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Report : Google moving away from net neutrality?

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According to a report made by the Wall Street Journal, Google is being reported to have approached the major internet service providers in America with a proposal that would create a “fast lane” for Google’s own content, which includes YouTube, GMail and Google Maps. But the problem is that Google has been one of the advocates for net neutrality. Internally called “OpenEdge”, this would see Google’s own servers being placed […]

Telstra NBN bid rejected, lawsuit “100 percent” likely to happen

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The Federal Government has rejected Telstra’s bid from the process to win the bid to build a $10 billion-plus national broadband network, saying that it did not include a plan on how to “involve small and medium enterprises” when building the network, according to Telstra. What’s even more (not) surprising, is that a spokesperson for the Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has said that Telstra cannot resubmit its bid. “The […]

Microsoft confirms new bug affects every version of Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has confirmed that a new bug in Internet Explorer 7 also affects all versions, including the predecessor IE6 and the IE8 Beta 2, of the internet browser, and has recommend that you disable the Oledb32.dll file to stay safe from the exploit which hackers have now been known to have exploited. The exploit affects all browsers that are being used on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 or Server […]

“Improvise” – WordPress 2.7 gets its debut!

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TECHGEEK.com.au has already upgraded to it, and so you should too. WordPress has unveiled version 2.7, or codenamed “Coltrane”, which contains a massive overhaul to the WordPress administrator functions, as well as some new features, including the ditching of manual updates and FTP uploads to plugins and the entire blogging platform itself, thanks to an automatic update system – which makes it a bit more attractive to first time users. […]

Google reveals top searches of 2008 – “Obama” takes Google’s top fastest rising crown (in the US)

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Following a similar move made by Yahoo, Google has announced that results of its “Fastest Rising” and top search queries from its Zeitgeist; with results from worldwide, the United States and 34 other countries, including New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia (and if you’re scared about your privacy, don’t worry, Google says that no personal data was used). Barack Obama topped the “Fastest Rising” result in the United States; while […]

Yahoo starts sacking 10 percent of its workforce

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Yahoo has today begun giving out the pink slips to many of its employees who are affected by the 10 percent job cuts , most of them over at Yahoo’s US operations, according to the company. The cuts, according to its spokesperson, said that the cuts are from a number of areas within Yahoo, but did not mention which area got most of the cuts. This is part of a […]

BBC considers offering iPlayer tech to rivals ITV, Channel 4

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The BBC may consider offering free and open use of the technologies that make up the successful BBC iPlayer in a way to prevent Channel 4 to gain a stake in the profitable commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide; forming part of a response to a public service broadcasting review by Ofcom, according to The Guardian. If the plan gets approved, it would see the video on demand services […]

Sony axes 8,000 jobs worldwide, $1.1 billion in savings a year

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Sony has axed 8,000 jobs, or 4 percent, of its entire work force around the world in order to make savings worth US$1.1 billion a year because of the global economic crisis and a stronger yen that batters profits for the PlayStation 3 maker. Employing 185,000 people, the layoffs will be completed by the end of March of 2010. It is unknown which country will receive most of the cuts, […]

TECHGEEK.com.au Holiday Gift Guide – Donations to Charities

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Every year, people try and guess what the recipient wants in his or her gift. Sure, you can always give them the receipt to return it; but what if you want it to be a moment in your life? What are you going to do? Have no fear, TECHGEEK.com.au has the answer to this problem, and we will slowly put up a list of gifts that you could get for […]

Telstra to say no to ISP filtering trial, Optus says yes

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Telstra has rejected a plan to take part in the Federal Government’s six-week live content filtering trial that would see, according to those opposed to it, a decrease in speeds to the already crippled network that Australia’s broadband network has compared to other countries infrastructure like the US, Japan and South Korea. Optus, however, has made an application to participate – but has told ZDNet.com.au that it would only filter […]

Windows Vista goes red for Product(RED)

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Microsoft has announced that Windows Vista Ultimate will be a part of the PRODUCT(RED) initiative, with Amazon saying that the “Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 upgrade (Project Red Edition)” going to be on sale on December 15. Dell, who ships Windows Vista to many of its computers, already had several products with PRODUCT(RED), all of them powered with Vista. The product’s RRP is at $219.95, and it comes with several […]

TECHGEEK 08 – Vote for your favourite “local” story of 2008

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It’s that time of the year again, and why not have your say on what were your favourite on the funniest, the weirdest, the best, the worst and your favourite local news stories of 2008. We scoured through our archives (our amazing 1,000+ posts) to pick which one to fill up our categories. Voting will go for four weeks, and we will reveal the answers, along with our favourite and […]

EA’s “Spore” tops most pirated games of 2008

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While games cannot compete with the amount of pirated movies and television shows that are downloaded, EA’s Spore managed to come close to that number, even though being protected by DRM – topping the list of being the most pirated game for the year 2008, according to TorrentFreak, who complied the list. They estimate that the total downloads for the game is around 1.7 million. Second on the list was […]

Ducking iPhone – teach your iPhone how to swear!

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Remember the days of the T9 keyboard, where it would correct words if you spelt it incorrectly (or an easier way to spell). Well, one of the features was that you can create a custom dictionary and teach your phone how to swear – and that was absolutely fun. However, Apple has apparently removed that fun by not having a custom dictionary so you can those funny words like “fucking" […]

IE falls below 70 percent in Nov. 2008, Firefox 21%

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According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has fallen from October’s figure of 71.27 percent to 69.77 percent, while Firefox managed to gain from October’s 19.97 percent to have a percentage of 20.78 percent for November – managing to break the 20% margin. Meanwhile, Opera and Chrome still battle for fourth place, while Safari still continues to be in third place. After Google launched the Chrome browser (which is based on […]