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CSIRO invests $35 million in space tech, artificial intelligence

19 November 2018 in Space

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

WA council first adopter of Datacom local govt technology

19 November 2018 in Deals

IT services provider Datacom has delivered the first stage of Datascape, a new smart council and community cloud solution, to…

CDRU gets NBN independent advisor accreditation

19 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications consultant Costs Down Revenue Up (CDRU), a subsidiary of the Digital Lifecycle Group (DLG), has announced it has become…

NBN Co ARPU still stuck as losses continue to mount

19 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has made no progress on raising the average revenue…

Alipay, Singapore University launch digital tech initiative

19 November 2018 in Strategy

Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay has joined forces with the National University of Singapore to launch a new initiative aimed…

Telstra, TechnologyOne combine to deliver Infinite aged care solution

19 November 2018 in Deals

Residential aged care provider Infinite Care has become the first aged care provider to implement TechnologyOne and Telstra Health’s integrated…

Regional coalition repeats call for reform to telecoms services

19 November 2018 in Business Telecommunications

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition has again called for the Australian Government to introduce much needed reforms to…

How Apple tricked me into buying a new MacBook Air

18 November 2018 in Beerfiles

I have been using MacBook Air laptops for several years now and I like them much better than anything in…

How a mid-range smartphone rescued me from Apple

18 November 2018 in Beerfiles

As a father, I care deeply about the future of the younger generation so I don’t want them to be…

Group seeks details of Assange charges after leak

17 November 2018 in Strategy

American journalists' grouping Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has filed a motion in the eastern district of Virginia…

Encryption bill: problems due to secret drafting, says IA

16 November 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The level of public criticism and opposition to the Federal Government's encryption bill has come about because it was developed…

Encryption bill: 'systemic weakness' eludes definition

16 November 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government is yet to properly define in its encryption bill what a systemic weakness means, and the question…

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Huawei to launch Matebook X Pro in Australia on 22 Nov

19 November 2018 in Hardware

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies will launch its Matebook X Pro range in Australia on 22 November, with models to…

MobileIron appoints Melissinos as Australia, NZ country chief

19 November 2018 in People Moves

Enterprise mobile management provider MobileIron has appointed 25 years sales and business management veteran Tass Melissinos as Country Manager for…

New Jaybird earphones will hold charge for 14 hours

19 November 2018 in Wi-Fi

Bluetooth wireless sport headphone maker Jaybird has launched its Tarah Pro model, which can hold a charge for 14 hours,…

Waiting for NBN good news is like waiting for Godot

19 November 2018 in Open Sauce

Poor Stephen Rue. Having been handed the equivalent of a shit sandwich by his illustrious predecessor Bill Morrow, all that…

Hybrid cloud solutions on rise, but enterprises slow to take up: report

19 November 2018 in Cloud

Organisations worldwide, including in Australia, are hungry for hybrid cloud (91%) but only 18% have that model today, according to…

Orbi Outdoor takes mesh Wi-Fi into the garden

19 November 2018 in Wi-Fi

Netgear has added an outdoor option to its Orbi mesh Wi-Fi networking products.

QPC delivers Genesys purecloud to Qld’s Gympie Regional Council

19 November 2018 in Deals

Contact centre services and solutions company QPC has deployed the Genesys PureCloud all-in-one cloud customer engagement and collaboration contact centre…

BlackBerry to acquire Cylance for $US1.4 billion

19 November 2018 in Listed Tech

Security vendor BlackBerry has agreed to purchase Cylance - which focusses on the application of AI to cybersecurity - for…

Dutch assessment finds Microsoft in violation of GDPR

19 November 2018 in Technology Regulation

The Netherlands has found Microsoft in violation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation on many fronts, with a…

Amazon regains smart speaker crown in Q3 as shipments boom

19 November 2018 in Internet of Things

Smart speaker shipments reached 19.7 million units in the third quarter of 2018, a rise of 137% year-on-year, the analyst…

Citrix acquires Sapho to deliver ‘enhanced’ guided work capabilities

19 November 2018 in Strategy

Virtualisation and cloud computing vendor Citrix has acquired global micro app platform Sapho in a deal the company says will enhance…

Ilic heading up Australia, NZ business for Zscaler

16 November 2018 in People Moves

Cloud security vendor Zscaler has appointed former Actifo executive Budd Ilic as country manager for the Australia and New Zealand…

VIDEO: AMD launches new 12nm GPU in Radeon RX 590 graphics card, offers bonus AAA-rated free PC games

16 November 2018 in Entertainment

Promising "beyond 60 FPS in the latest AAA and eSports titles", powered by AMD's Polaris architecture, Radeon software and paired…

DiDi allows Greater China users to seamlessly book DiDi Express in Australia

16 November 2018 in Home Tech

Stating the move "significantly expands driver earning potential" for Australian DiDi driver-partners as it delivers access to thousands of Chinese…

US confident of putting Assange on trial: report

16 November 2018 in Strategy

The US Justice Department is getting ready to prosecute WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and is increasingly confident that it will…

Data centre operator adds industry veteran to board

16 November 2018 in People Moves

Data centre operator Data Exchange Networks has appointed 20-year industry veteran John Duffin to its board as a non-executive director…

VIDEO: Amazon lets you create your own personalised Alexa skill 'in just minutes'

15 November 2018 in Home Tech

Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, billed as "a new way to create your own personalised skills and responses for Alexa".

VIDEOS: Intel's new Neural Compute Stick 2 means smarter AI edge devices

15 November 2018 in Hardware

Intel hosted its first AI dev conference in Beijing, and kicked off the event by introducing its "Intel Neural Compute…


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