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Sydney Startup Weekend doubles attendance in one year

This year's Startup Weekend, held November 22-23, attracted its largest crowd of Sydney entrepreneurs Sydney yet, according to organiser Thai Huynh.

By Adam Bender | 28 November, 2014 14:57

Tags: funding, startups, Sydney, Networking, Australia, Startup weekend, startup pitch event, Kapcher, startup scene, mentorship

NASA creates first 3D printed object in space

Taking the first step in what NASA hopes will become a key part of future long-term space journeys, engineers have created the first 3D printed object in space.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 November, 2014 13:24

Tags: peripherals, Printers, NASA, 3D printers, 3d printing, SpaceX

Microsoft study finds everybody wants DevOps but culture is a challenge

Everybody wants to join the DevOps movement. Everybody wants their developers and their operations people to work more closely together and take advantage of greater internal IT harmony with the result of higher agility and a faster time to market.

By Matt Weinberger | 26 November, 2014 07:47

Tags: App Development, Microsoft, beca, software

Google delays demise of old-style Chrome plug-ins

Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a three-step plan that will finalize their demise in 10 months.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 November, 2014 07:44

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Apple, Google, Microsoft, opera software, Web servers, software

Stratasys now sells professional-grade 3D printers on Amazon

Industrial 3D printer maker Stratasys has announced it's selling a professional grade printer on Amazon for the first time.

By Lucas Mearian | 26 November, 2014 07:30

Tags: peripherals, Printers, 3D printers, Strata, Stratasys, 3d printing, 3D Systems

Want a 100TB disk drive? You'll have to wait 'til 2025

An industry consortium has released a roadmap that new recording technologies could yield 100TB hard drives in about 10 years.

By Lucas Mearian | 26 November, 2014 06:03

Tags: BP, Drives, Data storage, storage, western digital

Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

By Bob Brown | 26 November, 2014 01:18

Tags: applications, parrot, Microsoft, IBM, cisco, big data, software, data mining, Federal Aviation Administration, business intelligence

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 November, 2014 16:03

Tags: application development, consumer electronics, IBM, software, internet, cloud computing, IT management, mobile

Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at US$70 per month

Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas, with the 1Gbps service priced at US$70 per month.

By Zach Miners | 25 November, 2014 11:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Networking, internet, Internet service providers, search engines

Office 365's spam filter gets smarter at sorting bulk mailings

In time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has refined how Office 365 handles bulk promotional emails from vendors like Amazon, eBay and Macy's.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 November, 2014 10:28

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software

Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

By Jon Gold | 25 November, 2014 09:25

Tags: Linux, open source, Microsoft, Nokia, hardware systems, software, tablets, intel, operating systems, Jolla, mobile apps

Court okays IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

A federal court gave a green light last week to a lawsuit by a union and IT workers challenging a student visa work program, known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 November, 2014 08:13

Tags: Option, services, outsourcing, sega, IT outsourcing

Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

To get employees more involved in securing their Apps accounts, Google has tried to simplify how they monitor log-in activity and configure security settings.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 November, 2014 07:34

Tags: Google, applications, software, Office suites

Attack of the one-letter programming languages

Watch out! The coder in the next cubicle has been bitten and infected with a crazy-eyed obsession with a programming language that is not Java and goes by the mysterious name of F.

By Peter Wayner | 25 November, 2014 06:49

Tags: Hulu, HBO, software, infoworld, netflix

Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

By Jay Gillette | 25 November, 2014 04:42

Tags: itu, forum, Networking, LAN, International Telecommunications Union, LAN & WAN, Consumer Electronics Association, Telecommunications

Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

I've gone out for lunch with Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice and now it's time to settle the bill. I only had a chicken salad and a soda but Bob had a steak and a beer, Carol had the pasta special and a glass of wine, and Ted a burger and coffee, while Alice just had toast and a glass of water. No surprise, now we can't agree on how much each person should pay ...

By Mark Gibbs | 23 November, 2014 09:43

Tags: software, wikipedia

Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.

By Mary Branscombe | 22 November, 2014 12:14

Tags: patches, security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 08:17

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 November, 2014 06:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Yonomi, Internet of Things, Networking, internet

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 November, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

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