Open-source file syncing and sharing software company ownCloud has teamed up with Collabora Productivity to create a virtual data room known as Secure View where documents can be shared with full control of what can be done with those documents.

Drone detection and geolocation tracking solution provider Vorpal is collaborating with Microsoft and AT&T to try and develop a means of stopping air mishaps being caused by drones around areas where civilians are present.

A claimed “world first” cutting-edge robotics research project at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision to create bespoke, miniaturised surgical robots, is the brainchild of a young researcher, Andrew Razjigaev.

The South Australian Government has entered into an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to collaborate on the development of Australia's first MIT Living Lab at Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen.

The ACOMMS are the Australian telecommunications industry's premier awards for excellent, and with the finalists announced (and listed below in full), Huawei noted its marketing campaign for the P30 Pro launch in Sydney and Paris was in the running for a prestigious ACOMMS award.

A test of 43 modems used on fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building NBN connections indicates that use of the 5GHz band is much better than 2.4GHz when it comes to Wi-Fi throughput.

Westpac and PoS provider Kounta have partnered to connect the former's Presto Smart payment terminal to the latter's PoS system using cloud-based technology.

SPONSORED Guest Opinion by *Sean Kopelke, Riverbed.  With the long-running concerns around cybersecurity, and the continuous stream of competitive noises focused on which telco will win the race, it feels like the launch of 5G services in Australia has been a long time coming.

Three of Australia's big four banks have joined IBM and the Scentre Group - which looks after Westfield's properties - to launch a digital platform named Lygon which uses blockchain technology to manage bank guarantees that are often needed to lease a retail properly.

Nvidia claims its new range of GeForce RTX Super GPUs provide best-in-class gaming performance and real-time ray tracing.

Smartphone maker Samsung says it intends to defend the allegations made by the competition regulator, the ACCC, that it published misleading advertisements about its Galaxy-branded water resistant smartphones. 

Perth-based Internet start-up Pentanet has revealed its telecommunications network has tripled in size since the same time last year, saying it is "one of the fastest growing Internet service providers in the country".

Virtualisation vendor Parallels is encouraging its customers and partners to spread the word about Remote Application Server.

Despite well-publicised global challenges, Huawei sold 10 million of its P30 series smartphones within 85 days after launch (and 62 days faster than the P20 series) and sold 90 million more devices before May 2019.

Google's video-sharing site YouTube has started to ban videos that show users how to get past software restrictions and provide instructions on information security.

Samsung has been taken to court by the competition regulator, the ACCC, over allegations it made false, misleading and deceptive representations in advertising the water resistance of various Galaxy-branded mobile phones.

A study of 1033 Australians aged 16 and over has found that the introduction of 5G could lead to rapid growth in mobile gaming, with more than a quarter of those surveyed showing interest in using cloud gaming services on smartphones. In 2018, the market was estimated to be worth $1.1 billion.

US provider of software platforms for managing electric vehicle charging stations, EV Connect, is partnering with Australian company Evie Networks as it builds a highway charging network for electric vehicles.

About two billion eSIM-based devices will ship globally by 2025, up from 364 million in 2018, the analyst company Counterpoint Research says, adding that most of these devices would have a hardware chip-based eSIM solution until 2025, after which there would be more integrated SIM-based solutions adopted.

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