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Up to 60 households in Canberra will be offered the world's most advanced solar batteries at discounted rates under the ACT Government's "Next Generation Energy Storage" Pilot.

Two ACT businesses are working together to offer the ground-breaking systems, which use Tesla Powerwall or LG RESU residential solar batteries as a base.

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Briefly: Uber has skirted Australia's almost non-existent ride-sharing rules for almost two years now. The company boasted yesterday that it has completed 10 million UberX in Australia, but none of them were technically legal. Today, Australia's first fully legal Uber ride was completed.

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When you think of Canberra, you think of stuffed shirts, public servants and big flagpoles. This video ignores all of that, because underneath all the political in-fighting, our nation's capital is actually a really beautiful place. After Dark is a timelapse around Canberra captured at night, and it's well-worth the watch.

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While chatter between the US Air Force is spoken exclusively in English, communications between their aircrafts' electronic systems is more akin to the United Nations cafeteria — a "dog's breakfast of different datalinks," according to Lt. Gen. William Lord. Since the numerous competing defence contractors tasked with building military aircraft often install contradicting and incompatible systems, the USAF employs a pair of legacy NASA fliers to act as battlefield interpreters.

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I always knew there was something a little weird about Canberra. Now I know for certain - It's actually a portal to some other weird dimension, as evidenced by a stroll down Commonwealth Avenue in Streetview.

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One thing the iPhone's multitude of proper satnav apps don't offer is live traffic updating from the SUNA traffic channel. If you have a dedicated satnav with traffic support, you can now avoid traffic in Canberra comfortably. And not just by getting the hell out of Canberra...

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Kudos to Dell, who over the weekend gathered up 35 tonnes of old computers in a free recycling day - their most successful to date.

Looking at some of the shots, you wonder how much of this stuff actually has some life left. Could some have been donated to charities for distribution to the other side of the digital divide? In the past, I have tried to donate machines to charity, but it doesn't seem like there is anyone happy to take them — a lot of hoops to jump through, which makes recycling the easy (easier... it still isn't easy) option...

Hit the jump for more pictures, and my conspiracy theory on 'recycled' computers out of Canberra.