Stories by Andrew Hendry

Telstra recruits foot soldiers to beat CDMA cut off

Telstra has appointed 57 specially trained Coverage Advocates that will be tasked with traveling regional and rural Australia to help people migrate from its soon to be retired CDMA network to its newer Next-G service.

Hitachi high-tails out of CE market

Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd will withdraw from the Australian consumer electronics market as part of a global refocusing of its consumer electronics sales strategy.

IT's Million $ Babes

The innovator behind the controversial Screen Goddess IT Calendar and CEO of ThoughtWare, Sonja Bernhardt, announced this week the winners of her latest venture promoting women in IT, the 'Million $ Babes' award.

Google's AdWords Challenge heads down under

Universities from Australia and around the world are taking part in the Google Online Marketing Challenge; a competition aimed at providing tertiary students with 'hands-on' experience in online advertising.

Microsoft's OOXML: The No vote

The Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales recently hosted a symposium to discuss issues surrounding the proposed Microsoft OOXML document format standard.

Barclays 'chairman' scams his own bank

Barclays bank in the UK has found itself at the centre of another security scam, this time around someone posed as the bank's chairman and scammed £10,000 out of his personal account.

Netgear recalls faulty adapter

Netgear is conducting a recall of its XE103 Powerline Ethernet Adapter after testing revealed circuitry malfunction that could cause the product to stop working and potentially overheat.

Draft standards for VDSL2 equipment released

Australia's Communications Alliance has revealed draft standards for the customer equipment that will be required for adoption of the next era in broadband technology - Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2 (VDSL2).

Quantum key to unbreakable cryptography

For the past three years researchers at the Australian National University have developed and are now commercialising an unhackable means of transmitting information that is much more secure than existing methods.

Infidelity a problem? Offset your cheating online

A Web site is offering people the chance to offset their infidelity by paying random strangers to remain faithful, in a satirical bid to highlight their view of carbon offsetting as an "inadequate" and "misguided" response to climate change.

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