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Contractors glimpse light on the hillview story

http://www.itwire.com – It’s been a rough year for Canberra’s ICT contractors – but it looks as though the market’s on the move with figures tracking contractor demand reaching a three year high in July. Government departments however may find themselves forced to offer more to lure back to Canberra contractors bruised and battered by the Gershon reforms. (IT news)

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Vic iPad rollout a positive, says iSOFTview story

http://www.itwire.com – One of the world's largest e-health vendors, Australia-based iSOFT, has welcomed an election policy which could see iPads rolled out to every doctor in Victoria's public hospitals, flagging strong organic adoption of the Apple tablets and noting their potential to impact positively on long-term hospital problems such as scheduling across the health ecosystem. (IT news)

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Kinect 'hack': German researcher adds Kinect support to multitouch frameworkview story

http://www.itwire.com – Efforts to make Microsoft's Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 more widely useful have taken a big step forward with the addition of Kinect support in a cross-platform multitouch interface toolkit. (IT news)

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Enterasys rolls out data center managerview story

http://www.networkworld.com – Enterasys Networks this week is unveiling a management system designed to provide visibility, automation and control over physical and virtual data center resources. (IT news)

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Children: One is the happiest numberview story

http://www.itwire.com – A comprehensive study conducted in the United Kingdom has found that children with the fewest siblings are happier. And, those with no siblings (“the only child”) are the happiest.   (IT news)

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Steve Tucker needs succour, seeking Oliviaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Want to know how to lose, or almost lose, your job with the public service? Sending out an email to all your co-workers in your entire department for “personal” reasons is one way Steve Tucker discovered gets great publicity but might not look too good with department heads. (IT news)

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Earth dust tail helps find exoplanetsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Earth has a tail and this dusty feature has been mapped by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Such a mapping is helping astronomers find very distant planets around other stars than our Sun, what are called extrasolar planets.   (IT news)

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Windows Phone 7 microSD cards: not removable storage!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Has Microsoft turned a removable storage option into a permanent storage non-option? The news had arrived that WP7 phones which use so-called removable micro SD cards are not to be removed! (IT news)

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Apple’s in-joke: iPad OS 4.2 is on ‘That Page’view story

http://www.itwire.com – Apple’s iOS 4.2 is now so long awaited and anticipated that its page is now entitled “That Page” when searching Google for the Apple iPad, a page that must be setting some ferocious traffic records! (IT news)

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Conroy defends NBN over reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says the opposition of "selectively reading" an OECD report critical of the National Broadband Network and was using it as a "cloak to hide behind" in its political campaign to the delay the network roll-out. (IT news)

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Can Chris Carr drive Nokia Aust back to rockia-star status?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Sitting in the driving seat for Nokia Australia and NZ from the 1st of January, the appropriately named Chris Carr will be the new General Manager, seeking pole position on the grid and gearing up for the title fight of his life! (IT news)

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China takes two of the top three supercomputer placesview story

http://www.itwire.com – As expected, Chinese supercomputers have taken the first and third places in the latest list of the world's top supercomputers and only five of the top ten are from USA.  Linux continues to reign supreme. (IT news)