Innovation

Mr Musk’s behaviour has come into question since and infamous tweet to one of the Thai cave divers. Picture: Twitter

Musk’s erratic behaviour: ‘We are at war’

April 8, 2019

IT HAS been a rollercoaster two-and-a-half weeks for Elon Musk after a single tweet — made when the tech maverick was on his way to the airport — sent shockwaves through the market. The outspoken SpaceX and Tesla CEO batted off allegations he was on psychedelics when he abruptly announced he had secured funding to […]

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Peugeot 3008 Active shines for ride and value

October 14, 2018

Peugeot 3008 (overseas model shown)Source:Supplied PEUGEOT’S 3008 in base Active grade is 7,990 drive-away — it doesn’t look cheap but it’s competing with mid-spec rivals. VALUE Competitive pricing: Peugeot 3008 (overseas model shown)Source:Supplied At first glance the Peugeot 3008 at 7,990 drive-away isn’t cheap compared to rivals but the Active is effectively competing with mid-spec […]

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The roof can open or close in 10 seconds.

Tested: BMW’s head-turning sports car

August 17, 2018

THERE’S nothing retro about the look of the new Z4 but its Australian designer’s love affair with BMW sports cars goes way back. “This one’s extremely emotional, because there’s such a personal connection,” says Calvin Luk. As a kid growing up in Sydney, he dreamt of someday working as a designer for BMW. The brand’s […]

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The latest US military radio clips neatly on your tooth. For real.

July 1, 2018

The latest US military technology is called the ‘Molar Mic’, a radio which hooks on to your tooth. Picture: Sonitus TechnologiesSource:Supplied The days of hauling a bulky two-way radio through military deployments could become a thing of the past, with a hands-free communication device which soldiers can carry in their mouth. The US air force […]

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Mazda6 Atenza Wagon gets turbo and top tech

June 16, 2018

  Mazda6 WagonSource:Supplied The updated Mazda6 arrived in the middle of 2018, finally adding a 2.5-litre turbo to the top-grade GT and Atenza versions. More technology and safety complemented an already strong package. Will our family of four be impressed with the flagship Wagon version for school and weekend sport duties? FIRST IMPRESSIONS IAIN: I […]

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