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    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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  • Optus 5G: 47 sites by March, 1200 sites by March 2020, unlimited data for $70pm

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  • Share your latest Netflix binge to Instagram Stories

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  • 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...
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  • 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...

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