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Queensland stands up data bureau to help reduce road toll

The Road Safety Data Bureau will aim to fill the gaps in the road crash and trauma data currently collected by Queensland's government agencies.

19 Sep 2019 11:34 am
Ziggy Switkowski reappointed as NBN chair

Meanwhile, the NBN has been touted by the government as boosting Australia-wide productivity.

19 Sep 2019 11:21 am
Regulatory requirements behind Western Union's multi-cloud push

The company's VP head of technology transformation detailed the global regulatory requirements that impact a cloud strategy at an organisation like Western Union.

19 Sep 2019 9:52 am
Samsung launches fail-proof PCIe Gen4 SSD

Samsung's fail-in-place technology will allow its 30.72TB PCIe Gen4 SSDs to continue operating smoothly even if a NAND chip fails.

19 Sep 2019 9:19 am
Australian House Committee to examine 5G deployment

The committee will examine the opportunities and challenges of 5G in Australia.

19 Sep 2019 7:54 am
NBN connectivity expands to ATMs, traffic, transport, and environment infrastructure

Network Extensions will initially only be available on fibre-to-the-node.

19 Sep 2019 7:00 am
Ubisoft to send out cease & desist requests to DDoS-for-hire services

Because all cybercriminals are law-abiding citizens and have a legal department.

19 Sep 2019 5:53 am
Cloud at the centre of ANZ's agile approach to customer-focused banking

The blue bank has touted breaking its ambitious customer-focused plans up into small pieces, leveraging Google Cloud to make that a reality.

19 Sep 2019 4:36 am
Kubernetes’ next step could be to try orchestrating everything else

Custom Resource Definitions sounds not only innocuous but like something a dungeon master brings to a role-playing party. But if CRD can cast a spell on the data center, virtual machines, big data, machine learning, may soon find themselves bowing before their new open source overlord.

19 Sep 2019 4:30 am
GitHub security alerts now support PHP projects

GitHub is now also a CVE CNA and can issue its own CVE numbers for bugs disclosed in projects hosted on the platform.

19 Sep 2019 4:01 am
Exclusive deal: Save $100 on Swellpro's Spry waterproof drone with this code

Wellbots is offering ZDNet readers an exclusive discount on its top-selling drone.

19 Sep 2019 12:13 am
AMD has another monster 64-core Rome chip, but the big business is in smaller machines

AMD on Wednesday unveiled yet another monster 64-core part, but it's in the smaller-scale machines that it hopes to sell in high volume and take share from Intel.

18 Sep 2019 10:48 pm
Amazon's cash payment option PayCode launches in the US

PayCode lets shoppers pay for online purchases in cash at Western Union locations.

18 Sep 2019 9:30 pm
Splunk rolls out new pricing packages, $150 million venture fund

The company also announced new and expanded partnerships with ecosystem partners Cisco, Accenture, Deloitte and SAP.

18 Sep 2019 5:31 pm
Salesforce's Sustainability Cloud aims for carbon accountability

With consumers and industry players alike looking for ways to curb carbon emissions, Salesforce is introducing a new platform for tracking and reporting reliable environmental data.

18 Sep 2019 5:30 pm
Facebook expands Portal lineup to work on your TV

The company's new video-calling devices get a new look, and can even plug into your TV set now to leverage the larger screen.

18 Sep 2019 5:30 pm
Ransomware: 11 steps you should take to protect against disaster

Falling victim to ransomware could put your vital business or personal data at risk of being lost forever. These steps can help bolster your defences.

18 Sep 2019 4:55 pm
These software vulnerabilities top MITRE’s most dangerous list

The Top 25 list gives developers indicators of what cybersecurity threats they should be most aware of.

18 Sep 2019 4:35 pm
Cage-free robots are now doing industry's heavy lifting

Once relegated to bench top tasks, these nimble collaborative coworkers are starting to beef up and do the work of an older generation of robots.

18 Sep 2019 4:30 pm
Albanian gangs take up cryptocurrencies: 'We need a new approach' say police

Balkan organized crime groups in the UK are using fintech for money-laundering schemes.

18 Sep 2019 3:57 pm
Cybersecurity: New hacking group targets IT companies in first stage of supply chain attacks

'Tortoiseshell' hacking group is identified by a custom form of malware, say researchs - and new the campaign isn't currently thought to be linked to any other cyber operations.

18 Sep 2019 3:36 pm
HTC appoints former Orange executive as new CEO

Yves Maitre will be responsible for driving the company's push towards 5G, artificial intelligence, and extended reality (XR).

18 Sep 2019 12:19 pm
Labor floats jail time as penalty for social media giants that breach Aussie law

The Shadow Minister for Technology also wants to see the appointment of someone she could consider her in-government counterpart.

18 Sep 2019 12:18 pm
HP launches HP Elite Dragonfly, a premium business laptop and Intel Project Athena poster child

HP's Elite Dragonfly is less than 1 kilogram and has a design to make a statement yet be all about business.

18 Sep 2019 11:30 am
Facebook's policy changes around harmful content gains support from NZ PM Ardern

The changes were prompted by the Christchurch Call that happened earlier this year.

18 Sep 2019 11:03 am
Huawei urges Australia to embrace better Chinese products

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord said Huawei is willing to allow the Australian government to test its products to make this happen.

18 Sep 2019 9:00 am
Human Services says access to identity-matching database would help stop fraud

Extending biometrics access to the Stuart Robert-led department would help it thwart fraud, and ensure welfare is being distributed to the right people, it has said.

18 Sep 2019 7:12 am
Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting to integrate ahead of IoT expansion plans

The company plans to make 'aggressive investments' into its Lumada-based solutions and digital capabilities.

18 Sep 2019 6:02 am
GoDaddy's newest product pairs websites and marketing for SMBs

Formally branded as Websites + Marketing, the service pairs GoDaddy's website builder platform with a suite of insight-driven marketing tools.

18 Sep 2019 1:30 am
Microsoft inches closer to releasing its AI-powered Scheduler bot

Microsoft is working to make meeting-scheduling more simple and seamless with its bot, which soon will be renamed Scheduler.

18 Sep 2019 12:07 am
Mozilla to release a new Firefox version every four weeks starting next year

Firefox moves to monthly releases from current 6-8 weeks release cycle.

17 Sep 2019 11:34 pm
Pure Storage launches AI Data Hub, builds out AI workflow effort

The storage company said it co-developed the AI Data Hub with Nvidia to break down the data silos that hamper analytics and model development.

17 Sep 2019 10:20 pm
CIO vs CFO: How digital transformation is changing IT budget decisions

CIO strategy: If you want to be responsible for digital transformation, then you need to stop focusing on operations and act more like a trusted business advisor.

17 Sep 2019 7:12 pm
Cerebras’s first customer for giant AI chip is supercomputing hog U.S. Department of Energy

Cerebras Systems, the California startup that last month came out of the stealth mode with the world's biggest chip, dedicated to artificial intelligence, announced its first customer for its computer system, the U.S. Department of Energy. The announcement follows announcements earlier this year for future supercomputing systems made by Intel and AMD and Cray.

17 Sep 2019 6:30 pm
Vivo's Nex 3 lands: Flagship 5G phone with waterfall display, 64-megapixel camera

Vivo's 5G Nex 3 with a curved-edge screen shows that innovation in smartphones isn't dead yet.

17 Sep 2019 5:58 pm
Skidmap malware buries into the kernel to hide illicit cryptocurrency mining

The Linux malware makes use of a rootkit to disguise itself on infected machines.

17 Sep 2019 5:50 pm
Dremio releases Data Lake Engines for AWS and Azure

Dremio releases new technology for cloud data lakes. Can the company take data in relatively slow cloud object storage and make queries against it faster?

17 Sep 2019 5:30 pm
Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: Maybe)

After its botched release of the version 1809 update for Windows 10 last year, Microsoft instituted a sweeping series of changes to Windows Update. Don't be fooled by the headlines: A close look at recent issues with version 1903 suggests those changes are paying off.

17 Sep 2019 4:30 pm
Uh-oh: This camera watches while you work out

A stationary camera may have a leg up on wearable trackers like smart watches.

17 Sep 2019 4:30 pm
Class action launched against Centrelink's 'robo-debt'

The class action into the 'toxic' data-matching initiative will be brought by Gordon Legal.

17 Sep 2019 10:23 am