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Architects and Builders Turning to Robots

robotArchitects and builders are turning to robotic technology to realise more complex building designs.

An example is Bond University on the Gold Coast which is studying the use of sensors to guide machines around the similar types of cluttered environments that you would associate with construction sites.

As architects and designers’ quest for innovation  grows, it has resulted in some of the world’s leading architecture firms beginning to integrate prototyping tools, including robots, into their design process.

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Sydney to Trial Bank Card Tapping

opalThe NSW government has planned trials of bank card payments via card tapping on the state’s public transport network in 2017. The development means commuters will be able to tap on and off services with a credit or debit card.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance announced the trial at the Future Transport Summit in Sydney recently.

London’s Oyster card system finalised their rollout of a similar system in late 2014.

The minister reminded us that a lot of work still needs to be done in the first stage of the project such as finalising partnerships, working with the finance and contactless payments sector. Software needs to be develop and a customer trial would also need to be conducted.

Queensland is another state also looking at its own Go Card e-ticketing system.

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What Was Behind Telstra’s Network Outages?


In a bid to reclaim customer trust, executives have opened up about what caused the 3 outages that Telstra users had to deal with over a period of 2 months.

The largest Telco in the country, offered their customers 2 free days of data to make up for the 3 outages that happened since the start of this year.

Customers took advantage of the latest free data day overloading the network to download 2686TB in the 24 hour period – this was a 46 per cent increase compared to the free data day in February.

The company execs said the company was doing everything it could to ensure these outages are a thing of the past, one of which was caused by “human error”.

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