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Geek Weekly: Our top tech stories for 18 August 2015

18 August, 2015

This week: US air system melts down, Windows 10 upgrade anger, IRS hack worse than thought, new 2FA idea sounds good, and the UK's electric roads are coming.


Geek Weekly: Our top tech stories for 11 August 2015

11 August, 2015

This week: Aussie tech aims for orbit, the web is killing you, stop worrying about hacks, back to the typewriter age, spider vans tackle potholes, and how car hackers do their stuff.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 4 August 2015

04 August, 2015 by Jonathan Nally

This week: Where supercomputers go to die, Firefox barks at Windows, FBI "not ready" for cyberthreats, hackers take aim at rifles, and robots take over baseball and badminton.


TPG takeover gets tick from iiNet; 1bn Android phones at risk; Hawking, Woz warn against AI

30 July, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Majority of iiNet shareholders approve TPG takeover, 1 billion Android phones vulnerable to SMS attack, and Hawking and Wozniak issue AI weapons warning.


ANU to play a role in shaping the future of the web

29 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ANU has been selected to host the Australian office of the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3), the group that plays an instrumental role in developing web standards and guidelines.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 28 July 2015

28 July, 2015

This week: Robo-soccer, hackers crash a Jeep, Westpac's rate rise woes, perils of free Wi-Fi, ATO's computer clogged up, and Amiga turns 30.


CSIRO releases 2020 innovation masterplan

23 July, 2015 by Technology Decisions Staff

The CSIRO has released a masterplan to improve Australia's record in innovation and help the country respond to global changes and digital disruption.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 14 May 2015

14 May, 2015

This week: World's first autonomous truck approved for highway use, identity theft is easier than ever, machine vs people poker game a close draw and NASA working on an electric eel robot for planetary exploration.


Smarter, faster multicore processors

07 April, 2015

Research at MIT has led to a system that distributes data around multicore chips' memory banks, improving execution times by 18% on average while increasing energy efficiency.


Cisco to establish IoE centre in Australia

23 March, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco is establishing an Internet of Everything innovation centre in Australia and investing in addressing the IT skills gap by teaching STEM skills to 100,000 Australian students.


Smarter caching boosts computing performance

23 February, 2015

Cleverer management of caches could improve computer chips' performance while reducing their energy consumption.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 18 December

18 December, 2014

This week: Optical illusions for computers; Lunar Xprize extended to end of 2016; Amazon glitch sees goods sold for 1p; Queensland hospitals hit by computer glitch; and a system failure closes London's airspace.


CBA tips $5m into quantum computing R&D

09 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Commonwealth Bank will provide $5m to the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology for its efforts to build a silicon-based quantum computer.


Geek Weekly: Our top tech stories for 2 October

02 October, 2014

This week we have a look at a Wi-Fi service that takes your children, Google's Project Loon, Microsoft's decision to get out of robotics, a new clock that essentially keeps perfect time and the US$2.1 billion spent so far on the 'Obamacare' website.


LMA to build APAC ICT engineering hub in Melbourne

01 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Lockheed Martin Australia has picked Melbourne to be the location of its new Asia-Pacific ICT engineering hub.


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