* Posts by Wedge

15 posts • joined 8 Mar 2012

Australia's future technology headlines … for 2019!


Missing the great bit coin crash of 2019. Government sees this as a chance to regulate/tax the industry/people

Microsoft's new Surface laptop defeats teardown – with glue


Microsoft may think that this won't affect their business but when your company scraps their entire deployment of surface tablets due to this very issue on their test kit then yes, yes it does. (50,000+ person organisation)

FYI: Ticking time-bomb fault will brick Cisco gear after 18 months


Planned obsolescence

When it's too obvious you are doing it blame it on a faulty part and do a recall....

Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones


Tom Clancy called it

If you haven't already. Read Tom Clancy's SSN. A fantastic novel published in 1996 where even though the technology has moved on a bit is still a great read.

Australia's privacy watchdog launches '#Censusfail' probe


VPN attack more likely

"Foreign Attack" caused by Australian's attempting to complete the census after forgetting to turn their VPN's off and visiting the pirate bay for their daily torrent.

Google says its quantum computer is 100 million times faster than PC



It can run 100 million people in the Matrix at once

W is for WTF: Google CEO quits, new biz Alphabet takes over


Rather than Alphabet, I know of a few more promising names they should of used... Skynet, Umbrella Corp, Buy and Large, Oscorp, Omni Corp.



If it doesn't have IDDQD, it isn't a doom game..

Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO


So I was in a similar boat to the writer a couple of weeks ago, taking the wife along as she wanted something portable for the new year that she currently doesn't get with her iMac.

Walking into the shops I got distracted by the new Samsung tablets which I hadn't seen in the flesh yet. After a quick play she said she wanted something with a proper keyboard, off we went and looked at the pretty Chromebooks. Then came her next request, had to have office on it. We went to the next table where her eyes found the Microsoft Surface pro 3. One purple keyboard later and I honestly couldn't believe that we were now the owner of a surface.. A product I've had numerous doubts on. She's smitten, and for a techie lad I'm quite impressed with it. Yes it was more expensive than the Chromebook and Sammy tablet, but they had a sale on and it ended up being quite affordable for us..

Obama to Merkel: No Americans are listening to you on this call


Those terrorists sure manage to get high in the German parliament..

Samsung, Visa in pay-by-bonk tie up


Australia getting the first to trial something? Unheard of !!

Let's hope Google Australia is listening..

Customers dumping Samsung phones in wake of Apple suit



People are getting rid of old Samsung and buying new ones? Hell all I've been hearing lately from people is boycott Apple and being pro Samsung.

The only logic I could see from the increase is people wanting to offload their phones before the new iPhone is announced, which would impact the iPhone much more that Samsung. It's still a few weeks away and probably wouldn't impact Samsung prices as much.

Apple claims Aussie 3G is so good it's 4G


Car analogy

I akin it the following here in Australia.

Ford brings out a new 4 cylinder Mustang, however they market it and stick V8 badges all over it.

The car experts know that inside it's actually just a 4 cylinder and makes the informed choice.

To the common person who hears about and sees this new Mustang thinks "oh look, V8 badges, it's a V8, it must be so quick and on par with other V8's on sale." Subsequently goes off to purchase one.

Ford says, well we think our car is just as fast as a v8 thereby it MUST be a V8.

General Motors, Chrysler and other car companies knowing that marketing is the key to their next Christmas bonus all lower the requirements to call a V8 a V8 in America, (and push it across the world) saying that a V8 doesn't need to be a v8 and well a V6 can be a V8 too as it's too expensive to make a new V8 power-plant.

Australia says, hang on a second. We have pretty clear cut definitions for V8's. A V8 is a V8 and get's marketed as such here, we have real V8's rolling around going pretty quick and have been a major investment by one company who went and built a new V8 network. Sticking a V8 badge on a 4 cylinder is poor form and the average Australian Joe is going to get sucked in not knowing any better. We are going to sue you on behalf of the Australian people for being jerks.

CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!


Re: What happened to the universities?

CSIRO have multiple buildings at many Uni campuses around Australia...

Fanbois will get wet queuing for iPad 3


Supposed 4G incompatibility in Australia? Or Telstra strikes again?

Just heard on the radio that the 4G version is not coming to Australia. TBC


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