PC World

  • Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's - August 23, 2014
    Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own properties and other sites, potentially creating a significant new source of reve [...]
  • Airbnb to reveal 124 New York hosts to attorney general - August 23, 2014
    Airbnb will hand over information on 124 of its hosts in New York to comply with a request from the state attorney general, who is investigating the legality of the service, the company said Friday. The attorney general sought unredacted personal information on the New York City hosts this week, Ai [...]
  • US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware - August 22, 2014
    Over a thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called “Backoff” and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a cybersecurity alert on Friday. B [...]
  • Report: Samsung to announce Galaxy Gear 3 next month - August 22, 2014
    If you're keeping score, this would be Samsung's sixth smartwatch since last September
  • Google acquires Gecko Design to help with crazy Google X 'moon shots' - August 22, 2014
    Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company’s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. Gecko President Jacques Gagne and its four other employees will join G [...]


  • Life on Mars! - August 23, 2014
    Did Curiosity photograph an alien thigh bone on Mars? On August 14th, Curiosity's MastCam recording this image : Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The object in the centre looks curiously like a thigh bone. Of course the conspiracy sites (this for instance) went crazy. {loadposition dav [...]
  • Brother’s new colour laser range - August 23, 2014
    Paperless offices are still largely a ‘nice idea’ but Japanese electronics company Brother is really trying to help achieve that aim. “Printers have become more the on-and-off ramp for the cloud,” said Alex Tesoriero of Brother Australia. “It is not so much about speed [...]
  • Huawei says talk to the hand – err Band - August 23, 2014
    Chinese communications giant Huawei – the world’s third largest smartphone maker has released the TalkBand B1 – it is a combination Bluetooth headset, smart watch and fitness band – and it shows potential! This is an innovation – I cannot find any other combo smart wat [...]
  • Huawei Ascends with P7 – hands on review - August 23, 2014
    Huawei is serious about taking market share from Samsung and other Android smartphone makers. Already the third largest smartphone maker it has a product that meets and can beat the best of the competition. Let’s put the Ascend P7 in perspective – it is a flagship level product - g [...]
  • Richard Feynman YouTube videos: Watch some of them! - August 22, 2014
    Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist who worked in the scientific area of quantum mechanics and many others. But, Feynman did much more over his lifetime. Some of him is revealed in YouTube videos available for you to watch and learn.       Feynman -- born in New Yor [...]

APC Magazine

  • Z97 and Devil’s Canyon on test - August 21, 2014
    Intel's 2014 desktop gear is finally here, but is it worth updating to? We test two new CPUs and all the major flagship motherboards to find out.
  • MSI Z97 XPower AC - August 21, 2014
    The MSI Z97 XPower AC board is aimed at hardcore overclockers.
  • Gigabyte Z97 Gaming G1 WiFi BK - August 20, 2014
    The Gigabyte Z97 Gaming G1 is individually stress tested for 168 hours before shipment.
  • ASUS Z97 Deluxe - August 20, 2014
    The ASUS Z97 Deluxe has features beyond compare.
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer - August 19, 2014
    The ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer offers premium performance without the excessive price tag.

Cnet Gadgets

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    • End of the road for robotic hitchhiker - August 22, 2014
      A ROBOT sent hitchhiking across Canada reached its destination yesterday after several thousand kilometres on the road.
    • Mobile banking at your fingertip - August 21, 2014
      ST George Bank’s iPhone 5S customers will be able to access its mobile-banking service using only a fingerprint from next month.
    • Symantec in $12m security boost - August 21, 2014
      Symantec has gone into hire mode for security troops as it ploughs $12 million into fresh office space and a revamp of its security operations centre.
    • Draft paper to address NBN gaps - August 21, 2014
      THE Coalition has moved a step closer to building out more fixed wireless NBN connections for people on city fringes to fill in a “spectrum gap”.
    • Subscriber jump as iiNet revenue tops $1bn - August 20, 2014
      THE nation’s No. 3 broadband provider, iiNet, has posted a 19 per cent increase in underlying net profit for the year as revenue topped $1 billion.

    Herald Sun

    • Grey ghosts fear spitting, abusive parents - August 23, 2014
      PARKING officers patrolling around an inner Melbourne school have stopped issuing fines in person for fear of unruly parents spitting on them and hurling abuse.
    • Two mates, one bloody awful war - August 23, 2014
      MATT Tonkin and Robert Poate were best friends. One died in Afghanistan, the other agonisingly at home. Ruth Lamperd reports on two young men lost far too soon.
    • All Blacks run riot to retain Bledisloe - August 23, 2014
      THE Wallabies’ Bledisloe drought will continue for another season after they were thumped 51-20 by the All Blacks at Eden Park.
    • Fireys caught in blazing legal row - August 23, 2014
      THE Metropolitan Fire Brigade was forced to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees in January because United Firefighters Union bosses refused to allow extra fire trucks during last summer’s heatwave.
    • Roos put Crows on finals life support - August 23, 2014
      THERE was no Brent Harvey but Jack Ziebell willed North Melbourne to a heart-stopping seven-point win against Adelaide.

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