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X-TEND WA will offer grants of up to AU$100,000 to get the state's startups 'investor ready'.
Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone fail to provide information to consumers with disability
According to an ACCAN research project, telcos failed to provide information about products catered for consumers with disability when reasonably required 50 percent of the time.
NSW Electoral Commission claims it is safe from second SwissVote flaw
Researchers have found another flaw in the SwissVote system, while the NSW Electoral Commission is once again confident the issue is not relevant to the iVote system.
Commonwealth floats increased penalties for privacy breaches
Consultation pencilled in for second half of 2019 -- on the other side of the upcoming federal election.
Victoria's transport system to accept ticketing payments from Android devices
From Thursday morning onwards, Android users will be able to use their smartphones to pay for travel on Victoria's public transport network.
National Archives of Australia concerned with capability to become cyber resilient
While the government entity is implementing a cyber resilience framework, its director-general has reservations around its capability to ensure full compliance.
KT 5G being launched by Ericsson
KT’s 5G network will be commercially launched in early April, with the Korean carrier partnering with Ericsson for the deployment.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G reportedly launching April 5
The Korea Herald has reported that Samsung's 5G smartphone will launch on April 5 without pre-orders.
Customers and partners driving new VMware Cloud updates
Updates to VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware vCloud Director, and CloudHealth by VMware, as well as increased access to Cloud Foundation-based services via new VMware Cloud on AWS regions.
Senate Committee happy for Consumer Data Right Bill to be passed in current form
Despite hearing concerns around the Bill's ambiguity, lax privacy, and rushed nature, the Senate Economics Legislation Committee has still decided to recommend its passage.
Geoscience Australia to be Top 4 compliant after discovery of unknown rogue file
Following a poor audit result and the discovery of a rogue file, the government entity will be compliant with the now superseded Top 4 mitigation strategies for cybersecurity come June 30, 2019.
Nvidia looking to surf data science wave into the data center
As enterprises shift to distributed forms of computing, Nvidia hopes to slide into the datacentre.
TPG-Vodafone merger decision set for May
May 9 will see the ACCC’s draft decision be finally handed down on whether TPG and Vodafone will be allowed to merge.
Monash Uni claims reputation-based blockchain capable of defending itself
The miner has their 'reputation' lowered to prevent malicious activity, the university says.
Congressional AI caucus co-chair calls for five-year AI plan
Congressman Jerry McNerney wants America to develop a long-term plan to resist advances made by China, India, and Russia.
Canberra kicks in AU$220m to regional telco program
The government will fund two more mobile blackspots rounds with AU$160 million, and a Regional Connectivity Program with AU$60 million.
MongoDB investing 'heavily' on R&D down under
Its global community team is also headquartered in Australia.
The future of graphics is unquestionably AI image generation: Jensen Huang
Nvidia CEO tells ZDNet that a new take on Quake II points the way to the future.
University of Melbourne transitions into 'smart' campus
The real-time availability of information has allowed the university to transform its facilities into smart campuses powered by the Internet of Things.
Facebook to overhaul ad-targeting system after discrimination complaints
Housing, employment, and credit ads will no longer be hidden from users of certain ethnicity, gender, or age groups.