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Air New Zealand's premium economy seats named best in the world
Air New Zealand premium economy seats have been ranked the best in the world, followed by its business class seats in second place.Virgin Australia took out the top spot for its business class seats, Etihad Airways for first (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Australian dream
Could the former Sudanese child soldier and refugee Deng Adut be crowned Australian of the year?
[BBC News Africa]

BuzzConf 2016: gaming and tech meets bush doof in country Victoria
Robotics and 3D by day, music festival by night; this could be the only outdoor gig where you’ll fight for laptop charger space It’s 10am and a selection of Australian alpha nerds are emerging from their tents in a former campground outside Ballan in country Victoria. They’re here for BuzzConf, a (...)
[The Guardian]

Seized NBN documents have parliamentary privilege – committee
House standing committee says papers taken by Australian federal police during raid on MP’s office must be handed back Documents seized by Australian federal police during a raid on Parliament House three months ago as part of their investigation of allegedly leaked NBN documents are subject to (...)
[The Guardian]

Genevieve Bell: ‘Humanity’s greatest fear is about being irrelevant’
The anthropologist explains why being scared about AI has more to do with our fear of each other than killer robots Genevieve Bell is an Australian anthropologist who has been working at tech company Intel for 18 years, where she is currently head of sensing and insights. She has given numerous (...)
[The Guardian]

Australia taking cyber fight to Isis, Malcolm Turnbull to confirm
Signals directorate is supporting coalition military operations in Iraq and Syria, PM will tell parliament The prime minister will tell parliament on Wednesday that Australia’s cyber capability, through the Australian Signals Directorate, is being deployed offensively to support coalition (...)
[The Guardian]

Australian Tablets fall by 17% for fifth straight quarter; Android overtakes iOS
The Australian tablet market experienced its fifth straight quarter of decline as the overall tablet market fell by 17.4% year on year (YoY) in 2016Q3. As the market reaches saturation, the only beacon of hope comes from the rise in detachables. According to International Data Corporation (...)
[WebWire Electronic components]

Australian Tablets fall by 17% for fifth straight quarter; Android overtakes iOS
The Australian tablet market experienced its fifth straight quarter of decline as the overall tablet market fell by 17.4% year on year (YoY) in 2016Q3. As the market reaches saturation, the only beacon of hope comes from the rise in detachables. According to International Data Corporation (...)
[WebWire Computer hardware]

Australian Tablets fall by 17% for fifth straight quarter; Android overtakes iOS
The Australian tablet market experienced its fifth straight quarter of decline as the overall tablet market fell by 17.4% year on year (YoY) in 2016Q3. As the market reaches saturation, the only beacon of hope comes from the rise in detachables. According to International Data Corporation (...)
[WebWire Consumer electronics]

How to get verified on Twitter: be a man
A study commissioned by Mashable finds that verified accounts in the US and Australia are overwhelmingly male You are no one without a blue tick. Or at least, that’s how some verified Twitter users make non-verified users feel. Twitterpolitan liberal elite. Never mind that the tick is actually (...)
[The Guardian]

Slow internet speeds irritate more Australians than patchy mobile services
Internet-related complaints to industry ombudsman hit five-year high, while gripes about NBN double between 2015 and 2016 Sluggish internet speeds are driving more complaints from Australians than those about patchy mobile services. Internet-related complaints to the industry ombudsman have hit (...)
[The Guardian]

Pax Australia: the eight best indie games to get addicted to next year
From city planning to burger building, here’s our pick of the independent gaming scene in Australia and beyond The Penny Arcade Expo (Pax) is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world, bringing together classic consoles, the latest shooters, mobile games, PCs, Macs, tabletops – and the (...)
[The Guardian]

Social Media Mentor Urges Small Business to Use Facebook Before It's Too Late -
According to the latest Facebook Statistics for 2016, there are 15,000,000 Facebook subscribers in Australia alone. This is providing a 'golden era' of new opportunity for small business owners says Kirsten, founder of Geelong Social Media. - - “Facebook provides such a wonderful even (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

Avnet Expands Distribution Agreement with Western Digital into China to Help Meet Growing Data Challenges
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it will now offer HGST-branded products and solutions in China. This agreement builds on Avnet's successful relationships with Western Digital Corporation and its HGST brand in South Asia, Australia, the (...)
[WebWire Computer peripherals]

Avnet Expands Distribution Agreement with Western Digital into China to Help Meet Growing Data Challenges
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it will now offer HGST-branded products and solutions in China. This agreement builds on Avnet's successful relationships with Western Digital Corporation and its HGST brand in South Asia, Australia, the (...)
[WebWire Computer hardware]

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