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Somebody get me some popcorn: This could get very messy. Today Senator Conroy announced that the Rudd government has made some pretty major changes to telecommunications laws that will require Telstra to structurally separate its wholesale and retail businesses. And if they don't do it voluntarily, the government's going to bring the pain...
Mike Elgan, former editor-in-chief for Windows Magazine, writes a great column on how gadgets blogs fail readers. It's solid feedback and tough love. Here's my list on why Tech Magazines are failing readers:
If any of you happened to read the Herald Sun article on Monday entitled "Clock ticks for plasmas, LCDs" by Peter Familari and were wondering "what the f%*k?! How can a brand new TV be obsolete in less than 2 months?", you can now rest easy. The article is a load of rubbish. It's actually pretty unbelievable just how wrong the story is, even though the underlying issue is well worth looking at.
Frankly, aeroplane Wi-Fi access is overrated. At least compared to Aeroflot's in-flight entertainment. Those who like it, however, can now check what Virgin flights have Wi-Fi before booking.
The National Health Service in the London Borough of Hounslow, in an effort to coax young people into getting tested, is offering free self-service STD kits, with an added bonus: text message diagnosis!.
Considering how Sol Trujillo likes to roll with the big dogs, I always imagined him walking through the streets with a small army of special forces agents protecting him from the scum of the earth (and us regular folks). But it turns out he actually enjoys rubbing shoulders with the little people — so close that they can casually walk away with his special prototype HTC phone running Windows Mobile 6.5.
Good news, copyright bandits: due to an error by the prosecution in misunderstanding exactly how BitTorrent trackers work, all charges related to "assisting copyright infringement" have been dropped. Halfway there!
By the end of today—the original, pre-delay shutoff deadline—641 TV (mostly small-market) stations across the country will cease analogue broadcast. Panic!
If you're not familiar with Stephen Colbert's awesome Colbert Report on Foxtel's Comedy Channel, you should spend the rest of the day over at ColbertNation.com becoming acquainted. On last night's episode, Colbert not only listed Bill Gates as the US's 4th greatest threat (around about the 1:34 mark on the clip above) for his mosquito shenanigans at TED, but also gave Giz the patented "Colbert Bump" when he talked about this story (at 2:32) complete with Giz screenshot. Make sure you check it out.