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Apple updates retina MacBook Pro range 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
More memory, faster processors, reduced price on high-end model.
 
Govt trial finds smart grids could save $28bn in electricity costs 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
But some technical issues will need to be addressed.
 
IBM, NEC picked for major NSW Transport deals 
By Paris Cowan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Final contract negotiations begin.
 
UNSW robots win world football RoboCup 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Germany not as successful at non-human football.
 
Strong iPhone sales in China boost Apple profits 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Customers still buying despite new model coming.
 
Qld to roll out ID scanner network for pubs and clubs 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Security still up in the air.
 
Next BlackBerry phone to sport Siri-like voice assistant  
By Allie Coyne | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Passport smartphone will debut 'Assistant'.
 
Could fingerprint scans replace Queensland’s Go Card? 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Smart card program expands to bike hire, taxis.
 
HCF harnesses user smartphones for claims processing 
By Penny Wolf | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Win-win for both members and the insurer's processing overheads.
 
Google, Novartis design smart contact lens 
Jul 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wearable technology project funded to fight diabetes.
 
Coles launches a mobile wallet 
Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Requires PayPass sticker; Coles credit card; Android or iOS app.
 
NSW Transport gives Tangara trains new life 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will be around an extra ten years.
 
Amazon drone delivery ready for outdoor testing 
Jul 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Seeks permission from regulators.
 
Cray to build supercomputer for US nuclear program 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Trinity to hit 30 petaflop/s.
 
SBS celebrates World Cup streaming success 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Web traffic records fall, but uptime rate stays on track.
 
IBM puts $3bn toward chip breakthrough 
Jul 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Five-year investment.
 
Britain takes US advice to ban powerless devices on flights 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Uncharged devices not allowed to board.
 
Govt appoints first partners to new data centre panel 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
New arrangements focus on services over leases.
 
NSW cybercops arrest card skimming syndicate 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Modified VeriFone devices implanted in taxis.
 
NASA attaches Google phones to robots in space  
 
Thieves steal $38m in phones, tablets from Samsung factory 
Jul 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Workers held hostage for 40,000 devices.
 
Defence renews IBM contract for $264 million 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Awards another closed extension.
 
Shell extends hardware and services contract 
 
Westpac swaps Blackberry for Android 
By Brett Winterford | Jun 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bank arms staff with tech arsenal.
 
US FAA parks Amazon drone delivery plans 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Disputed legislation up for renewal.
 
Vic Labor puts its support behind mobile police 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Dodges LEAP funding promise.
 
Airports want tighter rules for small drones 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Concerned about proposed removal of licenses.
 
BlackBerry beats forecasts, fuels recovery hopes 
Jun 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Loss smaller than expected.
 
Facebook to share first Open Compute Switch, the Wedge 
 
Amazon launches Fire Phone with online retail focus 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Handheld virtual shopping cart.
 
Budget funds iPhones, iPads for all NSW caseworkers 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Full rollout to cost $100 million.
 
Samsung focuses on screen with new flagship tablet 
 
Supercomputers to power $5.4m oil exploration project 
By Penny Wolf | Jun 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australia's universities hired by energy giants.
 
OpenSSL flaws delay OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone 
 
Auditor-General slams Victorian bus GPS tender 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Begs transport agencies to work together on IT.
 
Hewlett-Packard enters the supercomputer game 
By Penny Wolf | Jun 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Launches water-cooled server.
 
Kings Cross clubs hit with cost of ID scanners 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Not happy about forking out thousands.
 
Panasonic recalls Toughbook tablet battery over fire risks 
By Allie Coyne | May 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Over 43,000 potentially vulnerable.
 
Google shows off prototype self-driving car 
May 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
No driver seat, steering wheel.
 
Suspected drone in near miss with WA aircraft 
By Allie Coyne | May 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Unidentified object above military airspace.
 
Final suppliers compete for Customs e-gate deal 
By Paris Cowan | May 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Two-year trial of upgraded airport tech.
 
Telecom NZ completes first stage of core systems upgrade 
By Juha Saarinen | May 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
From copper wire to customers at centre.
 
Bendigo Bank, Westpac NZ sign Samsung for mobility 
By Penny Wolf | May 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Redy solution nears launch.
 
Fairfax shifts data centre to Equinix 
By Allie Coyne | May 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Savings to reach $3 million over four years.
 
HP announces more job cuts 
May 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Records 11th consecutive revenue fall.
 
Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3  
By Juha Saarinen | May 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Is it a tabtop or a laplet?
 
iVEC to boost Pawsey supercomputing power 
By Juha Saarinen | May 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Aims to be biggest in southern hemisphere.
 
Apple, Google agree to end smartphone patent war 
By Dan Levine | May 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will other Android brands join their truce?
 
Nadella's first big task: touting new Surface tablets 
May 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Good reception so far, but will it continue?
 
Budget funds Australia’s biggest supercomputer 
By Paris Cowan | May 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Cloud-watchers get the silver lining.
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