• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Metricon partners with Bradford Solar to deliver Tesla Powerwall on new homes

    Metricon is Australia’s largest builder, so when they announce a renewable energy partnership, it’s time to pay attention. In a new partnership with Bradford Solar, Australians now have the opportunity to have solar and battery installed with their new home build, dramatically reducing the price you pay for power....
  • Interview: AI expert Kriti Sharma

    Kriti Sharma is the amazingly talented Artificial Intelligence expert that was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in AI. While there's a lot of talk about AI, it's rare to get insights into the industry and our interview with Sharma is particularly revealing. Sit...
  • Would you share power with your neighbours on the blockchain ?

    A new property development in Kurnell (New South Wales) will connect 12 homes via their home battery power storage solutions turning these into a virtual power plant, whereby homes will have the unique ability to share power. This development is the first of its kind in Australia and outside...
  • 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...
  • Review: Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Kit

    We've all probably driven away from our house, only to turn around and check if we'd left the garage door open. Imagine if you could leverage IoT to check your garage door from anywhere, well that's exactly what the Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Kit offers. In an era where...
  • Home Automation giant Crestron, launch Alexa skill in Australia

    Crestron is one of the  the global leaders in home automation and they’ve now announced those of us in Australia, with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can access a new Crestron skill. Crestron panels and more recently smart phone controllers have served us well over the years, but now with Alexa...
  • 70% increase in NBN higher speed tiers. Aussies do want faster internet, for the right price.

    This year, something pretty dramatic has changed with the NBN. Australians are switching to faster higher speed tiers, largely helped by free or discounted offerings by Retail Service Providers (RSP). New data released today reveals 70% of new orders are now based on wholesale speeds tiers of 50 Mbps...
  • HoloLens 2 codename is Sydney

    Microsoft’s HoloLens was a landmark announcement, developed in secrecy for 5 years the Augmented Reality headset was global news. Since then they’ve had moderate success in the business world, usually implemented as a training device. While good for its time, the limitations of a high price and limited field...
  • Today NBN Co appointed an American company to find an Australian CEO

    NBN Co have announced in their search for a new CEO, they’ve contracted the services of Korn Ferry. This company is a US-based company with head quarters in Los Angeles, California, who have since 1969 have grown to add offices across the world. The company’s primary product is Executive search, a...

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