David Swan is a tech journalist from Melbourne and is iTWire's Associate Editor. Having started off as a games reviewer at the tender age of 14, he now has a degree in Journalism from RMIT (with Honours) and owns basically every gadget under the sun. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him at twitter.com/mrdavidswan
Governments across Australia at various levels are thankfully making the push towards opening their data, and GovHack 2014's Melbourne event was a great physical realisation with teams working with data to achieve some groundbreaking outcomes.
China's Huawei Technologies is ramping up its booming smartphone business, shipping 62% more smartphones in the first half of 2014 than the same period last year.
The seemingly inevitable is finally upon us - Internet use has almost taken over from TV as our preferred source of entertainment, while reading news online has overtaken newspapers according to a new survey.