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Making the internet better place starts with kids

Next Tuesday, February 11, more than 150 countries across the world will help spread the word to mark Safer Internet Day. The day aims to raise awareness around the importance of working together to create a better internet. Here in Australia the Office of the eSafety Commissioner leads the way, encouraging parents and caregivers to “start the conversation” about online safety. “Safer Internet Day is a way of dealing with internet safety and is something parents, young people and the entire community need to commit to if we are to promote the positive use of technology in our communities, “says… Read more »

Disney debut adds even more choice to streaming options

A week ago, on November 19, Disney+ made a smashing debut onto the stage of the streaming services battleground here in Australia. This new service is adding to the list of competitors in this landscape and Disney has the background to support itself with the banners of Walt Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar which will appear exclusively on its platform. Competitors such as Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon are going to feel it with the incredible introduction deal on offer by Disney+.  So let’s take a look at who’s who, what deals are on offer and what are some… Read more »

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the $700,000 project integrates the latest digital imaging, information technologies and videoconferencing facilities. “Bringing clinical minds together to determine the best way to care for a patient is so invaluable,” Ms Larkin said. “This is giving us real time access to imaging and diagnostic… Read more »

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We’re going nuts over tech and that’s ok

Microsoft’s newest Windows version pre-release hoopla caught the tech world by some surprise. Improvements to the wince inducing ‘Metro’ interface and boosts to multitasking capability were expected nuts and bolts improvements. The drum-roll moment came with the announcement that the current Windows 8 would be followed not by version 9,Read more »

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Time to hit ‘Australia Tax’ for six

A digital revolution that is sweeping Australia is now occurring in our local area: the fondly remembered video store is closing up shop. The once bustling Video-Ezy chain is transforming into automated kiosks and sadly empty stores. Ever increasingly, Australians are venturing into the online realm for their movies, TVRead more »

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Meet the world’s first family robot

Brilliant or creepy? I can see so many uses not only for the family home, but business as well. Though now my mind is racing with the business possibilities and applications from conferencing to reminders or just voice commands and more. Are we becoming more like machines and making ourRead more »

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