2019 is almost done, but before you head off on your Christmas leave, its time to reflect on the massive year that was. Reflecting on the moments and trends is YouTube’s annual video #YouTubeRewind.  The video has been fairly hit and miss and YouTube did exactly the right thing by calling...
  • Australia's Fibre To The Node network – delayed, surprise surprise.

    The Rudd Government’s $8bn fibre network is being delayed for at least a few months. The provider is still yet to be selected. The FTTN network aims to give broadband of at least 8Mbps to 98% of Australians. It sounds like a great step foward for Australia in this...
  • Digg event streamed live on UStream.tv

    Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose sit down on a couch, and talk through a bunch of user questions. During their responses, there’s been a number of announcements during today’s digg event. – Digg have had 200 Million+ diggs since it launched. – Digg get more than 26 Million+ unique...
  • Netscape gone forever

    As of the 1st March, you will no longer get support and updates for Netscape, as owners, AOL have decided to cease development. You can see the official announcement here. This extract sums up the reason why Netscape are shutting up shop – “While internal groups within AOL have...
  • Overlay.tv – another Microsoft labs project that didn't happen

      Back in 2006, I attended Microsoft’s Tech.Ed conference in Sydney, more specifically the endnote. Included in the keynote was some (at the time) amazing technology that was was in-development at Microsoft Labs. By far the most impressive being the demonstration of the future of video online. Hotspot overlays...
  • Now on twitter

    Hey guys and gals, I’ve now joined the long list of people that are sharing their every move on Twitter. Now I don’t have an all-you-can-eat sms plan on my mobile, so i’ll be skipping on the mobile input for now and using the website. I’m connected pretty much...
  • 43% of Australians have broadband!

    AustralianIT have posted an article about the broadband penetration in Australia. I’m happy to see the number was that high actually. The figures are a result of a study done by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More @ http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,22954235-15306,00.html?from=public_rss...
  • Digg should not allow this advertising!

    After checking out Digg.com this morning, as I do most mornings, I was pretty disappointed to see this advertisement on Digg. “2007 #1 Winner. This is not a joke, you are the 10,000th visitor. Click here to claim.” Cleary it’s a joke that Digg uses advertisers who run ads...
  • The First Year of IE7

    I come across this post from Microsoft this morning about the success of IE7, it’s an overview of how the browser’s gone during it’s first year. Some of the more interesting stats are: – Over 300 Million people now use IE7– Is the most popular browser in the US...
  • Adobe Flash Player goes HD add H.264 support

    Once you have the update, I recommend you check out the Adobe on Air Bus Tour Vid. Don’t forget to turn HD ON with the button in the top right hand corner of the video window. As expected, to stream HD content, you’ll need a pretty good connection. Upgrade...
  • Google experimenting with Digg style voting on search results

    This is really quite surprising to see a giant like google experimenting with Digg-style voting on their search results. This signifies monumental change is on the way, the days of users being presented with a preset list of results are more than likely numbered. There’s only so much development...
  • YouTube going high-res within 3 months

    After recently increasing the storage limit, YouTube have now confirmed they will offer a higher-quality video if viewers want it. YouTube are currently testing a new player that detects the users bandwidth and offers a higher quality version of the video. Interestingly YouTube actually keeps a copy of all...
  • IE update to remove 'Click to activate' from flash content

    Microsoft really dropped the ball on this one. Web developers world-wide have spend countless hours modifying their code to workaround this ‘click to activate’ problem. Now they’ve finally licensed the technology, the question remains, why wasn’t this done earlier and saved us all so much work. There’s a fix...
  • Aussie develops technology to increase broadband up to 250 megabits

    Currently Australian broadband speeds range from between 1MB (ADSL) to 24 MB (ADSL 2+), how that may all be set to change. An Australian researcher Dr John Papandriopoulos as part of his PHD at the University of Melbourne, has developed technology that allows for between 100MB and 250MB speeds...
  • YouTube + AdSense

    Over at ProBlogger.net they have a great review of the new video player that allows content publishers to embed google adsense adverts alongside video content. Check out the full article @ ProBlogger...
  • Plan and track your fitness program with Gyminee

      Gyminee is a web service that allows you to simply track your health and fitness. With Summer getting closer all the time, Gyminee could be just the tool to help you on your exercise plan. For me I’d like to drop a few kg’s and tone up. The site...
  • Microsoft increase Hotmail storage

    Looks like there’s some new features on the way over the next few weeks. Free storage will increase to 5GB, however if you pay for the service you can get 10GB, personally I’ve had my Hotmail account since 2001, and I’m currently using 8% of 2GB. So I won’t...
  • Popfly – Create web mashups, fast!

    This morning I received my invite to Microsoft’s Popfly, currently in alpha and by invite only. Popfly allows users to very quickly combine display objects with some of our favourite data sources. Flickr, Facebook and Digg to name few. Select the display module your after, drag and drop from...
  • Will Pete launches – flock.com

    Flock is a new web browser that’s based heavily on Firefox. It’s being termed a social browser offering the ability to interact with social networking services including Flickr, Del.icio.us, Technorati, Photobucket and more. One of the higher profile names on the project is Will Pete, co-host of CommandN. More @ http://flock.com/...
  • WiFi network to cover 37 cities in Silicon Valley

    Oh, another day, another Wi-Fi announcement.. and it’s not in Australia. Seriously government, we need to get on this to keep up with the rest of the world. Reports are that a group containing IBM and Cisco are planning to build a WiFi network that could cover up to...

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