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 Wednesday, 11-March-2015  21:03:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch yesterday. Many of the Apple Watchís particulars were already known, but here, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at what will no doubt become the worldís most popular smartwatch. Well, there are certainly other options, and discussion continues in this thread.

Microsoft have a cool new folding keyboard, thanks mpot. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard (yes, thatís the full name) is similar to the original, with Bluetooth connectivity to work across multiple devices, and a lack of a dedicated Windows key. It reminds me of something we've seen before.

Lateline have a story on big data. Some time in the past decade, what it means to be a "private citizen" changed. Tonight, we're going to examine the concept of privacy. What does it mean any more? And what's the Government doing snooping around our metadata? They also interviewed Bruce Schneier on the issue of data retention.

Intel have a new Xeon D, with details on Tech Report and HotHardware. Intel announced the Xeon D System On A Chip (SoC) architecture today and really, it's kind of a big deal. This marks the first effort by Intel to integrate the Broadwell architecture into a fully integrated SoC design, complete with all IO including 10Gb Ethernet, all in a single chip 45 watt TDP.

The Minister for Justice has announced the trial of a new classification tool for mobile and online games. Australia has joined the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), a partnership of government and industry content classification authorities from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe and Brazil. As part of this partnership, Australia is preparing to trial the use of IARCís new tool for classifying mobile and online games. Participating online storefronts that use the IARC tool require game developers to obtain certification by completing a questionnaire about the content of their games. The IARC tool then assigns games with local classifications for each member country or region based on standards set by the relevant authorities.

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