The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
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The details of NBN Co's strategic review will be pored over for the next few days, but these are the basic numbers that NBN Co has compiled comparing the different policies.
Samsung has a winner in the Galaxy Note 8.0. It competes directly with the iPad mini by adding features that Apple can't duplicate.
Microsoft's Surface Pro, which the company officially calls "a powerful PC in tablet form," went on sale today. On its website, Microsoft has officially disclosed how much data storage space you can expect to get from each model. Good luck translating the numbers.
Apple's latest gadget offers features suitable for work, making it a worthy contender in the enterprise space, but isn't revolutionary enough and adds inconvenience to consumers.
According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.
With the (electronic) ink barely dry on our review of vmProtect 6, backup specialist Acronis has released version 7 of its vSphere backup and disaster recovery tool, adding yet more features to this already very capable product.Like its predecessor, vmProtect 7 is designed to work with all versions of vSphere from 4.
NASA has shut down its last mainframe, the space agency's chief information officer announced over the weekend.Linda Cureton said on Saturday that some organisations still needed the transaction-oriented capabilities of Big Iron, which allows for huge numbers of inputs and outputs, but NASA was not one of them.
The battle in the mobile space between Google and Apple has no doubt been intensifying with various numbers emerging, claiming market leadership over the other.The popular consensus, for now, is that Android is seeing strong growth while Apple iPhone rules the smartphone market.
The Federal Government's phone book of all Australian telephone numbers could include users' social networking details in the future, depending on the outcome of a review of the Integrated Public Number Database.
Thinking of migrating away from Microsoft Office? Our comprehensive review compares all the top alternatives on flexibility, features and price.
It seems that Mozilla are in a rush to push Firefox into higher version numbers as fast as possible. Mozilla's explanation for the increase in version number turnover is that it has moved to 'rapid development cycle' to get new features into the hands of users as quickly as possible, but looking at Mozilla's roadmap I'm not so sure.
In the Windows Phone space, however, there hasn't been a whole lot of variety, in terms of features or price points with the first-generation of devices. Will "Mango" devices be any different?
Mobile analytics firm comScore has released the latest quarterly numbers for smartphones, and there are some telling changes that reflect the mobile space. Android keeps growing while others remain flat.
A look at the numbers behind Colt's flagship facility for modular datacentres, London 3 in Welwyn Garden City, which features the company's own design
Amazon has rolled out a software update for its Kindle designed to improve readability, sharing and eliminating quirks such as a wacky page number scheme. Here's a quick review of the new features.
Another new Facebook feature can only mean one thing: it's time to review my privacy settings again.Once again, Facebook has rolled out some new features affect how much of your information can be viewed by others - hackers, non-Facebookers, advertisers and so on.
UPDATE: In a carefully worded statement at 11:25 PM Monday night, Facebook has retracted their permissions to developers for user address and mobile numbers. In their post, they state that they will re-introduce the "feature" with updates and "improved" features.
Needing a bit more space for my high-resolution photos, HD video and music, I decided to spring for a new 1TB portable hard drive. Being a Mac owner and wanting something small yet attractive on my desk, I picked up the Western Digital My Passport SE for Mac. Here's my personal review.
There are many of us who want to stick with our wireless carrier, yet still would like to experience the latest Apple touchscreen device. Thankfully, Apple launched the iPod touch in three different capacities and it provides consumers with the high resolution retina display, A4 processor, iOS 4.1, and HD video camera.
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