Melbourne

  • Melbourne is building a 75MW solar farm to power world’s largest tram network

    Solar trams are coming to Melbourne and that’s a massive deal for the city, state and country. Melbourne has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250km of track with a staggering 1,763 stops and the trams run more than 20 hours per day. Back in 2013-14...
  • Last night, Snowden was in Melbourne (virtually)

    Last night in Melbourne, Edward Snowden spoke to Australian audiences for the first time. Host Julian Morrow quizzed the virtual Snowden at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There were plenty of topics covered including Australian policy, privacy and protections for whistleblowers in Australia. The event held by Think Inc. provided the...
  • Melbourne’s 30km/h zone is a dumb, tech-less solution to ‘rat-running’

    Australian cities suffer from the same congestion problems experienced around the globe. We look to our leaders and our politicians to solve that congestion but this latest solution is ridiculous. When left up to their own devices, drivers will seek out the fastest route possible and often do this by avoiding commonly...
  • Qantas and Tesla Partner, promote with a Model S and Boeing 737 drag race

    Tesla’s PR is on fire right now. On the back of a very successful launch of the Tesla Model 3, the company is now showing off the Model S racing a plane. Borrowing 3km of Avalon Airport in Melbourne, the Qantas Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a Tesla Model S P90D went...
  • Epson launch new ultra bright, 3LCD laser-based projectors

    Two out of every three projectors sold in Australia are made by Epson. The world’s leading projector manufacturer, has just launched a new lineup of 3LCD projectors that move away from the bulb model, in favour of a laser-light source. The projectors, which include the EB-L25000U, the world’s first 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector which...
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    Hisense launching 2016 4K ULED TV at the Australian F1 GP

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (if you’re an F1 fan). This week we seen the covers come off the latest generation of Formula 1 cars, the pinnacle of Motorsport technology. First there’s the new Red Bull (RB12) with the aggressive matt-black livery, then there’s the new...
  • GoPro opening APAC headquarters in Melbourne

    The industry standard for action sports video is GoPro and with Australian’s love for extreme sports, it makes a lot of sense they’re coming to Australia. The Victorian Government today announced that GoPro will establish its Australian, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region headquarters in Melbourne. The company’s...
  • Telstra launches Innovation Hub in Melbourne to solve the big problems

    Today in Melbourne, Telstra opened their new Gurrowa Innovation Lab. This lab features a mixture of new spaces that look very start-up with vertical gardens, exposed air-conditioning ducts, and some killer technology. The new Lab is located on the second floor of 242 Exhibition Street, but sadly isn’t open...
  • Registrations now open for Monash’s UNIHACK 2015

    If you’re a student in Victoria and love to hack on code, hardware or just problems in general, you should know UNIHACK is back for 2015. The student hackathon, is coming back this August, with registrations open now. For the very first time, all university and TAFE students from...
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