Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

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]

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 ‘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]

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]

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]

Helping a family member with a SCAM

9 November

A family member who is a target of a scam may be too caught up in the scammer’s web of deceit to recognise they are being scammed. You can play a vital role in protecting your loved one from harm. Identify the scam The first thing you can do to...[Read More]

Scams Awareness Week 2022: 7-11 November

9 November

Scams Awareness Week 2022 takes place 7-11 November. This Scams Awareness Week, along with over 350 partner organisations, we’re encouraging you to learn ways to identify scams and take the time to check whether an offer or contact is genuine...[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]

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]

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]

[VIDEO] Button batteries – tiny batteries, big danger

28 October

(ACCC) 26 October 2020   The ACCC is urging parents and carers to be aware of the serious risks associated with button batteries, as it launches its ‘Tiny batteries, Big danger’ safety campaign today. In Australia, one child a month...[Read More]