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What do Harry Potter and microwaves have in common? [VIDEO]

Ten points if you guessed metamaterials. What are metamaterials? Well, in this video you'll learn not only that but, also discover how we're edging ever...

Give me data and I’ll give you a decision [VIDEO]

You may have heard of the Fitzroy Academy of Getting Shit Done. It brought together a bunch of people who know how to actually...

An innovation in laundry. Yes. Laundry [VIDEO]

Last week I wanted a new vacuum. This week, well, I think I want this. No, I'm not on a domestic-chore-a-pa-looza. It's just that there...

If you haven’t failed, you haven’t lived [VIDEO]

Are you having a tough week? Things not going quite to plan? Relax. And, remember that if you haven't failed, you haven't tried. This short little video...

How to create demand for a really boring product [VIDEO]

Of all the household chores, there's one thing I like the least. That's ironing. But, it's closely followed by vacuuming. Even with a Dyson, vacuuming...

Imagine being able to see the unseen via your smart phone [VIDEO]

A startup in the U.S. is doing just this - bringing thermal imagining to the smart phone. For a neat US$199, you can get a...

How three guys created a $3 billion company from one simple idea [VIDEO]

airbnb. It may have messed up its recent rebranding in a spectacular way but, it is one company that has disrupted the business of accommodation...

A better way to butter bread; Aussie Kickstarter project goes wild! [VIDEO]

What's an essential part of Vegemite on toast? The butter. Seriously. If you don't eat butter with the 'Mite on toast, what's wrong with you? But,...

Senate innovation inquiry: the same old lines?

There is a saying, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee”. The implication being that each member of the committee advocates their...

What inspires Steve Case and what should inspire every entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

Steve Case was the Founder of AOL. I'll admit it. I worked at AOL while he was CEO. He was a masterful leader and...

Why now is the perfect time to start a tech business: Mark Cuban [VIDEO]

Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur. He recently invested in one of Australia's most interesting tech businesses, Catapult Sports. In this video from Inc., he...

Australian Innovation: We’re doing it wrong

Last week, the Hon. Ian MacFarlane, Minister for Industry, launched the seventh Global Innovation Index (GII) report, highlighting Australia’s place in the top ten...

It turn out that designing a new saucepan is actually rocket science [VIDEO]

Dr Thomas Povey is a Professor of Engineering at Oxford University. While camping a few years ago, he got frustrated by how long it took...

B.I. (Before the Internet) Life and why everyone needs to be a Now-ist [VIDEO]

Forget about planning for the future. You need to concentrate on the now. Now is when you can really make a difference. Ignore the future...

The decline of Australian startups: What can we expect from the Government?

Last week’s ANZ Bluenote highlighted an alarming fall in the number of new Australian startups, total startups, and an acceleration in those exiting. This...

Did you hear the one about the tortoise and the guinea pig? [VIDEO]

No, not the tortoise and the hare. That's all about being slow and steady to win the race. This one is about the tortoise and...

I am flummoxed by Ikea’s decision to force the closure of IkeaHackers

Are you? To fill you in, IkeaHackers is a site that showcases how people have taken standard Ikea products, and hacked them into something else. And,...

How do you get from having a little idea to big execution

Entrepreneurship and the concept of building a startup is now perceived as pretty cool, right? But, have you ever taken the time to think about...

Google self-drive cars. Are they the future or still just a pipe dream? [VIDEO]

Self driving cars have been the stuff of science fiction for decades. Hollywood has helped make that desire stronger with inclusions of such technology...

Solar freakin’ roadways: an epic idea with an epic promo video [VIDEO]

Where do I start with this one? Quite simply, this innovation is awesome. Solar panels that can be used to pave roads. Our night time...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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