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Australians will be able to observe a very short total lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening.

Published in Space

A senior official at Oracle Corporation, which has been involved in a court case with Google over the last decade, has described the search giant as a company that "has mastered the art of winning by kicking the can down the road".

Published in Technology Regulation

An email sent by Andy Rubin, the head of the team that was tasked with developing the Android mobile operating system, appears to indicate that Google was aware that it could not use APIs from the Java programming language as it wished.

Published in Technology Regulation

Originally created in the mid-noughties, The University of Melbourne's student portal was showing its age, with symptoms including the inability to keep up with demand at peak times, such as during enrolment season. Redevelopment on the back of a new, Oracle-based enterprise platform delivered the required performance and paved the way for a much greater level of integration.

Google tried and failed to strike a deal with Sun for the development of a mobile operating system, the search giant's former chief executive Eric Schmidt told a court yesterday.

Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:34

New Sun servers 'best for Oracle applications'

Oracle has announced a new range of Sun x86 servers (which it claims is "the industry's best x86 platform for running Oracle software and other enterprise applications"), along with new and more powerful carrier-grade Netra x86 servers.

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:14

IBM sets new US patent record

IBM was granted a record number of US patents during 2011.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 23 December 2011 21:38

Comet Lovejoy continues to amaze - see it now

Following its recent close encounter with the sun, Comet Lovejoy is offering an early-morning spectacle.

Published in Space
Sunday, 04 December 2011 23:14

Total lunar eclipse this coming weekend

For the night-owls, look up in the northern sky a little after midnight on Sunday December 11th and the moon which ought to be blazing down will be strangely dim.

Published in Space
Saturday, 24 September 2011 17:55

UARS is down in south-western Canada

Early reports are just in; UARS fragments have been discovered south of Calgary in Canada.

Published in Space
Friday, 05 August 2011 11:54

New version of LibreOffice ready for download

Just a month short of one year since it forked from OpenOffice.org, the free office suite, LibreOffice, has released version 3.4.2 aimed at both private users and businesses.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:33

LibreOffice shows the strengths of FOSS

When free and open source software projects fork, it is often the case that the child turns out to be much worse than the parent.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:25

The Drizzle tale: a fork that's growing

Nearly three years ago, when open source hacker Brian Aker created a fork of MySQL it did not look like anything that was much needed - at the time Sun owned MySQL and the popular database software looked to have a bright future.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 21 March 2011 11:29

Larcombe fills new bizdev role at Panasonic

Panasonic has appointed Fraser Larcombe to the new role of business development manager for security and PBX products.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:58

A new Sice of life at Acronis

Backup and security vendor Acronis has appointed Karl Sice as general manager - Pacific.

Published in People Moves

Hitachi Data Systems has appointed Chris Clarkson as its state manager for South Australia. He will be in charge of the company's new Adelaide office.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:11

IBM cracks SAP benchmark record again

IBM has exceeded the SAP benchmark record it set last month by a huge margin. Getting almost twich as much work done by doubling the number of processing cores is no mean feat.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:34

SkySQL launches to steal Oracle's thunder

Spurred by the uncertainty created by Oracle over MySQL, a group of former employees of MySQL AB has come together to form a support and services firm for the database.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 10 September 2010 15:35

Oracle, NetApp settle patent suits

Oracle and NetApp have settled the patent suites that the database giant inherited with its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 12:02

Oracle hires Hurd - HP takes it to court

Oracle has hired Mark Hurd, only to be faced with a lawsuit filed by HP in an attempt to stop its former CEO working for a competitor.

Published in People Moves

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