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Haptic glove joins the race to make augmented reality tactile

Researchers at the Auckland University of Technology have developed a haptic glove which can provide tactile feedback and control videogames, for instance allowing a user to shoot guns with a thumb and missiles with fingers, and to control game environments with hand gestures. The glove features a custom-fabricated printed circuit board which employs an Arduino… Read More


Australia promises to remove tax on Bitcoin, support FinTech innovation

The Australian government announced today that Bitcoin and other digital currencies would no longer be subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST), and regulations would become more lenient to support startups and entrepreneurs in the country. Treasurer Scott Morrison noted in a detailed policy statement today that various new law proposals would see GST removed… Read More


Australian tax avoidance clampdown is a double-edged sword, warns Google

Search giant Google has today warned Australia that its largest companies may face stricter retaliative rulings abroad should it follow the UK’s crackdown on organisations diverting revenue offshore. The warning was made at a parliamentary inquiry into multinational tax avoidance, which has placed the likes of Google, Microsoft and Apple, among other global tech firms, under… Read More


Services restored at Australian data centre following heatwave shutdown

A heatwave that saw record-breaking temperatures reach above 44.4°C in Western Australia shut down an iiNet data centre in Perth on Monday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The data centre failed on one of the hottest January days on record since 1991 – a heatwave which has continued into the week. According to iiNet, these… Read More


Office 365 and CRM Online hosted in Australian data centres from 2015

Microsoft has announced this week that it plans to host its Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online services from Australian data centres by the end of March 2015. In a statement, Microsoft Australia’s managing director Pip Marlow claimed that the organisation would now boast “the most complete cloud in the world.” These extended services will… Read More



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