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 two years...
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    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...
  • NBN complete satellite base stations to service 400,000 remote homes and businesses

    NBNCo have announced today that faster broadband in remote and regional Australia is one step closer. Construction work on all ten of its satellite ground stations is now complete. These stations will act as a backbone to help deliver NBN services to around 400,000 Australian homes and businesses via...
  • Google kicks off .HOW to help teach people awesome stuff

    Google have launched a new site today that encourages people to register the .HOW top level domain. They aren’t selling domains directly, but make it super simple to check if a domain is available and buy it if it is. The goal here is to encourage people to create...
  • Facebook, Instagram, Hipchat offline, LizardSquad responsible? (Updated)

    Right now Facebook, Instagram and Hipchat are offline. Twitter is erupting with complaints about the popular social networks being offline. The infrastructure used by the large scale services is considerable and if the outage is a result of an attack, it would take a serious, sustained effort. These services...
  • Yonomi is the best thing to happen to the Internet of Things

    We’ve just survived CES 2015 where every company is looking at objects and wondering what happens when you throw a wifi chip in it. The Internet of Things is a broad term that sells users on the promise that ‘things just work together’ when in reality, that’s really not...
  • Netflix on international streamers [Updated]

    Update: Netflix has since told Engadget that they have not changed their policy. Here’s the latest: Netflix tells us that there’s been “no change” in the way it handles VPNs, so you shouldn’t have to worry about the company getting tough any time soon. With that said, these blocking...
  • Review: D-link Viper 802.11 AC1900 Router

    D-Link’s most advanced Modem Router to date is the VIPER Dual Band AC1900 (DSL-2900AL). The VIPER offers AC1900 Wi-Fi speeds and uses Advanced AC SmartBeam technology along with Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) controls to efficiently distribute bandwidth to end devices. The VIPER significantly increases Wi-Fi performance, allowing users...

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