Life & Technology – 2GB 27th November, 2021

On the show this week, we invited Phillip Britt Managing Director and co-Founder from Aussie BroadbandPhillip discussed some of their newest NBN offers. Catch on their Black Friday deals which will run until December 10th. 

Mike Boyd CEO, Founder from Contact Light anda friend of the show also joined us this week and talked about Apple’s DIY iPhone repairs.

Apple Self Repair Announcement

Self Service Repair

To ensure a customer can safely perform a repair, it’s important they first review the Repair Manual. Then a customer will place an order for the Apple genuine parts and tools using the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store. Following the repair, customers who return their used part for recycling will receive credit toward their purchase.

The new store will offer more than 200 individual parts and tools, enabling customers to complete the most common repairs on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.

Self Service Repair is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices. For the vast majority of customers, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.

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Illustration of a woman repairing an iPhone.

Life & Technology – 2GB 20th November, 2021

This week we invited Associate Professor Vinh Thai from RMIT University to discuss about the Christmas shopping crisis and why is best to start shopping early. 

“I have no doubt customers in Australia will experience a shortage of products for this Christmas and pay a higher price, especially those that require chips. 

“If you’re thinking about ordering items for Christmas, do so as early as possible.” 

“The current shortage of supply is largely due to a shortage of empty sea-going containers, as most consumer products such as electronics, clothing, and white goods are transported in these containers. 

“Increasing supply capacity requires investment in infrastructure and this takes time. 

Also on the show was Tony Brown, Marketing Manager – Home Entertainment from LG Electronics. Tony shared LG’s latest QNED TV line up. 

When you marry Quantum Dot technology, NanoCell and MiniLED, you get a high contrast image and rich colours – ready to show the full capability of what LG has to offer. The new era for LG LED-backlit TVs is prepared to deliver an all-new experience. 

What makes the colours pop is the power of Mini LEDs. With thousands of Mini LED backlights that deliver high brightness, with precise backlight control and a high contrast ratio. The outcome? A great level of detail and realistic colours. And exactly what you’ll experience watching your favourite streaming apps in Dolby Vision, the most advanced HDR – and available right through the QNED range.  

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LG QNED99 Series 86 inch 8K TV w/ Quantum Dot, NanoCell & Mini LED Technology, 86QNED99TPB

Life & Technology – 2GB 13th November, 2021

This week we invited Professor Hussein Dia, Professor of Future Urban Mobility from Swinburne University of Technology. Professor Hussein discussed about their partnership with Intelematics, to develop a new model that can predict traffic patterns up to 60 minutes ahead of time. 

The model was developed using Hoddle Street – one of Melbourne’s busiest arterial roads that regularly experiences high rates of congestion – as a test case.

Using data collected over a twelve-month period, capturing 70,072 observations about north and southbound traffic, traffic speeds and volumes can now be predicted with over 96 per cent accuracy.

The hope is the model can be used in the next generation of mapping and traffic applications and tools to give drivers better information to plan their journey before they travel.

Also on the show was Ashwin Ram, Cyber Security Expert from the Office of the CTO from Check Point Software who shared some helpful tips in password safekeeping and how to create legacy accounts that you can pass to you loved ones upon your demise. 

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