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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 »

Microgrids may power the future

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under a $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids. The first round of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund is now open to applications from across Australia. Up to $20 million of grants will be awarded through this first round. The grants will fund community organisations, electricity distribution businesses and other interested entities to undertake feasibility studies on the viability of microgrid solutions in off-grid and fringe-of-grid locations. Microgrids are stand alone power systems that can operate independently or maintain a connection to the grid by… Read 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 »

Women are more cautious with robots that stare at them

Women more cautious than men with robots that stare

Women are less likely to trust robots who stare at them. Research by Dr Chris Stanton, a roboticist at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University investigated if the same physical elements that made humans trust one another could be applied to robotics. What heRead more »

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OnStar to be rolled out Down Under in Holdens from 2019

GM started the connected car revolution 20 years ago with the launch of OnStar. Now Holden has confirmed that cutting-edge OnStar technology will be rolled out across the Holden portfolio from 2019, offering Australian customers connectivity and peace of mind. Holden will be launching OnStar in 2019 initially with theRead more »

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Camden Council’s dynamic new website hits the spot

Camden Council has launched what it says is a dynamic new website designed to connect customers with information and services quickly, easily and efficiently. The look, function and navigation of the site have been developed to optimise the accessibility and user experience for Council customers. “The website is council’s virtualRead more »

New plan calls for use of data to deliver better infrastructure, such as roads.

How data can help deliver better infrastructure

There are big opportunities to use data to deliver better infrastructure services such as roads to Australians, according to Paul Fletcher, the federal minister for urban infrastructure. He was speaking after releasing the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) for public comment. “The Data Plan projectRead more »

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