Stories by Adam Bender

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UNSW researchers see future for Oculus Rift in engineering

Virtual reality could soon be a practical tool for engineers with the availability of inexpensive VR equipment like Oculus Rift and free open-source design software, according to a researcher at the University of New South Wales.

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.

UPDATED: Vodafone upbeat on turnaround despite more customer losses

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has blamed “stiff competition” and a saturated market for the loss of 137,000 more customers in the six-month period ended 30 June.

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IPv6 adoption low but picking up speed in 2014

There is cautious optimism among IPv6 observers as greater awareness and an exploding number of IP-enabled devices drive more organisations to support the new Internet Protocol version.

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Dick Smith replaces legacy IT infrastructure by stealth

The IT manager of Dick Smith says he is replacing legacy systems by stealth as the consumer electronics retailer navigates a business turnaround.

Australians support biometrics at airports

Nine in ten Australians are willing to hand over biometric details including fingerprints when travelling across international borders, according to an Accenture survey.

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UPDATED: 4G in Australia: The state of the nation

The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

Payment upstart Stripe sets up shop in Australia

Stripe has opened business in Australia, joining an increasingly competitive market of payment providers in the country.

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Telstra unveils locations getting early access to 700MHz 4G network

Telstra has announced early access to its 700MHz 4G mobile network for Perth and other communities around Australia.

Canva reveals GoDaddy partnership, new funding

Australian startup Canva has announced an additional $3.6 million in funding and new partnerships with website hosts to integrate its quick graphic design tool.

Optus 700MHz 4G network ready for Perth, Darwin

Darwin and Perth residents can get an early taste of 4G mobile broadband on 700 MHz spectrum after Optus turned on the network in each CBD.

ASIO head says government is no Big Brother

ASIO is not carrying out mass surveillance of average citizens and the agency is subject to an appropriate level of oversight, according to the organisation's head David Taylor Irvine, director-general of security.

Fujitsu shuttles NSW government email to the cloud

Fujitsu will provide a cloud email service for 27,000 mailboxes across the New South Wales government.

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Australian investigations of online sexual abuse material rise 550 per cent

The 2013/14 financial year saw more than six times the number of Australian investigations into online child sexual abuse material, according to figures released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

NBN Co must pay out $200 million more to Telstra: NSW Supreme Court

NBN Co will owe Telstra $200 million more than it expected over the next 30 years, unless it appeals a decision reached today by the NSW Supreme Court.