Consumer electronics company Withings has launched what it says is the first hybrid smartwatch combine medical grade electrocardiogram and sleep apnea detection as part of treatment for cardiovascular and sleep issues.

Australia's debit card system, eftpos, has announced it is tripling employee donations to approved bushfire charities this month in response to the devastating bushfires and the efforts of communities, firefighters and volunteers.

Management consulting and professional services firm Accenture is set to acquire Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from its enterprise division Broadcom.

More than five years after the Debian GNU/Linux project voted to make systemd the default init system for its distribution, it has now decided, again by a vote, to also care about alternatives to the default init system.

Another confrontation may be brewing between the FBI and Apple, after the US domestic intelligence agency asked the company to help decrypt data on two iPhones which belong to a man named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani who is suspected of carrying out a shooting that killed three people at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida last month.

Global network protection vendor Claroty has appointed 20 year marketing and communications industry veteran Jennifer Leggio as chief marketing officer.

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 15:01

The rise of the ‘hybrid job’

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SPONSORED NEWS: The most in demand and highest paying jobs of the future will likely be hybridised, requiring those that fill them to possess skills across multiple disciplines, according to recent research by Burning Glass Technologies (Burning Glass).

Global mobile operator voice revenue will drop to US$208 billion by 2024 from US$381 billion in 2019, as users continue to prefer more flexible and free OTT (Over-the-Top) services, according to a new report.

Global enterprise software vendor Commvault has appointed former VMware senior executive Callum Eade as vice president of APJ as part of a move it says is aimed at reinvigorating its strategic vision for innovation and global growth.

Technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data intelligence are expected to accelerate the pace of the digital economy,” according to predictions for the 2020s from Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group.

University students are being offered special pricing from Apple on Macs and iPads, with the added bonus of Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, a free year of Apple TV+, as well as special pricing on various apps and Apple Music. 

ANALYSIS The Australian Computer Society, which prefers to be known as simply ACS, is still a computer society. Late last year it attempted to become a company limited by guarantee, a structure often used by charitable and not-for-profit organisations, but to do so it needed a 75% vote in favour at a Special General Meeting.

Monday, 06 January 2020 13:58

Welcome to the 2020s!

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COMMENT The new decade is here. The Twenty-Teens are behind us, and the Twenty-Twenties have begun.

Global foreign exchange dealer Travelex has been hit by Windows malware and has taken its website down.

The Indian Government has given Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies the go-ahead to participate in the forthcoming trials of 5G networks.

The 30th Anniversary of the Internet Gala Dinner was a major celebration marking 30 years of the Internet in Australia - here's a final wrap of the event, with testimonials, first memories of the Internet, an event video wrap, interview with Peter Coroneos and more. 

Earlier this year, an OECD report revealed that Australian 15-year-olds are well behind their peers in other parts of the globe in reading, mathematics and science. Recent developments have shown that many people in Western countries simply cannot count.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has announced that it would team up with Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia to build its 5G network in the country, with the announcement coming well ahead of a court decision on a challenge against a bid to block its merger with TPG Telecom.

Have you ever thought of going through your old videos just to relive special moments - but then discovered some of the video files had problems and were corrupted? 

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