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ACCC warns consumers not to fall for NBN scams

Scammers who pretend to be from the NBN Co are duping people out of money, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned.

Comms Alliance blows hot and cold on ACCC broadband speed guidelines

The Communications Alliance has expressed some reservations about the competition watchdog's announcement of six principles of best practice in advertising broadband speeds.

Family violence victims to get leniency in telco bill payment

A change to the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code to improve safeguards for victims of domestic or family violence have been approved by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Review – Seagate IronWolf Pro 10Tb

The perfect NAS drive has arrived. Reliability, speed, and capacity are all combined in Seagate's IronWolf Pro.

ACCAN welcomes ACCC’S broadband advertising guidance

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has welcomed the ACCC’s guidance to retail service providers (RSPs) and says it “should help clear up the consumer confusion around broadband speeds.”

Official Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault trailer blasts into view

Looking almost better than any of the movies, the latest official Star Wars Battlefront II trailer has hit the inter-webs.   

‘World’s largest’ open source OpenStack cloud summit coming to Sydney this November

With thousands of delegates from over 50 countries coming to the OpenStack Summit 6-8 November 2017, the “future of open source cloud computing” will be “mapped” alongside talk of “multi-cloud strategies, cost savings and increasing agility".

Gentoo drops hardened kernel sources after Grsecurity move

The Gentoo Linux distribution has announced that it will be no longer incorporating kernel hardening patches from the Grsecurity project and hence will stop providing its own hardened kernel source.

ACCC toughens up on retailer advertised NBN speed claims

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has moved to clarify for consumers the confusing issue of the speed of broadband services over the national broadband network they are actually buying, with the publication of much tougher advertising guidelines for retailers.

Vocus bidders drop out of the race

Vocus Telecommunications has announced that both the bids it received for an acquisition have been called off as the bidders were unable to commit to terms that were acceptable by its board.

First production counter-drone systems for D13

Global counter-drone technology developer Department 13 has received delivery of its first production systems of MESMER 1.5.

Samsung Note 8 and heir's verdict both due this week

ANALYSIS Samsung has two important dates this week which will bring either joy or sorrow to the company. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated for launch in New York on Wednesday, a device that the company hopes will erase the memories of the Note7 which turned into a fiasco last year.

Google offers olive branch to online publishers

Under fire from publishers the world over for hogging online advertising revenue along with Facebook, Google says it is working on a way to help sell subscriptions for online news sites.

UK spies knew Hutchins likely to be arrested: report

British spy agency GCHQ was fully aware that US authorities were investigating security researcher Marcus Hutchins at the time when he went to the US to attend a security conference.

Pine Gap data used to target US' enemies: reports

Data hoovered up by the spy base at Pine Gap in Alice Springs is being used to target enemies of the US, reports based on leaked information from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claim.

Four firms join hands to build mobile tower in Cadia

A new mobile tower is planned for the Cadia district in NSW with the funds to come from Optus, Newcrest Mining's Cadia Valley Operations, Infigen Energy and Huawei.

‘Digital Stationery Consortium’ invites devs and innovators with free one-year membership

Hoping to fuel innovation in digital penmanship with a free one-year membership for start-ups and nonprofits in the digital ink-enabled space, this ecosystem clearly hopes to write it own ticket to success.

NetComm and Openreach demonstrate ‘world-first’ reverse powered Gfast DPU

Gigabit speeds over FttDP based on Gfast using a reversed power fed Gfast DPU? NetComm and Openreach say they’ve achieved it in a world first.

VIDEO: A smartphone storage solution that has success in the bag? Funded!

Bagby, the first “sleeping bag” for your phone, to overcome phone addiction, created especially for couples, has reached its $12,000 target with hours to spare.

VIDEO: iPad photo editing app, Affinity Photo, gets update and lower price point

Affinity Photo, the photo editing app for iPad and iPad Pro, unveiled during this year’s WWDC keynote, has received a new update and a lower price.

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