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Can we trust machines is something worth thinking about

Here’s some food for thought as you get ready to enjoy the Easter break: machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that is often asked is: Can and should we trust machines? The Western Sydney University Food 4 Thought Seminar series will tackle just this topic in a robust Q&A style event on Wednesday, April 26. Headlined by WSU researchers, the Food 4 Thought Seminar series brings the most controversial topics of today… Read more »

Beware of online scams landing in your email inbox

Have you been scammed online lately? The NSW Police Force is warning the community about emails circulating the state purporting to be from a financial institution. The emails claim to have a message for the recipient, which is accessible by a link in the email. The link contains malware and is designed to access personal information. Fraud and Cybercrime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis, urged the community to be wary of unsolicited emails and check the sender’s email address closely. “Anyone who may have received this or a similar email is advised not to click on the link, instead… Read more »

E-conveyancing is here to stay, says Marsdens Law Group

Marsdens Law Group are one of just five firms in NSW taking part in a pilot program to electronically settle the sale and purchase of homes – known as e-conveyancing. PEXA Software enables settlements to occur instantly rather than the old school method that has been in place for more 50 years where parties to the transaction currently have to attend a common place and physically exchange documents and bank cheques. E-conveyancing is an initiative championed by the property industry to simplify and digitise the complex process of property exchange. Instigated by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), it’s built… Read more »

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James Wright, a bio-medical engineer with the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University.

Can we trust machines is something worth thinking about

Here’s some food for thought as you get ready to enjoy the Easter break: machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that isRead more »

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Beware of online scams landing in your email inbox

Have you been scammed online lately? The NSW Police Force is warning the community about emails circulating the state purporting to be from a financial institution. The emails claim to have a message for the recipient, which is accessible by a link in the email. The link contains malware andRead more »

Property transactions, including conveyancing, are headed down the online path.

E-conveyancing is here to stay, says Marsdens Law Group

Marsdens Law Group are one of just five firms in NSW taking part in a pilot program to electronically settle the sale and purchase of homes – known as e-conveyancing. PEXA Software enables settlements to occur instantly rather than the old school method that has been in place for moreRead more »

Learning internet skills can be fun

Stay calm: mastering the internet with bikkie and a cup of tea

Do you want to learn more about how to use email, basic internet, social media and other technologies? Campbelltown City Library Services’ free computer and information technology (IT) sessions may just be what you’re looking for. The IT & Biscuits workshops resume on Thursday, February 2. They offer participants aRead more »

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FeralScan monitoring, mapping program wins award honour

The FeralScan community pest animal monitoring and mapping program has taken out one of Australia’s top environmental honours, receiving the Minister’s award for a cleaner environment in the field of research and science excellence. The award, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, was announced during theRead more »

Safety messages delivered in podcasts.

Safety messages delivered via audio podcasts

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released the first suite of heavy vehicle standards audio podcasts to assist with making modifications safer. Director of safety Daniel Elkins says the podcasts outline minimum design, construction, installation and performance requirements for modifying heavy vehicles outside the manufacturer’s specifications. “These podcasts coverRead more »

Hit the road: customer portal a big hit with the industry.

Heavy vehicle customer portal hits the road

The 5,000th heavy vehicle permit application has been submitted to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR ) customer portal. Sal Petroccitto, the CEO of NHVR, says the customer portal has become the permit application customer platform of choice since its release. “In just under three months the portal has becomeRead more »

Online portal saves time and money for operators of heavy vehicles.

Keep on trucking: online customer portal saves time and money

After a successful staged roll out, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) new online customer portal will become the main platform for heavy vehicle access permits from September 30. AccessCONNECT program director David Carlisle said there has been an average of 70 per cent of access permit applications received perRead more »

Our roofs the biggest power plant in Australia?

Our roofs could be the biggest power plant in the country

The millions of Australians with solar on their roof can help revolutionise the electricity system for the better. As energy ministers meet to draw up plans to tackle increasing power prices, it’s agreed batteries are an important part of the solution. The question is: will these batteries be owned byRead more »

Cheaper assemblies can compromise performance.

The highs and lows of fibre cable assemblies

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has released the results of comprehensive testing on the performance of plug and play optical fibre cable assemblies used in 40 and 100 Gigabit applications. Outlined in a new white paper called A Closer Look at Plug and Play MPO/MTP Assemblies, the resultsRead more »

Interactive website will help saves the lives of children.

Interactive website teaches road safety skills for kids

Transport for NSW has today launched an interactive website to help primary school students of all years learn vital road safety skills. The new Safety Town features fun and engaging activities which deliver important messages about how to make safer decisions as a pedestrian, passenger or while riding a bike,Read more »

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