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NBN issues quarterly construction update

NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 July, 2015 09:09

Tags: National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network

Parrot MiniDrones are equipped to hover, race and float on water

A new generation of drones is smaller and more affordable, but has serious drawbacks.

Watch as we follow Google's new self-driving car

The new cars are on public streets around Google's headquarters in Mountain View, and we caught up with them.

Despite Apple Watch, Fitbit is still in the race

Fitbit appears to be holding its own against the Apple Watch and may have even outsold the device in the U.S. in May, according to estimates from one market researcher.

By Fred O'Connor | 02 July, 2015 08:15

Tags: consumer electronics, Fitbit

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Facebook is preparing a new way to show videos on the social network and opening the door to a new source of advertising revenue at the same time.

By Zach Miners | 02 July, 2015 08:13

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, mobile, social media, internet, video, Facebook

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It's become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they're commonly made out to be.

By Katherine Noyes | 02 July, 2015 06:40

Tags: Networking, security, Queen Mary University of London, mobile security, vpn, Sapienza University of Rome, encryption

NASA readies test for first Mars airplane

NASA scientists are working on a plane that would be deployed from a rover's landing system to fly across the Martian surface and take images of potential landing sites for future astronaut missions.

By Sharon Gaudin | 02 July, 2015 06:28

Tags: NASA, space technology, industry verticals

Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

Fancy a Mac or Windows 10 PC with Intel's new processors code-named Skylake? That will soon be possible: Intel will launch its first chips based on the new architecture in the first week of August.

By Agam Shah | 02 July, 2015 06:13

Tags: hardware systems, Components, processors, intel

Another fiber optic cable severed by vandals, slowing west coast Internet

Someone hacked through yet another fiber optic cable in the San Francisco Bay area early Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of incidents that have disrupted Internet traffic and vexed law enforcement officials.

By James Niccolai | 02 July, 2015 06:12

Tags: Networking, internet

FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

TracFone, a major provider of prepaid mobile phone service, must keep its promise to let customers unlock their devices and transfer service to competing carriers, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said.

By Grant Gross | 02 July, 2015 05:39

Tags: América Móvil, 4g, telecommunication, 3g, regulation, Travis LeBlanc, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, mobile, government, TracFone

Microsoft's Office 2016 preview gets real-time editing in Word and more

Microsoft quietly updated its Office 2016 Preview apps for early adopters over the past two weeks with a slew of new features the company announced in a round-up Wednesday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 July, 2015 05:37

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there's now a waiting list.

By Stephen Lawson | 02 July, 2015 05:07

Tags: ARIN, internet

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services.

By Joab Jackson | 02 July, 2015 03:34

Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Sencha's new framework helps enterprises build Web apps for all devices

Sencha's Ext JS 6 Javascript framework is now generally available, and with it comes the ability to build Web apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones. But getting the user interface right isn't always easy.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 02 July, 2015 02:30

Tags: Development tools, Sencha, application development, software

Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A hacker group known as Team GhostShell is publishing snippets of sensitive data allegedly stolen from the databases of hundreds of compromised websites.

By Lucian Constantin | 02 July, 2015 02:19

Tags: intrusion, symantec, security, data breach, privacy

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