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 Monday, 31-August-2015  00:43:15 (GMT +10) - by booj

New laws passed by parliament come into effect on October 13th, effectively bring an end to online privacy in Australia. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have immediate, warrantless and accumulating access to all telephone and internet metadata required by law, with a $2 million penalty for telcos and ISPs that don't comply.

AMD have taken the wraps off of their tiny R9 Nano. Coverage on Anandtech, PC Perspective, and Guru3D.

The CSIRO and NICTA have merged to form Data61, a new government scientific and technology research organization. The new organization is to be led by Australian technology entrepreneur Adrian Turner who said today he was joining CSIRO at an exciting time, and his vision for Data61 is to “harness the start-up culture of NICTA and multidisciplinary strength of CSIRO to deliver maximum benefit to Australia.” We'll see how this turns out.. Thanks Stephen.

Who wants life sized Lego blocks? EverBlocks assemble more or less like any other modular building blocks, but on a larger scale. But as the blocks get bigger, building with them gets more complicated. “When we first started, I envisioned that people would know instinctively how to build with them,” Rosan says. At least the pain of stepping on normal lego would be avoided..

TweakTown look at 3 of the worlds gaming prodigy's. Here's three kids that will put your gaming skills to shame. All under 18 and all traveled the world owning noobs, jealous? We are a little.

Microsoft have made changes to the Windows activation system with Windows 10. With Windows 10, Microsoft has rewritten the rules for how it performs product activation on retail upgrades of Windows, including the free upgrades available for a year beginning on July 29, 2015. The net result is that clean installs will be much easier--but only after you get past the first one. Thanks Metamorphosis.

Changes may be coming to Youtube. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, which has been in beta since last November, and another unnamed service targeting YouTube’s premium content creators, which will come with a paywall.

NASA scientists have chosen a new target for the New Horizon probe following its successful Pluto flyby. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.

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