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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"

The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:45:00 +1100
Microsoft’s historic $96b deal comes with a lot of games - and a spotty reputation
Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot and more will soon be under the Xbox umbrella, along with Activision Blizzard’s tarnished reputation.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +1100
Uber, Airtasker face new worker protection rules as Victoria overhauls gig economy
The state is going further than any other in Australia in setting how companies like Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker have to treat their workers.
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Sun, 16 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +1100
Digital legacy: who gets your cloud storage when you die
Proving to big tech that you’re entitled to a loved one’s possessions can be a nightmare, but it’s getting better.
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Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +1100
Twitter, Snapchat warns government off undermining online anonymity
Twitter and Snapchat argue pseudonyms let people express themselves, explore their sexuality, comment on repressive regimes and blow the whistle on misconduct.
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Sat, 08 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +1100
10-minute dash: New startups join fast delivery race
New delivery apps are offering inner-city dwellers reasonably priced grocery deliveries in 10 minutes, seeking to cash in on a multibillion-dollar global trend. But will they last?
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Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +1100
Turning off: The devices that could follow BlackBerry’s fate
Very few gadgets simply stop working like Blackberries have, but all eventually lose support and slowly become obsolete.
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Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:55:48 +1100
BlackBerry, smartphone pioneer, finally hangs up on its classic devices
Anyone still holding on to one of the proto-smartphones, with its hardware keyboard and BlackBerry OS software, will be locked out of most functions from this week.
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Sat, 01 Jan 2022 05:27:00 +1100
Drone delivery, DAOs, digital docs: The tech trends to watch out for in 2022
As technology advances, it is anyone’s guess what craze 2022 might hold. Here are some predictions what to watch out for this year.
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Thu, 30 Dec 2021 10:19:25 +1100
The gadgets that were almost game changers in 2021
Plenty of devices were created this year as companies took a big swing at something new that didn’t quite make it. But these three could become must-haves in their next iterations.
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Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +1100
Bigger and stronger, but swarmed by doubts: The year in tech empires
Big Tech got bigger-er and stronger in 2021. The empires of technology also appeared more vulnerable than ever to the forces of regulation, competition, and perhaps hubris.
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Sat, 25 Dec 2021 12:01:20 +1100
Essential summer tech: Four innovations for the holiday break
From keeping cool to setting the mood, here are some tech ideas for your summer adventures.
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Sat, 25 Dec 2021 03:55:01 +1100
Russian court slaps Google, Meta with massive fines
Google was fined nearly $US100 million while Facebook’s parent company Meta was ordered to pay $US27 million over their alleged failure to delete content banned by local law.
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Fri, 24 Dec 2021 09:30:56 +1100
Kobo writes a new chapter in e-reader war with Amazon
No longer just a hipster alternative to the Kindle, Kobo e-readers have come into their own with great hardware and broad content options.
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Wed, 22 Dec 2021 13:39:51 +1100
The tech I want in 2022
Next year we need more creative ways to bring us together. (Laundry robots would be cool, too.)
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Mon, 20 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +1100
‘We’ve had enough with trolling’: AG Cash pressures Labor on social media crackdown
Attorney-General Michaelia Cash has urged federal Labor to support the government’s proposed anti-trolling laws in a clear signal the government wants to make its crackdown on tech giants a political issue
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Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:51:30 +1100
‘Bullish on the future of audio’: Spotify scoops up Aussie podcasting platform
Whooshkaa got its name from a good day at the races. Now the Australian podcast business has been acquired by audio giant Spotify.
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Wed, 15 Dec 2021 11:42:11 +1100
The best video games of 2021, and what to buy
From big budget blockbusters to imaginative indies, 2021 brought us heaps of incredible games and plenty of gift options for the gamers in your life.
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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 00:01:00 +1100
Anti-vax app gets the boot from Google but remains on Apple App Store
Reignite Democracy Australia has had its pages pulled from Facebook twice for spreading harmful COVID and vaccine misinformation, prompting it to turn to its own app.
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Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:56:56 +1100
Why Apple will now let you fix your iPhone
The tech giant, once the arch nemesis to DIY fixing of broken gadgets, is leading a shift to reuse rather than discard.
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Wed, 08 Dec 2021 15:12:24 +1100
Under-fire Instagram to nudge users to ‘take a break’
Federal Liberal MP Julian Simmonds said the changes were a recognition by the service that too much time on the photo-sharing app could damage teens’ mental health.
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