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Bitcoin not a financial product: ASIC

Bitcoin not a financial product: ASIC

Bitcoin and other digital currencies are not financial products, meaning that a licence is not required to operate a digital currency trading platform, according to the Australian corporations regulator ASIC.

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Two-month wait for government POODLE patch

Two-month wait for government POODLE patch

Almost two months after Google's security team revealed a major security flaw in SSLv3, an Australian government department was found to still be using the old protocol on at least one of its websites, leaving it wide open to POODLE-like attacks.

published December 11, 2014 by

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CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.

published May 21, 2012 by

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The latest in emergency tech: pics

The latest in emergency tech: pics

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Australasia conference gives vendors a chance to show off the latest and greatest tech for keeping the public safe and dealing with emergency situations. ZDNet Australia took a sneak peak at some of the tech on show.

published March 12, 2012 by

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NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has thrown its doors open for the seventh time in as many years, inviting all to see what's next in cutting-edge technology and also to open the Digital Productivity Showcase, a demonstration of future applications that will likely use and show the capabilities of the National Broadband Network.

published February 23, 2012 by

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It's DAMsmart! Behind the scenes: photos

It's DAMsmart! Behind the scenes: photos

Australian media preservation and digitisation company DAMsmart is responsible for processing thousands and thousands of hours of culturally significant footage. Here's a glimpse at some of the tech used behind-the-scenes at their Canberra office.

published April 29, 2011 by

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Secret CIA spy gadgets go public: photos

Secret CIA spy gadgets go public: photos

When you think CIA, the last word likely to come to mind is "open". And yet the US spy organisation has begun to lift the lid — albeit ever so slightly — in a bid to cultivate public support. In fact, the agency recently launched a retooled website, complete with YouTube and Flickr channels.

published February 25, 2011 by

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Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

After Victoria University opened its datacentre in Sunshine, Victoria in 2009, it has been progressively migrating its infrastructure services over from its old, inefficient centre in Footscray to the new site, and plans to ramp up the migration over the next six months.

published January 23, 2011 by

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Installing a new supercomputer: timelapse

Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.

published January 22, 2012 by

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A world without Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales jumped on the "screw SOPA" bandwagon this week and led Wikipedia into a 24-hour blackout to protest, causing panic, confusion and general hysteria among the knowledge-seeking population. But ask yourself this: what if Wikipedia never came back online?

published January 19, 2012 by

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Enterprise tackles social media minefield

While some companies have taken to social media like ducks to water, others are frightened to even dip their toes in. ZDNet Australia held a roundtable this month with IT executives from top Australian companies to gauge how social they are and how social they'd like to be.

published September 11, 2011 by

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Kogan Agora and Agora Pro

Kogan Agora and Agora Pro

The much-hyped Google Android phone operating system will hit Australia on 29 January 2009, in the form of the Kogan Agora and Agora Pro. At first glance, this looks to be one of the most exciting products of the year.

published December 8, 2008 by

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Acer Aspire 9504

Acer Aspire 9504

Acer's Aspire 9504 incorporates a lot of empowering technology, although its chief TV offering is rather weak.

published November 27, 2005 by

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Samsung D600

Samsung D600

Samsung's D500 was voted the best mobile handset of 2005 by the GSM association. Can the upgraded D600 outdo it in 2006?

published November 2, 2005 by

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HP iPAQ h6515

HP iPAQ h6515

Can the addition of GPS on HP's latest PDA-phone inject some much-needed oomph back into the dwindling PDA market?

published October 16, 2005 by

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Motorola A1000

Motorola A1000

For business users needing to keep in touch with the office on the road, the A1000 is a viable option. Others may find that life is too short to wait for applications to load.

published September 25, 2005 by

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Sony Ericsson K750i

Sony Ericsson K750i

We can barely fault the 2-megapixel K750i from Sony Ericsson, which is a very compelling and easy-to-use handset for mobile users looking to upgrade.

published August 8, 2005 by

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Nokia 6230i

Nokia 6230i

Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

published July 11, 2005 by

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Sony Ericsson K300i

Sony Ericsson K300i

Sony Ericsson's K300i is an easy to use, inexpensive phone with a modest range of features including a VGA camera, infrared port and a media player. Read our Australian review to find out more.

published June 6, 2005 by

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Siemens SL65

Siemens SL65

Siemens's SL65 slider phone is a conundrum of sorts. Will it stand outenough to become a favourite slider phone? Or will it simply fade inthe myriad of choices in the market today?

published May 2, 2005 by

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Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

published May 2, 2005 by

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Samsung D500

Samsung D500

Samsung's latest slider phone, the D500, looks a lot like its sliding predecessor, but comes in a black case with a megapixel camera and an MP3 player.

published April 25, 2005 by

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