Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 by Gina Thompson
At the start of each year, we look forward to the latest and greatest gadgets revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – a global showcase of breakthrough technologies . In 2021, this world-renowned exhibition had to adapt and do things a little differently – but fortunately, the CES team are no strangers to innovation!
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite picks from the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021 for your viewing pleasure. Could these new inventions and developments set a new standard for modern living? That’s up to you to decide. Let’s dive right in!
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 by Jo Borger
The internet turns 52 this year with no grey hairs in sight. Talk about ageing well!
It’s given us half a century of delight and distraction with online shopping, instant communication, viral dance moves, memes, and more – forever changing the way we live, work, and play.
So, in celebration of the invisible information superhighway, we’ve picked out a list of its pivotal moments. Follow along on our nostalgic stroll through the internet’s history and, in the comments below, let us know which events you think we’ve missed. (more…)
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 by Gina Thompson
Let’s talk plastic: did you know that according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Aussies throw out over 2.7 million disposable coffee cups every day? Since plastic items can take hundreds of years to decompose, they pose a massive risk to our diverse range of wildlife, particularly those at sea. If submarine divers can find a plastic bag over 10km deep in the Mariana Trench, think of our local beaches!
The good news is that everyone can help make a difference. Thanks to a ban on lightweight plastic bags in most states and territories, plastic bag use has dropped by 80% across the country. As a nation, we’re all getting a lot more conscious about the impact plastic has on the environment, and items such as plastic straws and cutlery are falling out of fashion.
To help you make a change for the better, here’s six simple ideas to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your daily life.