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NICTA chief says use Telstra as NBN test bedview story

http://www.itwire.com – NICTA chief David Skellern says companies should consider using Telstra’s 100 Mbps pilot network in Melbourne as a test bed for applications they might develop for the national broadband network. (IT news)

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Now for the Bluetooth/3G home phoneview story

http://apcmag.com – The advent of 'unlimited' mobile plans has sparked a new category of gizmo: Bluetooth home phones that use your mobile to place calls. PLUS: The most bastardly press release ever. (IT news)

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CSIRO gets into smart meteringview story

http://www.itwire.com – The CSIRO has debuted, at the CeBit show in Sydney, a smart metering system that it says can be installed at low cost and enable residential and small business users to remotely control their electricity usage via a web interface. (IT news)

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Sport&Style mag sports iPad makeoverview story

http://www.itwire.com – With pricing targeted at the cappuccino set, Fairfax Media has unveiled a home grown iPad application which will allow users to download its Sport&Style magazine each month for $3.49. (IT news)

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CeBIT opens with Gonski innovation pleaview story

http://www.itwire.com – David Gonski, chairman of Investec and also the chairman of the National e-Health Transition Authority, gave the keynote at this morning’s opening of CeBIT in Sydney, with an impassioned plea for the nation to lift its game in terms of innovation. (IT news)

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E-health reforms demand proper chiefview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia’s urgent need for a chief to drive e-health reforms was highlighted today, by the chief information officer of Singapore’s Ministry of Health Holdings who is driving a ten year investment strategy for the nation costed at up to S$1.5 billion. (IT news)

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BYO Linux router to the NBNview story

http://apcmag.com – What do tomatoes and penguins have to do with the Australian government's nationwide fibre-to-the-home project? (IT news)

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Pipe Networks' founder launches data centre ventureview story

http://www.itwire.com – Pipe Networks co-founder Bevan Slattery - who has just completed the sale of Pipe Networks to TPG - has announced his latest venture: a carrier and systems integrator neutral national data centre provider NEXTDC. (IT news)

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Open Ballot: are you excited by HP's Slate?view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – With the news that HP intends to use Linux-based WebOS on its Slate tablet, do you think this is Linux's big chance to take on Apple's iPad, or do you think WebOS on Palm Pre didn't do enough to justify you parting with your cash to buy a Slate? (IT news)

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Are you shopping for gadgets in Singapore?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Having spent an idle afternoon strolling around the many floors of the Funan DigitaLife Mall, my short answer is don't bother, most things are cheaper in Australia.  But they *do* have iPads. (IT news)

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Google, Sony and Android: TV and much, much moreview story

http://www.itwire.com – In the wake of Google's announcement of the Google Android-based TV, Google and Sony have unveiled plans for Android-based entertainment products that go well beyond TV. And other partners have joined the Google TV bandwagon. (IT news)

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Microsoft kills off Response Point IP PBXview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft is scrapping Response Point, its IP PBX for small businesses, just over a year after OEM the product went on sale in Australia,as the D-Link Voice Centre. (IT news)