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week­end read­ers! As a fan of the HBO com­edy se­ries Sil­i­con Val­ley and movies like The So­cial Network, I’m to­tally fas­ci­nated by the peo­ple be­hind some of the world’s most suc­cess­ful tech com­pa­nies. But it was only re­cently that I dis­cov­ered we have one of our own, right here in Townsville.

I caught up with Luke An­ear, who’s the founder and CEO of Safe­tyCul­ture, a work­place health and safety app that’s been adopted by busi­nesses all over the world — and he started it from his garage in Mount Low. I was ab­so­lutely blown away by the story of how he built his com­pany and all the lit­tle speed bumps along the way. I hope you will be, too.

Still on the topic of tech, I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets com­pletely over­whelmed when I’m buy­ing any piece of gad­getry. So this week I talked to the ex­perts about how to ap­proach buy­ing head­phones. They may seem sim­ple enough but these days there is so much choice and techno-jar­gon and it’s hard to know whether you’re mak­ing the right choice.

Jess Steele’s been fac­ing some big choices her­self, with her col­umn about mov­ing into her own place and in­tro­duc­ing her new beau to her vivacious group of friends; and our fit­ness gu­rus Talia and Bri have taken a close look at al­co­hol and its ef­fect on our bod­ies — it’s an eye-open­ing read!

Un­til next week, happy read­ing ev­ery­one. I hope you’re mak­ing the most of these last few days of our pic­ture per­fect “win­ter” weather by get­ting out and about and en­joy­ing our own slice of par­adise.

Chris Sil­vini

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