Just in time for the end of year holiday shopping season comes some great new upgrades to Amazon's line of voice controlled intelligent assistants, along with an all-new Echo Show 10 promising "a complete reimagination of Alexa with a screen", upgraded in "every way" and can even rotate silently to stay in view - and more!

With a redesigned user experience and the introduction of Alexa on Fire TV, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the company's most affordable Fire TV device, with Full HD streaming, HDR support, Alexa Voice Remote Lite for great voice control and more!

When Drini Mulla started an engineering company in Melbourne in 1999 along with two of his friends, he didn't think it would become as big as it has. A chip designer, he has always operated on the principle that as he was an engineer and ran an engineering company, having a big public profile would never be a necessity.

New Zealand's Spark Sport has started broadcasting the full English Premier League match-day studio program, Matchday Live.

Researchers at Monash University, in conjunction with Alfred Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, have applied machine learning to increase the speed and accuracy of epilepsy diagnoses.

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PROMOTIONAL NEWS: 2020 has been a stand-out year for Vonex (ASX: VN8), as it positions itself as the telco of choice for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

With Apple's latest smartwatches now available, Oppo's coming soon, and more smartwatches than you can poke a stick at online, even from Kogan with its own branded models, there's plenty of choice, but with Fitbit now making its 2020 range available in store, a lot of its fans will be very happy.

GUEST OPINION by Greg Wyman, Bufferzone Security: Organisations can train users all day, every day, but humans are humans. It’s never possible to train 100 percent of users to identify and never click on an (unknown) malicious link, or open a potentially harmful email attachment.

Telstra and Ericsson say they've set a new network speed record, achieving peak download speeds of 4.2Gbps on a 5G mmWave data call using 800MHz of spectrum capability.

The changes to the NBN rollout outlined by the Federal Government on Wednesday will not solve all of the problems created by the switch to fibre-to-the-node as the main technology for the rollout, an academic from Flinders University claims.

With the partnership billed as signalling "new generation digital foundations for Australian businesses", Microsoft will help Telstra set up "one of Australia’s largest digital twins", with emissions reduction initiatives, and the continued driving of digitally transformative operational models.

Telstra and the Australian and Tasmanian Governments have completed an $11 million upgrade to communications on Flinders and Cape Barren Islands as part of an infrastructure program to connect Tasmania’s most remote communities.

US technology services provider Tyler Technologies has been hit by a Windows ransomware attack, it said in a statement issued on Thursday, adding that its website was now offline due to the incident.

Software giant Microsoft has warned that a flaw known as Zerologon is being actively exploited and urged users to patch their systems.

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Israeli security outfit Check Point Software Technologies, has disclosed details of a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the popular photo- and video-sharing app Instagram, that has close to a billion users.

Hardware authentication security key provider Yubico has secured its first client in the Asia-Pacific, a regional council in Queensland, on a three-year deal.

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