9th > March > 2014 Archive


20 Freescale staff on vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor has issued a statement reporting that, tragically, 20 of its employees were aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which appears to have crashed into the South China Sea.
Team Register, 09 Mar 2014

Google's tech training for Australian teachers revealed

The University of Adelaide's Computer Science Research Group, which was engaged by Google to develop a course to teach digital technologies to Primary School teachers, has released an outline of the course.
Simon Sharwood, 09 Mar 2014

Intelligence watchdog warns against intel agency mission creep

A genuine intelligence insider has told a government inquiry that expanding telecommunications intercept powers could be both risky and privacy-invasive.

Sysadmins and devs: Do these job descriptions make any sense?

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has released an ICT Skills White Paper, titled “Common ICT Job Profiles & Indicators of Skills Mobility”, offering definitions of 25 jobs and what they entail.
Simon Sharwood, 09 Mar 2014

VMware announces compulsory bi-ennial VCP recertification

VMware has announced a Recertification Policy for holders of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualification, who will henceforth have to re-qualify every two years.
Simon Sharwood, 09 Mar 2014
EOS Facility at Mt Stromolo

Space-junk RAYGUN wins Australian government funding

A proposal to use lasers to clean up space junk is a step closer to reality, courtesy of $AUD20 million of Australian government funding.