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Music starts to fade on Russian download site AllofMP3.com

Although the controversial online music store AllofMP3.com was officially shutdown by the Russian Government this week for infringing copyright laws, customers from the site who have existing credit can still purchase songs through its downloadable w...

Free ADSL2+ from Dodo amounts to bird feed

ISP Dodo Australia is offering "free" ADSL2+ connections coupled with a complimentary 150MB of download data per month when customers sign up for a Dodo telephone service. That is of course if customers are willing to fork out 18 cents for each megab...

Internode hikes ADSL plans by up to $40 a month

Internode is hiking up its ADSL pricing plans with increases ranging from $5 to $40 per month, citing the growing use of data-intensive online services and increasing network capacity costs as the catalyst for change.

New nanoglue shrinks chips and sticks like Spiderman

A new inexpensive nanoglue that becomes stronger as it heats up could redefine the way computer chips are made and even pave the way for Spiderman-esque web-shooting devices in the near future, according to its creator.

Apple iTunes ditches DRM

Apple Australia's iTunes store is going DRM free with the launch of iTunes Plus, a new and better quality song format that frees users to play music on portable players other than Apple's iPod.

Google hits the street with new map features

Google has unveiled Street View, a new feature that gives a panoramic flavour to its <a href="http://maps.google.com" target="_blank">Google Maps</a> application by offering 360-degree, navigable photographic views of selected locations.

Coonan caught out over broadband sledge

After <a href="http://secure.idg.com.au/images/cw/Key_Analyst_Report_Slams_OECD_Broadband_Rankings.pdf" target="_blank">slamming</a> the OECD's findings on global broadband rankings as inaccurate, and accusing the Labor party of misleading the Austra...

Eye-tracking device watches you watching ads

A Computing & Information Science Professor from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, has developed an-eye tracking device that is set to revolutionise current billboard and screen advertising sales models, and has the potential to pave the way for...

Crash! HD-DVD censorship diggs grave for news site

Popular news aggregation site, Digg.com has crashed after it opened up a Pandora's box of internet fury when it decided to censor users rather than face legal action from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for publishing a hacked key co...

CSIRO speeds wireless chip to 80 gigabits per second

The CSIRO is laying claim to developing the world's best breed of 200GHz millimetre-wave (mm-wave) amplifier and mixer chips that double wireless data transfer rates, while being more cost and power efficient than current wireless chips.

Sydney set to kick-off Google's worldwide developer day

Google's Sydney office is set to kick-start a 27 hour-long global Google Developer Day on May 31, where developers will get a chance to participate in workshops, keynotes and breakout discussions on Google's APIs (application programming interfaces).

Nintendo and Telstra double up for DS hotspots

Nintendo and Telstra have teamed up to make available over 1000 wireless hotspots across Australia, so users of the Nintendo DS handheld gaming device can log on at the their local Maccas and game on.

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