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Sony serves up tennis swing-analyzing sensor in US, Canada

If you're looking to improve your tennis game through swing analysis, Sony is bringing its tennis racket sensor to the U.S. and Canada for about US$200.

By Tim Hornyak | 21 August, 2014 23:04

Tags: consumer electronics, sony

Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 August, 2014 21:45

Tags: SaaS, Google, cloud security, computerworld, twitter, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Emergent Research

Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops

Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google's Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month.

By Michael Kan | 21 August, 2014 21:29

Tags: hardware systems, laptops, acer

As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers

With a Microsoft-mandated deadline a little more than two months away, computer makers are still selling PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 August, 2014 20:49

Tags: IDC, Microsoft, security, Windows, Lenovo, software, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Dell

LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

LG Electronics is bringing features from its more expensive smartphones into the hotly contested low-end segment of the market.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 August, 2014 20:49

Tags: consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Android

Symantec opens $12m Sydney office

Symantec has invested $12 million in a new office in Kent Street, Sydney.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 August, 2014 14:55

Tags: Sydney, security, Symantec Corp

Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods

Amazon.com is hoping to attract more consumers from China, with a new agreement that will let the U.S. e-commerce company bring millions of products from its international sites to the country as imported goods.

By Michael Kan | 21 August, 2014 14:44

Tags: e-commerce, amazon.com, internet, government, trade

Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

A type of body scanner in wide use across U.S. airports through last year fails to spot well-concealed weapons including guns and knives, computer security researchers contend.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 August, 2014 13:18

Tags: USENIX, no company, security

Data#3 revenue rises to $833.5m

Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has reported a revenue of $833.5 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, an 8.1 per cent increase on 2013’s revenue of $771 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 August, 2014 11:54

Tags: Data#3 Limited, ASX, financial results, John Grant, ASX: DTL

Turnbull earmarks 3.5GHz band for NBN fixed wireless

The National Broadband Network (NBN) would get access to 3.5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless services under a draft direction issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:52

Tags: mobility, national broadband network, spectrum, Department of Communications, wireless, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), mobile, NBN, broadband, Malcolm Turnbull

Global Switch opens $300m Sydney East data centre

Global Switch has unveiled a new $300 million data centre called Sydney East to complement its existing facility, Sydney West, in Sydney’s central business district.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 August, 2014 10:27

Tags: Sydney, Global Switch, Sydney East, data centres, Data Centre

Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?

By Zach Miners | 21 August, 2014 10:12

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:03

Tags: ADSL, satellite, fibre, ISP, wireless, financial results, telecom, iiNet, broadband, NBN, fixed line, Adam Internet

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

The UPS Store said Wednesday that malicious software was found on the systems of 51 of its franchises in 24 U.S. states, although no fraud has been detected yet.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 August, 2014 10:00

Tags: security, data breach, United Parcel Service, malware

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 09:29

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, Components, intel, processors, Allwinner

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