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  • Drivers want their cars to get to know them better

    Consumers want their vehicles to anticipate their personal technology demands and to provide the same functionality as their mobile devices, according to a survey.

  • Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

    Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones.

  • As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

    New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design.

  • CryptoWall held over half-a-million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

    A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than US$1 million, researchers found.

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    Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

    Fujitsu is set to manufacture 8,500 contactless bank machines for Spain's CaixaBank, a move that may help move the technology to the mainstream.

  • Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

    It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.

  • OK, glowing pink ooze would worry us, too

    Flashback to the 1980s, when this Australian organization finally eases into computerization -- and is trying to do it right, according to a pilot fish on the scene.

  • How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)

    Adobe Flash is a relic, but somehow pockets of the sketchy multimedia software remain, so you may sometimes need to play some item in the format. Fortunately, you can:

  • Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

    Baidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

  • LG playing waiting game for plasma TV exit

    LG is waiting for the right time to exit the plasma TV business, a move that would leave almost no major companies making the flat-screens.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

    Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

  • Telstra finalises joint venture with Telkom Indonesia

    Telstra has signed a joint venture agreement with Telkom Indonesia. The joint venture will offer cloud, unified communications, managed network and security services in Indonesia.

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    Inquiry rejects ban on ISDS clauses in free trade agreements

    A Senate inquiry has recommended against passing a bill that would bar Australia from entering into trade agreements that include so-called 'investor-state dispute settlement' clauses.

  • Mobile forensics the next frontier: University of South Australia

    Recovering digital evidence from mobile devices is the next frontier of science, according to Dr Raymond Choo, a security research director at the University of South Australia.

  • IN PICTURES: The new Microsoft under Satya Nadella

    Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has set new goals, taken some decisive actions, moved ahead with works already in progress and made Wall Street happy.

  • Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

    Toshiba has developed a new image sensor for smartphones and tablets that promises better image resolution for run-of-the-mill smartphones when it goes into mass production.

  • In pictures: SAP opens $60m Melbourne innovation centre

    SAP has invested $60 million in a new innovation centre in Melbourne with the goal of creating 120 IT jobs in Victoria by October 2014. The building houses a mission control centre which is designed to help SAP’s Victorian customers with digital transformation strategies.

  • Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

    For two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed Thursday.

  • In pictures: Capgemini unveils SMAC lab in Melbourne

    Victorian Premier Denis Napthine was on hand to open Capgemini’s new social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) lab in Melbourne. The SMAC lab will offer support services to customers who are looking to move into one of those areas.

  • Woolies books $1.2B in online sales

    Woolworths completed $1.2 billion in online sales this financial year, a 50 per cent increase on FY2013, making the company Australia’s largest internet retailer.