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Security firms have changed tack on the massive ransomware attack that hit Europe on Tuesday and spread to other countries,…

Aussie, NZ browsers stick with desktops, but shift to smartphones growing

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EU fines Google US$2.7b for alleged abuse of search dominance

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UNSW wins Cyber Security Challenge

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EscapeNet wins contract for Adelaide GigCity Internet deployment

28 June 2017 in Government Tech Policy

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Google redesigns desktop version of Google News ‘for everyone’

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TechnologyOne gets second notice over Brisbane contract

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Refurbished Note7 to go on sale on 7 July

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Huge ransomware attack hits Europe and spreads

28 June 2017 in Security

Another big Windows ransomware attack has hit Europe and is spreading to other parts of the world, with security firms…

NBN Co submits new special access undertaking plan

28 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

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NBN Co increases downloads for satellite service

28 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

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Chinese digital payments players look outside China to boost revenues: Juniper

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iOS 11, macOS and tvOS first public betas arrive at last

28 June 2017 in Your Tech

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VIDEO: Logitech’s stunning Slim Combo for iPad Pro: backlit, detachable keyboard case

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REA Group appoints Varsavsky as chief engineer

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Trend Micro puts US$100 million into new venture fund

27 June 2017 in Strategy

Global cyber security solutions provider Trend Micro has invested US$100 million to launch a corporate venture fund to explore emerging…

Brightcove expands Aussie team with launch of consulting services

27 June 2017 in Consulting

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ATO has 17,067 scam reports and it is not even EOFY yet

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MuleSoft powers Village Roadshow for enhanced entertainment experiences

27 June 2017 in Deals

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Nokia is back down under – Nokia 3, 5, and 6 smartphones (first look)

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Yellowfin snaps up Scarff for CTO role

27 June 2017 in People Moves

BI and analytics vendor Yellowfin has appointed Brad Scarff as its CTO.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – looks like an S8 Plus with S Pen

27 June 2017 in Mobility

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Spoilerwall: a 'new concept' in network hardening

27 June 2017 in Security

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Official retro Super Mini Nintendo arriving 30 September, sure to sell out fast

27 June 2017 in Entertainment

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Lexar drones on, delivering useful drone photography advice

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CSIRO develops system to fight illegal fishing

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Google Pixel 2 rumours – expect more

27 June 2017 in ShawThing

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India's IT sector sees 60,000 lose jobs: report

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InterSystems deployed for NT clinical systems digital project

27 June 2017 in Deals

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Sky and Space readies satellites for revenue-earning service

27 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

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Official iOS 11 first public beta should arrive this week

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

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Foxtel Kids App July school holiday highlights

26 June 2017 in Entertainment

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Logitech Skype SmartDock – above the Surface (first look)

26 June 2017 in Peripherals

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Microsoft Surface Laptop – when only a clamshell will do (review)

26 June 2017 in Computers

Microsoft has expanded its Surface line-up to include a traditional “clam-shell” style, ultra-light notebook.

Data61 one year on

26 June 2017 in Data

CSIRO’s Data61 data innovation group is about to celebrate its first year of operations.

HTC U 11 lets you use the force, but will users really care?

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

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Segars joins SoftBank board

26 June 2017 in People Moves

ARM chief executive Simon Segars has joined SoftBank's board of directors.

Gmail to stop appalling practice of scanning emails to deliver ads

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

Google, the company whose former CEO said it had a policy “to get right up to the creepy line and…

New ANZ Bank exec to manage digital transformation

26 June 2017 in People Moves

ANZ Bank has appointed former eBay Europe executive Jennifer Scott as general manager digital transformation and performance.

National disability and e-accessibility Charity, AbilityNet is delighted to welcome Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox and bestselling fantasy author Sir Terry Prachett OBE as Patrons

October 6th 2011 - National disability and e-accessibility Charity, AbilityNet, is delighted to welcome Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox and bestselling fantasy author Sir Terry Prachett OBE as Patrons, announces Chairman Dr Michael R Taylor.

Martha Lane Fox, whose Race Online 2012 campaign aims to facilitate internet access for all UK citizens and Sir Terry Pratchett, himself a keen user of adapted computer technology, are both enthusiastic supporters of the Charity's work with disabled people and those with accessibility needs.

Says Martha: 'Nearly half of the 8.7 million adults in the UK who have never used the Internet are disabled. AbilityNet's pioneering work is playing a crucial role in reducing digital exclusion by enabling people with disabling conditions to access technology with the adjustments and adaptations they need.

'For those with limited mobility, the internet is a vital link with the outside world as I discovered for myself when recovering from a serious accident. In the same vein, I have observed the transformative impact that technology (in the form of a smart phone) is having on my tetraplegic uncle's quality of life.'

'Discworld' creator, Sir Terry Pratchett, has become a devotee of voice recognition technology since losing his ability to type effectively - a symptom of his Alzheimer's diagnosis. He said recently that should his dexterity return he would have absolutely no interest in returning to the keyboard: 'I'm on my third book using this technology - it's my right hand now!'

Says AbilityNet CEO, Nigel Lewis: 'As the leading experts in e-access for people with disabilities and accessibility needs, we are acutely aware of the empowering influence of digital technology. Whether at home, at work or in education, full access to computers and the internet can be life changing - economically, socially and psychologically.'

'The Board of Trustees are thrilled and honoured to welcome Martha and Sir Terry as Patrons and know that with their commitment and enthusiasm, they will make an invaluable contribution to the Charity going forward.'

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