Australia's preparedness for autonomous vehicles on the right track

Australia's preparedness for autonomous vehicles on the right track

Preparedness for the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in Australia has improved over the last year, but more can be done to engage the public about the advantages of the technology according to a new report. KPMG's report, the 'Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index', ranks 30 countries on 28 key indicators of AV prepared...

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FBR completes walls of first display home using bricklaying robot

FBR completes walls of first display home using bricklaying robot

Fastbrick's (ASX: FBR) bricklaying robot, Hadrian X, finished building the structural walls of the company's first display home in Dayton, Western Australia over the weekend. It took just three and a half standard shifts for Hadrian X to build the structural walls of the display home, with the robot deployed on Tuesday, 7 July and...

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Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities

Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities

More than $1.35 billion will be invested into the nation's cyber security capabilities over the next decade by the Federal Government. $1.35 billion will be delivered to the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), whilst $1.6 million will be provided to enhance the cyber security of Austra...

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COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there's plenty more automation in store

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there's plenty more automation in store

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced its single biggest investment in logistics infrastructure, spending A$780 million to replace up to 1,300 workers with robots. It plans to build one semi-automated and one fully automated distribution centre in south-west Sydney. About 650 jobs will be created at the new centres, to ope...

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FBR shares drop like hot bricks after JV falls through

FBR shares drop like hot bricks after JV falls through

Perth-based robotic technology company FBR (ASX: FBR) has lost its second joint venture in the space of 18 months, after a deal with Brickworks Building Products was abandoned due to COVID-19 uncertainty in the Australian residential construction market. FBR has announced today the two parties mutually agreed to discontinue the ...

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State-based actor commits cyber attack against Australian organisations

State-based actor commits cyber attack against Australian organisations

A sophisticated cyber attack launched by a state-based actor is targeting Australian organisations on a broad scale, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Speaking to the press this morning the PM disclosed the entity was targeting a variety of Australian organisations across a range of sectors including all levels of government, in...

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Telco industry failing small businesses, says Ombudsman

Telco industry failing small businesses, says Ombudsman

Problems with telecommunications services are costing many Australian small businesses time and money, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's latest systemic investigation report. The Ombudsman says a lack of communication and collaboration between telco operators and small businesses is leading to financial losses. ...

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FBR bricklaying robot speeds up 300 per cent

FBR bricklaying robot speeds up 300 per cent

Robotic technology company FBR (ASX: FBR) has today announced a major milestone in the commercialisation journey of its bricklaying Hadrian X product, after achieving a new peak laying rate of more than 200 blocks per hour. The Perth-based company says its second Hadrian robot (H02) has significantly improved its average la...

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How technology helps find the right people in times of crisis

How technology helps find the right people in times of crisis

Despite the continuing advances of technology, in times of crisis it's human hands we need the most to guide us through. On the front lines, it's people who make all the difference. Whether that's doctors and nurses, fire fighters and emergency responders, or even supermarket workers and call centre operators, an organisation&...

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Tritium pioneers streamlined charging and payments solution for electric vehicles

Tritium pioneers streamlined charging and payments solution for electric vehicles

A new charging solution launched today by Brisbane-based Tritium promises to simplify the payment process for charging electric vehicles (EV). Called Plug and Charge, the technology enables an EV and a charger to communicate and authorise payments directly from the driver's account, without the need for a card or tapping to pay. T...

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Job sharing portal BenchOn sees spike in SME sign-ups

Job sharing portal BenchOn sees spike in SME sign-ups

With Australian talent sharing platform BenchOn reporting a 275 per cent increase in remote work opportunities, founder and CEO Tim Walmsley believes portals that reallocate jobs will help the economy bounce back faster, especially in regional areas. After making its name supporting large corporates and government agencies, this month Ben...

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"Every business will be a space business by 2030", says KPMG

"Every business will be a space business by 2030", says KPMG

A booming global space industry will mean every business will be a space business by 2030, according to a new report. KPMG Australia's report "30 Voices on 2030 - The future of space" forecasts the global space industry will be worth US$600 billion in 20 years. It comes after Australia's own space industry has experi...

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Australian health insurance sector targeted by notorious cybercrime group

Australian health insurance sector targeted by notorious cybercrime group

Australia's health insurance industry has been targeted by a well-known cybercrime group during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks a series of eight campaigns from a cybercrime actor called SilverTerrier have been taking advantage of vulnerable businesses during COVID-19 confusion. Of ...

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Vodafone-TPG merger passes final regulatory hurdle with FIRB approval

Vodafone-TPG merger passes final regulatory hurdle with FIRB approval

Two of the largest internet and mobile phone services providers in the country are now one step closer to merging, following approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). In February the Federal Court approved the fusion of TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), dismissing concerns from the co...

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GoDaddy confirms customer information was accessed in data breach

GoDaddy confirms customer information was accessed in data breach

An undisclosed number of GoDaddy customers have had their information accessed in a data breach dating back to October 2019 which has been traced to one unnamed individual.  The breach saw the login information of customers of the US website domain registrar giant accessed, but GoDaddy says it has no evidence any files were added or ...

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Camilla and Marc defies Covid-19 with new online platform and 'smart store' initiative

Camilla and Marc defies Covid-19 with new online platform and 'smart store' initiative

One-on-one personal styling sessions by appointment, wardrobing advice and gifting services...you'd be hard pressed to get this kind of attention at most bricks-and-mortar fashion outlets. But the above suite of on-demand experiences are actually included in retailer Camilla and Marc's new e-commerce platform designed to transform...

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Cough up: Mandatory code of conduct for digital giants to support Australian publishers

Cough up: Mandatory code of conduct for digital giants to support Australian publishers

A proposed mandatory code of conduct for overseas digital platforms will be designed to support Australian publishers and level the imbalanced playing field. Included in the government's proposal are arrangements to ensure the sharing of data between publishers and digital platforms and the monetisation and sharing of revenue generate...

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Flying race car series to take flight from Adelaide

Flying race car series to take flight from Adelaide

The future is now in South Australia where a new flying car racing series called Airspeeder is taking shape in the state's desert. From its new technical facility in Adelaide, Alauda, the parent company of the proposed high-octane race series Airspeeder, hopes to build a global hub for the new sport. The company says Adelaide was ...

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Data sold separately - why tech investments can fail before they start

Data sold separately - why tech investments can fail before they start

If you've ever bought a child a present only to see their joy shattered by the three little words "batteries sold separately", you'll be familiar with the experience many Australian businesses face when implementing new digital technologies.  Time and again, research shows most transformation initiatives collapse. S...

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Remote working trend bolsters demand for Superloop

Remote working trend bolsters demand for Superloop

Cloud services connector Superloop (ASX: SLC) has experienced a "significant" increase in traffic across its network in recent weeks as companies take up video conferencing and remote working to ride out the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter to shareholders today, chairman and founder Bevan Slattery (pictured) said this rise was pa...

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