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Bumper quarter for PC sales

Paul Brislen. 27 January 2021, 8:03 am

Reversing a trend that has been accelerating for many years, sales of PCs (you know, "computers") increased in the third quarter of 2020. COVID lock downs may be partly to blame.

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Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2021, 10:11 pm

Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?

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Social media face off with Australia

Paul Brislen. 25 January 2021, 7:07 am

Google says it will pull its search engine service out of the Australian market if the government there goes ahead with plans to make the social media giant pay for access to news content. Is this the year when social media giants finally get called to account for their market dominance?

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Griffin on Tech - A tidy transition, the end of T-Box and streaming Dylan

Peter Griffin. 22 January 2021, 11:25 am

It could have got really nasty online and on Washington's streets. But a sense of calm pervaded the inauguration of President Biden.

Now the President has to give shape to his approach to dealing w…

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Aussie MPs unite to go after internet 'idiots and conspiracists'

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2021, 10:11 am

Over 50 Australian MPs have joined a parliamentary group to examine ways to make social media platforms safer as the government seeks feedback on a bill to expand the eSafety Commissioner's powers.

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SuperWifi - Vodafone's ambitious plan to do away with internet dead zones

Peter Griffin. 19 January 2021, 10:09 am

Vodafone wants to do away with Wifi dead zones in the home with its new SuperWifi product and is guaranteeing wall to wall coverage - or a $100 credit.

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Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?

Paul Matthews. 18 January 2021, 3:07 pm

To what extent should Facebook, Twitter and others be censoring content and people, and how do you balance harmful content and free speech? 

The answer might come down to what the Internet actuall…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 18 January 2021, 2:00 pm

[From Monday] I hope you had a fantastic break over Christmas, even if it's a distant memory now!

We have a massive year planned for 2021, from new tools to help you seriously advance your career t…

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Griffin on Tech: The social dilemma, duelling knights and Covid complacency

Peter Griffin. 15 January 2021, 11:03 am

2021 gets off to a tumultuous start with Trump's de-platforming, plunging use of the Covid Tracer app and a fight over America's Cup graphics. Where's the peace, love and understanding we were promise…

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Touchless tech all the rage at CES 2021

Peter Griffin. 14 January 2021, 3:41 pm

CES is normally all about big-screen TVs and new computers, but the pandemic has ushered in a booming new category - touchless tech.

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The ramifications of Twitter’s Trump ban…

Peter Griffin. 12 January 2021, 1:07 pm

Twitter and Facebook banning Trump will only accelerate moves to regulate social media platforms as the US asks itself how much freedom of speech it really wants.

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