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Defence awards $77m radio support contract 
By Brendon Foye | 1 day 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
Contractor Harris given additional work following rollout.
 
Qld Govt knocks back 3D-printed guns bill 
By Paris Cowan | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
No intention to revive lapsed PUP bill.
 
Melbourne Water sends drones into sewage 
By Ry Crozier | May 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Saving workers from slips and falls in sludge.
 
Spotless goes mobile to manage work orders 
By Ry Crozier | May 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
Facility services giant deploys mixed Android, iOS environment.
 
Motorola Mobility ordered to pay $12.8m in patent case 
May 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Loses battle on one out of four Fujifilm patents.
 
AWS trialling Tesla batteries in data centres 
By Juha Saarinen | May 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Part of renewable energy strategy.
 
Equinix to build fourth Sydney data centre 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Will pour $121 million into 12,500 square metre facility.
 
Microsoft puts iOS and Android apps on Windows 10 
By Bill Rigby | Apr 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Projects Islandwood and Astoria break cover at Build dev conference.
 
Outback Australia gets surprise NASA balloon landing 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Flight terminated after a third of planned trip.
 
Victorian govt to encrypt all police radios 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Promises an extra $25m for digital network replacement.
 
Microsoft faces US smartphone import ban 
Apr 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Phones found to infringe patents.
 
HP, Lenovo land $250m NSW education deal 
By Steven Kiernan | Apr 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Panel spans schools and TAFEs with desktops, notebooks and tablets.
 
Australia to roll out facial recognition in airports 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Customs switches vendors, hands $18m deal to Vision-Box.
 
Melbourne's fire brigade eyes new UAVs 
By Ry Crozier | Apr 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Fully operational with budget.
 
Sydney to get first Microsoft flagship store outside US 
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
Will carry full range of products and services.
 
IBM revenue continues 12-quarter slide 
Apr 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
As big blue sheds unprofitable businesses.
 
Amazon gets approval for new drone tests 
Apr 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
US FAA gives speedy green light.
 
Australia's banks race to be first with watch apps 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
CommBank prepares offering for Samsung, Apple watches.
 
WA Police eyes copper-cam at hold-ups 
By Ry Crozier | Apr 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Broader mobile revamp on the cards.
 
First look at the new Microsoft Surface 3  
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Thinner, smaller, with 10-hour battery life.
 
Why CommBank’s Albert took so long 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Bank opens up on development journey.
 
CommBank finally launches Albert tablet solution 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 31, 2015 | Comment Now 
Touchscreen device for merchants goes on sale.
 
Google to build robots for surgery 
Mar 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Partners with Johnson & Johnson.
 
FBI, ATF wasted $2.7m on unusable drones 
Mar 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Dozens of machines never deployed.
 
Roy Hill receives first trains destined for automated haulage 
By Ry Crozier | Mar 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Systems will eventually enable driverless capability.
 
Facebook sued for allegedly stealing data centre designs 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Action taken over information published through OpenCompute project.
 
Amazon blasts FAA for slow action on drone regulation 
Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Says new approval is already obsolete.
 
Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on Android tablets 
Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Expand partnership beyond Galaxy S6.
 
Amazon gets approval to test drone delivery 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Prime Air to take flight.
 
Apple patents portable fuel cell power supply 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Aims to lengthen device life by days.
 
BlackBerry launches snoop-proof tablet 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Customised Samsung Android tablet developed with IBM.
 
NextDC betas open DC management tool 
By Penny Wolf | Mar 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Enters SaaS market with vendor-neutral solution.
 
Rio Tinto counts down to launch of autonomous trains 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Long-haul network to run 180 locomotives.
 
Facebook launches 'Yosemite' Open Compute server chassis 
 
Apple jacks up Aussie iPhone 6 prices 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Falling Aussie dollar hits bottom line.
 
Australia among first to get Apple Watch 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Apple Pay still only for the United States.
 
Virgin Atlantic engineers to test Sony smart glasses, watches 
Mar 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
To allow more time on planes during turnaround.
 
Australia Post completes data centre overhaul 
Mar 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Laying foundations for the future.
 
Blackphone's new platform targets 'enterprise privacy' 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Introduces new devices, operating system partitioning.
 
Amazon looks to 3D printing trucks 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mobile manufacturing hubs get goods to buyers faster.
 
Aussie researchers unveil world's first 3D-printed jet engine 
Feb 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Monash Uni plans to commercialise product in three years.
 
Gemalto confirms spy agency network intrusion 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
But says SIM encryption keys not taken.
 
Volvo readies driverless cars for public roads 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Test scheduled for 2017.
 
NSW Police buys 500 Samsung Galaxy smartphones 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Trials progress to expanded rollout.
 
Supernap's $1bn bet on Reno 
Feb 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Nevada facility larger than all Australia's co-lo combined.
 
DHL to load test IT systems at $120m Sydney campus 
By Ry Crozier | Feb 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Head of IT lays out DHL's strategy.
 
US draft drone rules deal blow to Amazon 
Feb 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Package delivery not allowed.
 
Vocus splashes $23.5m on two data centres 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Acquires EDC business and assets.
 
Software design error caused UK air traffic control failure 
 
Apple to build data centre out of failed sapphire plant 
Feb 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Invests $2.6 billion in conversion.
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