Stories by Rebecca Lee

EnergyAustralia rolls out WiMAX over smart grid

EnergyAustralia has announced the rollout of a 4G wireless network across its smart grid. The two-way network will be used to transmit crucial information between field devices, back-end systems and households.

CeBIT 2010's weirdest doodads and gadgets

CeBIT gives every vendor a chance to show off what they have for the International market. <i>Computerworld Australia</i> brings you the weirdest gadgets, gizmos and doodads that the convention has to offer this year.

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Every week, Computerworld collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.

CeBIT 2010: CSIRO showcases augmented reality

CSIRO's biggest device at CeBIT this year is an augmented reality system that researchers have lovingly nicknamed "the tank". The showcased panoramic dome knits together live feeds from several cameras embedded in the convention centre's ceiling, giving users an almost three-dimensional view of the convention floor.

Census test to trial online submissions

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is conducting a "dress rehearsal" of the [[artnid:300107|$9 million eCensus system devised by IBM in April 2009|ABS private cloud may host eCensus]] in order to prepare for the actual event on 9 August 2011.

FetchTV announces IPTV details

FetchTV has announced the details of its IPTV wholesale packages, which will be available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from late June 2010. The wholesale provider will be offering its subscribers a number of services, including a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) with a 750GB hard drive.

AppWatch: Four apps for keeping fit

At last count, over 500,000 Australians are considered obese, two to three per cent of whom have Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) of over 50, weight that far outclasses the clinical classification of "morbidly obese" and strolls into the territory of "super obese". Well, if you're looking to shed a few of those Autumn/Winter pounds or perhaps to slim up that management gut, here's a few apps that you can use to help you along the way.

Web-based metering system marks another win for Green IT

The ACommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has just unveiled its latest Green IT gadget, a web-based smart metering system, which will enable users to remotely control energy consumption over a broadband Internet connection.

AARNet to upgrade Brisbane-Cairns network

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has announced an agreement with Queensland electricity coorporation, Powerlink, to upgrade its network between Cairns and Brisbane to a dual link 10Gbps services. The upgrade is expected to be completed by 2011 and will accelerate colloboration between several Queensland academic communities with the rest of the world.

Poll: Is cloud computing all it's hyped up to be?

Cloud computing is one of those industry terms that's being slung across meeting rooms, discussed in forums and talked about by big industry players. Over the last few weeks, we've been told that cloud computing is going to change the channel ecosystem, that Microsoft is building infrastructure and software around it and that doctors will soon be using it to get to patients.

CSIRO team wins Clunies Ross Award

A team of five CSIRO scientists have been presented with the Clunies Ross Award by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Primus: NBN services to start at $39.95

Primus Telecom will offer the first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services starting at $39.95 per month, as part of the [[Artnid: 311411|stage 1 Tasmania's National Broadband Network (NBN) trial sites in Tasmania]].

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