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Say it with online flowers

Flourish Flower Merchants, a flower and hamper store based in Sydney, has launched its Web site http://www.flourish.com.au . This site is sure to keep you out of the dog house!

Palm prices slashed

Casio has slashed the price of its palm-sized PC, the Cassiopeia, undercutting its competitors by at least $100.

Summer slips into rugby heaven

As the last days of summer slip by this weekend, rugby fans are about to slip into seventh heaven -- with the start of the Super 12 series and the launch of a new site to catch up on the competition.

OzEmail takeover complete

The takeover of Australia's largest internet service provider, OzEmail, by telecommunications carrier, MCI WorldCom, has finally taken place.

Australian-made encryption goes 168-bit

Forced by the impossibility of importing US-made high level encryption software, one Melbourne-based company has sought the assistance of Wollongong University to develop a 168-bit encryption tool

Trend attacks malicious Java

Trend Micro has released a new antivirus product to protect NT 4.0 networks from malicious Java and ActiveX code downloaded from the Internet

Big dpi, low RRP

Lexmark has launched a new Jetprinter, priced at $349 and offering "true 1200 x 1200dpi resolution," according to the company

Senate passes Y2K Good Samaritan Bill

Legislation that is hoped to encourage the sharing of Y2K information between companies was passed by the Senate yesterday. Dubbed "Good Samaritan" law, it offers some legal protection to businesses who make Y2K-readiness disclosures

Ricoh launches new digital copier

Office automation company Ricoh has launched a new digital copier that offers 65ppm printing plus the option of "tandem copying" -- linking two copiers together to create a 130ppm printer.

Free job classifieds launched

Online job classifieds may not be a new idea, but an Australian Web site launched today now offers employers this service free of charge.

Graphics apps scream on Intel PIII

Intel has turned the crank again, and this month will release its latest microprocessor -- the Pentium III (code-named Katmai). The first of the new CPUs will run as fast as 500 MHz, and tests by the PC World Test Centre rank PIII-powered systems as ...

Canon cuts printer/scanner prices

Canon has announced price cuts to three of its peripherals -- two Bubble Jet printers, which are now both under $300, and one scanner, which has dropped to under $200.

Big monitor for pros

Anabelle Bits is now distributing a new 21in CRT monitor from Cornerstone Peripherals. Aimed at professional users in industries such as CAD and graphic design, the p1700 comes from Cornerstone's "Professional Level" range.

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