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?
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.
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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?
Would you put your significant other on a terrorist watchlist if you could? Do you trust a speed camera? Did Tropical Cyclone Yasi blow Queensland away? Can Communications Minister Stephen Conroy kill your internets?
How do you send a penguin into space? What's really happening with the government's open-source policy? Will Tasmania suffer after David Bartlett's exit and will RIM keep its PlayBook play date with Android?