Stories by Rohan Pearce


UNSW team creates single-atom transistor

Australian researchers at the University of NSW's ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology have successfully created a single-atom transistor with implications for both classical and quantum computing.

R18+ games legislation hits parliament

Minister for home affairs, Jason Clare, has introduced legislation into parliament that will pave the way for an R18+ classification for video games. The state and territory governments will also have to introduce legislation to allow adults only games.

AGIMO issues Cloud guides for government departments

The Department of Finance and Deregulation's Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has issued a series of 'better practices' guides for government departments and other federal bodies to help them navigate the legal, privacy and financial issues of Cloud computing.

Windows 8 to boost tablet adoption in the enterprise

Analyst firm Telstye is predicting that Windows 8 will give tablets a stronger foothold in conservative enterprises that until now have been wary of the form factor, at the same time as it gives Microsoft an in in the tablet market.

3D printer vendor sees big opportunities in Australia

Objet has appointed Objective 3D to distribute its 3D printer range, with the vendor aiming to double its market share in Australia in the next three years.

Mac Uni presses start on video games courses

Semester 1 2012 marks the debut of Macquarie University's new programs focussed on the design, development and critical analysis of video games.

How to build a B2B start-up

Building a successful start-up is always a challenging experience. And building one in the business to business (B2B) space brings its own special challenges, according to Glen Coates.

Open source developer Q&A: Rockbox's Björn Stenberg

Techworld Australia recently caught up with Björn Stenberg of Rockbox to discuss the open source project, which is designed to replace the firmware shipped on MP3 players and portable media players.

Open source Q&A: The developers of Rockbox, open source firmware for MP3 players

Rockbox is an open source project replacement for the firmware shipped on MP3 players and portable media players.

Rockbox developer interview: Open source firmware for MP3 players

Techworld Australia recently caught up with some of the developers of Rockbox to discuss the open source project, which is designed to replace the firmware shipped on MP3 players and portable media players.

Breaking down the gender divide in open source and open culture

The tipping point for Linux kernel developer Valerie Aurora was when one of her friends was groped for the third time in a single year at a conference. "As I heard about it I knew I'd remember all the times I'd been groped as well, and insulted and harassed -- and that was just too much," Aurora says.

AdaCamp aims to boost women's participation in open tech

Forty three people have registered to attend the inaugural AdaCamp in Melbourne on 14 January, according to the event's organisers.

The road to a successful open source project: Learning lessons from Drupal

By almost any measure, Drupal, an open source content management system/Web platform, should be a poster child for open source success. The PHP-based CMS, the first version of which was released by Dries Buytaert in 2001, powers the Web presence of a number of major organisations, including, since 2009,

Dries' vision for Drupal 8

In January last year the developers of popular open source content management system Drupal celebrated the release of version 7. Drupal 7 included significant architectural changes as well as usability enhancements.

Open Source Ecology: Can open source save the planet?

Ambitious open source projects are nothing new. After all, the free software movement started with the GNU project -- the creation of free tools to build a free operating system -- which at one point many would have considered an impossible dream.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 December, 2011 13:20

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