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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 23 October

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 23 October

Posted on 23 October, 2014
This week we report on the error that led to a 'Pink Panther' crook being released early, the coming 'epidemic' of big data 'false positives', millions of internet-connected critical infrastructure devices that are wide open to hacking and ASIO accidentally monitoring itself. Oh, and some cool robot videos. [ + ]
Data centre virtualisation and DCIM - a holistic approach

Data centre virtualisation and DCIM - a holistic approach

Posted by Andrew Sylvester, Data Centre Software Manager, Schneider Electric, IT Business on 22 October, 2014
With energy usage and costs continuing to rise, expect to see businesses moving towards a more holistic and end-to-end approach to data centre strategy. [ + ]
Arcitecta to supply Mediaflux platform for RDSI

Arcitecta to supply Mediaflux platform for RDSI

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 22 October, 2014
Arcitecta has announced a deal to supply a data management platform for the Research Data Storage Infrastructure, a project to build a national database for Australian researchers. [ + ]
Australian cloud market to hit $4.55bn by 2018

Australian cloud market to hit $4.55bn by 2018

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 22 October, 2014
Data-intensive applications are stimulating spending on cloud services among Australian organisations, particularly IaaS and SaaS, according to Frost & Sullivan. [ + ]
Google augments authentication with USB key

Google augments authentication with USB key

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 22 October, 2014
Google had added the option to use a physical USB - instead of a code - as a two-factor authentication method when logging into Google and other sites. [ + ]
Govt looks to split TPG, FTTB providers; Russians hack NATO, Ukrainian govt; 7m Dropbox passwords ‘leaked’?

Govt looks to split TPG, FTTB providers; Russians hack NATO, Ukrainian govt; 7m Dropbox passwords ‘leaked’?

Posted by Andrew Collins on 20 October, 2014
TPG would have to split its wholesale and retail operations in order to run its planned FTTB network under a plan drafted by the federal government; Russian hackers exploit Windows 7 to infiltrate NATO and the Ukrainian government; and Dropbox denies a 7-million password hack. [ + ]
Victoria's science supercomputing facility gets $6.6m boost

Victoria's science supercomputing facility gets $6.6m boost

Posted on 20 October, 2014
The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative facility has been awarded $6.6m by the state government, ensuring its world-leading technology research stays in Victoria. [ + ]
NBN Co details FTTN trial rollout

NBN Co details FTTN trial rollout

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 20 October, 2014
NBN Co has listed the first 140 suburbs due to be connected to the network via FTTN technology using Telstra's copper lines, as part of the government's multi-technology trial. [ + ]