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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 …

Australia’s only bank-owned telco shuts down

Posted by February 21st 2018

The only Australian bank to offer mobile phone and home broadband services has shut up shop in the telco space. Bendigo Bank Telco, which offered competitive postpaid mobile phone plans and NBN subscriptions, has stopped taking …

Popular Cadbury chocolate recalled due to plastic fears

Posted by February 19th 2018

Just a few days ago, Cabury’s limited edition ‘Caramilk’ blocks were selling like hot cakes, but they are now being recalled after it was revealed that some bars may contain plastic. The affected batches will be …