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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 …


Consumers more dependent on Wi-Fi than smartphones

Posted by February 23rd 2018

Wi-Fi routers are the number one device users cannot live without for more than a day, according to a US study. Managed services provider iQor found that 64 per cent of the surveyed US adults said …


The phone company offering free screen repairs

Posted by February 23rd 2018

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer OPPO is offering free screen repairs on its R11 and R11s Plus flagship models. OPPO is offering the service for the first six months of device ownership. And it’s not the first …


Sugary drinks could increase cancer risk regardless of your weight

Posted by February 23rd 2018

The more sugary soft drinks you consume, the greater your chances of developing a number of cancers, regardless of your body size. That’s the stark finding from a new research study undertaken by Cancer Council Victoria …


Catch Group to offer prepaid mobile phone plans

Posted by February 22nd 2018

The company behind daily deals website Catch.com.au has launched a range of competitive prepaid mobile phone plans on the Optus network. The Catch Group, which also owns online grocery shopping website Grocery Run and children’s clothing …


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New trial aims to cut swimming pool energy costs

Posted by June 25th 2019

Australian households with swimming pools are being given a chance to drastically lower their energy bills as part of a new trial with the Sydney energy retailer ‘Pooled Energy’. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has …



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 …


EnergyAustralia scraps paper bill fees

EnergyAustralia scraps paper bill fees

Posted by June 21st 2019

One of the country’s biggest electricity and gas providers has scrapped fees for paper bills and over the counter transactions. EnergyAustralia says it has listened to the feedback of customers in removing its charges of $1.69 …