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Christmas gifts for your favourite geek

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by

It’s December, so you know what that means – if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas prezzies for your friends and family! While the supermarkets may have had their Christmas gear out for the past three months, as a rule of thumb it’s generally much more fun to get your shopping done in the month leading up to the big celebration so you can start feeling festive. If you’re shopping online, just remember to order promptly to allow for shipping time!

For those with loved ones who walk on the geekier side of life, or the academic aficionados, we’ve rustled up a list of great gift ideas to make their day this Christmas!

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New tech and gadgets from CES 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by

There’s a lot to look forward to in a new year and for some, it’s all about finding the next big thing in technology. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place last month and saw over 180,000 attendees from more than 150 countries flocking to Las Vegas for this world-renowned exhibition. Each year, thousands of companies reveal their latest and greatest developments on the global stage, from groundbreaking gadgets to clever innovations that make life easier.

With so many bright minds showing off their work in the field of electronics, there’s always plenty of surprises! Solutions come in all shapes and sizes, and thanks to some out-of-the-box thinking, some exhibits can seem a little more weird than wonderful. Which is which? That’s for you to decide! Let’s dive right in to our top picks.

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Set up your workspace the ergonomic way

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 by

You’ve heard of “economics”, but what about “ergonomics”? Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Safe Work Australia estimates the cost of work-related injury and disease to be a whopping $61.8 billion per year, so it’s a vital practice that should be done at home as well as the workplace.

Chances are that you still spend a significant amount of time on a computer, whether it’s for completing errands like email correspondence or doing the weekly online grocery shop online, or for recreational reasons such as watching videos or playing games. However, if your workplace doesn’t involve daily work at a computer, chances are that you’ve never had anyone walk you through computer-related ergonomics to apply to your computer setup both at work and at home. Improper computer use can lead to eye strain, headaches and a whole slew of muscle and joint problems including the dreaded lower back pain, so that’s a problem that needs to be solved!

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