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Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 24 November 2015

24 November, 2015

This week: Lost (power) in space, going off the email grid (but not by choice), Grinch stops the Christmas lights, teaching robots to say no, and how to be more productive at your desk.


Optus tops Vodafone in complaints; S Central ex-CEO jailed; Pilots’ iPad errors caused mishap

19 November, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Optus the most complained about telco, former S Central boss Peter Mavridis to be jailed over 'deception', and Qantas jet scraped its tail during take-off.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 17 November 2015

17 November, 2015

This week: Win 3.1 glitch grounds flights, IBM's mainframe man dies, China tops supercomputer rankings, Aussie IT education going backwards, and would you like worms with your coffee?


Atlassian's IPO; CryptoWall 4.0 emerges; Driverless cars headed for NSW

12 November, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Aussie star Atlassian files for IPO in US, dangerous new CryptoWall ransomware emerges, and NSW Minister falls in love with driverless cars.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 3 November 2015

03 November, 2015

This week: Don't trust your GPS, laptops in orbit, world-leading Aussie quantum research, and are leap seconds for the chop?


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 27 October 2015

27 October, 2015

This week: Are you the next Luke Skywalker?, face recognition denies twin a driver's licence, flying cranes, remote control firefighting and yet another bank IT failure.


Google offers free Apps for Work; WD in talks to buy SanDisk; Amazon sues over fake reviews

22 October, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Google wants to attract businesses by offering Apps for Work for free, SanDisk reportedly wants to sell itself to Western Digital, and Amazon sues overs "false, misleading and inauthentic" reviews.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 20 October

20 October, 2015

This week: Cars of the future… 1976 style, robotic warehouses, the depressing failure of medical apps, and reasons why IT projects fail.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 13 October

13 October, 2015

This week: Mushrooms to power batteries, computer glitches cause more airport headaches, and a smartphone that's also a robot.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 6 October

06 October, 2015

This week: Banks behaving badly, NRL's footy photo fail, nuclear nightmare from cyber attacks, quantum computing's future, and a knot-tying flying robot.


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 29 September

29 September, 2015

This week: Controlling a shark with your mind, Russia gives up on cracking Tor, electronics to the rescue for ALS sufferers, and robot roos!


Geek Weekly: Technology Decisions' quirky tech stories for 22 September

22 September, 2015

This week: The Martian movie gets five stars, self-destructing computer circuits, iPads worsen school performance, collectable computers, and a cool drone swarm video.


Fury over Windows 10 preloads; 'Porn Droid' targets device PINs; McAfee runs for US president

17 September, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Old Windows versions are silently downloading huge Windows 10 preloads, new Android ransomware locks users out and sets a new PIN, and antivirus pioneer John McAfee wants to "return sanity to the government".


Geek Weekly: Our top tech stories for 8 September 2015

08 September, 2015

This week: Crook wins and then loses $14m lottery ticket, 2015 Cyber Security Challenge, Toyota's $50m car AI investment, making driving safer, but also how to fool self-driving cars.


iiNet CEO leaves after TPG buy; Hackers hijack MSN.com ads; Chrome soft-blocks Flash

03 September, 2015

iiNet CEO David Buckingham has left following TPG's acquisition of the ISP, attackers have inserted malware on Microsoft's MSN.com web portal, and Google's Chrome has begun ads that use Adobe Flash.


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