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  • Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more

    Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Telstra deploys 4G to 50 neglected rural sites

    Telstra is pushing its 4G network out into rural areas that never had mobile broadband before, the telco has revealed.

  • More mobile broadband spectrum possible for emergency services

    The government will ask the Productivity Commission to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the best way to provide mobile broadband to public safety agencies by 2020.

  • Rise of Whatsapp could require regulatory reform: ACMA

    Regulators should review telecom regulation as more consumers replace traditional telephony with over-the-top (OTT) services, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

  • 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.

  • Telstra public Wi-Fi trial goes live in big cities

    Telstra has switched on the first 150 Wi-Fi hotspots of its $100 million plan to canvas Australia with a public wireless service.

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    Labor seeks fibre future, but still working on NBN policy: Clare

    A future Labor government cannot simply switch back the National Broadband Network to a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model, shadow communications minister Jason Clare has said.

  • Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

    A proposed US$0.16 fee increase on your telephone bill would go toward improving Internet access for kids in school and libraries.

  • In brief: Vodafone switches on '4G+' network in Melbourne

    Vodafone has switched on its new "4G+" LTE-Advanced network. The telco announced today it had switched on 478 new 4G+ sites. Another 71 sites will be switched on over the next month and a half.

  • ACCC chief backs breakup of NBN Co

    NBN Co should be broken up into separate entities before it is privatised in order to promote competition, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, argued in a speech this morning.

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    NBN Co charts course in uncertain waters

    NBN Co has used its updated corporate plan, dated 11 November but released for public scrutiny today, to outline ambitious targets for the rollout of the National Broadband Network in its 2015 financial year. But it has also noted significant areas of uncertainty as the government-owned corporation continues its transition to a new model for the NBN rollout.

  • US net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

    U.S. President Barack Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility is a bad idea that could raise broadband prices by 16 percent or more, a parade of Republican politicians and conservative activists said Friday.

  • U.S. government issues alert about Apple iOS "Masque Attack" threat

    Three days after security company FireEye warned of an iPhone/iPad threat dubbed "Masque Attack", the U.S. government has issued a warning of its own about this new risk by malicious third-party apps to Apple iOS devices.

  • Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

    Some of the most powerful companies in video networks and delivery plan to define an open architecture for streaming video as part of a new alliance that includes Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ustream and Yahoo, but not Netflix or YouTube.

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    Data retention: Govt needs to spell out metadata details, committee says

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for the government to spell out in legislation what sort of metadata will be collected under its data retention regime.

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    Optus launches NFC-based mobile payments

    Optus has launched a new Android app that supports contactless payments.

  • Carmakers promise they'll protect driver privacy -- really

    The world's 19 biggest automakers have agreed to principles they say will protect driver privacy in an electronic age where in-vehicle computers collect everything from location and speed to what smartphone you use.

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    NBN Co to work with communities that want to co-fund FTTP

    NBN Co has set out in broad outline the principles that will guide the roll out of the National Broadband Network as it continues the shift to a 'multi-technology mix' (MTM) that has an emphasis on the use of the existing copper network for 'last mile' connections to premises.