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Doctor Who to debut on iView before TV

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Doctor Who fans will be able to watch the first episode of the new series, starring the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, on ABC’s iView service when the clock strikes at midnight on April 16 before it makes its debut two days later on ABC1 – and all this within two weeks of the BBC’s debut of the new series. “View is a fantastic offering, an additional way for Australian audiences […]

Apple parts maker confirms workers poisoning

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Taiwanese manufacturer Wintek, the manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for Apple and Nokia, has confirmed that more of its workers in China have become ill after being exposed to chemicals than it previously reported. According to Global Post, 62 of the employees have became ill after a report that ran on state-controlled media – 15 more than it was reported – that were exposed to chemicals last summer; […]

TG Podcast: Ep. 1 – We’re Back…

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And we’re back with something new. Thanks to Stewart, we are getting back into the podcast game, though we are going to do this monthly. Yeah, I know, a monthly podcast. Basically that would mean that we would basically catch you up with an entire month’s worth of news in a 30 or so minute show, and thanks to Stewart’s wonderful (or infamous) editing skills, we did just that. The […]

ISO makes PDF a standard

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Joining the Office Open XML file document types, the International Organization for Standardization have made another popular type an international standard. Adobe’s Portable Document Format, or the PDF, was announced as a standard on Wednesday morning, after Adobe passed the entire specifications over to the organization. It also looks like that there is no changes to the specifications. The PDF format is a well known standard, thanks to the distribution […]

India and others launch appeal of OOXML ISO recognition

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Microsoft’s Office Open XML may lose its ISO recognition after India, Brazil and South Africa launching an appeal against the decision, a standards agency said on Friday. The Head of the IEC, or the International Electrotechnical Commission, Jonathan Bucks said that the "appeals were filed during the course of the week," to AFP. The IEC and fellow agency the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) will now spend 30 days evaluating […]

Australia to head international intellectual organisation

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Dr Francis Gurry has been nominated as the next director general of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), after defeating his Brazilian colleague Jose Aranaha by a single vote. He had to compete with eight candidates in a three-day meeting. There were sixteen candidates, including Gurry, but seven dropped out. He needs to be appointed at the next WIPO General Assembly, held on the 20th September to the 22nd September, […]

OOXML no longer with Microsoft

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After Microsoft was given the green light for its OOXML standard to become an official standard, it will now see the ISO taking control over the format, and has put it in the same group responsible for running the OpenDocument Format, its rival. The next six months, according to Ars Technica, will see an ad hoc group drafting and deciding a new plan to maintain the format; while a second […]

OOXML becomes ISO standard

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The new Microsoft file formats, Open Office XML (OOXML), have succeeded to be an international standard, with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) scheduled to release an official announcement today. Once that is final, the development of the file formats will be handed over to the members of the ISO, which has 100 countries being represented, including Australia. It’s official name is now known as Draft International Standard (DIS) 29500. […]