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  • Hail pounds telecom networks in Queensland

    A severe storm in Queensland has battered services for major ISPs in the state.

  • RMIT University builds virtual networking labs for students

    Melbourne's RMIT University has worked with HP to build virtual networking labs to help students learn about software-defined networking.

  • China to open up Internet broadband market with upcoming trials

    With China's Internet growth slowing, the country is opening up the broadband provider market to private enterprises as part of government sponsored trial.

  • Data retention inquiry to report in early 2015

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has begun its scrutiny of the government's data retention bill.

  • Communications coalition urges national focus on broadband adoption

    Australia must set an ambitious broadband policy for the next fifteen years, a coalition representing consumers, small businesses, regional areas and competitive telcos has urged.

  • Here's why hydrogen-fueled cars aren't little Hindenburgs

    For all the volatility of a gas like hydrogen, which combusts with one-tenth the energy required for gasoline, fuel cell vehicles are safer than internal combustion engines, according to industry experts.

  • ASIC chief calls for focus on 'cyber resilience'

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairperson Greg Medcraft has called for a focus on "cyber resilience through risk management" to prevent destabilisation of financial markets.

  • NASA creates first 3D printed object in space

    Taking the first step in what NASA hopes will become a key part of future long-term space journeys, engineers have created the first 3D printed object in space.

  • Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

    Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

  • In brief: ISOC-AU appoints CEO

    The Internet Society of Australia has appointed its first-ever chief executive officer. ISOC-AU announced today that Laurie Patton had joined the organisation as CEO.

  • Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at US$70 per month

    Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas, with the 1Gbps service priced at US$70 per month.

  • Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

    Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

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    Senate backs Ludlam on data retention costs

    The Senate has passed a motion put by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam that calls on Attorney-General George Brandis to table a PricewaterhouseCoopers study into the cost to industry of implementing a data retention scheme.

  • FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no public timeline for voting on proposed net neutrality rules, despite pressure from President Barack Obama and some net neutrality advocates.

  • Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

    In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

  • Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

    At the L.A. Auto Show this week, leading car makers revealed their plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use the most common molecule in the universe for power and release only water vapor as exhaust.

  • Molecular flash memory could store massive data

    Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces, according to European scientists.

  • Comcast app lets customers track service techs in real time

    Comcast today unveiled a mobile app that allows their service techs to be tracked by cable customers in real time.

  • TPG presence won't stop NBN Co installing FTTB equipment

    NBN Co will be willing to deploy its equipment in the basements of apartment blocks — so-called multi-dwelling units (or MDUs) — even if rival infrastructure is already in place, an executive of the government-owned company said today at a Senate Estimates hearing.

  • Darkness, fog are no problem for NEC camera tech

    Security cameras could be seeing a lot more in adverse conditions with technology developed by NEC.