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  • Kickass Torrents is offline, but moves to block it continue

    An application for a Federal Court injunction that will compel Telstra, Optus, TPG and Foxtel’s broadband arm to block customer access to Kickass Torrents will proceed for now despite the file-sharing site’s domains being seized and its alleged operator arrested.

    22 July 16 10:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Texas city dives into water monitoring technology

    A small city in Texas replaced its old water meters with wireless meters that help home and business owners track water usage and make adjustments before the bill arrives.

    22 July 16 04:00 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to refresh its Itanium server range around the middle of next year, employing Intel's long-promised "Kittson" successor to the current Itanium 9500 series ("Poulson") chips.

    22 July 16 01:22 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

    On Thursday, Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

    21 July 16 22:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network, storage, and virtual machines.

    21 July 16 05:16 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Industry group aims to help Australia realise IoT’s benefits

    A group that brings together Australian businesses, researchers and government agencies with the aim of helping the country realise the benefits of the Internet of Things has formally launched as an independent not-for-profit organisation.

    20 July 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Can we find a quantum-resistant algorithm before it’s too late?

    The warning from QuintessenceLabs’ CTO John Leisoboer is stark. “When sufficiently powerful quantum computers become generally available,” he says, “it’s guaranteed to break all existing cryptographic systems that we know of.”

    18 July 16 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • AT&T wants to keep order in drone-filled skies

    AT&T is a big drone user, and its network could be a future backbone for command and control of drones or even a traffic management system.

    16 July 16 12:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

    In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

    16 July 16 08:27 Written by Martyn Williams
  • What’s hot at Cisco Live!

    Cisco security heats up, as does relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

    15 July 16 03:05 Written by Michael Cooney
  • NBN prepares for full-scale HFC rollout

    NBN believes it is on track for having some 900,000 premises able to order hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) National Broadband Network services by late June next year.

    14 July 16 09:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Is Wi-Fi finally ‘fast enough?’

    Wi-Fi has become so ubiquitous over the past decade and a half that we talk about it – and complain about it – like it’s part of the weather. Be honest, average user – the first thing you think when your connection starts acting up is “damn it, what’s wrong with the Wi-Fi now?”

    13 July 16 01:55 Written by Jon Gold

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