This infographic shows that moving to Australia might not be a good idea.Read More »
Sad times for an Australian 18-year-old, who goes by the name TradeFortress and managed to lose $1 million in Bitcoin. The money was stolen (read: hacked) from an online Bitcoin bank he controlled, so right away the logical decision here is to contact the police, but it seems he’s a bit hesitant to travel on that route.…Read More »
You can now buy a car using Bitcoin, though the selection right now is limited to vehicles of the off-road variety.
The Tomcar, which is a company and name of it’s all-terrain vehicle, has now decided to allow those who wish to purchase the vehicle the ability to use Bitcoin as a choice of currency.…Read More »
I wonder if it can be recycled or is one-use only.Read More »
Since all the madness with the NSA spying on Americans and other folks around the world, we’re confident some of you have been seeking out more secure ways to traverse the Internet. Well, until John McAfee grace us with $100 NSA blocking device, you have the option to give FastMail a test drive for your secure email communication needs.…Read More »
Windows 8 has failed to take off in ways Microsoft had imagined, but that is not stopping schools in Australia from incorporating the troubled operating system throughout every classroom. The interesting thing about this deployment is how the school boards chose to go with ultrabooks and traditional tablets along with tablets+pen as an alternative to desktop computers.…Read More »
Beautiful photo wallpaper of Lake Samsonvale in Brisbane, Australia.Read More »
Engineers develop steerable paper planes and maple seeds… as in having the ability to control where they land
Dr. Paul Pounds of Australia’s University of Queensland and his robotics team have created a pair of inexpensive, disposable UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Yes, you have read that right; the drones, if I am permitted to use that word, will be quite cheap and will be able to be manufactured easily because of their design and materials used.…Read More »
We have already seen and been amazed by Google’s driverless car, but a group of Australian students from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia have put an interesting spin on the concept.
The group of students consist of Tommi Sullivan, Michael Lennon, and Yukito Tsunoda and they were recently awarded a Queensland iAward for their creation.…Read More »
Beautiful sunrise at Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia.Read More »
Australian carrier Telstra has said that they recently found the source of a “black spot” (an outage) in their wireless network for several neighborhoods. The source is a beer fridge in a garage in a house in the area. The refrigerator was tracked by “software robots” and workers wielding special antennas.…Read More »
Is Microsoft gathering your personal data from the Xbox One and selling it? Australia and Germany are concerned
As most of you probably know, Microsoft announced the Xbox One last week. It has a ton of new features including an always-on camera and microphone. Which is bringing up some privacy concerns. In fact it’s said that it could potentially gather personal data to be sold to the highest bidder.…Read More »
The Sydney Opera House is lit up in awesome colors.Read More »
This is a wallpaper of Belmore Falls in Kangaroo Valley, Australia.Read More »
Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV series in recent history, but there’s good reason for it. No I’m not condoning piracy, and it’s certainly immoral in many cases- not to mention illegal. You see Game of Thrones is an HBO exclusive television series.…Read More »
While Google announced a third city to get Google Fiber and Japan is getting ridiculous 2Gbps download speeds in Tokyo, the rest of the world might be feeling a little left out. But now it looks Australia won’t have to be jealous of ultra-fast download speeds, as the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to be available by the end of this year.…Read More »
Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might add.…Read More »
We’ve seen some cool things here on dotTech, such as cloning clones, coffee with portraits, and DNA being used as a data storage mechanism. However, if I were to pick the coolest of them all, I’d have to say bring a dead frog to life tops the list.…Read More »
If you haven’t heard, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summoned to explain the higher prices of tech goods in Australia.
In a press conference in Sydney, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was asked by reporters how Adobe can justify charging Australian customers more for their software (up to $1400 more than the US), especially the digital copies that involve no shipping whatsoever.…Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street names and the location of incidents and warnings in relation to their GPS location.” Turns out Apple’s Maps is directing people toward the center of a district, rather than the actual township itself.…Read More »
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
Read More »
“The committee is looking at the impacts of prices charged to Australian consumers for IT products.
Last week we saw photos of the ‘Death Cage’, a tourist attraction where people get inside a pool with a crocodile. Today we have another crocodile photo to share with you. This one, however, is a bit different. This one will help you figure out what to do if a crocodile ever roams free in your neighborhood.…Read More »
A friend of mine used to say (still says?): “flashy lights are for the simple minded”. To an extent, I am sure there is some truth in that statement. After all, one can easily be distracted and awed by otherwise simple lights and objects.…Read More »
It’s no secret Apple’s mapping solution hasn’t been up to snuff for most users, and it’s become a running joke that iOS Maps can get you lost when you use it for directions. However, in Australia iOS Maps is more than a joke; according to the police in Victoria, Apple Maps can get you in life-threatening situations!…Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published details on the market share of different producers in the smartphone market. Android has broke all records as the second quarter of 2012 ended with Android smartphone sales claiming more than 50% of total smartphone sales.…Read More »
Justice Mordy Bromberg, a Federal court judge of Australia, has found Apple guilty of deliberately misleading its iPad customers about the product’s capability. As a result, Apple has been fined AU$2.25 million (roughly US$2.29 million) along with being told to pay AU$300,000 (roughly US$305,450) for costs.…Read More »