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Dominello to hand out agency 'innovation bonus' with new finance responsibilities
Monday February 20, 2017 5:40 am GMT

New South Wales' new finance minister wants to reward government agencies with funding for data-driven initiatives.

Superloop completes Hong Kong subsea cable installation
Monday February 20, 2017 5:29 am GMT

Superloop's submarine cable connecting Chai Wan with Hong Kong's datacentre hub TKO has been installed, with end-to-end testing and provisioning to follow ahead of service availability next month.

IBM sees Watson as a primary care provider's assistant
Monday February 20, 2017 5:01 am GMT

IBM is prepping Watson to work alongside primary care physicians and streamline processes. The company also added features to its Watson-based health cloud services.

Macquarie Telecom completes Canberra datacentre expansion
Monday February 20, 2017 4:48 am GMT

Macquarie Telecom has completed the expansion of its 'intellicentre' bunker in Canberra, enabling federal government agencies to fulfil their cloud first policy.

​LG G6 to sport wide-angle 1.3 megapixel dual-camera
Monday February 20, 2017 4:20 am GMT

The South Korean electronics giant says it has further strengthened the wide-angle back camera on the G6 with dual 1.3 megapixel resolution while designing it to not protrude.

Spark brings fast fibre installation program to Christchurch
Monday February 20, 2017 4:05 am GMT

Spark's 'street in a week' fibre upgrade program is coming to Christchurch this week, with 180 premises to be offered fast upgrades from copper to fibre broadband services.

NZ telcos seek High Court order delaying Sky TV-Vodafone NZ merger
Monday February 20, 2017 2:20 am GMT

Spark, 2degrees, and InternetNZ are seeking a 36-hour delay in the event of the Sky TV-Vodafone NZ merger being approved by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Samsung develops key RFIC chip for 5G
Monday February 20, 2017 2:11 am GMT

Samsung Electronics has developed 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) chips that it says will allow commercial deployment of the next-generation network in 2018.

​SK Telecom to unveil 360 VR livestream at MWC
Monday February 20, 2017 2:05 am GMT

The South Korean telco's end-to-end live-streaming platform will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress.

Chorus profits double to NZ$66m despite loss of broadband customers
Monday February 20, 2017 1:42 am GMT

Chorus has reported a net profit of NZ$66 million on revenue of NZ$529 million in spite of losing fixed-line and broadband customers as local fibre and wireless companies increase their market share across New Zealand.

Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world
Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00 pm GMT

The city with the highest-profile Linux desktop projects is turning back to Windows, but the fate of Linux isn't tied to the PC anymore.

​NZ government contributes AU$2m to join Geoscience Australia's positioning project
Sunday February 19, 2017 10:53 pm GMT

The funding will be used to trial Satellite Based Augmentation System technology to improve the accuracy of positioning in Australasia.

Apple's iPhone 8 to use new 'function area' instead of home button: Report
Sunday February 19, 2017 1:34 am GMT

The rumored iPhone 8's \"function area\" could be similar to the Touch Bar found on the new MacBook Pro line.

ZTE ends Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign
Sunday February 19, 2017 12:14 am GMT

ZTE's Hawkeye did poorly on Kickstarter, reaching $36,000 of its $500,000 goal. It's not clear what ZTE plans to do with the eye-tracking smartphone.

In the Azure cloud world, enterprise architects are the highest paid
Saturday February 18, 2017 5:48 pm GMT

Microsoft survey of 1,100 partners and customers tracks compensation in Azure environments; EAs and developers own the space.

\"Windows as a service\" means big, painful changes for IT pros
Saturday February 18, 2017 4:09 pm GMT

Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to \"set it and forget it\" as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging.

Chuwi's Hi13 13.5-inch convertible tablet is $369 Surface Book alternative
Saturday February 18, 2017 3:21 pm GMT

As you might expect from the budget price, the Chinese manufacturer can't compare with Microsoft's device on specs, only cost.

AT&T completes its first \"flying COW\" test flight
Saturday February 18, 2017 1:00 pm GMT

During several short test flights in a \"dead zone\" about an hour outside of Atlanta, the drones successfully transmitted and received LTE signals.

How much power is your smartphone charger wasting when it's not in use?
Saturday February 18, 2017 5:00 am GMT

How many smartphone and tablet chargers do you have? Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave them plugged in 24/7, or whether you should unplug them when they're not in use?

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone
Saturday February 18, 2017 2:00 am GMT

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the world, and yet still keep your iPhone or Android device.

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