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Displaying items by tag: David Swan

In the midst of any national crisis, it is common to find people who want to make themselves heard somehow, even if they can only do so by making the most stupid statements possible. That is clearly the case with the utterance issued by Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn who has called on Australians to be more mindful of how they use the Internet.

Published in Open Sauce

The manufacturing industry may be going through a tough time but manufacturers will soon be able to create faster and more accurate 3D simulations of their factory production lines, with new developments in conjunction with CSIRO.

Published in Development

Financial advice can be a complex beast for even the most seasoned wolf of wall street, and one Aussie startup, described as Australia's first cloud based investment advisor, is here to help.

Published in Cloud

American global defence and aerospace firm Lockheed Martin has announced what could be a major breakthrough in the race to develop a power source based on nuclear fusion.

Published in Energy

British 'superstar' physicist Brian Cox engaged Australian students with a live Q&A session on 14 October, streamed exclusively to registered schools as a part of his pre-tour in Australia, with the help of some Aussie 'digital roadies.'

Published in Space
Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:53

Google revamps its Nexus in a big way

Google has quietly announced the latest devices in its Nexus line, including a tablet, a massive phablet smartphone and the first device running Android TV - the Nexus Player.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:37

Aussie design startup Canva canvasses new iPad app

Australian startup Canva has unleashed a new iPad app, just in time for the new set of Apple tablets expected to be announced tonight.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:00

Preorders open for Samsung's iPhone challengers

Despite facing a one week setback, Samsung's iPhone 6 challengers the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones are now available for preorder.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:50

Dell delivering data centres in Melbourne, Sydney

Dell is expanding its Australian data centre offerings, today announcing two new data centre locations through its partner Digital Realty in Sydney and Melbourne, adding to Dell’s two existing data centres in Canberra and Brisbane.

Published in Data Centres

Top-ranked Apache Hadoop distribution MapR today announced a new initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:01

Abbott's competitiveness agenda applauded, mostly

The federal government has released its National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda, and one key industry group has described the development as a "step forward", but also called for more focus on computer coding in education.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:31

Google chairman says Amazon is chief rival

Google has numerous competitors spanning across multiple fields but former CEO Eric Schmidt has declared Amazon as the one Google is watching most.

Published in Strategy

Search giant Google is reportedly teaming up with other investors to plough about $500 million into hardware and software developer Magic Leap, to boost the company's plans for "cinematic reality", if new rumours are to be believed.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:49

UNSW racing to break more world records

Sydney's UNSW are not slowing down at breaking records, today announcing a team of engineering students has been officially recognised as the new world record holders for the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometres.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:15

Snapchat users now newest nude photo victims

Users of social photo sharing service Snapchat have every right to be snappy, after hackers posted some 200,000 photos online, including nude selfies.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 13 October 2014 15:23

Silicon quantum computing records smashed

Australia hasn't had many decent sporting results for a while but two UNSW research teams have done the country proud, finding solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.

Published in Development
Monday, 13 October 2014 13:15

Industry body says Year 9 too late to learn tech

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) today welcomed the report into the federal government's ACARA curriculum review, but says certain elements are "concerning".

Published in Government Tech Policy

China-based tech giant Huawei is boosting its education credentials, today announcing a new partnership with Southern Cross University as part of a major overhaul of the University’s communications and campus security systems.

Published in Deals

The company behind famed Norton antivirus software, Symantec, has followed in the footsteps of enterprises HP and eBay in announcing it will split into two separate companies.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 10 October 2014 12:31

Pandora is music to Ford Australia's ears

Radio streaming service Pandora has signed a unique deal with Ford Australia that will see its app pre-installed in Aussie Ford models in 2015.

Published in Deals

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