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If it’s too good to be true it’s probably a scam

The NSW Police Force is urging the community to remain vigilant when downloading software online after becoming aware of an increasing number of remote access scams. Remote access scams allow third party access to an individual’s private computer through the use of legitimate software. Police are aware that current remote access scams are being conducted through the use of a program called “TeamViewer” which is a legitimate software product that allows remote connectivity, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. Scammers have been able to use the program to access people’s private or business computers, capturing… Read more »

NBN speeds report shows providers are lifting their game

NBN speeds report shows providers are lifting their game

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its 6th report on real-world NBN speeds. The results were not too bad between all the major providers, who now deliver between 80.4 percent and 86.7 percent of maximum plan speeds during the peak usage hours of 7pm – 11pm. The sample is now large enough to provide peak hour speed information about 9 major ISPs [Internet Service providers]. TPG topped the pack coming out with customers found to be receiving 86.7 percent of its plan’s maximum speeds during busy periods, putting this ISP ahead of the eight other providers, Aussie… Read more »

Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years. Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week. Campbelltown has committed to supporting this new State Government initiative from the start and will partner with the CSIRO in a three-year agreement to deliver Generation STEM to local high schools. Eight Campbelltown schools have already signed up to participate in the first year: Ingleburn, Macquarie Fields, Robert Townson, Sarah Redfern, Thomas Reddall high schools and Macarthur… Read more »

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Digital driving licences on the way for NSW

Driving licences are set to be the next cab off the digital rank. The digital driver licence is the electronic version of the NSW Driver Licence available on your phone. It is planned for release across NSW in 2019, and designed to be convenient and make life easier. With aRead more »

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Get on board the Internet of Things or get left behind

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next evolution of the internet. It’s where computers and smartphones aren’t the only things connected to the internet. As part of the IoT evolution, a wide range of standard everyday physical devices will be embedded with technology to enable them to also beRead more »

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Launch pad smart business centre for Oran Park

New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park. Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initialRead more »

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Liverpool lands smart cities and suburbs project

A new project designed to help reduce congestion in our suburbs has been launched in South West Sydney. Data collected from pedestrian smartphones and cutting-edge traffic-counting technology will be used to track patterns of movement in a bid to better plan cities and build infrastructure where it is most needed.Read more »

Macarthur community groups are being encouraged to go solar and save on their power bills.

Get funding for solar power and save, community groups told

Community groups in Macarthur are being invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program. Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne says  funding is available for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. “Community groups which get involved will notRead more »

New research offers hope for people with impaired vision caused by cataracts.

WSU research offers hope to people with impaired vision

A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells. This discovery – recently published in Development and led by Dr MichaelRead more »

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Telematics trial could help save lives on our roads

Up to 1,000 drivers under the age of 25 will be given the chance to participate in an innovative NSW Government trial with in-car technology aimed at reducing road casualties across the state. Finance, services and property minister Victor Dominello and roads, maritime and freight minister Melinda Pavey yesterday announcedRead more »

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Digital workshops just what the internet doctor ordered

Not sure how to attach a photo to an email? Facebook privacy is causing you some concern? Need to know how to add a contact to your mobile phone? Special Campbelltown City Library Services workshops may be just what you need. Tech-in-20 provides one-on-one assistance, answering questions and addressing problemsRead more »

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