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ACCC approves passing rural NBN tax onto non-NBN super-fast broadband

(Image: ACCC) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the government’s proposed Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) charge subsidising satellite and fixed-wireless services on the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be extended to non-NBN high-speed broadband services. The final decision on access pricing for super-fast broadband services (SBAS), …

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Android O beta is available today

 It’s already been available for a few months as a developer preview, but now the rest of us can finally get our hands on an upcoming version of Android. Android O Beta starts shipping today, if you point your browser over to android.com/beta. The company used the opportunity to show …

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Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even better if E Ink’s latest screens make it into a …

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With new realities to build, Unity positioned to become tech giant

Playing god has never been a particularly strange ambition for Silicon Valley. Even so, there are few verticals filled with more utopian dreams than the studios and startups building virtual and augmented reality experiences. While some are looking to craft 3D experiences that integrate into the real world, others are aiming to create massive worlds we …

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Jaguar Debuts 600 Horsepower XE SV Project 8

Jaguar’s Special Operations division has just unleashed the company’s latest ludicrous offering, the XE SV Project 8. But first, it must be tested on the Nürburgring’s infamous Nordschleife and could become, if its specs are to be believed, the fastest four-door sedan ever to lap the infamous test track. Currently, …

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Telstra announces smart city plans for Western Australia

(Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced that it will trial and deploy a series of smart city Internet of Things (IoT) applications throughout a beachside park in Perth, Western Australia, under a partnership with the city of Joondalup. The solutions will include environmental sensors that monitor temperature, humidity, pollution, light, and …

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Apple opens first Southeast Asia store in Singapore

Apple will officially open its retail store in Singapore on May 27, marking its first outlet in Southeast Asia and touted to be the first in the city-state to operate fully on solar power. Located along Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping strip, the new two-storey retail space featured a glass facade–spanning …

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