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NBN Co Is Going To War With TPG And Its Fibre Network [Updated]

Not content with the National Broadband Network’s deployment strategy, TPG made the surprising decision a while ago to go it alone against the government-owned monopoly and build its own 100Mbps fibre-to-the-basement network and offer an unlimited plan to boot. The new head of NBN Co isn’t exactly thrilled by TPG’s plan, and that’s why he’s about to announce a plan to go to war with the ISP.


Australian Police Can Catch You Using A Mobile Phone While Driving From Almost A Kilometre Away

Victorian Police now have new cameras. Shiny new cameras. Scary new cameras. These new cameras can see you doing something wrong before you even know a Police car is watching you. It can see you doing stuff like using your mobile phone while driving, for example, from a distance of 700 metres.


IT Pricing Inquiry Not Dead: New Review To Examine Australian Tech Pricing

A long time ago in a government far, far away, there was a man who wanted Aussies to pay less for their gadgets. His name was Ed Husic, and together with some of his Parliamentary buddies, they got together to take the fight to big tech companies to stop them gouging Aussies. That’s the story in a nutshell of the IT Pricing Inquiry, the recommendations of which have been swept under the political rug…until now.


The Commonwealth Bank Is About To Be Buried By Customers Scared Of Heartbleed [Updated]

Heartbleed is serious. It’s a vulnerability in OpenSSL that means people’s passwords, usernames and other information transacted over the HTTPS standard may have been compromised in the last two years. One industry that has been particularly cagey has been the Australian banking sector. The Commonwealth Bank just took to its blog to “explain” the situation, and it’s now getting out of hand.


Uber Is Testing Low-Cost UberX In Australia

Uber, the hire car service of the future, is testing a low-cost, mid-range option in Sydney known overseas as UberX.


Sony Is Making A Day Z Clone

Day Z took the world by storm, and now Sony Online Entertainment wants to get in on the action with its new game H1Z1.


TPG Finally Has Unlimited NBN Plans

After almost two years in the making, TPG finally has the unlimited NBN plans it said it would come out with, and they’re pretty competitive, too, provided you don’t mind a slower speed.


James Cameron On The Future Of Filmmaking, The 'Avatar' Sequels And More

Director, explorer and all-round genius, James Cameron, swung by Reddit over the weekend to answer questions from the masses. It really was a tell-all, with Cameron coming clean on the Avatar sequels, the future of filmmaking and VR, and his favourite guilty pleasure movie.


Telstra Could Make $98 Billion From NBN Co

If you thought Telstra geting around $11 billion for its fixed line network and associated assets was a sizeable deal, wait until you hear this: NBN Co may end up paying Telstra an insane $98 billion for the lease of its network between now and 2067 according to a new report by CommsDay.


Game Of Thrones Piracy: By The Numbers Around The World

Pirates downloading Game Of Thrones In Australia is bad, and the story is the same around the world. Everyone from Sydney to London is pirating HBO’s flagship show. The pirate’s justification is that the show simply costs too damn much. Here’s how much you pay for Game Of Thrones around the world on legal channels.