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]

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

15 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]

Potential new MS treatment on the way as rates spike

22 February

More than 30,000 Australians living with multiple sclerosis could get access to a potential new treatment as experts say a breakthrough may be on the horizon. Researchers at the University of Adelaide will use genetically modified mice to test...[Read More]

High-tech foundry to forge quantum computers bit by bit

22 February

Australian quantum pioneers are determined they won’t be left behind in the race to attract talent and solve complex problems with new tools. The University of Sydney announced on Tuesday it will establish a Future Qubit Foundry in the Sydney...[Read More]

Parliament House ‘particular interest’ to cyber hackers

16 February

Parliament House is of “particular interest” to malicious hackers, with constant attempts being made to breach network security, an inquiry has heard. Department of Parliamentary Services chief information officer James Lawson on Monday declined...[Read More]

One giant leap for agriculture as farmers look to space

15 February

Nestled deep in the industrial and commercial centre of a major metropolitan city, a vertical farm has sprouted indoors and its backers are reaching for the stars. Researchers based in Melbourne’s Docklands are working with the space agency NASA...[Read More]

Drug study seeks to combat ovarian cancer chemotherapy

8 February

Treatment for ovarian cancer could come in the shape of small tablets in the future after researchers in Queensland were awarded a grant to investigate alternative approaches to tackling the disease. Ovarian cancer affected an estimated 1300...[Read More]

Glowing material may cut out internal stitches

1 February

A new glowing medical material is being touted as a promising alternative to mesh implants and internal stitches. Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT University developed the antimicrobial suture material using a combination of iodine and tiny...[Read More]