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How high are the forests? Ask NASAview story

http://www.itwire.com – The U.S. space agency NASA has produced the world’s first map of the height of all Earth’s forests. The map will help scientists learn more about the carbon cycle and its affect on our atmosphere. (IT news)

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Finisar Australia leads global ROADM marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – Reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexors (ROADMs) are a key component of the world's optical fibre networks. Sydney based Finisar Australia is a world leader in this rapidly growing market, and it is looking for people. (IT news)

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Google’s online store for Nexus One is gOneview story

http://www.itwire.com – Google’s superphone online selling “direct to the public” experiment is finally over, with Google shutting down its Nexus One online store, with continuing sales only available to developers and from carriers in a handful of countries. (IT news)

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ACCAN chief Allan Asher named Commonwealth Ombudsmanview story

http://www.itwire.com – Allan Asher will move on after just a year as inaugural CEO of the recently formed Australian Consumer and Communications Action Network (ACCAN) to take up the role of the  Commonwealth Ombudsman. (IT news)

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ACS unveils stellar line up for World Computer Congressview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Computer Society, which will host the 21st World Computer Congress in Brisbane in September, has unveiled a stellar line up of speakers for the event including author and opinion-shaper Nicholas Carr, the UK Government’s CIO John Suffolk and Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Movement. (IT news)

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Skype 2.0.1 for iPhone goes multitasking but NO BLUETOOTH!!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Skype has finally released Skype 2.0.1 for iPhone with full multitasking support, including the decision to drop charges for calls made over the 3G network, but in what is a massive disappointment, there is still no support for Bluetooth headsets. (IT news)

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ISC seeks testers for BIND 10view story

http://www.itwire.com – The Internet Systems Consortium has called for more people to download and test version 10 of the venerable BIND software that is used to run domain name servers. (IT news)

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Pricing for Kinect plus new 4GB Xbox 360 revealedview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft has released pricing for the Xbox 360 Kinect motion and voice sensing controller.  Arriving before Christmas and packaged with a game, Microsoft is going aggressive with its controllerless push.  News also of a new 4GB Xbox 360 Arcade model hitting the market. (IT news)

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Dell virtualises Firefox for secure browsingview story

http://www.itwire.com – A free tool from Dell's KACE operation uses application virtualisation to isolate Firefox, helping to keep the rest of the system free from malware. (IT news)

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Excelior seeks 50 new staff for Bendigo call centreview story

http://www.itwire.com – Call Centre operator, Excelior Australia, says it has secured 50 new jobs for its Bendigo contact centre and will start recruitment immediately. (IT news)

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Google vibes up Australian youth through YouTube and electionWIREview story

http://www.itwire.com – A day after the announcement that Google will soon be launching its Election 2010 initiatives with Federal politicians, its own engineers and amongst others, YouTube videos from the public, comes the announcement that VibeWire Youth Inc has joined forces with YouTube so “citizen reporters” can “report the election their way”. Will it get your vote? (IT news)

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RedEye mini turns iPad into remote controlview story

http://www.itwire.com – A small device from ThinkFlood allows an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to act as a remote control for many devices that use an infra-red remote. (IT news)