Posted on 11 February 2016 | 5:00 am
Meander Valley Council is looking to get back the AU$11,000 NBN charged to provide a cost estimate to upgrade two areas to fibre-to-the-premises technology.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:42 am
The New Zealand government and research sector have announced a total investment of AU$4.5 million over three years for Australia's Synchrotron.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:14 am
Suncorp Group is a few steps closer to delivering its technology optimisation program, which has so far involved decommissioning legacy systems, moving others into the cloud, and changing the way it uses data.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:34 am
South Korea's largest mobile carrier has said that once its 5G networks are running, it will be able to transfer holograms.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:08 am
The board of Quickflix has said it will not be able to attract further investors or fund redemption of its RPS without rival Stan agreeing to restructure the shares.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:29 am
India's ecommerce industry turnover will grow from $23 billion in 2015 to $120 billion by 2020, according to a research paper by ASSOCHAM, but industry figures have highlighted challenges faced in achieving this milestone.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:16 am
Following approval from UXC shareholders earlier this week, the Supreme Court of Victoria has given the nod for CSC to wholly acquire the IT and business solutions company for AU$427 million.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:08 am
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says a UN panel's ruling, which found Julian Assange was being 'arbitrarily detained', is not legally binding.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:00 am
The New South Wales government has awarded AU$1.8 million to Melbourne-based Versent to build a new online open data hub for the state's transport department.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:43 am
The Australian Stock Exchange believes that as it works with Digital Asset to develop blockchain technology, full year guidance operating expenses will increase by 5.5 percent.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:21 am
Dallas Buyers Club has bowed out of its court case seeking damages from the 5,000 people who downloaded the movie, declining to make an application or file for leave to appeal in the allotted time.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:04 am
Telstra has followed up its nationwide mobile network outage earlier this week with problems connecting to websites hosted by third-party US-based providers.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:01 am
Digital attacks on financial services companies increased rapidly in the last quarter of 2015.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:59 pm
Google's Cloud Functions feature allows changes in developers' cloud environments to trigger other actions.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:18 pm
Google has patented a system to handle the exchange of goods for a time when courier trucks no longer need human drivers.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:26 pm
Let's hope no one every gets to invoke it though...
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:49 am
Google's latest deadlines for moving to HTML5 adverts nudge Adobe's ageing and buggy Flash even closer to the exit.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:39 am
What's behind Facebook's shrinking bug bounty payouts to researchers who report flaws?
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:46 am
An electronic driverless shuttle bus developed by French company Navya SAS will be trialled on Perth roads this year.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:28 am
South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG are losing some of their talented designers and engineers to Chinese companies, sources say.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 11:50 am
This Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin biopic, whose DVD release is imminent, tries to pack an eventful career into just over two hours. How well does it succeed?
Posted on 4 February 2016 | 2:47 pm
There are many folks who enjoy listening to music when they run and who also don't want to carry a phone. TomTom stepped up to release the best music-focused GPS sport watch.
Posted on 3 February 2016 | 3:52 pm
This powerful 6-inch Android 6.0 phablet is well made, looks good and has impressive battery life. The drawbacks are relatively minor, but plentiful enough to give many potential buyers pause for thought.
Posted on 3 February 2016 | 1:47 pm
It seems the BlackBerry Priv I tested in November had hardware issues. A new device from T-Mobile and software updates radically altered my view on BlackBerry's first Android smartphone.
Posted on 21 January 2016 | 1:34 pm
This 15.6-inch laptop has impressive internals, but cost-cutting is evident in the chassis materials, screen image quality and bouncy keyboard. Improvements in these areas would make the X555UA a far more attractive proposition.
Posted on 20 January 2016 | 11:37 am
We appreciate the Transformer Book T100HA's industrial design, and it's nice to see a USB-C port on the tablet section. The downsides include significant flex in the keyboard, limited internal storage and a relatively low-resolution screen.
Posted on 18 January 2016 | 3:15 pm
HP's Pro Tablet 608 G1 is a compact and well-built Windows tablet with a high-resolution 7.9-inch screen. The entry-level price is on the high side; adding memory, storage, mobile broadband and a docking station will quickly boost that price.
Posted on 15 January 2016 | 4:59 pm
The convertible Yoga 500 is affordable and has a good keyboard, plenty of storage and on-board Ethernet. However, the display resolution isn't great and some might require longer battery life.
Posted on 8 January 2016 | 4:52 pm
Face-to-face conversation is a casualty of the digital age and results in a worrying lack of empathy, says MIT professor Sherry Turkle.
Posted on 7 January 2016 | 3:11 pm
It's not cheap, but this wireless headset delivers excellent sound, and is very comfortable to wear.
Posted on 6 January 2016 | 11:10 am
HP's affordable Envy 4520 offers scanning, wireless and duplex printing, and printing from mobile devices.
Posted on 4 January 2016 | 1:34 pm
This O2-exclusive handset (in the UK) combines solid build quality and good battery life with a competitive price plus good security and privacy features courtesy of Cyanogen OS.
Posted on 31 December 2015 | 2:29 pm
Randall Munroe, author of the xkcd comic strip, has published Thing Explainer, a "how stuff works" book that explains things using diagrams and the thousand most common words. It's the Up-Goer Five idea expanded to a wide range of subjects.
Posted on 29 December 2015 | 4:11 pm
Get your teeth into this geeky approach to food, which covers novelties like nitrogen ice cream as well as the scientific principles behind great cooking.
Posted on 28 December 2015 | 1:21 pm
The Moto 360 Sport is focused on running with an integrated GPS receiver. While the music experience is terrible while running, it does a good job of tracking your route.
Posted on 22 December 2015 | 11:44 am
Lenovo's 2015 ThinkPad 10 is a versatile Atom x7-based Windows tablet. But a fully business-ready configuration will cost you the equivalent of a fully-fledged laptop-replacement system.
Posted on 21 December 2015 | 1:47 pm
Microsoft improved in the areas where I saw issues with the first Microsoft Band, making the Band 2 the ultimate activity tracker to help you improve your lifestyle.
Posted on 16 December 2015 | 1:47 pm
The Moto 360 is just the second Android Wear smartwatch with integrated GPS and a focus on fitness. I took it for a short 3.3 mile run, along with three other wearables.
Posted on 15 December 2015 | 1:47 pm
You have to give Samsung credit for not giving up on smartwatches and I'm pleased to see its latest model rises to the top of the smartwatch offerings.
Posted on 13 December 2015 | 2:21 pm
If you work and play in the field then it helps to have a rugged protective case, but they are often big and bulky. The Wetsuit Impact provides solid protection with little added to the size of your iPhone.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:03 am
Ten, fifteen years from now, hybrid clouds with vastly improved wireless connectivity will be the sum total of your personal computing experience.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:47 am
Another day, another sensational report from Forbes. Oh my goodness, is Windows 10 really "phoning home" thousands of times a day? Nope. in fact, anyone who has even a basic understanding of how networks work should cringe at this shoddy report.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:56 pm
Microsoft is continuing to cut employees connected with its mobile-phone business with a new round of cuts hitting employees in Finland, according to a new report.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:28 pm
PCs certified by Oculus will start at $949, while pre-orders will begin next week for bundled desktops priced from $1,499 that include the virtual reality headset, an Xbox One controller, games, and more.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:56 pm
The Palo Alto-based corporation reported a net loss of $50.2 million, or $1.11 per share.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:46 pm
Microsoft says it has signed deals with 74 hardware makers, including Acer, to preload Microsoft productivity apps and services on their Android tablets and phones.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:40 pm
The company's international users remained stable, but lost around 1 million users from the US from the third-quarter.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:15 pm
The networking giant managed to beat analyst estimates after offering a mild outlook last quarter.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:56 pm
The partnership will combine HERE's mapping knowhow and point-of-interest data with Nuance's artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:39 pm
The company confirms the Tesla Model 3 will start at $35,000 before incentives, and there's some math in play that could make it cheaper for residents in some states.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:39 pm
The new LibreOffice release has improved its looks and added even more interoperable features.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:19 pm
Microsoft is adding a new test ring for Windows 10 for PCs and mobile devices, plus rolling out Build 10586.107 for Windows 10 Mobile Fast Ring testers.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:00 pm
An Israeli startup is modeling its Linux-based, Raspberry Pi-powered robot on the smartphone developer ecosystem.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:38 pm
If Apple expects to remain the tech powerhouse that it is, it has to be thinking and planning about what comes after the iPhone. But, how exactly do you follow the iPhone? Is VR/AR the answer?
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:28 pm
The US tax office said no personal data was compromised or disclosed.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:52 pm
The new timeline will show recommended tweets at the top of users' feeds, with the traditional, reverse-chronological tweet order appearing just underneath.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:51 pm
Remember that IT circle of pain and fingerpointing when complex technology projects go awry? Just imagine what'll happen when your friendly AI driver is in a crash. Who takes the liability hit?
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:36 pm
The bill, just three short pages in length, will prevent local legislatures from passing laws that ban encryption on a state level.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:00 pm
A corporate merger, like a marriage, can yield a whole stronger than its parts -- or it can end in utter disaster. In ZDNet's ramp up to Valentine's Day 2016, we countdown the worst corporate romances in IT history.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:30 pm
The details Microsoft provided for the Patch Tuesday updates to Windows 10 are vague and unactionable, but that's usually all we've ever gotten from them.