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NBN rollout to reach 1.3m new premises by late 2016

The timetable for rollout of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has been updated. The nation's terminal-looking government, which faces an election on September 14th, has unveiled plans to provide an additional 1.3m premises with a fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection by December 2016.
Simon Sharwood, 05 May 2013
Android

Monitor-makers ponder Android-powered touch screens

Anyone fancy a 21-inch touch screen monitor with an ARM CPU and enough computing grunt to run Android? For about twice the price of a conventional monitor?
Simon Sharwood, 05 May 2013
Kim Jong-un

NORKS powers down whole towns to find pirates

Reclusive totalitarian state and US-hater North Korea has taken a very small step towards greater press freedom, although not through any humanitarian efforts of the Kim Jong-un regime.
Phil Muncaster, 05 May 2013
The Register breaking news

Redmond probes new IE 8 vulnerability

Microsoft has confirmed a bug in Internet Explorer 8, CVE-2013-1347, which exposes user machines to remote code execution.