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  • Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential

    Microsoft’s mixed-reality HoloLens headset will be used for nurse training by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer and Haematology Network (ISCaHN) if a proposal currently under consideration goes ahead.

    21 March 17 08:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

    Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more responsiveness to candy-bar and low-end smartphones.

    20 March 17 18:01 Written by Agam Shah
  • Groups call for better bush telco services

    The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition — which brings together 17 organisations including the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and a range of groups representing regional and rural communities and businesses — has called for a shake-up of the telecommunications sector.

    20 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus hit by SMS problem

    Optus has confirmed that a problem is affecting SMS messages sent between its mobile subscribers and those on Telstra’s network.

    17 March 17 13:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google pulls virtual assistant ad after user outcry

    Google Home users got a surprise Thursday when their virtual assistants cheerily mentioned that the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is opening in theaters this weekend. The ad has since been pulled.

    17 March 17 11:44 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down

    AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

    17 March 17 03:55 Written by Agam Shah
  • Android switches to native Java 8 support

    Hit the road, Jack -- Google is displacing the toolchain, but existing tools and plugins dependent on the Java class file format still should work

    16 March 17 21:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    16 March 17 03:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Vodafone voice services hit by outage

    Vodafone has confirmed that some of its customers are suffering problems with their mobile voice services.

    15 March 17 13:39 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

    Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.

    15 March 17 07:50 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • FAQ: What in the wireless world is CBRS?

    What is CBRS? Here are the basics on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (i.e., CBRS) shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. Yeah, thats a mouthful, but this tech could have big implications for building private LTE networks and for carriers that want to extend their 4G services.

    15 March 17 05:43 Written by Bob Brown
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