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  • iPhone 6 sales top 10M on opening weekend, 11% more than in '13

    Apple today said it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones during the first weekend of sales, an 11% increase over last year's launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C.

  • EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

    EMC spent almost a year discussing a merger with Hewlett-Packard and is weighing its options in light of the expected retirement of CEO Joe Tucci and shareholder discontent, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • How haptics will transform your gadgets

    Haptics have been part of consumer electronics for a long time. When you put your smartphone on "vibrate," or when you play first-person shooters on Xbox, those vibrations are called haptics.

  • Microsoft pushes back Xbox One release date in China

    Microsoft has pushed back the launch date of the Xbox One in mainland China, saying it needs more time to polish the system before it goes for sale.

  • Microsoft knocks iOS 8 install requirements, ups OneDrive free space

    Microsoft yesterday levered the news that some iPhone owners had to delete content before installing the new iOS 8 with an offer to nearly double the free space for its OneDrive cloud storage service.

  • Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

    A judge in New York has postponed for mediation proceedings a decision on an injunction motion by Getty Images against a Bing widget, which allowed publishers to embed image collages and slideshows from search results on their websites.

  • Government to address startup issues after long wait

    The Coalition government plans within weeks to release details of its plans for promoting tech startups in Australia, including changes to employee share option (ESOP) taxation rules, as part of a wide-ranging economic reform package.

  • NICTA Victoria creates director role

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has hired Professor Jack Singh for the newly created role of Victoria director.

  • Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses

    The panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.

  • In Pictures: Meet the 12 wealthiest people in social media

    Some of the names on our Top 12 list are familiar industry figures. Others are hardly household names. The common thread: They have all made billions from social media.

  • In Pictures: Eight is enough?

    A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone. Cool, huh?

  • New body could take ACCC's telco access powers

    The draft report of the Competition Policy Review has recommended that a new organisation should take over a number of the regulatory powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including the ACCC's telecommunications access and pricing functions.

  • Local Telstra customers testing global Cisco cloud

    Telstra on Monday said the Cisco Intercloud platform is now in live trial mode for selected customers in Australia, which the telco has declined to name.

  • Australian Bitcoin exchange igot.com to enable users to pay bills and rent

    Australian Bitcoin exchange igot.com plans to partner with billers such as utility companies, real estates or landlords, phone and Internet providers to enable users to pay for their bills and rent.

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    UWS uses data analysis to track student performance

    The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is using data analysis and visualisation software, Tableau, to track the performance of students who are at risk of failing their course subjects.

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    Optus tunes up 4G network with carrier aggregation

    Optus has upgraded its 4G network in four capital cities in Australia with the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology.

  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

  • InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

    Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • iPhone 6 review roundup -- the raves come quietly

    As the iPhone 6 series hits store shelves and users' pockets, professional opinions have been generally positive, if not breathlessly impressed. The overall reaction is probably best characterized as a "eh, they're pretty good."