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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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Mon, 16 May 2022 17:54:36 +1000
Labor taps supporters to beat Libs to top of Google search results
A fundraising blast by Labor shows how the war for votes is heating up online as Australians turn to the internet for help on deciding who to back.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 12:14:45 +1000
How the cloud is helping make sustainability a reality
The knowledge that waste is part of a consumption eco-system involving hundreds of players is being turned into a business.
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Sun, 15 May 2022 05:55:00 +1000
Stronger parental controls only one piece of phone safety puzzle
The government wants to force Apple and Google to make stronger tools for parental oversight, but a cultural and educational shift is also needed.
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Sat, 14 May 2022 00:30:00 +1000
‘Voice assistants’ have become less vocal, but much more powerful
As Amazon and Google usher in an era of ambient computing, Sonos pushes back over privacy concerns with a music-based voice service of its own.
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Fri, 13 May 2022 19:50:46 +1000
Investing startup tells of its escape from crypto rout that ‘wrecked’ others
The co-founder of investing app Tiiik said quick thinking helped it ride out the sudden collapse of TerraUSD in relatively good shape.
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Fri, 13 May 2022 05:00:00 +1000
WeChat, the Chinese mega app, can do almost everything - including election misinformation
A barrage of false claims, misinformation and unauthorised political advertising is circulating on WeChat, just days before voters hit the polls.
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Thu, 12 May 2022 05:00:00 +1000
‘Unprecedented internet censorship’: Libertarian group hits out at misinformation laws
The Institute of Public Affairs has criticised the federal government’s plans to regulate misinformation online, amid a global debate about free speech on social media.
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Thu, 12 May 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Google’s new gadgets, updates designed to power ‘ambient computing’
Assistants that know when you’re talking to them and search results more connected to the real world were some of the announcements at Google I/O, while the Pixel Watch was also unveiled.
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Wed, 11 May 2022 16:34:38 +1000
Google to pay more than 300 EU publishers for news
The internet giant has signed deals to pay publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news.
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Wed, 11 May 2022 14:27:10 +1000
Apple discontinues the Apple iPod
It's the end of an era for the Apple iPod, as the company flags plans to discontinue its last remaining model.
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Wed, 11 May 2022 13:02:01 +1000
Why EA’s football game is dropping the FIFA license after 30 years
After this year’s FIFA 23 game, the globally popular series will change its name to EA Sports FC, but will retain its huge roster of players and clubs.
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Wed, 11 May 2022 10:10:00 +1000
After 21 years, Apple says goodbye to the iPod
After more than two decades, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.
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Mon, 09 May 2022 05:00:00 +1000
Facebook’s absurd position shows its disdain for Australia
The next Australian government has one real chance to make the company pay.
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Sun, 08 May 2022 11:46:09 +1000
Monkey Island is back, but don’t call it a 90s throwback game
Nostalgia for the 90s is huge in video games, but some of the developers behind those iconic pixelated adventures would rather press on into the future.
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Fri, 06 May 2022 07:44:05 +1000
What is Web3?
According to swaths of entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, it could be the next big thing. But what actually is Web3, and what does it consist of?
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Thu, 05 May 2022 17:46:14 +1000
Rollable TV launches in Australia
LG has launched a rollable TV in Australia but it comes with a hefty price tag.
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Thu, 05 May 2022 15:23:00 +1000
The myth of the genius tech inventor is holding us back
Great ideas are almost never enough on their own. Strong leaders need pragmatism, obsessive business savvy and other skills beyond dreaming.
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Thu, 05 May 2022 10:20:00 +1000
From the Archives, 1982: Dunolly’s manual telephone exchange
In 1982 the Dunolly telephone exchange was one of the last manual exchanges in Victoria. Two full-time and two part-time operators handled the hundreds of calls that came through each week on the 20 lines serving the 300 phones in the district. By the end of the year the personal touch was gone, replaced by an automated system.
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Sun, 01 May 2022 13:30:00 +1000
Once ‘so sad’, Snapchat is back in the frame
The app is rapidly adding users, even as Twitter steals the limelight, and its co-founder says it is starting to explore the use of NFTs.
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Sun, 01 May 2022 05:55:00 +1000
Smart homes on the rise as devices and prices diversify
From $15 light bulbs to $400 smart displays, Australians are snapping up gear to connect and automate their homes.
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