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Dean Heckscher

Dean Heckscher Dean Heckscher is a Canstar Blue journalist covering consumer technology, retail and the auto industry. He has a dual degree in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and is passionate about helping Australians make more-informed purchase decisions.


The smartphone case that takes your blood pressure

Posted by May 25th 2018

They’re used to make calls, send messages, browse the web, play music, watch TV and a million and one other things. And soon your smartphone could… take your blood pressure. A team of US researchers has …



Vodafone Business Phone Plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

Regardless of how you run your business, or which industry you operate in, communication is a key element in success. Staying in contact with clients, providers and employees is essential in progressing towards business goals, …


Optus Business Phone Plans

Posted by September 6th 2019

Communication is a key element of business, allowing us to keep in touch with workmates, clients and suppliers to ensure everything is working smoothly. How your business communicates can drastically impact how it operates, and …


Telstra Business Phone Plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

Regardless of the business, communication is the area that can make or break you. Communicating with clients, suppliers, customers and even your own staff allows the business to be productive, efficient and most importantly, stay …



Consumers urged to stop using kettle over scalding fears

Posted by February 23rd 2018

American appliance brand KitchenAid has announced a recall of one of its products, citing potential burn risks to consumers. The brand’s 1.7L stainless steel electric kettle, which retailed at over $200AUD, has been recalled over concerns …


How to turn your smartphone into a microscope

Posted by February 21st 2018

Despite technological advancements, the smartphone and the microscope have traditionally been two separate entities! But with new 3D printing technology, Australian researchers have developed a clip-on that transforms your handy smartphone into a fully functioning …


Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems Explained

Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems Explained

Posted by June 21st 2019

As much as we use them on a daily basis, hot water systems aren’t exactly a topic that comes up in regular conversation. Realistically, so long as it works, most people are happy, with a …


Can standing desks really help you lose weight?

Posted by May 10th 2018

A few years ago, if you asked your boss for a standing desk you likely would have been met with a blank stare. Nowadays, standing desks have become the norm, filling office spaces around the …