In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal. The CSIRO-developed technology, known as MagSonic, produces magnesium using up to 80 per cent less energy and up to 60 per cent … Continue reading Low-cost magnesium developed by CSIRO
The business founded by young engineer, STEM evangelist and entrepreneur Marita Cheng has just begun shipping its new product, Teleport. Brent Balinski spoke to Cheng about getting robots into our homes.
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.
Huawei Technologies has filed another patent lawsuit against smartphone rival Samsung Electronics in China, adding to the legal battle between the two Asian electronics giants.
LG Electronics and Volkswagen AG have entered into a memorandum of understanding signaling their commitment to cooperate on the research and development of a next-generation connected car service platform. The two companies will work together to develop Volkwagen’s Cross-Over-Platform to enhance vehicle connectivity and convenience. Using the latest in cloud technology, the goal of the new … Continue reading LG and Volkswagen commit to connected car platform
Australian headphones startup Nura wants to perfect the music listening experience. The company – which was co-founded by Kyle Slater, Dragan Petrovic and Luke Campbell in April 2015 – says its adaptive headphones automatically measure a user’s hearing and perfectly adapt music to suit the individual. “The headphones themselves are extremely unique, they’re unlike any … Continue reading Hi-tech headphones riding a sonic boom
Florida man Thomas S Ross has filed a lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court, alleging that Apple stole his idea, laid out in an abandoned patent filing, and used it in products including the iPhone.
The use of very large lithium-ion battery packs has become increasingly common, much more so than it was ten years ago. For example, on ships where there were once no such batteries, there are now lithium-ion banks of 1-5MWh. Autonomous underwater vehicles, mining trucks and buses are also now sporting batteries of up to 350kWh. … Continue reading Growing use of very large lithium-ion batteries
Any new technology is bound to have its share of challenges and barriers — for example the initial security concerns around cloud computing — and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no different. With smart devices adding billions of new access points into enterprise systems and communicating with the network, IoT security will be key. A number … Continue reading IoT and security: Hype, hysteria or cause for concern?
India is seeking a commitment from Apple that it establish a local manufacturing presence before it is able to open any Apple stores there.
According to IDTechEx, significant growth is predicted for the electric vehicle market, which will result in almost one trillion dollars in sales at ex-factory prices in 2026. Approximately half of this is predicted to be the 48V mild hybrids that are launching in 2017, but by 2026, sales will consist of completely electric vehicles with … Continue reading Battery shortage worries amid electric vehicle growth
Samsung is working on two new smartphone products with bendable organic LED screens, it is being reported.
Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above US$132 a year ago, is now around US$94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had recently acquired more than 9.8 million Apple shares. Since last year’s market peak, Apple has lost around one quarter of a billion dollars in market capitalisation, with a … Continue reading From disrupter to disrupted: Apple could be next
Twenty fifteen was UNESCO’s International Year of Light and Light based Technologies. It was a celebration of past milestones in optics and photonics and a look forward into it’s future. We celebrated 1,000 years of Arabic optics, 150 years since James Maxwell’s electrodynamics, 100 years since Albert Einstein’s general relativityand 50 years since the invention of optical fibres. This … Continue reading Small and bright: what nanophotonics means for you
UNSW is home to a vast array of world-class nano and micro-fabrication tools, available to electronics manufacturers looking for an edge in product development. Brent Balinski spoke to ANFF NSW’s Dr Nadia Court about the Kensington labs. Australia, and in particular Sydney, has emerged as an area of great quantum computer expertise. Last week the University … Continue reading Not just for quantum computing and not just for academics
Xplore Technologies has announced it was recognised with the Client Platform of the Year award for the Xplore XSLATE D10 at the 2016 Intel Solutions Summit (ISS) North America. The Intel Solutions Summit, which took place March 29-31, 2016, in Orlando, FL, is one of the most prestigious channel events in North America. This invitation-only … Continue reading Xplore Technologies wins recognition for its XSLATE D10
It’s being reported that Toshiba has been enlisted to help the Japanese bid to build Australia’s next submarine fleet.
SynFlyt is preparing to take its product to regulator CASA for approval this month. Brent Balinski spoke to founder Ross Maclennan about his flight simulator start-up.
Cisco and a large group of partners have launched Innovation Central, an effort to develop start-ups based on connected devices.
A USD $36.5 million investment in Sunverge Energy’s world-leading technology is set to advance the uptake of residential energy storage in Australia.