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us and eu laws show australia’s right to repair moment is well overdue

US and EU laws show Australia’s Right to Repair moment is well overdue

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In many cases, it just seems easier and cheaper to replace than repair broken devices. But it needn’t be that way. Shutterstock Australians are buying more and and more gadgets and devices. Our homes and workplaces...
we have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let’s use it

We have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let’s use it

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Exposing people to likely disinformation campaigns about bushfire causes will help inoculate them. JASON O'BRIEN/AAP Australia’s recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things – not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape....
as cities grow, the internet of things can help us get on top of the waste crisis

As cities grow, the Internet of Things can help us get on top of...

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Melbourne is one Australian city that’s moving to improve its waste management and reduce its reliance on trucks to collect waste. TK Kurikawa/Shutterstock Total global waste is expected to double from nearly 2 billion tonnes...
seniors struggle with technology, and often their kids won’t help

Seniors struggle with technology, and often their kids won’t help

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Many older people are wary of asking for help with technology.  Shutterstock Seniors may not enjoy the stereotype of struggling with technology, but undeniably many older people do have difficulty mastering their devices. A 2016-17 Deloitte survey of...
australia’s national digital id is here, but the government’s not talking about it

Australia’s National Digital ID is here, but the government’s not talking about it

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A national digital ID system would hold huge amounts of personal information. Shutterstock The Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has spent more than A$200 million over the past five years developing a National Digital ID platform. If...
does social media make us more or less lonely? depends on how you use it

Does social media make us more or less lonely? Depends on how you use...

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Research by Relationships Australia released in 2018 revealed one in six Australians experience emotional loneliness, which means they lack meaningful relationships in their lives. Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to...

Homes with higher energy ratings sell for more. Here’s how Australian owners could cash...

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The University of Wollongong Illawarra Flame House demonstrates how a typical Aussie fibro home can be transformed into a net-zero-energy sustainable home. Dee Kramer, Author provided Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home...
for a greener future, we must accept there’s nothing inherently sustainable about going digital

For a greener future, we must accept there’s nothing inherently sustainable about going digital

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Our smartphones are made by rare earth metals, and consume large amounts of electricity. Jess McLean/Author provided, Author provided (No reuse) Digital technologies are often put forward as a solution to environmental dilemmas. The spread of the...
top 6 benefits of using membership management software

Top 6 Benefits of Using Membership Management Software

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Being a part of a game club has major physical and mental advantages for grown-ups. It's an extraordinary method to meet a similar kind of individual. You'll additionally get an improved shape while going...
fingerprint login should be a secure defence for our data, but most of us don’t use it properly

Fingerprint login should be a secure defence for our data, but most of us...

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Even though passcode options include swipe patterns and long passwords, many users still use easy 4-digit PINs. This is because people are often lulled into a false sense of security when they use...