Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only … Continue reading Cheap set-up, super-fast wifi
After a year it would rather forget, Samsung has hit the ground running with an array of new features that are set to be standard on its Galaxy S8 of which a couple of iterations are due to be released in 2017. Although none of these features have been confirmed by the tech giant, there … Continue reading Why Samsung’s S8 features will be a wake-up call for Apple
This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through analysis of photographs. Rather than relying on human eyes, the new method scans a photo of a patch of skin to look for common and dangerous forms of skin cancer. The authors report their approach performs … Continue reading Algorithm allows computer to identify skin cancer
Netgear and Telstra have announced the launch in February 2017 of the world’s first Gigabit LTE device – the Nighthawk M1 mobile router. The Nighthawk acts as a mobile hotspot with the functionality of a travel router, supporting up to 20 Wi-Fi devices on a single connection so you can securely share your mobile internet … Continue reading Nighthawk M1: First Gigabit LTE router from Netgear
According to a new report from Research and Markets, the Human Machine Interface (HMI) market is expected to be worth US$5.86 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 9 per cent between 2016 and 2022. The growth of this market is propelled by growing acceptance of industrial automation equipment in the manufacturing sector, evolution … Continue reading HMI market worth almost US$6 billion by 2022
WatchGuard Technologies has announced Threat Detection and Response (TDR), a new cloud-based service that gives businesses the ability to detect advanced threats on endpoints, correlate this with data collected from the network and empower them to centrally respond. TDR pairs detection and response capabilities on the endpoint with a comprehensive set of industry-leading Unified Threat … Continue reading Cloud-based online threat detection for SMBs
Google Wear 2.0, the updated operating system for wearables and smartphones, is said to be due for release on Feb 9, according to a report from ibtimes. The new version is said to be being released at the same time LG will be releasing its Watch Sport and Watch Style watches. The watches will start … Continue reading Android Wear 2.0 for smartwatches due Feb
Online security specialist CyberArk has put together its list of what is sees as online threats over the next 12 months. The Silent Attack on Information – Complete Loss of Trust The integrity of information will be one of the biggest challenges global consumers, businesses and governments face in 2017, where information from previously venerated … Continue reading CyberArk’s Top Five Security Predictions for 2017
OpenVPN’s open source software is used by millions of people worldwide for Internet privacy and security, is getting security audit by the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF). The audit is not triggered by any imminently known security issue. “We are very encouraged to see a non-profit organisation like OSTIF raising the necessary funds for … Continue reading OpenVPN welcomes audit of security software
Five of the biggest torrent sites will no longer be able to offer illegal download files in Australia due to a decision in the Federal Court yesterday. Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, The Pirate Bay and streaming service SolarMovie are to have their IP addresses blocked by internet providers under new laws designed to stamp out illegal … Continue reading Film studios take on pirates and win
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, mobile operator revenues from the Internet of Things reached AUD$15.5 billion in 2016. During the year, some of the leading global telecom groups have reported IoT revenues on a regular basis. In Q3-2016, Vodafone and Verizon generated around AUD$283 million each in direct … Continue reading Mobile revenue from IoT worth $15.5 billion in 2016
VIQ Solutions has announced that Spark & Cannon, VIQ’s Australia-based reporting and transcription services and technology distributor, has been awarded a new contract with the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) for the provision of secure transcription of police recordings. “This is a significant win,” said Sebastien Pare, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. “This … Continue reading Spark & Cannon win NSW police contract
Drone manufacturer Parrot has partnered with the research group of Dr. Todd Dawson, faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, to promote innovation and the use of drone technology in measuring and monitoring forest ecosystems. The record-setting drought in California has killed more than 60 million trees over the past few years. There is significant … Continue reading Drones help study of sequoia eco system
VPN service provider, NordVPN, has aggregated some of the more interesting laws around the world that have passed in 2016 with regard to the internet. It seems that in 2016 Internet privacy has experienced a string of shocks and abuses around the world – starting with Polish law that loosened spying restrictions for police, and … Continue reading Is Big Brother finally here?
Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what music we listen to, who we speak to, just to name a few. The habitual nature of people means this data could be used to give insight into our mental wellbeing. Acute … Continue reading Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?
While the smartwatch market took a tumble in the latest quarter, the overall wearables market grew 3.1 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Total wearables shipments reached 23 million in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Basic wearables, primarily … Continue reading Wearable market grows above three per cent
Three years after selling its mobile division to Microsoft, Nokia is back in the smartphone market, albeit via third party company Finnish-based HMD Global. In May, Microsoft announced the sale of its feature-phone division to HMD Global and Apple contract manufacturing company, Taiwanese-based Foxconn. HDM has signed a 10-year brand licensing agreement with Nokia that … Continue reading Nokia making a comeback in smartphone market
Bitmovin, the provider of streaming video infrastructure technologies, today released a new video infrastructure API that bundles Bitmovin’s video encoding and video player services with a new video performance analytics product, as well as integrations into various storage and content delivery network (CDN) providers. The result is an end-to-end video infrastructure API that is said to … Continue reading End-to-end video infrastructure API for developers
3D printed guns are back in the news after Queensland Police reported last week that they had discovered a 3D printer in a raid on what appeared to be a “large-scale” weapons production facility as a part of Operation Oscar Quantum. According to police, the raid uncovered homemade weapons and ammunition in a workshop manufacturing … Continue reading A licence to print: how real is the risk posed by 3D printed guns?
Three of Australia’s major banks have been prevented from collectively negotiating with Apple over the use of Apple Pay. The National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, and the regional Bendigo and Adelaide bank, who collectively control 70% of Australia’s card payments had asked the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to … Continue reading ACCC rules against the banks’ actions against Apple Pay