Internet use rockets as Australians’ dependence grows

Australians, it seems, are increasingly addicted to the internet: a report from the communications regulator shows we are sucking down hundreds of thousands more terabytes of data than we were a year ago. In the year to June 30, 2012, Australians downloaded 421,147 terabytes of data, an increase of 52 per cent, while the total internet subscribers increased to 28.23 million.… Read more --->

Hunter’s digital new beginning

Which valley has a tech industry that produces military war game simulators, globally awarded website design and analytics software worth $500,000 a pop?

The Hunter Valley has quietly grown a crop of successful tech companies of which Bohemia Interactive Simulations and Newism are some of the better known.… Read more --->

Toss-up: NBN-ready devices

Packed with features such as internet telephony and dual-band wi-fi, these ADSL2+ home gateways will let you make a smooth transition to the national broadband network (NBN) when it its rolled out in your neighbourhood.

The Fritz!Box 7390 and Billion BiPAC 7800VDPX are both ADSL2+ broadband router/modems designed to squeeze the most out of your copper telephone line.… Read more --->