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Review
Hands-on review: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit A60
Philips’ range of Hue smart lighting promises to make any home a smart home. Techday’s Darren Price checks out the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit A60.
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Sustainability
Developing the sustainable data center of the future
The global data center sector is estimated to account for around 416 terawatts, equivalent to roughly 3% of all energy needs.
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Data Centre 220
Taking a look at NZ's most interconnected data centre
New Zealand's most interconnected data centre is located right in the heart of Queen Street, and you would likely have benefited from its vast array of services either directly or indirectly.
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Smartphone
New technology from OPPO extends the life of lithium batteries
OPPO's Battery Health Engine extends the life of lithium batteries for better user experience and environment sustainability.
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Vertiv
Tech consortium to lead low-carbon fuel cell development for data centres
Vertiv has announced the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will provide €2.5 million to help fund a project developing low-carbon fuel cells to power data centres. 
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Gadgets
How 3SIXT became a $250m consumer electronics success
We follow the fascinating journey over six years of the Australian consumer electronics brand 3SIXT.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Hands-on review: The Mophie Powerstation XXL
The Mophie Powerstation XXL is great for anyone who needs a good reliable portable charging solution or is looking to for a gift for a tech-loving friend or family member.
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Cloud
Calix launches advanced battery reactor in Victoria
BATMn is a $2.7m proprietary electric reactor, based on Calix technology, for producing advanced battery materials, part-funded by the Government.
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Schneider Electric
New Schneider tool helps discern value of Li-ion
Schneider Electric’s TradeOff Tool delivers detailed cost and energy advantages of lithium-ion cells versus VRLA batteries.
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Calix
Aus battery company awarded $3.5M for projects here and Europe
Calix will receive $3 million from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, plus $0.5 million for CO2 capture from cement production.
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Cloud
Apple recalls 2015 MacBook Pros because they could catch fire
Apple has issued a worldwide recall of older MacBook Pros, due to serious battery overheating and fire risks.
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Infrastructure
Kokam says days are numbered for lead acid batteries in the data centre
The battery solutions provider says the lead acid option is unwieldy, require heavy maintenance, lasts less than 5 years, and has a large footprint,
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Digital Transformation
Exclusive: Schneider Electric CTO stirs data centre disruption debate
Kevin Brown says the last ten years has seen huge gains in the data centre industry, but now we need to start innovating for the next ten years.
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Tablets & laptops
AU govt echoes HP's recall of potentially fiery laptop batteries
The ACCC has reiterated HP’s recall with one of its own in an attempt to get Aussie consumers to check and replace their batteries if needed.