Life & Technology – 2GB 24th Feb, 2024

ASUS Zenbook Duo UX8406 2024 – Am I seeing double? (computer review)

 I mentioned during the radio show today that innovation continues in the design of Laptops and Notebook PCs.

The ASUS Zenbook Duo UX8406 2024 is a good example. Its a 14” vertically stacked dual-screen OLED laptop with an Intel Ultra 9 Evo processor. As ASUS likes to say, “Let’s Duo it”. But there is some cool features in the design of this model that I think are worth a look. Also, it may be something out of your budget now, but all good things in Technology flow down the pricing scale over time.  

First Impression – Seeing double – Exceed 

From the outside, it looks like the rest of the Zenbook models with the signature line patterns across the lid. But open it up, and it shows an excellent piece of industrial design. It has everything from the identical bright and colourful vertically stacked Lumia OLED touch panels to the integrated kickstand, excellent magnetic keyboard and protective cover.You open it up and determine how you want to use it today. Clamshell landscape mode with magnetic keyboard covering the lower screen (the keyboard uses POGO pins and BT – clever).Dual screen landscape (with/out keyboard or use the on-screen touch and keyboard) using the integrated kickstand.Dual Screen portrait 40-70° viewing angle – ditto.Flat screen – The 180° hinge expands the visual workspace to a massive 19.8”.There is also an MPP 2.0 (Microsoft Pen Protocol) stylus with a magnetic Snap-on. Use the case/cover for a 12° angle. 

Read the entire review here.   
Guests and Topics on the Show

The Zenbook Duo is a cutting-edge laptop that redefines multitasking and creativity. Featuring a revolutionary secondary OLED touchscreen display, it offers unparalleled productivity and immersive experiences. With its sleek design and powerful performance, the ZenBook Duo sets a new standard for portable computing. We invited Bradley Howe Head of Consumer, ASUS ANZ who talked about this amazing laptop.  

Read our in-depth review of the Zenbook Duo here 

Australia is Getting Savvy With Satellite Design and Development 

This week I attended an event with Space Machines, satellite company that is partnering with other Australian tech companies like Advanced Navigation (who I also spoke to at the event).  Space Machines Company celebrates the launch of Optimus, their first orbital service vehicle (OSV), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Optimus, the largest single satellite produced in Australia, weighs 270 kg and measures 1.5 m by 1.5 m by 1 m, with a customer payload capacity of up to 500 kilograms. Space Machines Founder Rajat Kulshrestha describes Optimus as a “space taxi” and “roadside assistance” in orbit, providing ferrying and on-demand services like repairing, refuelling, and upgrading space infrastructure.  Boreas X90: a revolutionary navigation system for Optimus is developed by Advanced Navigation, it combines resilience and precision in a compact design. With rigorous testing, it emerged as a space-grade marvel, featuring digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) technology for unparalleled accuracy. We invited Rajat Kulshrestha on the show to talk about this innovation.  

Roadside Assistance In Space: The Launch Of Optimus And Boreas X90  

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Life & Technology – 2GB 17th Feb, 2024

Monitoring Your Digital Identity: What Does It Mean & Why Should You Do it

We had a great response from our first internet security webcast last week and this week we are presenting part 2 of our discussion with Norton. This week we are covering your digital identity, what it means and how you protect it. We also talk about Norton’s service that will help you if your digital identity is STOLEN. Yep, there are experts who can assist. Watch the discussion below – 

425 / 9.16%Watch this in-depth webinar as we talk about protecting your identity online. 

Guests and Topics on the Show
With the recent hurricane that hit Melbourne, we think it is high time to talk about how ready our connections are during these times. This week we invited Chris Cusack General Manager from44 / 0.95%NBNLocal who talked about network resilience in times of storms/hurricanes/blackouts We also invited Channa Seneviratne Technology Development and Innovation Executive from Telstra, who discussed about network redundancy.  
Network redundancy is a critical concept in ensuring the reliability and availability of network services. Essentially, it involves the duplication of critical components within a network to provide backup in case of failure. By having redundant systems in place, organizations can minimize downtime and maintain continuous access to resources and services. 

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Life & Technology – 2GB 10th Feb, 2024

Guarding Your Digital Secrets: The Importance of Data Privacy

As I said on air today, its been ‘Safer Internet Day’ this week in Australia.For me, we should think about being safer on the internet every day, and to support that we will be including information on advice on how to be safer on the internet right here, each week. 

This week I am talking to Norton about data privacy, how it plays a vital role in protecting individuals from various forms of cyber threats and identity theft. Personal data such as usernames, passwords, and financial information are valuable assets for cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities for financial gain or malicious intent. By implementing robust data privacy measures, organizations can help prevent data breaches and unauthorized access, safeguarding individuals’ sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

Let us know if the webinar helps you and what topics you would like us to cover over the coming weeks and months, as we support this area of your digital life. 

Watch this in-depth webinar as we talk about the importance of data privacy. 

Guests and Topics on the Show
STM, the renowned innovator in bags and accessories, unveiled their latest line-up of cutting-edge products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With a focus on blending style, functionality, and sustainability, STM showcased a range of bags designed to cater to the evolving needs of modern-day consumers. We invited Ethan Nyholm, Global CEO of STM Brands to talk about their latest innovations.   

This weekend the “Everything Electric” event is being held in Sydney giving attendees the opportunity to see and drive a range of electric powered vehicles.  On the show today was, Dan Caesar CEO of Everything Electric who discussed what the expo is about and where EV in Australia is heading.  

You can still catch the expo and buy tickets here.  

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