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The evolution of the mobile phone

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 by

Can you believe it’s been nearly fifty years since the invention of the mobile phone? It’s true! A prototype mobile handset developed by Motorola was used to make the world’s first mobile phone call in 1973 – they called one of their competitors to let them know the good news.

However, while mobile phones existed way back in the 70s, it would be a long time before the average person owned one! In Australia, the earliest mobile network wasn’t built until 1981 with just three 500MHz base stations operating out of Melbourne, and 2G mobile networks didn’t roll out in capital cities until 1993. It’s fair to say that mobiles have gotten pretty popular in the decades that followed, with 75.8% of Aussies owning a smartphone as of 2017.

Let’s take a walk down mobile memory lane and find out how our handsets got to be the way they are today.

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15 moments that shaped the internet

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 by

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…)

Celebrating all things internet

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 by

The internet is a huge part of our lives. Almost integral, some would say. As we move towards working from home, studying online and streaming TV, now more than ever, we’re using the internet to get through the day. It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet!

The internet is a world of endless opportunity, knowledge galore and lighthearted fun. We’ve all been caught down that rabbit hole whereby a quick Instagram check finds you ten hashtags deep and an hour has passed you by. While the internet is a seamless part of your day, have you ever asked yourself how it came about? Let’s take a look at where it all began and celebrate this incredible invention that enabled anyone to publish and to consume content.

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