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Australia’s First Powerwall Home Batteries Are Already Installed In Western Sydney
When Tesla’s Powerwall battery energy storage system was first announced, solar-friendly Australians went mad for it. A relatively cheap integrated system that could hook up to the grid and to rooftop solar panels, the Powerwall is one of the first widely-available technologies that could reduce users’ reliance on energy delivered via the national electricity grid. And now, one of the first Powerwall batteries to be installed in Australia is already bolted to the outside wall of a home in western Sydney.
Qantas’s New In-Flight Safety Video Is Also A Beautiful Look At The Australian Landscape
It’s probably hard to get a plane full of restless travellers to pay attention to a safety video, especially when they’re about to take off in a 575-tonne aircraft and travel for over 12 hours to reach the other side of the world. Qantas’ new in-flight safety film, though, catches your attention by also being one of the most beautiful and visually stunning looks at the Australian landscape that you’ve ever seen.
Rest In Hell, Java Plug-In
Good news from the world of online security: Oracle, developer of the Java plugin that has been making browsers insecure since 1995, has finally announced that it’s sending it six feet under. The Java plugin isn’t dead immediately: it will be deprecated in the next release of the Java Developer Kit, which is a fancier way of saying Oracle will sweep it under the rug, and encourage people not to use it.
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