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  • At IFA, spotlight will shine on smartwatches with better looks and connectivity - September 2, 2014
    Smartwatches will be in the spotlight at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony all keen to demonstrate their new products are what consumers want. Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics announced their upcoming smartwatches, the Gear S and G Watch R, last week in advanc [...]
  • Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident - September 2, 2014
    Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users’ accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers. The “vast majority” of login attempts have failed, wrote Matt Russell, vice president [...]
  • Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years - September 2, 2014
    While conducting a penetration test of a major Canadian retailer, Rob VandenBrink bought something from the store. He later found his own credit card number buried in its systems, a major worry. The retailer, which has hundreds of stores across Canada, otherwise had rock-solid security and was comp [...]
  • iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak - September 1, 2014
    A funny thing happened on the Internet Sunday as a cache of nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and other big-name stars made their way onto 4chan, as BuzzFeed notes. Reports indicate that this leak may have been the result of a hacker (or hackers) taking advantage of a flaw in Apple&rsqu [...]
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: A powerful smartphone wrapped in Sony style - September 1, 2014
    The Sony Xperia Z2 has a lot of power under the hood and a great design, but since it's only available in its unsubsidized form, you'll need to ask yourself how much you're willing to spend.

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  • Akamai puts veteran in charge of Australia, NZ sales team - September 2, 2014
    Akamai Technologies has appointed a new man to head up its Australia-New Zealand sales team. The global cloud services provider has announced the appointment of Michael Cunningham (pictured) as Regional Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). To be based in Melbourne, Cunningham will be [...]
  • Enbu to distribute Sage CRM in Australia, NZ market - September 2, 2014
    Management software vendor Sage Business Solutions has partnered with Ireland-based Enbu Consulting to service the Australian market with its CRM solution. With Enbu’s entry into the Australian market, the firm becomes a Sage CRM partner in the region, and will distribute Sage CRM add-on modu [...]
  • Eventbrite expanding down under - September 2, 2014
    Melbourne-based ticketing and global events company Eventbrite today announced a new Managing Director of Australia; Rachael Neumann, along with two other new hires. Neumann, who is taking up the role following a US stint as Director of Customer Experience Strategy, will be responsible for leading [...]
  • Interview: The Sims 4 – an ideal world that we should all be aspiring to - September 2, 2014
    The 15th anniversary of the Sims is looming, we sat down with Maxis producer Graham Nardone to discuss the upcoming Sims 4.  The popular series is into its third reboot and the challenge for the developers is to please the legion of fans and at the same time introduce and refine the very perso [...]
  • Experimental drug alirocumab reduces heart attacks by half - September 1, 2014
    An experimental drug called alirocumab has been found to lower cholesterol levels in patients by nearly 50%.     Alirocumab consists of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 enzyme, which is now commonly abbreviated PCSK9.    The two drug companies Amgen and Pfizer are d [...]

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    • CCTV clue in laneway gang rape - September 2, 2014
      UPDATE: POLICE are hunting five men who bound a middle-aged woman’s legs before gang-raping her in a Melbourne laneway, before she escaped naked to raise the alarm.
    • Shaw ‘sincerely’ sorry for breaking rules - September 2, 2014
      UPDATE: FRANKSTON MP Geoff Shaw has “humbly and sincerely” apologised to the Victorian Parliament for breaking the state MP code of conduct. READ HIS FULL APOLOGY
    • Nazi graffiti found at tax office - September 2, 2014
      THE tax office is investigating a spate of Nazi graffiti at its Melbourne office that has outraged the Jewish community.
    • Bucket challenge ends in surgery - September 2, 2014
      A GEELONG boy attempting the ice bucket challenge has been left with three severed tendons after his younger brother tried to photo bomb the video.
    • Hazelwood: how to stop repeat disaster - September 2, 2014
      THE Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Board has made 18 recommendations to prevent a similar disaster from ever happening again.

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