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  • OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

    OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

  • Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

    Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

  • Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

    With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

  • Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

    Using a tablet to make a phone call may sound unorthodox. But in Asia's emerging markets, vendors are increasingly shipping 7-inch tablets with voice call functions, according to research firm IDC.

  • Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

    Start-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features.

  • Samsung to lure buyers for its smart TVs with new games, Skype group calls

    Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month's IFA trade show in Berlin.

  • Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

    Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.

  • As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

    Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,200 people, and sickened even more.

  • Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

    Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.

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    Government paying 'outrageous' sums to Telstra for NBN: Vodafone CEO

    The "outrageous" size of NBN payments to Telstra is one example of the number one telco's unfair advantage, according to Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta.

  • Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

    Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.

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    ATO sets out treatment of Bitcoin

    Businesses that "supply Bitcoin" must "charge GST when they supply bitcoin and may be subject to GST when receiving bitcoin in return for goods and services" according to guidance on treatment of the crypto-currency issued today by the Australian Taxation Office.

  • Fair and Safe Work Qld invites offers for mobile app development

    The Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland (OFSWQ) has issued an invitation to offer for mobile application software development.

  • China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

    China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector.

  • 'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

    A type of malware called Reveton, which falsely warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been upgraded with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast.

  • YouTube music might be a win for other Google services

    A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.

  • Telstra targeted in class action lawsuit over late fees

    Australia’s big three telcos are being targeted in class action lawsuits relating to late payment fees imposed on their customers.

  • Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

    An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users.

  • CSG posts revenue of $199.2m

    CSG (ASX: CSV) has reported revenues of $199.2 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, an increase from last year’s revenue of $181.3 million.

  • In support of a fibre-to-the-premises NBN

    In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN.

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