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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"


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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:01:53 +1000
Check your passwords: streaming video account theft booms in lockdown
While streaming video services have enjoyed a boom during lockdown, so have people who sell stolen passwords.
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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:00:00 +1000
‘Right to repair’: New ratings could help you fix your phone rather than chuck it
Smartphones and laptops are often more expensive to repair than they are to replace with new models, but experts say there could be an easy fix.
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Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:06:49 +1000
Ransomware victim Kaseya gets master key to unlock networks
After the criminal gang responsible disappeared from the internet last week, a key unlocking the systems of more than 1000 global victims has appeared.
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Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:32:41 +1000
Websites of airlines, banks and tech companies back up after global outage
Several airlines, banks and technology websites were coming back online after the third such widespread incident in two months, raising alarms across social media.
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Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:36:59 +1000
A high-end TV that might actually fit in your space (and budget)
It’s extremely rare to find a TV under 50 inches that has all the tech and features of the biggest and best models.
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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:22:37 +1000
Apple TV update puts sound around and above you, using only AirPods
Apple’s Spatial Audio is enabled in the latest beta software for Apple TV, and it’s one of the most convincing virtual surround technologies yet.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:08:13 +1000
How to really hear the crowd roar at home
With the Olympics and various sports finals almost upon us, it’s time to make sure your sound system is up to the challenge.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +1000
Boards set to face the music on cyber security lapses
Company directors need to be more accountable when it comes to IT security, experts say, as frequency of ransomware attacks globally continues to escalate.
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Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:18:08 +1000
Twitter expands efforts in AI-assisted war on COVID fake news
Twitter has removed more than 40,000 pieces of content, and suspended around 1500 accounts, as part of its efforts to suppress COVID-19 misinformation.
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Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:19:01 +1000
Get ready to sweat as cult fitness platform Peloton arrives in Australia
If the livestreamed exercise sessions don’t get your heart rate up, the high price of the bike and programmes probably will.
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Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:44:17 +1000
Google cops $790m French fine for ‘serious breaches’ of news deal
Google was fined 500 million euros in France after the search giant failed to follow an order to thrash out a fair deal with publishers to use their news content on its platform.
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Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:59:11 +1000
Reddit expands operations to Australia with new Sydney office
The online news and discussion company has built a local team to look after communities, moderation and sales.
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Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +1000
Don’t spit the dummy, it’s iPhone 13
With two months to go, the rumours are coming in thick and fast but the iPhone 13 isn’t likely to look all that different from its predecessor.
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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 11:00:45 +1000
Windows 11 is a shiny, problematic house you have to move into anyway
After a week with an early version of Windows 11, here’s the good and the bad.
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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 06:00:00 +1000
Backyard footy gets a new AI-powered coach
Google and the AFL have partnered to create Footy Skills Lab, a free web app with training and tips from players.
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Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:34:31 +1000
Some Android tablets are true iPad competitors, if you can find them
Big screen devices running Google’s software are very hard to come by in Australia. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not worth a look.
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Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:30:09 +1000
The best way to watch the Tokyo Olympics from home
Now that it looks like the games really are set to go ahead, it’s time to make sure your TV’s up to the task.
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Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +1000
Smash repair startup’s pivot to fleet pays off
An online platform that aggregates quotes for smash repairs doesn’t seem like an obvious beneficiary of the pandemic but some quick thinking has helped DingGo thrive.
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Fri, 02 Jul 2021 09:22:27 +1000
Remake of an ’80s favourite a miraculous missed opportunity
Alex Kidd, Sega’s defacto pre-Sonic mascot, will have been one of the first game characters many Australians controlled. But he hasn’t been done justice here.
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Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +1000
Eager gamers can’t be consoled as chip shortage set to ruin Christmas
It’s going to be tough to find a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X for the second Christmas in a row.
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