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Samsung broke engineering rules with Note7: report

06 December 2016 in Mobility

Engineers from the manufacturing technology company Instrumental have reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note7 exploded because the battery was packed…

Fitness trackers up, smart watches down

06 December 2016 in Internet of Things

Basic fitness wearables comprised 85% of the market and experienced double-digit growth. Simplicity and cost are the driving factors that…

Basslink to Tas Govt: outage an Act of God so pay up

06 December 2016 in Telecoms & NBN

Basslink, operator of the undersea power and data cable between Tasmania and mainland Australia, has demanded that the Tasmanian Government…

Telstra appoints former Juniper exec Robyn Denholm as next COO

05 December 2016 in People Moves

Telstra has appointed international technology executive, Tesla board member and former Juniper Networks executive Robyn Denholm as its chief operations…

HP opens new Customer Welcome Centre in Sydney

05 December 2016 in Enterprise Solutions

HP Inc has opened its second Australian Customer Welcome Centre (CWC) in the heart of the Sydney CBD at 20…

IoT eminently hackable – 900,000 routers down and millions vulnerable

05 December 2016 in Internet of Things

Hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices are powering massive botnets and cybercriminals are offering DDoS attacks as a service. A…

NetCube slapped with ACMA compliance order over complaints handling issues

05 December 2016 in Telecoms & NBN

A failure to deal with customer complaints promptly has resulted in Internet service provider NetCube being ordered by the Australian…

China tightens tech laws – must be secure and controllable

05 December 2016 in Technology Regulation

China passed a national security law that calls for technology that supports crucial sectors of the economy and government to…

Netflix hits 5.75 million Aussie subscribers, as take-up challenges Foxtel

04 December 2016 in Market

Netflix has hit a high of 5.75 million subscribers to its video on demand service, despite the latest research revealing…

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NSW transport authority seeks on-demand services

06 December 2016 in Enterprise Solutions

The state transport authority in New South Wales is accepting expressions of interest for developing pilots to test public transport…

Bankwest introduces Android Pay

06 December 2016 in Enterprise Solutions

Bankwest has introduced Android Pay for its customers, the bank announced on Tuesday.

CHOICE files super complaint with ACCC against airlines

06 December 2016 in Technology Regulation

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE wants the way airlines deal with passengers to be overhauled after a six-month investigation revealed what…

Raspberry Pi 3 image released by openSUSE stable branch

06 December 2016 in Open Source

The community Linux distribution openSUSE has announced that it has released a 64-bit image for its stable branch, Leap, that…

Indian diagnostic lab hacked, patient details leaked

06 December 2016 in Security

An attacker has leaked the details of more than 35,000 patients of Health Solutions, a diagnostic laboratory based in the…

Xero offers users Apple Pay through Stripe

06 December 2016 in Business Software

Users of the accounting software Xero will now have access to Apple Pay, with the service being made available through…

Xero expands partner programme, advisory directory

06 December 2016 in Accounting Software

Accounting software provider Xero has launched its expanded Partner Programme and Advisory Directory powered by a Facebook Messenger chatbot service,…

ALE restructures for growth around regional market sectors

05 December 2016 in Strategy

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has undertaken a major change to its worldwide sales structure, forming regional sales organisations to focus…

Samsung, University of Canberra collaborate on STEM learning research

05 December 2016 in Strategy

Samsung Australia and the University of Canberra are collaborating on the research and development of a technology-driven learning programme to…

Microsoft Australia’s 12 days of deals

05 December 2016 in Market

From 5 to 16 December, Microsoft Australia will have a different “deal” every day.

Datacom snares IT services contract with Toyota

05 December 2016 in Deals

New Zealand-based, trans-Tasman IT services provider Datacom has won a three-year contract to supply IT infrastructure and support services to…

Banks v Apple: a fight the locals cannot win

05 December 2016 in Open Sauce

Four Australian banks, that have more or less lost the fight to take on Apple as a cartel for negotiations…

Optus boosts entertainment packages with pre-Xmas giving spree

05 December 2016 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has upped the ante in the battle by telcos for the hearts and minds of mobile phone and broadband…

Canonical to sue cloud provider over Ubuntu images

05 December 2016 in Cloud

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has said it plans to sue an European cloud provider for distributing…

Microsoft pays out again over forced W10 upgrade

05 December 2016 in Home Tech

An IT worker has been paid US$650 by Microsoft after he threatened to sue the company following a forced upgrade…

STEM needs all the help it can get

05 December 2016 in Government Tech Policy

STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — is the future of all knowledge-based economies. Part of the Australian government’s…

7 VIDEOS: CA World 2016 wrap – video interviews, keynotes, executive and customer Q&As, show floor tour and more

04 December 2016 in Business IT

Last month, CA held its annual CA World conference in Las Vegas. Here are some great video interviews, a show…

What excited me in 2016 – Bluetooth, noise-cancelling headphones

03 December 2016 in Entertainment

OPINION Bluetooth, noise-cancelling headphones are a must for any frequent traveller. While there are dozens of brands, four very different…

What excited me in 2016 – flagship Wi-Fi routers

03 December 2016 in Networking

OPINION It seems this time last year we were extolling the virtues of AC 2600 dual band routers and in…

What excited me in 2016 – flagship smartphones

02 December 2016 in Mobile devices

OPINION It is that time of year when I reflect on what excited me most about devices I reviewed during…

The Surface Dial is much more than a hockey puck

02 December 2016 in Home Tech

Microsoft has released its take on the all-in-one desktop — the Surface Studio — and also added in a left…

Microsoft Surface Studio Teardown

02 December 2016 in Home Tech

It is actually Microsoft’s first desktop PC – and its take is to put a very large 28” tablet mounted…

Brother P-Touch printer PT-P300 – small, light and fast

02 December 2016 in Print Solutions

Brother has uncoupled its new P-Touch labeller from the PC and instead uses an iOS or Android or device as…

Genesys completes Interactive Intelligence buy

02 December 2016 in Strategy

Contact centre software vendor Genesys has completed its acquisition of customer experience vendor Interactive Intelligence.






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