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  • 50Mbps NBN wireless on track for pre-Christmas launch

    NBN's speed boost to its fixed wireless service, which will see the potential maximum speed of connections increased to 50Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream, should be commercially available before Christmas.

  • Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

    Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using just two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor.

  • Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

    LTE with faster upload speeds, using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customized for the Internet of Things, are some of the things Ericsson is working on for next year.

  • Samsung to show transparent OLED at IFA

    Samsung has developed a big-screen OLED screen that's transparent, and plans to put it on show at this week's IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

  • Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

    Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

  • Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

    Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

  • Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

    Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

  • Samsung unveils its new circular Gear S2 smartwatches

    Samsung showed off its latest foray into the smartwatch market today, announcing the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic --smartwatches with circular screens that run its Tizen software platform.

  • OS X El Capitan on track for September release

    Apple's OS X El Capitan appears to be on track for a late September release, according to a comparison of its preview pace with that of last year's Yosemite.

  • Attivo brings deception technology to Amazon Web Services

    Attivo Networks has upgraded its deception technology so businesses can deploy it within Amazon Web Services cloud to lure attackers to what looks like legitimate physical and virtual machines in order to find out what they are up to.

  • Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup

    The initial round of reviews for OnHub, Google’s fancified entry into the home router market, are out, and the consensus is that it’s a neat gadget, but possibly not worth the $200 you’ll fork over to get it.

  • Who's really in charge at Cisco?

    Key innovators continue to report to Chambers, not new CEO Robbins

  • Telcos disagree over ACMA reforms

    There is a case for the government making significant changes to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), telcos have argued.

  • Apple to work with US defence department on developing wearable tech

    Apple and Hewlett-Packard, among other organizations, will develop flexible, thin sensors that could be placed on uniforms and in the tight spaces on ships or aircraft.

  • Mirrativ: Live streaming to the max

    Live streaming just got an upgrade: Mirrativ

  • Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

    Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users and vendors of wireless LAN products early in the year, and I figured it wasn’t over yet. With the FCC's Smart City order earlier this month, it turns out my intuition was right.

  • Apple rewards CEO Tim Cook with $58M for bang-up job on Wall Street

    Apple CEO Tim Cook was awarded 560,000 shares, worth approximately $57.7 million, because of Apple's performance on Wall Street over the last two years.

  • Steve Ballmer might be dipping his toes back into tech

    Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is reportedly weighing an over-the-top streaming video service for NBA games.

  • Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs will vie for IFA spotlight

    At the IFA trade show, Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility aim to show that their smartwatches can compete with Apple, Sony needs to demonstrate that it's still a relevant smartphone manufacturer, and LG want to convince customers that it's time to buy a new TV.

  • Apple to help US military build flexible hybrid electronics

    Apple signs up to build smart clothing for US soldiers, ships and planes