• 1Gbps down, 400Mbps up service now available on NBN

    Another gem out of today’s Senate Committee meeting is that 1 gigabit per second services have now been made available to Retail Service Providers. This means that providers like Telstra, Optus, iiNet and others can start offering consumer plans at 1Gbps down and 400Mbps up if they choose. Clearly...
  • Kevin Rose wants bloggers to turn on their cameras

    Kevin Rose has published a new concept video for a service called TinyBlog. Blogging is now mature and to some degree the industry is getting bored and looking for new ways to move the platform forward. The Verge introduced story stream which aims to recognise that stories are multi-part...
  • Turnbull breaks promise on NBN, less than half to get 25Mbps by 2016

    The NBN has turned into a complete farce. What was once the dream of an Australian-wide, high-speed network is now anything but. Today Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull discussed the strategic review into the NBN progress he commissioned after being elected in September. The result is a ugly, bloody mess....
  • Python not the most popular programming language this year.. (updated)

    Updated Thanks to some investigative work by Reddit, it turns out the jerks over at CrispyCodes just ripped off this graphic from http://blog.codeeval.com/codeevalblog/most-popular-programming-languages-of-2013 props to Terence over at TechGeek for getting to the source of this data. In a sweet infographic from Crispy.com, we find out that surprisingly Python was...
  • Dear Amazon, please disrupt Australia

    Online seller of everything, Amazon have announced they will begin delivering packages on Sundays. This adds to Amazon’s Prime membership which sees many customers receive their goods delivered for free the next day or in some cities, the same day. Later this month, the United States Postal Service and...
  • GoDaddy acquires Media Temple, internet hates it

    With 225 employees, 125,000 customers and more than 1.5 million websites in over 100 countries, Media Temple is one of the largest web hosts on the internet. Today they announced they’ve been acquired by GoDaddy. Demian Sellfors, CEO and Co-founder of Media Temple says the company will remain independent,...
  • Dodo launches unlimited NBN plans

    Dodo has launched its NBN plans today, including an unlimited data option either 24×7 or just off-peak for all other plans and line speeds. “Dodo has been a leading challenger in the market for over 11 years, offering Australian households high-value services at a cheap price, and our NBN...
  • No amount of signatures will change the NBN

    The Labor government lost the election last weekend and people need to deal with it. After the Coalition took power, gone was the Aussie dream of having a nationwide Fibre-to-the-premises NBN that reached 93% of the population. While everyone in the tech space that fully understands the difference between...
  • Cool your jets, we’re not getting an internet filter

    Yesterday the internet erupted in opposition to the opposition’s internet filter announcement. It feels like we’ve been down this road before when Stephen Conroy tried to introduce a filter and had to delay and eventually abort the plan. It seems Turnbull went a little rogue announcing the policy on...
  • Is 30 minutes of free WiFi acceptable ?

    While enjoying the gorgeous Surfers Paradise this morning, I headed to Starbucks for the daily caffeine hit and thought I’d make use of some free WiFi while I’m here. When asking about it, I was provided with a printed one-time use access code. Starbucks WiFi is now limited to...
  • AEC says 43m ballot papers are being printed. It’s seriously time for online voting

    The Australian Electral Commission have revealed we’re headed for the largest election in Australia’s history. While we can safely communicate, do our taxes, bank and plenty of other actions online, voting seems to be the last remaining frontier that hasn’t made it’s way online. While we’re happy to survey...
  • How do you Reddit?

    Reddit is a phenomenon, providing a platform for niche topics to attract global audiences. I believe each of us have a very different experience based on the client we use to access it and the subreddits we subscribe to. One of the best methods of discovering new topics that...
  • Why you shouldn’t sign up to JIVA’s $79 unlimited downloads plan

    JIVA is a new ISP from iiNet that’s offering simplicity as it’s key reason for being. That simplicity comes in the form of a single plan option, that’s it, not table, not chart or graph, just a single plan. That plan is $79 per month and includes unlimited ADSL2+...
  • Poll: Which NBN Policy do you prefer?

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    Review: D-Link 2890AL Wireless Modem Router

    I never thought I would ever say this about a modem or router ever.. but the D-Link 2890AL is actually  sexy piece of kit. On top of that, it packs super quick dual-band wireless AC speeds and USB 3.0 inputs for media sharing – impressive spec sheet, but does...
  • Play NBN Bingo during tonight’s election debate

    Tonight is the first debate of the 2013 election in Australia between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. One of the main topics that will be discussed will be the NBN. While the minister’s responsible for the communications policy are Anthony Albanese and Malcolm Turnbull, the...
  • NBNCo coverage maps are wildly inaccurate

    Those who read techAU will know by now I’m a massive supporter of the NBN. With two different approaches on offer, I definitely lean towards the current approach of building it once, building it with fibre. As someone who creates terabytes of content (photos, videos etc) the extra upload...
  • PM calls election, get ready to vote on the NBN

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has just announced the election date, September 7th. Doing it in style, @kevinruddmp posted an image to Instagram with an accompanying tweet. One of the biggest election issues will be the NBN of which both parties have significantly different policies. The technology differences is often...
  • Google opens up its redesigned Maps to everyone, with no invite required

    After it was first demoed at I/O in May, Google has had it’s new Google Maps web app available to users on an invite only basis. Today, Google has finally opened up the service to everyone who wants to try out the redesigned map through a sign up on their...
  • Fusion broadband has the fastest wireless NBN

    The NBN is well on its way. Only this month, my area is starting construction according to the rollout map. But for those areas that are won’t have a fibre connection, you will be able to boost your NBN Fixed Wireless Download Speed from 12Mbps to in excess of...

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