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Telstra opens 5G Wi-Fi centre on Gold Coast

Posted by March 29th 2018

Telstra customers on the Gold Coast will be the first in Australia to test the telco’s new 5G capabilities. Australia’s biggest telco says its 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotpots are a world first, launched just in time for …


Scalping websites could be a costly mistake for concert-goers

Posted by March 29th 2018

Concert-goers are being left out of pocket by scalping websites, prompting a major national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying tickets through certain platforms. With the rise of fake and overpriced tickets being …


‘Fake lotto’ websites set to be banned

Posted by March 29th 2018

Websites that allow Australians to ‘bet’ on the outcome of lotteries in other countries will be banned under new legislation to be introduced by the government. The legislation will target lottery and keno games on websites …


Grattan Institute blames state governments for high power bills

Posted by June 25th 2019

More than $20 billion has been wasted on upgrading Australia’s electricity infrastructure, resulting in higher power bills for consumers, according to a new report. The Grattan Institute has pointed the finger squarely at state governments for …


The tooth sensor that tracks what you eat

Posted by December 21st 2018

Scientists have developed a miniaturised sensor that can be fitted to a tooth to monitor your alcohol, sugar and salt intake. The 2mm-by-2mm device, devised by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering in the …


Consumers warned about new breed of online scam

Posted by March 28th 2018

Dog-lovers are being warned about a new breed of online scammer, tugging on the heartstrings of Australians who want to buy cute puppies. Scamwatch has reported almost 600 incidents of scams involving puppies in the last …


Telstra misled customers over premium billing charges

Posted by March 26th 2018

Australia’s biggest telco is in hot water with the consumer watchdog over claims that it made false or misleading representations about its premium billing service. The Australian Competition and Consumer commission (ACCC) has commenced proceedings against …


Unhealthy diets impacted by supermarket catalogues

Posted by March 26th 2018

The average Australian diet has become a reflection of what we see in supermarket catalogues, according to a new study. Big supermarket chains, including Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and IGA, have been found to advertise junk food …


Cheeses recalled over listeria fears

Posted by June 14th 2018

A variety of cheeses made in France have been recalled across Australia due to potential listeria contamination. The NSW Food Authority has advised that the recalled Washed Rind cheeses have been sold at supermarkets including IGA …