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Tasmania internet down in major statewide outage caused by separate cable cuts

Disruptions caused by two separate cuts to two of the three cables connecting Tasmania to the mainland.Tasmania has been hit by a "major statewide outage" which is affecting internet and phone services across the state.The network fault is affecting Telstra, Optus...

Meta suffers biggest one-day market landslide in US history with $322bn loss

Collapsing share price shakes global tech stocksFacebook owner Meta shares fell 26% on Thursday, the biggest one-day drop in market value for the US company, after the social media giant released a grim forecast blaming privacy shifts. Apple and...

Google warns Australian court ruling could force it to censor search results

Google warns the decision has "broad implications" for search engines and hyperlinks. The Tech company says it will be forced to ‘censor’ search results if $40,000 damages win for Melbourne solicitor is allowed to standGoogle warned it could be...

Tech giants criticised over safety on social media platforms

Some of the largest tech companies in the world have been criticised over policies and guidelines that they say aim to keep users safe online. They are due to appear before a House of Representatives select committee which is...

Twitter expands new feature allowing users report misleading tweets

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is finally testing a new feature that will allow users to report misleading tweets. Using this feature, users can report or flag tweets that spread misinformation related to Covid-19 or fake news related to elections. Twitter said the...

State of the Australian tech ecosystem

Australia's tech ecosystem is booming and is undergoing an exciting period of expansion and innovation.There are many factors that drive innovation in Australia, including the state's focus on renewable energy, its high education and research facilities, and its booming...

TikTok dominated 2021 as the year’s hottest app

According to Apptopia's global list, TikTok had 656 million downloads in 2021It's followed by Instagram (545 million), Facebook (416 million), WhatsApp (395 million), Telegram (329 million), Snapchat (327 million), Zoom (300 million), Messenger (268 million), CapCut (255 million) and Spotify (203...

$33 billion scammed from Australia in the past year from cybercrime

Australia self-reported losses exceeding $33 billion.The country has been scammed billions of dollars with a significant increase in online fraud and schemes.Australians have fallen victim to the spike in cybercrime and scammers hoarded over $33 billion in last year...

Australian cyber security company Haventec raises $11M in funding

Haventec, the Sydney-based award-wining cyber security company founded in 2015, has secured $11M in capital and launched their expansion into the US market after tremendous demand for their passwordless authentication and data storage solutions.Macquarie Group and Future Now Capital led...

Ameca robot unveils human-like facial expressions

World's most advanced' humanoid robot is unveiled in a UK lab with creepy realistic facial expressions and movementsThe company behind human-like robots, Engineered Arts has unveiled a new creation that can amaze you even more. "Ameca" is a new...

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The New DJI MATRICE 30 – A Mighty, Versatile, Transportable Commercial Drone

The new DJI Matrice 30 is DJI Enterprise’s flagship drone, that fits in a backpack. It integrates multiple high-performance sensors into...