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Mobile technology does not cause cancer

New research has found there are no links between mobile phone technology and health problems such as cancer. The 11-year…
An 85-inch bendable Ultra HD LED television, unveiled at the CES 2014, might be standard in living rooms one day. EPA/Yonhap South Korea Out

Three new tech concepts you might actually use from CES 2014

The massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted annually in Las Vegas, showcases the latest discoveries and innovations, including audiovisual, gaming, smartphones, computing, household appliances…
The public Wi-Fi landscape in Australia is comparatively barren. michmutters

Better public Wi-Fi in Australia? Let’s send a signal

You may have seen recent reports that London’s Oxford Street has the greatest density of Wi-Fi in Europe - with a quarter of that being complimentary - and almost a third of Wi-Fi hotspots in the US are…
Chat apps have overtaken text messaging for the first time and are projected to get even more popular – but this means wireless internet access becomes ever more important. Ed Yourdon

Say l8r to SMS: rise of chat apps means it’s time to talk wireless

The simple pleasure of sending a text message is almost a thing of the past - and shows it’s time we turn our attention to wireless technology. Chat apps such as Apple iMessage and Viber recently overtook…
Cloud services are not the energy savers they were once promoted to be. half alive - soo zzzz

Sorry, the wireless cloud isn’t green – it’s an energy monster

Access to cloud services using personal wireless devices will have the same carbon footprint as adding another 4.9 million cars onto the roads by 2015. How do we know this? Well, read on … Over the past…
Are the people that live in remote areas any less important than those in urban areas? rubenerd

Is remote and rural Australia being dudded by the NBN?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an important nation-building project that’s being implemented at a time of fundamental change in the way we utilise services over the digital network. For most Australians…
Open and poorly secured Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to exploitation by others. doommeer

Wardriving and surviving: who else is using your Wi-Fi?

Late last month the Queensland Police started a new project to highlight the urgent need for secure wireless internet connections. The “wardriving” project involves police driving the streets of Queensland…
Students work wirelessly on computers at Arthur Phillip High School at Parramatta in Sydney. AAP/Alan Porritt

Patently Australian: CSIRO settles suits over Wi-Fi

Australia’s national science agency will receive $220m after settling litigation against three US companies to license the…
Stuck between sock stores and sanger stalls? This tech could really help. avlxyz

Can Google kill the Gruen transfer in time for Christmas?

Christmas is fast approaching and there’s a (very big) chance you’ve got some last-minute shopping to do. You won’t be the only one, and with shopping centres packed to capacity, it’s easy to get lost…
Technology now being developed will profoundly alter human experience. hebedesign

Tomorrow never nodes, but wireless sensor networks will help

Can you imagine a world where millions of interconnected wireless sensors provide early warning of natural disasters? Well, imagination might soon not be necessary. Our perception depends on a complex…
Observers are making a song and dance about potential misuses of the iCloud. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP

Long John iCloud Silver: has Steve Jobs cleared the decks for pirates?

Was Steve Jobs’announcement of the Apple iCloud yesterday music to your ears? It certainly takes cloud computing a significant distance further along the path of integration. All your devices – PC, iPad…

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