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Forget Fibre: NBN Is Just Making Copper Faster Instead

The latest results from NBN lab trials of XG.FAST are in. Yes, that is the name of copper acceleration technology — an extension of Nokia’s commercially available G.fast technology — not an antiperspirant spray designed to boost your masculinity. Basically, it’s powering up the existing copper network to deliver fiber-like speeds, and has achieved lab results of 8Gbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper — 900 times faster than the average broadband speed.

Sticking With One Email Address Is A Security Risk

Australians can find plenty of useful security advice for consumers and businesses at staysmartonline.gov.au. Reusing passwords is a major security risk but another sensible precaution is to avoid using the same email address for everything. Creating extra addresses or aliases can be a hassle, but it certainly makes it more difficult for hackers to bring you down.

Four Of The Most Useful Hidden Features In Android

Android is known for easy to customise and personalise. The best part is, if you’re prepared to dig deeper, you’ll find a goldmine of hidden features and settings that can improve your mobile experience. Here are four of our favourites you can uncover in the most recent versions of the OS.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 And System Center 2016 Now Generally Available

Microsoft has now made its Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 generally available. The operating system and the software suite cater to hybrid cloud datacentres. Both offerings intend to bring “cloud-born technologies to the traditional datacentre” so IT administrators can make the most of existing resources. Here’s what you need to know about the features and pricing for the two offerings.

Australians Are Expected To Lap Up Virtual Reality Headsets

Around 2.5 million Australian households are expected to have virtual reality (VR) headsets by 2020 as consumer awareness and interest grows for this kind of technology.

Pauline Hanson Is Now On The NBN Watchdog Committee. No, Really

Controversial One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is on the National Broadband Network (NBN) Committee. This is not a joke.

What You Need To Know About Facebook Workplace

Facebook has officially launched its business-centric social media platform called Facebook Workplace. It was formerly known as Facebook At Work and combines features from the popular social network with collaboration and communication tools. Here are Facebook Workplace’s key features and how the pricing works.

Microsoft Wants To Ruin MS Paint By Making It Useful

While the name MSPaint may conjure visions of crude penis drawings in primary colours, Microsoft wants you to think of something new — crude 3D renderings of Nemo.

How To Let Go Of Irrational Workplace Paranoia

Of all the things that can make you worry at work, some of the worst are the problems you create. This is especially true when negative things happen and you find yourself waiting for them to happen again. Let me give you a couple of examples.

HP Releases Smallest Inkjet All-In-One Printer for $79

HP has launched the DeskJet 3700 Inkjet printer. The vendor claims the 3700 is the world’s smallest inkjet all-in-one printer and it will set you back $79. Here’s what you need to know.

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