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top stories
Apple fans iPod rumour mill
APPLE Computer said it would unveil a new product early September,
fanning expectations it would release a successor to the iPod Shuffle.

Trying a slice of RFID pie
THE first trial of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in
the Australian frozen food sector will kick off next month.

Satellite titans in $4.2bn merger
US satellite communications giant Intelsat has launched a $US3.2 billion
($4.26 billion) bid to acquire its rival PanAmSat.

NZ Telecom plans $200m upgrade
NEW ZEALAND Telecom today announced a $NZ220 ($203) million project to
switch every telephone line in the country to an internet protocol
platform within seven years to replace the existing phone network.

Consultants snare e-Health spend
E-HEALTH consultancies have snared most of the Department of Health and
Ageing's IT spending in the past financial year.

Rann under fire on India plan
SOUTH Australian technology organisations have lashed out at plans by
the state Government to recruit Indian software developers and systems
integration experts.

Microsoft, Dell race to Games
TWO of the biggest IT infrastructure deals for next year's Commonwealth
Games in Melbourne have been signed, with less than 200 days to go.

Telco boss's passport seized
VICTORIA'S Federal Court has ordered the director of Sydney-based SkyTel
to surrender his passport to authorities, leaving a cloud of uncertainty
over the telecoms service provider.


news features
Hi-tech hope for deaf
TWO US universities are working on a turnkey system that bridges a gulf
in communications between deaf and hearing people.


JVC Everio GZ-MC500
IT may be the 4GB microdrive hard disk that technologically sets JVC's
Everio GZ-MC500 apart from other camcorders, but it is its stylish look
and small size that first gets people's attention.


Staking claims in identity handling
the scrutineer | TALK authentication or identity with 10 people and they
will all have different perspectives, says Bruce McCabe.


it jobs
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Pharmacy group centralises

Big jump in tech jobs, pay

Wireless chips to save water

Licence not an ID card

Face system shows its teeth

TelstraClear appoints new director

Big W to use self checkout

BBC eyes music download service

U-turn on pay

Skill base shrinking

Poor privacy aids thieves

Intel working with Skype

Egyptian dissidents move online

Intel chips at lost market


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