Sydney Water to deploy thousands more IoT sensors – Projects – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sydney Water will deploy “thousands” of new internet of things sensors in the coming months, ramping up technology trials that have so far seen around 1500 sensors deployed into the field. The utility has been running IoT technology trials since 2017, with a primary focus on detecting service faults before they can negatively impact customers. […]

eftpos to halve contactless fees from July – Finance – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australian-made electronic payments platform eftpos has fired-off a major pricing broadside in its battle to challenge Mastercard and Visa’s entrenched systemic hegemony over contactless debit payments, halving its interchange fee clip to just two cents a throw for smaller merchants who route via the local scheme. The move, which will take effect from 1st July […]

Tasmania Uni ramps up space tracking capability – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

UTAS Mt Pleasant Observatory. Source: UTAS The University of Tasmania is preparing to play a greater role in the exploration and use of space with upgrades to its optical observatory. The university is set to augment its space tracking capabilities thanks to a funding agreement with the Australian Space Agency that was formalised in November […]

Musk’s SpaceX set for debut astronaut mission, renewing NASA’s crewed launch program – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Entrepreneur Elon MUS$k’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending the US space agency’s nine-year hiatUS$ in human spaceflight. California-based SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and its Falcon 9 rocket is due to […]

Tech companies target temperature-monitoring patches for COVID-19 – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

A group of tech companies is working on a patch about the size of small bandage that could be worn to monitor for the elevated body temperatures that can sometimes signal the onset of COVID-19. The patch would be powered by a specially designed microchip that will be made in Minnesota at a chip factory […]

US strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The latest US government action against China’s Huawei takes direct aim at the company’s HiSilicon chip division – a business that in a few short years has become central to China’s ambitions in semiconductor technology but will now lose access to tools that are central to its success. That could make it the most damaging […]

Afterpay shipped laptops in Ubers to keep staff online – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Afterpay used Uber to get laptops out to staff and quickly remodelled its operations to help people worried about whether they could pay off purchases as the repercussions of COVID-19 took hold. Head of service delivery Yvonne Gilmour told a Zendesk event that the buy now, pay later company had “prioritised people” – both its […]

Pawsey to install quantum-emulator at supercomputing centre – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is taking a stake in the race to develop quantum computing capabilities by partnering with Canberra based company Quantum Brilliance. Pawsey staff will establish an expertise in quantum computing systems through the partnership, before installing and providing access to a quantum emulator at its supercomputing centres. Ugo Varetto, chief technology officer […]

Singapore mall trials UV robot to zap coronavirus – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

A shopping mall in Singapore is deploying a newly developed smart robot to fight the novel coronavirus, not with chemicals – but with light. While spraying has become the norm in many places around the world, the robot uses ultraviolet lamps to disinfectant not only surfaces, but tricky-to-reach crevices and even the air. According to […]

Fashion retailer Gap rushes robots into warehouses to assemble online orders – Hardware- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

US apparel chain Gap is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. Gap reached a deal early this year to more than triple the number of item-picking robots it uses to 106 by the fall. Then the pandemic struck North America, […]