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Google after Aussie hackers – to hire them

20 February 2017 in Security

Google is on the lookout for Australian hackers – not to admonish them for a hacking exploit, but to employ…

NBN chief cops a whack for 'absurd' statements

20 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow has copped a barrage of criticism from the Information Technology Professionals Association, with his recent…

Tyro claims a first for businesses to use Siri to pay bills

20 February 2017 in Mobility

EFTPOS payments provider Tyro’s customers can now use Apple’s Siri to pay bills and complete other transactions, including business expenses.

Google reveals Windows bug after Microsoft delays Feb updates

20 February 2017 in Security

Google has disclosed a bug in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited to read the contents…

Samsung heir faces second day of questioning after arrest

19 February 2017 in Deals

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong has faced a second day of questioning on Sunday, two days after he was arrested…

Innovation hype: bah, humbug, says Linus Torvalds

19 February 2017 in Open Source

Tech industry people are prone to indulge in ceaseless talk of innovation, but Linus Torvalds has dismissed such talk as…

Sophisticated Mac malware 'aimed at select targets'

19 February 2017 in Security

A malicious payload that can attack machines running either the older OS X or the newer macOS appears to be…

Samsung – all home devices connected by 2020

18 February 2017 in ShawThing

Samsung’s regional forum for Southeast Asia and Oceania is a preview of what is coming in 2017. Amazing new QLED…

Assange may be evicted if Ecuador ruling party loses

18 February 2017 in Government Tech Policy

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange may find himself expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been taking refuge for more…

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CSIRO, Deakin Uni achieve carbon fibre 'milestone'

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The CSIRO and Victoria’s Deakin University say they have joined just a handful of companies around the world that can…

Huawei, James Cook Uni collaborate on IoT research

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The Australian arm of giant Chinese telco Huawei and Queensland’s James Cook University are collaborating on the development of the…

Fake social media brand profiles increase 1100% from 2014-2016

20 February 2017 in Security

ZeroFOX’s analysis of 40,000 fake social media brand profiles has found that around half of the fraudsters impersonated a brand…

Sky and Space Global, SocialEco combine on $1 smarphone initiative

20 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Nano-satellite company Sky and Space Global has signed an agreement with SocialEco, the company behind the $1 smartphone for developing…

ZTE Axon 7 – budget buster packs everything including Dolby Atmos (review)

20 February 2017 in Mobile devices

ZTE has released the Axon 7 and Axon 7 Mini Android smartphones in Australia and both provide top-end, flagship features…

Spark NZ, Enable partner on ‘street in a week’ broadband trial

20 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with professional services firm Enable in a Christchurch trial of its ‘street…

Macquarie completes Canberra data centre expansion

20 February 2017 in Data Centres

Macquarie Telecom has completed a 50% expansion of its Canberra government data centre - Intellicentre 4 –bunker – to cope…

Cambridge Audio does Bluetooth speakers

20 February 2017 in Entertainment

Cambridge Audio, a 50-year-old British Hi-Fi and speaker company, claims its Bluetooth speakers live up to the promise of a…

Munich move shows Microsoft has not changed one whit

20 February 2017 in Open Sauce

There was a time some years ago when Microsoft would do anything, no matter how it looked to outsiders, to…

Ex-Premier joins Fronde as chairman

20 February 2017 in People Moves

Digital transformation company Fronde has appointed former Tasmanian Premier and Science and Innovation Minister David Bartlett as company chairman.

Saving battery Android app steals data

20 February 2017 in Security

ESET researchers have identified a new “Saving Battery” app as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI that allows more malware to be downloaded to Android…

Surplus food online marketplace raises expansion funds

20 February 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Australia's first surplus food online marketplace Yume has obtained $2.6 million in funding to set up branches across the country.

Roborace puts two driverless cars on the track

20 February 2017 in Automotive

Two autonomous racing cars have successfully driven round a competition track together.

US to ask Chinese visitors for social media details

20 February 2017 in Security

The US is set to ask Chinese visitors who hold long-term US business or visitor visas to provide social media…

LG confirms 5.7”, 18:9 screen for flagship G6

20 February 2017 in Mobility

LG has confirmed its new flagship G6 will have a 5.7”, QHD, 2880 x 1440, IPS screen, Always-on-Display, with an…

Samsung is about business too

19 February 2017 in Internet of Things

Samsung has a burgeoning business to business (B2B) side using its understanding of how business can use technology in wearables,…

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 – could be smarter than You.00

19 February 2017 in Internet of Things

Samsung’s new Family Hub 2.0 comes in the form of a smart refrigerator that can provide information as to what…

Let the QLED versus OLED TV wars begin

19 February 2017 in Entertainment

Samsung has invented a new category of TV — QLED — which the company says shows visibly better pictures over…

Huawei looking to boost intelligent transport: official

19 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Huawei Technologies, the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, is slowly spreading its tentacles into other fields, using its telecoms…

Windows 10 take-up slows after forced July upgrades

17 February 2017 in Open Sauce

In the days leading up to 29 July 2016, PCs running Windows were frantically updated to Windows 10, some by…

Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, in San Jose 5 to 9 June 2017

17 February 2017 in Business IT

Returning to its roots is Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which is going back to San Jose over its home of…

Libs, Labor silent as Morrow spins his web

17 February 2017 in Open Sauce

If the National Broadband Network really is Australia's biggest ever infrastructure project and vitally important to the nation's future, one…

Samsung heir arrested over bribery allegations

17 February 2017 in Deals

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong has been formally arrested on charges of bribery in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that…

Unisys Elevates banking to omnichannel

17 February 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Unisys has extended its retail banking system with Elevate, a set of applications that helps deliver an omnichannel banking experience.






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