The government-owned corporation behind Australia's national broadband network wants to keep the country in the fast lane – and right now, it's aiming to get more customers to opt for its top 'NBN100' 100Mbps speed tier.NBN Co has announced that it will offer a $160 rebate to retail service providers (or RSPs) per customer they are able to sign up.Called “Fast Anytime 100”, the rebate went into effect yesterday (Monday, January 21) and will be offered until June of this year.Although NBN Co is hoping this will push more customers to the highest speed tier, internal documentation shows the rebate is applicable to speed tiers of 25Mbps and over.According to a statement provided to iTNews, “NBN Co is working with retailers to encourage their customers to connect to the network sooner and experience faster speeds.”Life in the fast lane
Coinme, a company that offers bitcoin ATMs, has teamed up with Coinstar to make it easier to get your hands on the digital currency.Under the new partnership, Coinstar machines will allow users to swap their cash for bitcoin, bringing the cryptocurrency to one’s local grocery store or convenience shop.After inserting money into the machine, Coinstar users get a voucher for bitcoin.The World Economy runs on GPS.Coinstar kiosks are the large green machines found in many stores in the United States.These contraptions allow customers to insert their loose change, which is then redeemed for cash or as a gift card for certain services.
There's an array of big names of TV, sport and politics all heading into the house and we have the information you need of how to watch Celebrity Big Brother this year.It's usually on at 8pm ET, 5PM PT and will be showing throughout the week on select days.Coming back after a successful first season, Celebrity Big Brother is returning (along with host Julie Chen Moonves) with a whole host of new celebrities.The likes of Jonathon Bennett (Mean Girls' Aaron Samuels), actor and comedian Tom Green and Anthony Scaramucci aka 'the Mooch' who will be aiming to avoid his second eviction from a famous house!And if you're a reality TV mega-fan living outside the US, with our help you too will be able to tune in.Then check out our guide to watching a Super Bowl live stream
For several days, starting on Monday 14 January 2019, Zimbabweans have been without Internet access.This is as a result of the Southern Afrikan country’s government, under rumored instructions from General Chiwenga and the leadership of President Emerson Mnangagwa, decided to threaten and ordered all 4 of the country’s telecommunications to shut off the Internet completely.The Zimbabwean Internet shutdown follows a week of protests by Zimbabweans against the recently raised fuel price and the high cost of living in the country.“Greetings Zimbabwe, we are Anonymous.We have previously seen innocent people being killed in Zimbabwe.Your banking system will also fall soon.
A van has been hijacked by three masked men in Northern Ireland two days after a car bomb exploded in a suspected New IRA terrorist attack.Police said the suspects stole the white transit van and threw something into the back at around 11.30am in the Circular Road area of Londonderry.A cordon has been put in place and homes have been evacuated as officers work to make the area secure.Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “We anticipate significant disruption to the local community while we work to the make the scene safe.“We understand the effect this will have on the local community, but we will not take any chances when it comes to keeping people safe.“There are no further details at this time.”
Microsoft has finally admitted there is no recovery from its ignominious retreat from the smartphone sector, after it advised Windows 10 Mobile diehards to switch to either Android or iOS handsets.The Windows Phone platform of course has been dead as a dodo for a while now, but fans had been hoping that Redmond would be more committed to its successor (Windows 10 Mobile).But alas CEO Satya Nadella remains a cloud man first and foremost, and the firm has now announced it is ending support for Windows 10 Mobile this year.Microsoft broke the news via a ‘End of Support’ webpage, first spotted by the Thurrott website.It revealed that official support for Windows 10 Mobile platform will end from 10 December 2019.“As of December 10, 2019, Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free,” said Redmond.
Das AGAPLESION DIAKONIEKLINIKUM ROTENBURG ist das größte konfessionelle Krankenhaus in Niedersachsen und Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Hamburg.Als Maximalversorger bietet es ein umfassendes Spektrum von Krankenhausmedizin auf dem neuesten Stand.Mehr als 190.000 Patienten vertrauen pro Jahr auf die fortschrittliche Hochleistungsmedizin und professionelle Pflege auf der Basis christlicher Werte.Die IT-Abteilung des Klinikums betreut am Hauptstandort Rotenburg in zwei redundantvernetzten Ortsteilen sowie an den Standorten Verden und Zeven ein Datennetz, das auch von anderen verbundenen Gesellschaften und verschiedenen AGAPLESION Dienstleistern genutzt wird.Der Bedarf an einer sorgfältigen und zuverlässigen Rechteverwaltung sowie einem klar strukturierten Berechtigungskonzept mit einer Übersicht und einem Verlauf, welchen Personen welche Berechtigungen erteilt wurden, machte ein standardisiertes Verwaltungstool zu einem Muss.
A school has been forced to close after half of its staff and more than a quarter of pupils were hit by a suspected flu outbreak.Redbridge Community School in Southampton is on a three-day shutdown after 56 of its staff and about 300 of its 1,000 pupils became ill.It is expected to reopen on Wednesday, council chiefs said.Head teacher Jason Ashley told the BBC the outbreak had had a “five-day impact” which started last Wednesday, when 62 pupils were sent home – with even more becoming ill on Thursday.Ashley said the decision to close the secondary school followed advice from Public Health England, which also recommended the building was deep-cleaned.He said: “I’ve been in the profession for over 24 years and I’ve never seen a virus spread so quickly around a school.
The most controversial part of the EU Copyright Directive, known as Article 13, is struggling to pass through Europe’s Byzantine bureaucracy.German MEP Julia Reda recently reported that the process of passing Article 13, which seeks to block the uploaded of content that may infringe copyright, as well as Article 11, which seeks to make people pay when they even share a link, had stalled.This roadblock was thrown up by the European Council, in which several countries rejected a compromise recently proposed to the wording of all this stuff.Last September the directive was approved by the European Parliament, having previously been rejected.It also looks like pretty much everyone else hates it too, including the content producers it claims to be trying to protect.“This surprising turn of events does not mean the end of Link Tax or censorship machines, but it does make an adoption of the copyright directive before the European elections in May less likely,” wrote Reda.
Uber is going after a new autonomous vehicle project — self-driving scooters and bikes.The news came from the CEO of a robotics company, who tweeted that Uber announced its plans at a robotics event.Uber is already hiring for the new division, called "micromobility robotics."Uber is broadening its self-driving vehicle ambitions beyond just cars.Now it's going after two-wheel drives.The firm is reportedly working on self-driving scooters and electric bikes, announcing its plans at a robotics event on Sunday.
A screenshot of the app showing the recording button, preset packs, and sharing options.Audio technology company Dolby is working on its first music recording and production app, according to a report by TechCrunch.Codenamed '234' and previously tested under 'Dolby Live', the app listens out for background noise before you hit the record button, and then diminishes it, making recordings sound clearer.Although the app is said to be free, users will reportedly be able to buy audio effects packs with different EQ settings, including, according to the report, "Amped, Bright, Lyric, Thump, Deep, or Natural".It looks like Dolby is going after bedroom music makers, with Soundcloud integration built in, meaning users will be able to upload to the music-sharing platform directly, without leaving the app.Whether musicians will take to a smartphone app to record their music is unclear; a mobile phone's inbuilt microphones are unlikely to measure up in terms of sound quality to a microphone going through an audio interface and into a computer or laptop.
But as food bank use and child poverty rise further, and as the two child limit – which still hasn’t been scrapped – continues to hurt innocent families, Amber Rudd’s changes to Universal Credit will look increasingly like window dressing.The damage already wrought by Universal Credit is immense.During the full service roll-out, food bank use went up by 52% after 12 months in areas where it was introduced, compared to 13% in other areas - and that’s not me saying that, it’s the Trussell Trust.There could be an additional 300,000 children living in poverty as a result of the benefit freeze, and two thirds of children in poverty come from working households.This debunks the stock Tory response that Universal Credit was crafted to take people in to work ‘because work is the best route out of poverty’.So believe me, if I thought this government was finally listening to the many constituency MPs like me – and even some from the government’s own benches – as well as charities, foodbanks, housing associations and even the United Nations; if they were putting a stop to this cruel shambles, nobody would be happier than I would.
Junior staffers, cold fingers get blamed for missed payments in taxman's annual attempt at humourIt's well known that the UK's taxman would like a bit more dosh to fill its coffers – but it doesn't want to come across as a humourless leech.Like many organisations on the hunt for cash, HMRC has been accused of going after the low-hanging fruit first.Take the reforms to IR35 that are being rolled out despite concerns from contractors and warnings that its check status tool isn’t fit for purpose.Efforts to make tech giants pay their fair share are undergoing consultation and won't be introduced until April 2020.Meanwhile, the public are left waving their fists at big firms and bigwigs that manage to avoid full payment wherever possible.
The tables turned big time on a supposed software developer posting under the identity “Tee Medlin” earlier this month after he sent an Instagram post accusing Microsoft senior cloud developer advocate Chloe Condon of stalking him at a conference—something that never occurred—and other social media users quickly discovered that much of Medlin’s online persona reeks of plagiarism and fakery.As Mashable reported, in the now-deleted Instagram post, Medlin claimed to be attending some sort of unspecified tech conference and uploaded a photo of Condon with a caption suggesting police should be notified if he goes missing.He further alleged that Condon “Has not stopped following me around, asking me questions, and telling me about her life since I got off stage this evening.Medlin’s photo was in fact ripped from a years-old article Condon had published on NewCo (astonishingly, about what it is like to be a woman attending predominantly male tech conferences).I’ve been harassed online before, but @teemedlin- I have no idea who you are, nor was I at a conference/meet-up/event w/ you 4 days ago,” she tweeted alongside a screenshot of the Instagram post.As Mashable wrote, Medlin initially stuck to his side of the story in comments on Instagram—but other Twitter users understandably perturbed by the situation eventually began to unravel other very suspicious swathes of his online very-important-tech-guy persona in the thread below Condon’s tweet.
Wake up sheeple, climate change is going to make waking up a lot more unpleasantCoffee plants, the source of the warm brown elixir powering millions of people worldwide using the magic of caffeine, are at risk of extinction which is Kona be a massive problem for addicts.A study led by researchers at Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, have discovered a whopping 60 per cent of all 124 coffee species are being threatened by climate change and deforestation.The results were published in Science Advances and Global Change Biology.The coffee industry is led by the Arabica and Robusta species, and is maintained by farming wild coffee crops.Both plants, however, are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (ICUN) Red List as an endangered species, classified under “very high risk of extinction in the wild”.
On a day where Aaron Sorkin encouraged newly elected Democrats to "stop acting like young people", Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a different plan: She jumped onto a Donkey Kong Twitch livestream and talked about how much she loved the Nintendo 64.On Sunday Harry Brewis -- better known as H.Bomberguy, a YouTuber and Twitch streamer -- put together a livestream to raise money for Mermaids, a charity that provides support for gender diverse and transgender children.At time of writing he's raised over $255,000 by playing Donkey Kong 64.Part of the reason for the livestream was in response to Graham Linehan, the creator of Black Books and The IT Crowd.Recently Linehan has become extremely outspoken on transgender issues.H.Bomberguy chose the Mermaids specifically, he says, because Linehan began a campaign against the charity, after it received a £500,000 (around $643,000) donation from the UK National Lottery.
One of the highlights of Samsung’s upcoming flagship will probably also be its most controversial.Never mind the notch, Samsung has gone with a punch hole for the Galaxy S10 instead.Of course, it will do everything it can to sell that feature, or misfeature if you will, like a spinning light or glow to indicate its presence and activity.It turns out, it might also have another feature that seemingly makes use of that dead space to immediately launch the camera app into Selfie mode.This information isn’t exactly a leak, even though it comes from @Ice universe.It is, instead, more speculation based on such a feature that already exists on the Galaxy A8s.
If you work in construction, the outdoors, or another harsh environment, you may want something a little more robust than a thin glass sandwich.The rise of the rugged category in phones has been led by Cat, but up until now you had to buy them online.That phone boasts thermal imaging, air quality monitoring, and a host of other tools, not to mention a whopping price tag, but the Cat S48c is a much simpler, and more affordable prospect at around $500.To put that in perspective, the iPhone XS Max weighs in at 7.3 ounces (208 grams).You’ll find protective flaps covering all the ports.You’ll also find metallic volume controls on the right spine, while the power button is on the left.
A few years ago, Dora Korpar was a college grad working at a low-paying job.Today, she's a programmer at a San Francisco startup making good money and looking at a bright future.She changed her life after a college friend told her he landed a job at Apple by teaching himself to code.Nearly four years ago, Dora Korpar was adrift."I had no concept of coding or anything with computers at all, never been technical," she said."Amidst the sea of resources that are online, I was lost.
‘Dancing On Ice’ contestant Gemma Collins has seemingly had a change of heart after previously claiming she had “no beef” with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.The ‘TOWIE’ star has called for the pair to publicly apologise after they called out her “unprofessional” behaviour, when it was claimed Gemma had left show crew waiting while taking a nap and had also left the studios early during last Sunday’s live show as she’d “got a bit bored”.She told The Mirror: “I’ve been told on the rumour mill that Phil and Holly have been told off, but a public apology would go a long way.We need to find the culprit responsible for giving them this false information.”She continued: “I’m not looking forward to this week at all.What has happened could really affect my voting.