Tech & Tools

Opinion: Why Australia must wean itself from monster utes

The federal government has bowed to pressure from the car industry, announcing it will relax proposed emissions rules for utes and vans and delay enforcement of the new standards by

By Build-it 7 Min Read
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It’s been a record-breaking year for home battery installs. But are they worth it?

Australia saw a record number of batteries installed in 2023 as more

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Anti-fatigue Aussie work boots making footprints around the globe

An Aussie brand of safety boots is revolutionising job-site shoe safety worldwide

By Paul Eyers 3 Min Read

Tradie’s bushfire safety invention a blazing success after sparking Shark Tank interest

A simple bushfire safety system designed by two tradies has caught on

By Paul Eyers 6 Min Read

Swapping your Bull Bar for a ‘RooBadge’ could save you thousands

A simple warning device on the front of Aussie utes could save

By Jarrod Brown 3 Min Read

One mans trash is another robots treasure as AI digs through construction waste

AI-powered robots could soon be trawling through the skip bins at your

By Paul Eyers 3 Min Read

Experts call on cities to get serious about solar recycling

Experts are calling for large recycling facilities in major cities to tackle

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read
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“Google Maps Street View” for job-sites? It’s closer than you think

A new imaging platform similar to Google Maps, “Street View”, will allow

By Paul Eyers 3 Min Read

Aussie power line tech sparks breakthrough for bushfire and blackout threat

Aussie researchers have developed a revolutionary power line safety system which could

By Paul Eyers 5 Min Read

Free online course to spark workplace safety refresh for welders and hobbyists

Weld Australia is putting a (blow) torch to welder safety by providing

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read

New fuel from sunlight could bring huge changes for Aussie construction

Aussie engineers hope to light up a revolution for construction sustainability after

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read

Could solar panel eye implants help Aussies tackle vision loss?

Researchers believe implanting photovoltaic solar panels into the human eye could be

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Boosting trust key to power up community clean energy project ambitions

Experts say building more trust in community-organsised renewable energy projects could be

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read
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Firefighters urge caution after home battery blaze kills two people

Fire and Rescue NSW are urging homeowners to be extra cautious after

By Jarrod Brown 3 Min Read

Smart concrete sensors help NSW bridge the tech gap

Researchers have begun using smart fibre optic sensors to monitor cracks in

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

Stroke of genius as fireproof paint brushes aside competition to win prestigious award

A newly developed fireproof paint has taken out a national award for

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read

Essential steps to fencing a worksite to keep out costly construction troubles

Construction sites across Australia are taking their worksite security to new heights

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read

Top tradie secrets to maintaining your most expensive power tools

Australia’s most cost-savvy tradies are saving thousands of dollars every year thanks

By Paul Eyers 5 Min Read

Faulty “life-saving” silica dust detector lands Safework in hot water

An audit has exposed SafeWork for releasing their award-winning silica dust-detecting device

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read
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