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Opengear growth soars in decade of business

02 September 2014 in Market

Australian technology exporter has recorded 50% growth in sales in its 10th anniversary year, on the back of a strong…

Free pies for footy fans thanks to Bluetooth beacons

02 September 2014 in Deals

Melbourne's footy mecca the MCG is offering free pies this September to AFL fans who have downloaded a voucher using…

Consumers 'shouldn’t have to pay for piracy'

02 September 2014 in Government Tech Policy

Consumer group ACCAN has released its submission to the Government’s online piracy inquiry, arguing that industry should bear the cost.

Apple moves into the mobile wallet – and more

02 September 2014 in Mobility

Apple’s big announcements next week look likely to include a major move into using the iPhone as a mobile wallet.…

BlueChilli is on fire thanks to Internode founder

02 September 2014 in Deals

Australian tech wunderkind Simon Hackett is going from strength to strength and his latest boost to the Australian tech scene…

Aussie startup DesignCrowd hits big payments milestone

02 September 2014 in Strategy

Sydney-based hlobal crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd has hit $20 million worth of payments to its designers, and announced it has set…

Can FreeviewPlus make TV cool again?

02 September 2014 in Entertainment

Described as one of the "most important advances in free-to-air television in this country since digital TV", today marks the…

Lack of transparency in Transparency Report

02 September 2014 in Technology Regulation

Amidst controversy over data retention, Telstra has published its latest transparency report on the number of requests it has received…

Plus7 content comes to Xbox One

01 September 2014 in Entertainment

Xbox One users are set to have some kitchen action delivered to their living room, with Yahoo7 and Microsoft announcing…

Breaking IT News

Akamai puts veteran in charge of Australia, NZ sales team

02 September 2014 in People Moves

Akamai Technologies has appointed a new man to head up its Australia-New Zealand sales team.

Enbu to distribute Sage CRM in Australia, NZ market

02 September 2014 in Business Software

Management software vendor Sage Business Solutions has partnered with Ireland-based Enbu Consulting to service the Australian market with its CRM…

Eventbrite expanding down under

02 September 2014 in People Moves

Melbourne-based ticketing and global events company Eventbrite today announced a new Managing Director of Australia; Rachael Neumann, along with two…

Interview: The Sims 4 – an ideal world that we should all be aspiring to

02 September 2014 in Radioactive IT

The 15th anniversary of the Sims is looming, we sat down with Maxis producer Graham Nardone to discuss the upcoming…

Experimental drug alirocumab reduces heart attacks by half

01 September 2014 in Health

An experimental drug called alirocumab has been found to lower cholesterol levels in patients by nearly 50%.  

NASA's Space Launch System approved for development

01 September 2014 in Space

The Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars…

Icelandic volcano - an update

01 September 2014 in Climate

The volcano Bardarbunga briefly erupted yesterday, temporarily raising the aviation warning state to Red.

Review: Bruce Schneier's "Carry on"

01 September 2014 in Entertainment

Schneier's second anthology brings his many pearls of wisdom into a single volume.

Windows takes shine off Chrome

30 August 2014 in Home IT

Microsoft has dealt a potential deathblow to Google’s Chrome offering its Windows 8.1 x86/64 free on Chrome style notebooks and…

Windows Phone 8.1 - more pervasive and persuasive

30 August 2014 in Mobility

It is one of the lowest cost, fully featured smartphones available in Australia – at A$149 Microsoft’s Lumia 530 is…

The Surface Pro 3 is right for work - not bad for play either

30 August 2014 in Computers

The Surface Pro 3 hit Australian retailers’ shelves on Thursday 28 August, 2014. While not ‘walking out the door’ initial…

Apple iPhone 5 battery recall – some not lasting the distance

30 August 2014 in Mobility

A number of iPhone 5 sold between its launch in September 2012 and January 2013 are failing to charge properly…

HP recalls faulty power cords – fire hazard

30 August 2014 in Home IT

The recall affects AC power cords used with AC adapters shipped with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers,…

Google's self-driving cars: What it still can't do

29 August 2014 in Automotive

Google is still testing its robotic (self-driving) car, however there are many problems still to be worked out before it…

Kodak Alaris is turning its focus to Australia

29 August 2014 in Strategy

After concentrating on the US and western European markets, imaging vendor Kodak Alaris is looking to expand its Australian presence.

Film companies want US-style system to penalise downloaders

29 August 2014 in Open Sauce

The copyright industry's response to the government's proposal to curb the unauthorised downloading of online content remains the same as…

Malloy Hoverbike: It's not your old-fashion bicycle (or helicopter)

28 August 2014 in Automotive

Malloy Aeronautics has developed a drone that is a combination of a helicopter and a bicycle. They call it a…