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Beyond Conroy: Australia's future internet politics

Whether it's the Coalition's Malcolm Turnbull or Labor's candidate, any future communications minister faces the same long-term issues — and geek lobbyists must learn to deploy better skills.

June 27, 2013

AnandTech: No NFC in iPhone 5

AnandTech and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple claim that the iPhone 5 will not ship with Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware. If true this would give Android (and Windows Phone) a boost and severely hobble PassBook.

August 28, 2012 by

India: 112 govt sites hacked in 3 months

Sites hacked or defaced include those from state-owned telcos and government agencies, reveals Minister of State for Communications and IT, who adds the government now working to upgrade skills to cope with hackers.

March 15, 2012 by

Government denies reviving site-blocking law plans

The government has denied a claim by a minister that the upcoming Communications Bill green paper will include website-blocking requirements for copyright enforcement.Mark Prisk, the minister of state for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), said on Tuesday that the government was "closely considering whether to block access to websites that infringe copyright".

February 10, 2012 by

Thunderbolt due to strike Windows PCs in 2012

Thunderbolt, Intel's high-speed communications protocol, is coming to Windows PCs in 2012.Acer and Asus should bring out Windows devices — including Ultrabooks — that support the high-speed interconnect technology next year, Mooly Eden, Intel's general manager of PC client devices, told attendees at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.

September 14, 2011 by

Researchers hack a car

A group of researchers from two universities tested their hacking skills on two cars and found that they could remotely lock the brakes, the engine and windows on a car; turn on the radio, heat and windshield wipers; honk the horn; and change the speedometer display.The paper will be presented by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, California, on Wednesday.

May 16, 2010 by

Microsoft headed back to East Texas to fight another patent infringement case

On March 8, Microsoft will be back in U.S. District Court in East Texas to defend itself against another patent-infringement case. The new case is being brought by real-time communications vendor VirnetX Inc. and involves two VirnetX patents which that company claims Microsoft is using improperly in Windows XP, Vista and Windows Server, among other products.

March 4, 2010 by

Tracking down those XP crashes: Could the cause be malware?

According to reports on some newsgroups, a Windows patch is causing the Blue Screen of Death for Windows XP users. Microsoft has temporarily withdrawn the update while it investigates the reports. Before you leap to conclusions about the coding skills of Microsoft's developers, you might want to consider the possibility that this problem is related to undetected malware infections. I've got some exclusive details.

February 12, 2010 by

ACMA completes move to Win7

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed its desktop migration from Windows XP and 2000 to Windows 7, according to its chief information officer, Carsten Larsen.

January 4, 2010 by

Verdiem: One million desktops and counting for power management software

OK, so maybe it doesn't sound like such a huge number when you consider how many copies of Windows live in the world, but power management utility company Verdiem (which has some pretty sweet deals with partners Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft) has hit the one-million-deployments mark for its enterprise power management software, called Surveyor.A recent deal with Cox Communications for more than 15,000 networked computers helped put the company over the top.

August 11, 2009 by

Conroy reveals NBN board

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has revealed the remaining board members for the National Broadband Network Company, a group with high-level financial, technical, legal and business skills.

August 5, 2009 by

HTC S740 on Orange

This is a well-featured Windows Mobile smartphone with a good mini-QWERTY keyboard and impressive battery life. Shame about the backplate though.

May 18, 2009 by

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