Monday, August 29, 2005

ping: Apple fans iPod rumour mill | Trying a slice of RFID pie | Satellite titans in $4.2bn merger ...and more

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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reviews
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.
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columns
Staking claims in identity handling
the scrutineer | TALK authentication or identity with 10 people and they
will all have different perspectives, says Bruce McCabe.
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it jobs
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also at australianIT.com.au
Crackdown spurs P2P shift
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Pharmacy group centralises
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Big jump in tech jobs, pay
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Wireless chips to save water
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Licence not an ID card
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Face system shows its teeth
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TelstraClear appoints new director
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Big W to use self checkout
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BBC eyes music download service
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U-turn on pay
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Skill base shrinking
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Poor privacy aids thieves
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Intel working with Skype
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Egyptian dissidents move online
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Intel chips at lost market
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