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Slow Speed and Dropouts Causing Most Internet Headaches

Australians are happier with their mobile service, but increasingly dissatisfied with their Internet connection. Over 112,000 complaints were lodged with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) over the past year in relation to mobile, landline and Internet services. Mobile grievances fell by over 25% to a nine-year low, but complaints about Internet services rose 22% to […]

Microsoft Edge Browser Offers Best Protection Against Socially Engineered Malware

Socially Engineered Malware (SEM) refers to a type of attack that tricks users into installing unsafe software. The download may be disguised as a tool that makes your computer run faster, but in reality it’s a malicious application. And according to a recent report by cyber-security advisors NSS Labs, the Microsoft Edge browser is the […]

Artificial Intelligence Taps Into the Mysterious Power of the Universe

New research has discovered the reason why Deep Learning Artificial intelligence systems may be so effective. It turns out they’re designed based upon concepts that follow the fundamental laws of the universe. These deep neural network programs, consisting of multiple layers of algorithms, have proven to be incredibly adept when it comes to solving complex […]

Google’s Pixel Smartphone Throws Down the Gauntlet to Samsung

When Google announced its new Pixel smartphone several weeks ago, Google’s VP of product management, Brian Rakowski, described the device as “the best smartphone camera anyone has ever made”. A bold claim, considering the fact that Samsung and Apple have dominated the market for years. The announcement heralds Google’s ambition to be a world leader […]

SanDisk Announces World’s First 1TB SD Card

At a recent European trade show for photographers and videographers, SanDisk unveiled its latest SD memory card with a massive one terabyte of storage capacity – more than many home computers. The record-breaking card comes just two years after SanDisk revealed the world’s first 512GB SD card in 2014, and sixteen years after SanDisk released […]

One Million Hijacked IoT Devices Launch World’s Largest Ever DDoS Attack

A botnet of hijacked devices on the Internet of Things has overwhelmed one of the world’s premier providers of Distributed Denial of Service protection. The target of the attack was a popular blog managed by former Washington Post staffer Brian Krebs. His site, Krebs on Security, was under the protection of Akamai Technologies, a global […]

Victoria Launches Australia’s Largest and Fastest Free Wi-Fi Network

Australia’s most advanced free public Wi-Fi network recently launched in Melbourne, delivering world-class Internet access to users across all Melbourne CBD train stations, as well as Queen Victoria Market, the Bourke St Mall, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. VicFreeWiFi is the largest network of its kind in Australia, and […]

New Wi-Fi Technology Means Smarter Homes and Safer Drones

A team from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has built a new wireless network system that can pinpoint a user’s location to within ten centimetres, without the need for any additional sensors. Wi-Fi networks quickly identify devices that come within range, and when several access points are connected it’s possible to […]