The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Last night, the Victoria Police force began a three-day blitz on dangerous driving, Operation Ardent, and for the first time used microblogging site Twitter to enforce the safe driving message among young drivers.
By Kathryn Edwards | 24 July, 2009 13:23
A survey of Australian teenagers has revealed that IT is the most popular pick for a career, beating jobs in design and acting. Released today by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the survey of 1820 people aged 12 to 18 marks a shift away from the stereotyping of IT professionals as geeks, with only 5 per cent holding this view.
By Kathryn Edwards | 24 July, 2009 12:26
The news report begins with shots of a tense space shuttle launch. Engineers hunch over computer banks and techno music pounds in the background. There is a countdown, a lift-off, and then you see a young man in a black T-shirt and sunglasses, apparently reporting from space.
By Robert McMillan | 24 July, 2009 11:09
While it may not stop another financial crisis, home-grown technology could be on its way to help over 350 institutions globally including banks and hedge funds significantly reduce risk.
By Dahna McConnachie | 24 July, 2009 11:21
An online retailer is listing a version of Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile smartphone the Xperia, with one major difference. The new Xperia appears to run the Google Android operating system.
By Matt Egan | 23 July, 2009 23:16
In a pre-emptive strike against Google Inc.'s Chrome OS, DeviceVM Inc. plans to make Web search the centerpiece of its popular instant-on operating system.
By Eric Lai | 23 July, 2009 22:08
At least six staff members at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department improperly viewed Michael Jackson's death certificate hundreds of times in the two weeks immediately following the pop star's death on June 25, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 23 July, 2009 21:14
Microsoft's revenue declined 17 percent and net income declined 29 percent year over year in its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter due to continued weakness in global sales of PCs and servers, the company reported Thursday.
By Elizabeth Montalbano | 24 July, 2009 09:12
Adobe Systems Inc. late Wednesday admitted its Flash and Reader software have a critical vulnerability and promised it would patch both next week.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2009 08:53
Code that Microsoft released Monday for the Linux kernel under the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) was in violation of that license before Microsoft made it available, according to an open-source network engineer.
By Elizabeth Montalbano | 24 July, 2009 08:51
While Windows 7 is stealing most of the limelight, the release will be timed with the upgraded Windows server release, aspects of which Microsoft says are particularly well suited to the Australian geography.
By Dahna McConnachie | 24 July, 2009 09:49
With virtualisation being increasingly rolled out across many data centres and server rooms, Quantum has this week begun shipping a module that will allow for the backup and restoration of VMware ESX virtual servers on its DXi-Series of disk backup systems.
By Tom Jowitt | 24 July, 2009 04:15
There are almost as many iPod Touches -- 11.5 million -- in the U.S. as there are iPhones, according to estimates by mobile advertisement server AdMob.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2009 04:57
Microsoft's plan to "sandbox" Office documents in the next version of its application suite is an admission that the company can't keep hackers from exploiting file format bugs, a security analyst said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2009 08:51
Digital liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation is urging its supporters to pressure Google to build significant privacy protections into its Book Search service, with the EFF suggesting the service gives Google access to new personal information.
By Grant Gross | 24 July, 2009 06:22