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Wednesday Afternoon (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 7-January-2015  14:50:31 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Netflix have allegedly begun blocking users bypassing their region locks, however according to this article Netflix have released this official statement: “Virtually crossing borders to use Netflix is a violation of our terms of use because of content licensing restrictions. We employ industry standard measures to prevent this kind of use. We have not recently made any changes.”

North Korea has boosted the numbers of its "cyber army" to 6000 troops, up from the original 121. The report comes after the United States, South Korea's key ally, imposed new sanctions on North Korea for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Pyongyang has denied involvement in the attack.

TPG Telecom's controversial fibre-to-the-basement service, which competes with the national broadband network, has been withdrawn from sale following regulations imposed on it by the federal government. In an unreported notice posted on its website this week, TPG said that on December 14 it had been advised of new regulations that precluded it from selling its fibre-to-the-basement products after January 1 unless it took certain steps.

Bill Gates is busy turning poop into water. I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water

iiNet outages in Perth recently were caused by iiNet staff turning off servers in one of their data centres after a partial failure of both the mains and back-up air conditioning systems. Full article here.

CES 2015 has begun, here are some highlights so far.

Intel Curie (button sized wearable computer) on PC World
Intel Announces 5th Gen Core Mobile Processors, 14nm Cherry Trail on Hot Hardware
GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion & Intel Broadwell-U Brix on Legit Reviews
Panasonic 4K Blu-ray player on Cnet
Intel HDMI Computer Stick on Think Computers
Razer Virtual Reality Headset on Gizmodo
Netflix HDR Ultra HD streaming coming to Australia on SMH
Razer Forge $100 Gaming Console running Android TV on ZDNet
Dell's Thinnest Tablet, New XPS And Alienware Laptops on Gizmodo
ReST smart Bed on Engadget

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