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 Monday, 12-January-2015  12:44:10 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

rass sent in news about QUT offering two free online courses this year, Introduction to Robotics, and Robotic vision.

There's an interesting write-up on Regin spyware on TweakTown. The latest high-profile discovery of malware announced in recent weeks was Regin, a nasty piece of malware designed for a rather complex and sinister purpose.

Been over 10 years since I last went to QGL, but apparently LAN parties are still going strong. Chris sat down with a few LAN admins, organizers and CEOs to chat about the issues they face in today's climate.

A team from MIT have created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity. The cell only needs low-grade waste heat – less than 100C – to charge batteries, and is a significant step forward compared to similar devices which either require an external circuit for charging or high temperature heat sources (300C).

Australia has dropped to 44th in the world for average internet connection speed. Only 66 per cent of Australia had between the 10 to 20 Mbps required for 4K (or "ultra HD") video used by streaming services.

The digital policy group representing giants such as Google, Yahoo7, Facebook, and eBay in Australia have slammed the Australian government's use of the Telecommunications Act to compel ISPs to block websites. Full article here on ZDNet.

Some amazing GIF's here show the future of Body Scanning. General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures bones, blood vessels and organs in high-definition.

More CES 2015 updates:

MSI's mechanical gaming notebook has dual GPUs, quad M.2 slots on Tech Report
Here's Gigabyte's humongous Waterforce cooler in action on Tech Report
Build your own water cooler with Thermaltake's new kit on Tech Report
Cherry Announces Ground Breaking Mechanical Keyboard on ThinkComputers.org
CES 2015: The Booth Babes on ThinkComputers.org
CES 2015: The most ridiculous exhibits on show on SMH
The best stuff from CES 2015 on ITWire
SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Performance on Legit Reviews
WIRED’s Top Picks From CES 2015 on Wired.

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