10 ways to reduce your household energy use

4 January

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

Smart homes to save energy costs in virtual power plant

20 December

Energy costs could be slashed by plugging in two million smart meters linked to more than 140,000 household devices to create a virtual power plant bigger than a solar farm. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on Monday announced $9.75...[Read More]

How smart speakers ‘could detect domestic violence’

20 December

Enlisting thousands of smart speakers in Australian homes to detect intimate partner violence could be an “unprecedented opportunity” to help victims, a study has noted. But Monash University researchers found the potential solution was also...[Read More]

Creating a better business with cloud accounting

23 November

Does your company still use desktop software or spreadsheets for accounting tasks? If so, then it could be time to upgrade to a cloud-based accounting system. In comparison to on-premises solutions, cloud accounting for small businesses offers...[Read More]

3 Key Advantages of Having a Smart Home

13 July

While smart home technology has been around since the 1990s, people are just beginning to appreciate having it. The devices in a smart home are interconnected and accessible from a single hub, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or gaming console....[Read More]

ATO latest scam alerts

14 June

Be wary of emails, phone calls and text messages claiming to be from the ATO. If you think a phone call, SMS, voicemail, email or interaction on social media claiming to be from the ATO is not genuine, do not engage with it. You should...[Read More]

AI use not the ‘Wild West’, company executives warned

31 May

More than two-thirds of Australian organisations have embraced artificial intelligence but many executives are largely ignorant of existing laws governing their use, according to a new report. Artificial intelligence is fast becoming an essential...[Read More]

What Happens to Gas Stations When the World Goes Electric? | Emily Grubert | [TED Talk Video]

31 May

  When the world goes fully electric, what happens to the cars, tools and livelihoods that rely on fossil fuels? Civil engineer and environmental sociologist Emily Grubert visualizes what a clean energy future will look like, outlining the...[Read More]

Smart homes: benefits and how to have one

23 February

While smart home technology has been around since the 1990s, people are just beginning to appreciate having it. The devices in a smart home are interconnected and accessible from a single hub, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or gaming console....[Read More]

What you can do to protect yourself as scams evolve

28 December

In 2022, Australians fell victim to investment and cryptocurrency-related scams, losing $242.5 million (US$166 million). In the United Kingdom (UK), a total of over £2.3 billion was lost in 2021 because of various scams, including online shopping,...[Read More]

Smartphone pros and cons, are they a necessity in 2023?

28 December

Since IBM launched the first-ever smartphone called Simon Personal Communicator (SPC) in 1994, a lot has changed. Simon had a touchscreen with a complete keyboard and built-in software that enabled users to check their email, use the internet, and...[Read More]

Holiday-makers drive electric car uptake

28 December

Australian holiday-makers can expect to see more electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads this festive season as rental firms expand their fleets to include eco-friendly options. And the companies say greener vehicles are in high demand, both from...[Read More]

Data breach penalty laws pass lower house

9 November

Increased fines for companies that have serious data breaches are one step closer, after new laws passed the lower house. The bill will hike up fines for breaches from $2.2 million to either $50 million, 30 per cent of a company’s turnover...[Read More]

Mining mentors develop ore-some innovation

9 November

Australia’s mentors of mining technology are trying to bring manufacturing home but foreign raiders continue to snap up local talent. Swedish equipment giant Epiroc, whose $2.5 million electric truck drove onto the floor of a recent mining...[Read More]