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Old technology, but not obsolete. suksawad/Shutterstock.com

Why do people still use fax machines?

It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
Once it’s up and running, the main change for 5G users will be increased speed and reduced delay. Robin Worrall/Unsplash

What is a mobile network, anyway? This is 5G, boiled down

5G is similar to existing mobile networks, but with key differences in hardware and software. And we still need to work out who will build this infrastructure in Australia.
FirstNet could relieve emergency workers of having to carry multiple radios and other communications devices. AP Photo/Ric Francis

FirstNet for emergency communications: 6 questions answered

A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
The research found the more confident a participant was, the worse they understood the phone contracts they were given. Dave Hunt/AAP

Consumers don’t understand smartphone contracts

Consumers don't understand the contracts they are signing when they buy smartphones, new research shows.

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