Microsoft has won a contract which could be worth US$21.88 billion (A$28.58 billion) with the US Army to supply 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets that will help soldiers who are at war.
The head of the defence lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, believes that bolstering Australia's defence is part of the solution to the current bilateral crisis with China.
A new policy amendment by Youtube has cut advertising on videos that contain controversial news content, including videos that promote alternative political views. As a result, at least one popular alternative news media site with hundreds of thousands of subscribers has lost a major source of income. (Note this story has been updated with an official YouTube statement in the final paragraph)
Australia has two major export sectors and technology is not one of them. Aside from mining, food accounts for about $30 billion of this country’s national exports. Now, thanks to our good friends in Washington and our insipidly compliant lapdog Government we’ve just lost a reliable $500 million customer and moved a step closer to a senseless war.
As I write this, we are nearly one week into the Malaysian Airlines tragedy in which almost 300 lives were lost. The mainstream media coverage and commentary from Western political leaders of the downing of MH 17 over Ukraine is nothing short of appalling. In short, we are being subjected to an overt attempt to lie us into another war.
South Korea's defence ministry has clamped down on mobile phones, forcing employees to install an app that restricts users to just calling and texting with their smartphones.
Thanks Sam! Best article I've read in a little while :)
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