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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 22, 2020 3 MIN READ

G’day team, it’s Friday and just as you’re allowed out, it starts to rain.. And here’s what’s going on.   1.  Apple comes to CovidSafe’s rescue Remember the problems for iPhone users with the Australian government’s contact tracing app, CovidSafe? It was all about the Bluetooth – the detection device in the app – not working… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Wednesday and the latest tech news 1. Home tweet home Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has emailed staff to tell them that when the lockdown finally ends and everyone can return to work – he doesn’t think it will be before September – staff will be able to continue to work from home. In… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

Hello! How did it get to Friday already? If you’re in NSW, enjoy being able to visit the important people in your life, but still take care, ok? Here’s a few interesting things happening in the tech world.   1.  Go Teams Microsoft Teams has nearly doubled the number of daily users in the past… Read more »

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South Australia’s Tesla ‘Big Battery’ saved consumers $116 million in electricity costs last year

- March 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

The $200 million “Big Battery”, installed in South Australia in 2017 by Elon Musk’s Tesla company, has almost paid for itself, saving consumers around $116 million in higher power costs in 2019, a study by engineering and project management firm Aurecon has concluded. That figure is nearly treble the $40 million saving in 2018. The… Read more »

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POWERING UP: Mike & Annie Cannon-Brookes are spending $12 million to bring a little sunshine to 100 bushfire-hit communities

- February 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Fire-ravaged Australian communities struggling for power will have an solar energy solution thanks so Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie. The duo are investing up to $12 million in a venture called Resilient Energy Collective (REC), designed to rapidly deploy solar panels and Tesla batteries in communities that have lost power in natural… Read more »

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The Western Australian government bought a Tesla battery for a Perth suburb for residents to store their solar power collectively

- February 11, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Western Australian government has decided to tackle power prices and renewable energy at a local level, installing a 464 kilowatt hour (kWh) Tesla battery bank in the Perth suburb of Ellenbrook to store the power from local homes. Around 65 houses with solar panels feeding into the Powerwall battery will be involved in the… Read more »

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Tesla’s global chair, Robyn Denholm, worries Australia’s grown complacent and afraid of risk

- December 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Robyn Denholm, the Australian businesswoman who’s now global chair of Elon Musk’s tech company Tesla, wants everyone in her homeland to embrace risk and is worried the nearly three decades of uninterrupted economic growth has made people complacent. Denholm (pictured above), who grew up in the western Sydney suburb of Milperra and rose to… Read more »