Video: Over the weekend, we put together a very unscientific test to see whether a car could beat a plane in a race from Sydney to Canberra. Here's how our challenge went.
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The "NBN has abandoned Canberra". That's the strong proclamation from the ACT's Riot Act website, even if it's not entirely accurate. A former Labor candidate for the ACT's legislative assembly in the 2016 election is saying that some areas in the territory have had their NBN connections delayed by as much as 2.5 years.
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.
You may have read this morning that the first man-made object has passed into interstellar space in the form of the Voyager I probe, but what you might not have known is that Aussie scientists helped get it over the line. Here's how.
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.
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.
Yes, just the one. You have to give Target credit — if you can't draw crowds yourself, why not take advantage of the pulling power of Apple? Seems this is precisely what a couple of retailers did this morning at the official opening of the consumer giant's new Canberra outlet.
Attention shoppers! What's your take on Costco's new warehouses in Sydney and Canberra? I hear it's chaotic out there — so let me (and other Giz readers) know if the tech bargains are worth the fuss. Likewise for Apple's new store in Penrith — did you test drive the new MacBook Airs? Email or tweet @giz_au your pics/video, and comment within.
Being a Giz reader, you're sure to have at least one, and probably two backups of your important documents. But a story in The Canberra Times is a timely reminder that having all your backups next to eachother is no backup solution at all.
Gus over at Lifehacker scored this exclusive bit of info yesterday – The Suna traffic channel will launch mapping of Perth, Canberra and Adelaide sometime later this month.
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.