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Eftpos' online play moves closer with Coles trial

Payment provider Eftpos has unveiled an online payments trial in conjunction with supermarket chain Coles. Some 350 consumers will participate in the trial.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 September, 2014 14:41

Tags: e-commerce, mobile payments, Eftpos, digital payments, ecommerce, mobile commerce

Honda Australia uses automation to accelerate PC patching

Honda Australia’s information services department (ISD) has reduced the time spent on patching PCs, laptops and servers by using a software suite to send out automatic patches.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 September, 2014 14:39

Tags: patching, automation, Honda, patch management, LANDesk, Honda Australia

Smart city apps to alleviate Melbourne’s infrastructure problems

More than 100 developers got together during a hackathon last week in Melbourne to tackle some of the biggest infrastructure-related problems such as traffic congestion, safety issues and pollution.

By Rebecca Merrett | 01 September, 2014 13:54

Tags: infrastructure technology, nicta, data, InfraHack, hackathon, open data, transport technology, Hackathons

Senate backs ads for Bureau of Meteorology site

The Senate late last week passed legislation that amends the Meteorology Act 1955 to make clear that the Bureau of Meteorology can run commercial advertising on its online services.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 September, 2014 12:11

Tags: online advertising

NZ’s AO Cloud to expand into two Australian data centres

New Zealand cloud platform services provider AO Cloud is looking to establish a presence in two Australian data centres by December 2014 due to customer demand.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 September, 2014 11:52

Tags: cloud providers, data centres, Vocus Communications, AO Cloud, Data Centre, cloud computing

SuperPartners uses virtualization to conduct systems testing

Melbourne-based superannuation provider SuperPartners has used service virtualization to conduct systems testing, leading to a reduction in testing times and increased IT productivity.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 September, 2014 10:38

Tags: virtualization, superpartners, CA Expo 2014, virtualisation, service virtualisation

As tablet growth slows, Apple may face a year-long iPad sales contraction

Apple's iPad will be hit hard this year as global tablet shipments and sales growth slow dramatically, especially in the markets where the company has historically been strongest: North American and Europe, according to analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 September, 2014 03:22

Tags: Apple, IDC, hardware systems, tablets

Backoff malware infections are more widespread than thought

The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 30 August, 2014 20:36

Tags: kaspersky labs, Malware & Vulnerabilities, antispam, security, kaspersky lab

IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 30 August, 2014 06:59

Tags: popular science, applications, IBM, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal a judge's order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.

By James Niccolai | 30 August, 2014 04:48

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past.

By Zach Miners | 30 August, 2014 04:48

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

US appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

Oracle has failed to persuade a US federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.

By Chris Kanaracus | 30 August, 2014 03:48

Tags: intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, SAP, software, Oracle

Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 August, 2014 03:06

Tags: popular science, Berkeley, emerging technology, University of California, Cornell University

Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: desktop pcs, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 01:39

Tags: IDC, hardware systems, tablets

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