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US to get capped – Comcast to cap all broadband customers

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Starting October 1, all of Comcast’s residential broadband customers will now be capped, similar to what is happening here in Australia and the entire world; after releasing new guidelines of its Acceptable Use Policy. However, their plans will be different to what it is set here – with users will be capped at 250 gigabytes per month, per account – and for those who do will go over will get [...]

Yahoo Mash closes after one year

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Yahoo has decided to shut down its social-networking experiment, Yahoo Mash, after launching it a year ago, saying to all members via an email from community manager Matt Warburton reading: Thank you for trying out our Mash Beta service. We hope you had fun with it. Please note that we will shut down Mash on September 29, 2008. As a result, your current profile on Mash will no longer be [...]

Olympics Review : Seven screws up the coverage

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The Beijing Olympics saw many technological advances on the coverage, but also saw the end of an era – with Channel Seven no longer the rights holder for the Olympics. It’s been almost a week after the Olympics have finished and we can now review all the news about the coverage of the Olympics here in Australia, and they did not get a good response. While some came from incorrect [...]

Vid : Texting Your Way To Love

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Current.TV’s SuperNews! has been the major source of tech parodies on the internet, and this one is no different. Follow these steps and you can get some love just by texting – that or lose your virginity/have sex.

Microsoft says "Goodbye to Laser" in Sept. 9?

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In an obvious copy-cat move by Microsoft, its Hardware unit is set to unveil a new product lineup on September 9 in Seattle after teasing the rest of the world with an animation with the tagline "Say Goodbye to Laser" today. And while we don’t know what it is, it might be some new mouse technology – replacing the laser mouses, which use internal lasers to determine the position of [...]

GoDaddy blocked in China

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The world’s largest domain name registrar, GoDaddy, is no longer accessible in China; according to the Moonlight blog – with not a known reason, but we can speculate that it has to do with something with preventing Chinese people registering Chinese winners’ on the internet. According to the blog, the sporting authority has banned the issuing of domains to anyone else other than them; with the General Administration of Sport [...]

Internode offers ADSL2+ broadband to those far away from exchanges

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Internode has announced that it will no longer follow the restrictive rules made by Telstra on their exchanges about the length of the ADSL line in areas where their own ADSL2+ DSLAMs have been installed. It also claims that it will also be able to offer ADSL2+ broadband to those living 7.5km away from an exchange from Telstra. Under current restrictions, the maximum line length was 4.1km, but under its [...]

Rumour Mill : Is Apple planning something in September

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After rumours made by Digg’s Kevin Rose claiming that we could see the iPod nano and Touch being updated, another rumour also sparked by him are saying that the date of them being released is September 9 – but some are also saying September because that is usually the ‘traditional’ month of the refresh. As well, there are rumours of an upgrade to the iTunes store interface, adding recommendations based [...]

Nokia N96 now official – coming out in Q4 2008

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The Nokia N96 is now coming to American users in Q4 2008. The phone, the successor to the Nokia N95, features the same keyboard layout, but will come with a 16GB built-in memory with an microSD card, GPS and Wi-Fi Support. Is this a competitor to the iPhone – I think so, even though it lacks a touch screen. No word if this will be make it to Australian hands, [...]

NZ judge restricts reporting case for the media – on the internet

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A New Zealand judge has taken a step to ban all websites to name two men that have been charged with murder; but giving newspapers, radio stations and television networks the right to reveal those who are charged. The judge, Judge David Harvey, has said that the online media could not use the names, or even published a photo of the accused, because he is trying to prevent the public [...]

Vodafone sells mobile phone towers

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Vodafone Australia has said that it has sold 140 of its mobile towers to infrastructure mangement firm Crown Castle Australia, effectively outsourcing them to another Australian firm. The chief technology officer Andy Reeves has said that they have sold the assests because they were “commercially prudent” for the carrier to outsource them to a different company to manage. However, Vodafone will still use the towers under a leasing agreement with [...]

Diebold confirms e-voting machines are faulty

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After years of saying that its e-voting machines were not faulty, Diebold (now called Premier Election Solutions) has said that there is a fault on its machines that was in the software for the past ten years. This means that the faulty software was used during the 2000 and 2004 US presedential elections. While Christ Riggall, the spokesperson for the company, has said that ‘logic error’ probably didn’t ruin any [...]

NextG sees price drops

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Telstra has dropped the pricing of its NextG 3G service – with its number of plans being reduced. Now, the starting plan will be 400MB – effectively removing the 200MB plan, and removed the speed crippled plans that use 256Kbps. A brand new addition is that there is now a 10GB plan, costing 129.95/month; and most plans have dropped between $10-$20, but even with the changes, the prices are still [...]

160GB PS3 is coming out soon – but loses some functions as well

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The PS3 is now getting an upgrade, with Sony announcing a 160GB version of the console that will hit stores just in time for the Christmas period, in November, for US$500. The new ‘limited edition’ will come with the new DualShock 3 controller, that now has rumble, and two games – Pain and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. While it has been less specific, it will get a bigger hard drive and [...]

Sky to add new HD channels

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BSkyB, whose parent company News Corporation owns a 25% stake in Foxtel, has expanded its high-definition offering with the addition of seven new channels, and will launch on the new Sky+ HD service; bumping the total of channels to 26 on its service. Six of them will be from the wide variety of channels from Sky Movies, while the seventh service will be a high-def version of Sky Real Lives. [...]