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Vietnam rejects Google claims of hacking

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Google’s claims that Vietnamese computer users were spied on and blogs critical of the government were hacked into were rejected by Vietnamese authorities talking to the AFP, telling the news agency that these were “groundless opinions”. A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Vietnam has “specific regulations against computer viruses, harmful software and for ensuring information security and secrecy.”

Ten unveils new digital channel plans

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The Ten Network has confirmed that it will be launching a new general entertainment channel on its second multichannel in the second half of the year, joining ONE HD and the main network on digital television. It has also been confirmed that the station will have a new brand, unlike the public broadcaster ABC and SBS – referring to their channels as ABC1, ABC2, SBS One or SBS Two. David […]

techgeek.com.au censored by ACMA!?

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For about three-four hours, we were censored by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – and that had to hurt our business. Don’t worry, we got everything back to normal because we moved to another host. Read more on what happened after the jump.

ASUS announces new EeeTop PC

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You would have thought the Eee PC line would have died when all those other manufacturers started to make their impact in the netbook market? Well, you’re wrong. ASUS has announced that it will make a new version of the EeeTop PC, called the ET2010 – which has some features that goes a bit beyond what you expect from the lineup. The ET2010 is only 1-inch thick and features a […]

Review : Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K

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Who would have thought that a HD camera could be so small these days? First the Flip does it and now many other competitors are lining up trying to take a stake in that market; and Sony is no exception with its Bloggie camera line – the model we got is the MHS-PM5K, and we did a piece on it during our CES 2010 coverage. Now it has landed in […]

Google redirects China domain to Hong Kong

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Google has acted on its threat of shutting down Google.cn by redirecting all traffic from that domain to its Hong Kong localised version, which effectively means that all Chinese results will be uncensored – unlike the mainland version because of strict laws regarding censorship. Previously, searches for Falun Gong and the Taiwanese independence were controversial topics that were often censored by localised versions. Like Google, Bing China and Yahoo China […]

Switzerland passes law banning ‘violent’ video games

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NEWS IN BRIEF: Any game with a classification rating of 16 or above in the PEGI system (Europe’s version of the OFLC for gaming, though they have an adult rating) will be banned from sale in Switzerland after a new law passed by the Swiss National Council. While no exact requirements has been made officially yet, but it is most probable that a ban on distrubution, production and sale of […]

Atkinson to resign as Attorney General

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Despite not being unseated as the member of Croydon, Michael Atkinson has announced that he will leave the Rann Labor government and return to being a backbencher, marking an end of a controversial tenure when he took the post eight years ago, according to several news sources. Atkinson made the announcement just after finishing mass, and looks likely to not recontest his seat at the next election – in 2014. […]

Interview: More questions from Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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We sent some more questions before we published our interview with Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Forum Nokia; but we didn’t get them answered before today. So, here is (what we deem) Part Two of the e-mail interview with her. Q. The Qt UI framework makes it easier for applications to be built for both mobile and desktop computers. What do you see are the benefits of this, and […]

Atkinson still holds Croydon seat

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Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General and known opponent for a R18+ classification scheme for video games, has been re-elected in his seat of Croydon, according to ABC predictions, managing to get about 64 percent of the vote (two-party preferred), despite a swing against him of 14.4 percent. Gamers4Croydon’s Kat Nicholson, hoping to remove Atkinson from his seat, managed to get a reasonable 3.6 percent of the vote, ahead of […]

SA election to be life or death of R18+ proposal

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While Tasmania and South Australia go to the polls today, it will be life or death for many proponents for an R18+ classification rating in Australia as one political party hopes to ‘dethrone’ SA Attorney-General Michael Atkinson after angering many gamers. The candidate for Croydon, which is a very safe Labor seat, Kat Nicholson carries the hopes of possibly removing Atkinson after refusing to support a proposal of an adult-only […]

Thought the iPad wasn’t shiny enough? Add some diamonds

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Thought the iPad wasn’t tacky enough? The guys from Mervis Diamond Importers are now taking pre-orders for an iPad that is covered with diamonds – 11.43 carats of G/H colour diamonds to be exact. While the diamonds aren’t exactly those from the top-shelf — it has a VS2/SI1 rating for clarity — it’s most likely you won’t notice that because you will either be transfixed on the UI or the […]

Google might shut down China search engine

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A report in the Financial Times is reporting that Google is “99.9 per cent” sure in shutting its search operations in China after failing in convincing the Chinese Government in allowing it to show uncensored results. The shutdown, however, might take a few months as Google wants it to go through a process and to make sure its employees are protected from retaliation from local authorities. After publicly announcing that […]

Interview: Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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This week saw Nokia hold a developer day in Sydney; and before the event took place, techgeek.com.au managed to get an e-mail interview with Purnima Kochikar, the Vice President of Forum Nokia – the developer community. We talked about Ovi and Nokia’s embrace of open source technology – as well as Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo. So, hope you enjoy this little interview. Editor’s Note: The questions were sent before MeeGo’s announcement; […]

Microsoft releases first Android app

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Microsoft seems to be expanding outside Windows Mobile Phone, and who can blame them? A declining market share and huge rivals like RIM, Apple and Symbian taking over most of its share. Today, all the Android users will be delighted (or not) that Microsoft will be bringing its Tag application to the device. If you have no idea what Tag is, think of the QR code – but in the […]


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