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'Nic off', auDA tells registrar

Controversial domain name registrar TotalNIC has lost its accreditation after it failed to pay the costs ordered from its court loss to the .au Domain Administration (auDA).

GameNow to game on - demand

Online computer game rentals have emerged as a very real threat to Australian video retailers following the launch of the country's first online subscription service.

Wi-Fi roaming still rules, says ex-Telstra chief

Telstra's former wireless data chief has signed the first Australian partner for his latest wireless venture, which offers services he expects will give his old employer the shakes -- metro Wi-Fi and mobile VoIP.

Consumer groups resisted over Kazaa

Consumer groups' support of Kazaa met strong resistance at the closely watched Kazaa court trial on Tuesday, as the music industry claimed the peer-to-peer software was not a community interest.

Get set for the great domain sale of '05

Want to be master of your domain? Well, Web master, anyway. In six weeks you can, thanks to a landmark decision to release 20,000 geographic domain names for public sale.

Music piracy team raids ISP over BitTorrent

Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) has raided Perth ISP Swiftel, claiming the company used the BitTorrent peer-to-peer technology to link to sound and video recordings.

Business backs Queensland.NET

Two major players in Queensland's software industry have thrown their weight behind a new industry cooperative and its plans to improve commercial opportunities for locals.

'Freeze' call for Kazaa assets

The company directors behind the Kazaa peer-to-peer software have sold and mortgaged their multi-million dollars homes as the end of court proceedings looms.

iBurst roams further with retail signings

Personal Broadband Australia (PBA) is extending the availability of its iBurst wireless broadband product, taking on Dick Smith Electronics and Bing Lee Electrical as retail stockists.

BTX PCs hit local shores

Balanced Technology Extended (BTX) form factor PCs have arrived, after Australian-owned system builder, Hallmark Computer International, claimed it had launched the first local product this month.

Late night chat set to save lives

Doctors in Australia and the UK now have a late-night "chat lifeline" that can save lives by providing them with immediate medical information.

Ricoh 5Mp Caplio R1V

Ricoh's latest camera offering, the Caplio R1V, is almost identical to the previously released CaplioR1 -- but with an extra 1Mp resolution taking it to 5Mp.

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