Work, Wander, and Well-being: Mastering the Art of the Working Holiday

28 March

Taking your business on the road for a working holiday presents an enticing blend of work and leisure, allowing you to explore new destinations while keeping your operations running smoothly.   This concept has gained popularity with the rise of...[Read More]

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]

How smart speakers ‚Äėcould detect domestic violence‚Äô

20 December

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

Chatbots on the rise but failing customers

19 October

The four-year market value of chatbots is expected to reach more than $162 billion but users are still frustrated by online assistants. Queensland researchers surveyed 145 participants and found that when informed a human interaction option was...[Read More]

Car-sharing giant to launch in Australia

19 October

American car-sharing giant Turo has announced plans to launch its service in Australia before the end of the year, shaking up the traditional rental car market. The company, which is the world’s largest car-sharing platform, will begin...[Read More]

COVID most googled term in 20 years

5 October

Internet search habits of Australians over two decades reveal they can’t get enough COVID-19 news, rain predictions and Tomahawk steak cooking instructions. Google has released some remarkable search engine trends since it entered the...[Read More]

The importance of Single-Touch Payroll

15 September

Do you know what single-touch payroll (STP) is? Most likely, you’ve encountered the term, especially if you own a small business in Australia where STP is mandatory. This requirement applies even to companies employing just a single staff member...[Read More]

Serious fear: Have you got nomophobia?

14 September

Many people feel a little anxious if they forget their phone but some suffer from nomophobia – “no mobile phone phobia” – a serious fear of being disconnected. Macquarie University psychologist Wayne Warburton says...[Read More]

No streaming for millions, report shows

7 September

At least 5.6 million Australians can’t access video streaming, according to a new report. This means 22 per cent of the nation’s population has insufficient connectivity or data allowances to stream video on demand, the modelling...[Read More]