We pinch ourselves as we ask if the Telstra-NBN deal really happened, envy the employees of Google, mourn the shrinking of myki and ponder the future of piracy abroad.
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee. Caution: Contents Hot
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After a short break, Technolatte is back on deck to talk about who's replacing their tokens, what's coming out in tablets, what Mike Quigley can expect to face when he returns from holidays and whether or not internet access is a basic human right.
What really went down at AusCERT, why are you still getting ripped off for software and are there really only seven customers on the Armidale NBN?
What was in the Federal budget for IT? What are Telstra and Amazon fighting about? Why are the emergency services divided over spectrum and how much did Microsoft pay for Skype?
This week, we have a whole podcast of fail. Sony PlayStation Network's breach has to be one of the biggest "d'oh!" moments in data breach history, while iPhone's location-tracking has people fuming, global roaming prices are just plain ridiculous and the Amazon Web Services outage shows that cloud can break, too.
Why is IBM being dragged before the Australian Human Rights Commission? How will your e-health records work? How hard can it be to secure credit card data, and who will get Vodafone's LTE upgrades first?
Which is the better ship: Serenity or the Millenium Falcon? Australia's Top Geek decides. Why did NBN's head of construction fall on his sword, what's going on in data retention and what does the Epsilon data breach all mean?
Has the Commonwealth Bank built the Death Star? Will the NBN legislation be resolved today and how will IT play a role in the upcoming NSW state election?
Can you conveniently execute a pub crawl with a near-field communication device? Is Sydney becoming powerless? Do you know how fast your illegal downloads were going and how can we make the public sector sexy again?
In this week's mile high edition of Technolatte, we cover everything; from the planes flying high above the earth, to the seedy underbelly of the internet.
Imagine if you used the cash you thought you were getting for free from the Commonwealth Bank on Tuesday to buy an iPad, only to wake up on Thursday morning and find out that, not only wasn't it free cash, but your shiny new iPad is now obsolete.
This week saw New Zealand telcos shine through a national disaster, the DSD gets chummy with Apple, AusCERT suffers under legal bindings, all while the Federal Court of Australia handed down the iiTrial verdict.
Has Telstra hit the jackpot with its long-term evolution (LTE) announcement? Does the government worry too much about cloud? Does piracy really cost as much as studios think it does, and can you really have too many lawnmowers?
Those sneaky Androids are creeping into Australians' pockets, but is Apple quaking in its iOS boots? Is there mutiny within pirate ranks? What's the Commonwealth Bank playing at with its core modernisation and should we start planning Windows XP's funeral?