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The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

Zac Rogers, Flinders University The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and work to e-health, supply chains and logistics, policing, welfare and beyond. Big tech companies have not hesitated to make… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights May 2020

Dennis Parsons NBN Questions and Comments NBN speeds higher than 100Mbps are finally here! 250Mbps and 1000Mbps plans are available for those of us lucky enough to have FTTP and for some HFC connections. If you’re using FTTN you’re totally… Continue Reading…

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Virtual Machines

Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer User Group, NJ A virtual machine (VM) is a program on your PC (called a host in virtual-machine speak) that creates a box that appears to be a PC to an operating system (called a guest… Continue Reading…

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Tech And Your Eyes

Debra Carlson, CVC Computer Club, CO Words like “ergometrics” and “accessibility” fly around when talking about tech devices but what does that mean practically – to the user? First, a definition: Ergometrics is an applied science concerned with designing and… Continue Reading…

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Book Review

Bill Chandler ‘Bruny’ Heather Rose, 2019, Allen and Unwin What a prescient novel!  Infrastructure, regional planning, political shenanigans, foreign interference, and even the mention of a virus.  Heather Rose has written a thriller with more credibility than I was comfortable… Continue Reading…

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Internet traffic is growing 25 percent each year. We created a fingernail-sized chip that can help the NBN keep up

This tiny micro-comb chip produces a precision rainbow of light that can support transmission of 40 terabits of data per second in standard optic fibres. Corcoran et al., N.Comms., 2020, CC BY-SA Bill Corcoran, Monash University Our internet connections have… Continue Reading…

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