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New Dyson Purifier Targets Formaldehyde

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Depending on where you live and the time of year, being indoors could be doing you more harm than moving around in outdoor pollution.

Sealed up homes can keep out bushfire smoke and large particulate matter but being inside for extended periods has its own problems.

Cooking, cleaning, appliances and furniture can release toxins into the air and with poor ventilation this can be hazardous to our health.

During the pandemic millions of people around the world have been locked up in their homes. Dyson used backpacks – jammed with sensors – in the UK and Australia last year (see embedded video below) to determine where the pollution spikes occur during daily activities.

Watch Djuro Sen’s Sky News report on Dyson and other tech companies fighting air pollution indoors and outdoors.

To combat increased exposure to toxic air indoors, Dyson has released a new Purifier Formaldehyde range.

The purifying fans have all new solid-state formaldehyde sensing, sealed HEPA 13 standard1 filtration and 20% quieter2 airflow projection.

Formaldehyde is a colourless gas pollutant, released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins like plywood and fibreboard, insulating materials and products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes and household cleaning products4. Being 500 times smaller than particles the size of 0.1 microns.

It is difficult to capture and if left undetected can lead to prolonged exposure due to continuous release of airborne chemicals, known as off-gassing.

Dyson says while other gel-based formaldehyde sensors can deteriorate overtime and are easily confused with other

VOC pollution, Dyson’s new, solid-state formaldehyde sensor works alongside Dyson’s unique algorithm to precisely monitor formaldehyde levels – intelligently ignoring other gases which are detected by a dedicated VOC sensor.

Dyson’s latest purifiers remove 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns.

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THE AIR

Humans breathe up to 9,000 litres of air7 and even before the COVID-19 pandemic spent as much as 90% of their time indoors.

Indoor sources release pollutants like: PM10, PM2.5, VOCs, NO2 and formaldehyde.

CLEANING

Formaldehyde sensors can be gel-based and may deteriorate gradually as they dry out over time. Using an electro-chemical cell, the Dyson formaldehyde sensor does not dry out and its unique intelligent algorithm cross-checks data every second, selectively sensing to avoid confusion with other VOCs.

Dyson’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter continuously destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level. The catalytic filter has a unique coating, with the same structure as the Cryptomelane mineral.

Its billions of atom-sized tunnels are the optimal size and shape to trap and destroy formaldehyde, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2 . It then regenerates from oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement.

HEPA

According to Dyson its new machines capture 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns11 such as allergens, bacteria, H1N1 virus, pollen and mould spores.

Price and availability:

The Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde range will be available in Australia from Thursday 27 May 2021 at Dyson.com.au plus retailers including Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee, Myer and David Jones.

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Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: Webfleet AI helps learner drivers – Panasonic Nanoe X Portable Air Cleaner – Mac Studio = Awesome

In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at how Webfleet’s telematics technology and traditional driving lessons are combining to make better learner drivers.

The in-vehicle technology will capture precise detail of any dangerous driving behaviours that occur during the lesson, such as speeding around a corner, harsh braking or oversteering to avoid an overlooked hazard.

Failing to stop was indicated to be the most common error reported on practical driving tests across Australia. However, in New South Wales, failing to look over a shoulder proved to be the most common error.

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In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at how Webfleet’s telematics technology and traditional driving lessons are combining to make better learner drivers.

The in-vehicle technology will capture precise detail of any dangerous driving behaviours that occur during the lesson, such as speeding around a corner,  harsh braking or oversteering to avoid an overlooked hazard. 

Failing to stop was indicated to be the most common error reported on practical driving tests across Australia. However, in New South Wales, failing to look over a shoulder proved to be the most common error.


BE QUICK!

From 10 March to 10 April 2022, Webfleet Solutions is offering with every booking, a free post-lesson performance report and virtual consultation will be provided by Webfleet specialists to discuss the drivers individual performance scorecard, review any moments of dangerous or unlawful driving with video footage, to highlight areas for improvement. 

I put it to the test with driving instructor Albert from Let’s Go Drive Sydney.

PANASONIC PORTABLE NANOE X GENERATOR

Panasonic Australia has launched the Portable nanoe X Generator which cleans up the air in personal spaces. It’s the same air quality tech used it large room air conditioners – just a lot smaller. It’s USB powered and designed to fit in your car’s cup holder. 

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  • Panasonic’s nanoe X technology inhibits indoor pollutants and odours in the air and on surfaces through the release of nano-sized, atomised water particles

  • Combining the flagship technology with the convenience of using it at the desk in the office, to the taxi ride home

  • Backed by 25 years of dedicated research and development, the latest generation of nanoe™ X is proven by more than 140 independent laboratory tests across a range of use cases

  • Panasonic has partnered with Hub Australia to help create a safer workspace. Hub has distributed several hundred Portable Generators as an additional measure to ensure optimal air quality in and around personal workspaces.

WHY APPLE’S MAC STUDIO IS WORTH THE HYPE

It’s Apple’s first entirely new Mac in years. I was hoping for a powerful Mac Mini – but Mac Studio this is even better. In the most expensive model – Apple has stitched together two M1 Max Chips to make the M1 Ultra – the most powerful Apple computer ever. It even blows away Apple’s own Mac Pro in some areas – for now – and it’s worth up $78K AUD. If you want to invest in a long-term Mac that’s easily accessible on your desk for video, coding and animation work? Then this is the one to buy. It will last for years.

Starts at 3K goes over 12K AUD. You need your own monitor, keyboard and mouse.

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Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: Webfleet AI helps learner drivers

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In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at how Webfleet’s telematics technology and traditional driving lessons are combining to make better learner drivers.

The in-vehicle technology will capture precise detail of any dangerous driving behaviours that occur during the lesson, such as speeding around a corner,  harsh braking or oversteering to avoid an overlooked hazard. 

Failing to stop was indicated to be the most common error reported on practical driving tests across Australia. However, in New South Wales, failing to look over a shoulder proved to be the most common error.

BE QUICK!

From 10 March to 10 April 2022, Webfleet Solutions is offering with every booking, a free post-lesson performance report and virtual consultation will be provided by Webfleet specialists to discuss the drivers individual performance scorecard, review any moments of dangerous or unlawful driving with video footage, to highlight areas for improvement. I put it to the test with driving instructor Albert from Let’s Go Drive Sydney.

PANASONIC PORTABLE NANOE X GENERATOR

Panasonic Australia has launched the Portable nanoe X Generator which cleans up the air in personal spaces. It’s the same air quality tech used it large room air conditioners – just a lot smaller. It’s USB powered and designed to fit in your car’s cup holder. 

  • Panasonic’s nanoe X technology inhibits indoor pollutants and odours in the air and on surfaces through the release of nano-sized, atomised water particles

  • Combining the flagship technology with the convenience of using it at the desk in the office, to the taxi ride home

  • Backed by 25 years of dedicated research and development, the latest generation of nanoe™ X is proven by more than 140 independent laboratory tests across a range of use cases

  • Panasonic has partnered with Hub Australia to help create a safer workspace. Hub has distributed several hundred Portable Generators as an additional measure to ensure optimal air quality in and around personal workspaces.

WHY APPLE’S MAC STUDIO IS WORTH THE HYPE

It’s Apple’s first entirely new Mac in years. I was hoping for a powerful Mac Mini – but Mac Studio this is even better. In the most expensive model – Apple has stitched together two M1 Max Chips to make the M1 Ultra – the most powerful Apple computer ever. It even blows away Apple’s own Mac Pro in some areas – for now – and it’s worth up $78K AUD. If you want to invest in a long-term Mac that’s easily accessible on your desk for video, coding and animation work? Then this is the one to buy. It will last for years.

Starts at 3K goes over 12K AUD. You need your own monitor, keyboard and mouse.

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First Look: First Dyson Demo Store Opens in Southern Hemisphere

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I was asked along to check out the new Dyson Demo Store before it opened in Sydney today.

Amazingly, this is the first Dyson store of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

The north is loaded with them.

Managing Director (Aus/NZ) Glenn Andrew explains why the demo store is needed.

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