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NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has revealed that it saw the most faults on active services after eighteen months of service on its fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) network, and the least on its satellite service. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said it is “not straightforward” to compare ...

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Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor

I’ve been working with an ugly but functional lopsided two-monitor setup for years, and while it has served me well, I can’t say the new generation of ultra-wide monitors hasn’t tempted me. But the truth is they just aren’t wide enough. Or rather, they weren’t. Samsung has just blown my ...

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Wilson is like Longreads for podcasts

Meet Wilson, a new iPhone app that plans to change the way you discover and listen to podcasts. The company describes the app as a podcast magazine. It has the same vibe as Longreads, the curated selection of longform articles. With its minimalistic design and opinionated typography, Wilson looks like ...

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Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota

Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, and VW were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics. The exposure via Level One Robotics, which provides industrial automation services, came through rsync, ...

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TIO recommends NBN retailers stop losing phone numbers

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has criticised telcos for losing customers’ phone numbers during the migration to National Broadband Network (NBN) services, publishing four recommendations to industry on preventing this. According to the TIO, while it does not happen frequently, losing phone numbers could “cause significant detriment to those residential ...

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One day, Google’s Fuchsia OS may become a real thing

Every few months, Google’s Project Fuchsia makes the rounds in the tech press. And for good reason, given that this is Google’s first attempt at developing a new open-source kernel and operating system. Of course, there are few secrets about it, given that it’s very much being developed in the open and ...

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