollars to deliver free public WiFi to Bendigo and Ballarat. Typically delivering more internet to more people, for free, is a wonderful thing. Problem is, one of the two city councils has no idea what speed they’re...
  • ASUS claims ‘world fastest WiFi’ with RT-AC5300 Router

    If you’re wondering about the future of WiFi speeds in the house, wonder no more. Asus have just announced a new insane router at IFA. The sexy upside-down red-back spider is known as the RT-AC5300. This router features no less than 8 antennas to make sure the 2.4GHz and...
  • Major development in Australia’s biggest copyright case

    Aussie ISP iiNet is standing up for their customers. The federal court has ruled today that Aussie ISP’s won’t be required to hand over user details of customers who Illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. iiNet say they absolutely don’t condone piracy, but they also don’t believe litigation...
  • Zuck working on using drones and satellites to connect the next billion

    Mark Zuckerberg’s most famous for Facebook, but his work on internet.org could be even more important. A Connectivity Lab is working on new technology to connect the next billion people. The laser communication system would beam data from the sky into communities, dramatically increasing the speed of sending data...
  • NBN is now available to 1 Million premises

    Communication Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a major milestone in the NBN construction. Australia’s NBN is now available to 1 Million premises. This number is a large jump from the 607,915 premises passed and marked ready for service on May 21st, around 3 weeks ago. The number was 270,036...
  • Test your website’s mobile-friendliness or dissapear

    Last week Google made an important change to their search algorithm. If your website doesn’t perform well on mobile devices, it won’t be shown in mobile search results. With users accessing the web increasingly from mobile devices over desktops, this change can make or break a business. Google have...
  • Dallas Buyers Club took on Australian pirates and won

    Australian pirates, you are on notice. An landmark court ruling occurred in Australia today in favour of Dallas Buyers Club LLC, the company behind the Hollywood hit movie from 2013. The award-winning movie stars Matthew McConaughey and is the story of an electrician and rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof who...
  • Telstra more than doubles data at home and upgrades mobile data caps

    It’s like Christmas all over again. Australia’s largest telco, Telstra are upgrading data limits for home internet plans as well as mobile data caps. News of the updates began last week as users began to share colourful emails sent by Bigpond to announce the free data upgrade. As Telstra...
  • TPG plans to acquire iiNet for $1.4 Billion

    Australia’s ISP landscape is set to change dramatically after an announcement to the stock market that TPG plans to acquire iiNet. The deal is worth a massive A$1.4 Billion. This price tag equates to $8.60 per share, a $1.80 premium of the current $6.80. This number is higher than...

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