Electric Pickups Are Here… Almost

Rivian's R1T pickup is due for release in June, 2021

It was only a couple of years back that that the common perception was that electic pickups (utes in Australian) would never carry the required loads over any distance. Then Ford made a slick video showing a prototype EV F-150 towing a double-decker, 10-car freight train filled with 42 other F-150s. Since then we’ve seen […]

Phoenix from the sea: How GE plans to be a giant again…

Haliade-X from GE

A lot can happens in a decade, especially in the world of tech. What was new and innovative can find itself obsolete, leap-frogged by better options. That can have a devastating impact on balance sheets and stock market capitalizations. No company better illusttrates than General Electric (GE). A mere 20 years ago – back in […]

What if Iron Could Power the World?

Oxidizing and reducing powdered iron has the potential to provide clean power on an industrial scale… We’re not short of ways to generate power. But, as any conservative politician will tell you, we’re short on ways to generate reliable, ‘base load’ power, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They argue that wind and […]

The Rise and Rise of No-Code Code!

The apps and tools that let you create software without having to code… Some of us code as a profession. Others code as a hobby. And still others code because they have no viable alternative! Take the frustrated marketer… he or she knows what data they need and they can ‘see’ it in their head […]

Juice Jacking! Why you should never use public USB ports…

Our dependence on our phone makes us vulnerable to juice jacking

We’ve all done it. We’re stuck in the middle of nowhere – otherwise known as an airport terminal – and our phone is about to run out of juice. You can’t find a power outlet that someone else isn’t already hoarding. Your only option is that public charging station ‘over there in the corner’. But […]

Researchers Claim New Battery Technology Will Double EV Range

There have been a flurry of press releases over recent months claiming significant increases in battery performance. Now a team of researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have have joined the parade. They claim to have developed a new carbon-silicon material that could more than double the driving range of electric vehicles. A […]

Is Uber about to meet it’s match?

Driverless ride sharing is about to go commercial with disruptor, Cruise Automation, unveiling the Origin, a fully autonomous SUV designed for app-controlled urban transportation Uber and rival, Lyft will have to contend with a new kid on the block. And that kid might just be bigger, smarter and cheaper! Yesterday I drove from Silicon Valley […]

$2.5k for a drone? Take my money!

Updated on April 21st, 2019 We’ve all seen drones. We read about them every day. Drone violations, drone strikes on enemy targets, the next-door kid’s drone has landed in your backyard again. But pay attention ‘coz there’s new tech in town: the Skydio R1. And it’s not your everyday drone; it’s a fully autonomous flying […]

Paper Batteries… Just Add Bacteria!

The dream may be for a paperless office but the reality is very different. Vast amounts of paper are consumed every day – in offices, retail establishments and homes. And while a lot of that paper is recycled, unfortunately, huge amounts go to landfill. In most cases, the paper that’s gone to landfill will break […]