Microsoft’s hackathon isn’t just about fixing the world’s problems – CNET

Microsoft, taking a page from other tech companies, is hosting a hackathon to get employees thinking creatively again. Here’s what[…]

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​Whole-of-government software and services panel now open

The Digital Transformation Agency is on the hunt for providers of off-the-shelf software and services. Search Tech Things: Latest Tech[…]

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Verizon blames employee error for continued throttling of firefighters’ data service – CNET

A fire department vehicle’s data service was hobbled during a fight against California’s biggest wildfire on record. Search Tech Things:[…]

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ACMA begins enforcing NBN migration rules backed by AU$10m penalties

The ACMA will be able to take NBN retail service providers to court to gain injunctions and civil penalties of[…]

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Vocus reports rise in New Zealand business

Following its decision not to sell the New Zealand segment of its business, Vocus has reported a rise in NZ[…]

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China just got a huge spike in internet users – CNET

With 30 million more internet users in the first half of this year, China has hit 800 million in total.[…]

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Walmart’s e-books store opens for business – CNET

The new selection includes 6 million digital book titles. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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​Doubling of cloud revenue to thank for Data#3’s AU$14m net profit

Public cloud-based revenues were up 58 percent for the year, bringing in AU$267.8 million in revenue for FY18. Search Tech[…]

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That hilarious penguins-falling-over rumor was plane fiction – CNET

Waddle you do with that job application? Turns out no zoo will hire you to pick up tipped-over penguins. Search[…]

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Barnum’s Animals free the crackers and unleash online debate – CNET

A snack package redesign urged by PETA opened up a cookie jar full of different opinions. Search Tech Things: CNET[…]

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​LG CNS launches new brandings for enterprise offerings

LG CNS has launched new brand names for its AI, smart factory, blockchain, IoT, smart city, robot service, and smart[…]

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​KT showcases 5G tech at Jakarta Asian Games

KT is showcasing its 5G wireless technology at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta with local telco Telkomsel. Search Tech[…]

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Meet Steve: The mysterious purple ribbon in the sky – CNET

The unusual sky phenomenon isn’t created by particle precipitation but something much more surprising, a new study finds. Search Tech[…]

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Life Is Strange 2: Everything you need to know – CNET

We got a glimpse of the game at Gamescom 2018. Here’s what you should know. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech[…]

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Samsung Pay celebrates three years: Available on six continents, 1.3 billion transactions completed

Samsung continues to develop partnerships and expand its influence across the world. It is now available in 24 markets with[…]

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Scientists have found a new way to stimulate lucid dreams – CNET

A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s can also be used to help users gain control of their dreams. WE HAVE[…]

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​WA Auditor General calls out agencies for poor infosec practices

​’Password123′ is still being used to secure government employee accounts. Search Tech Things: Latest Tech News

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NBN appoints CFO Stephen Rue as new CEO

NBN has announced that its CFO Stephen Rue will step into the CEO role following the departure of Bill Morrow[…]

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Marshmallows toast the news that Veronica Mars may come to Hulu – CNET

The 2000s show starred Kristen Bell as a young private investigator, and hit the big screen in 2014. Search Tech[…]

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UK police chief proposes £100 fine for speeding 1 mph over the limit – Roadshow

If this proposal for increased stringency in the enforcement of speed laws goes through, what effects will it have? Search[…]

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