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 Tuesday, 13-September-2016  18:31:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

In another forehead-slap-inducing move, there are apparently plans to block access to overseas retailers that don't comply with our tax system. Under the new tax regulations coming into effect next year, overseas businesses with an annual turnover of $75,000 or more will be required under Australian law to register with the ATO to collect GST on all goods sold, including purchases under the current low-value threshold of $1000. The Federal Government is exploring the option of blocking websites that fail to co-operate using powers under section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

HardOCP have an interview with Bruce Dell of Euclideon, who seems to be pioneering virtual reality right here in Australia. We just opened the world’s first hologram entertainment centre in Australia, it has 40 hologram rooms. You can play games, go to Africa, jump down holes, or fly through the sky. We are in the process of arranging a lot more of these hologram centres to open around the world.

Samsung have sold their printer arm to HP. HP announced Monday that it will acquire Samsung’s printer segment for $1.05 billion. The acquisition is part of a move to “disrupt and reinvent the $55 billion copier industry, a segment that hasn’t innovated in decades,” the company said in a press release. The Palo Alto-based HP will also acquire over 6,500 patents pertaining to printing and Samsung printing's team of 1,300 researchers and engineers.

Jalopnik report on the world's largest 3d-printed object. This device you’re watching come together in this video is officially the world’s largest 3-D printed object: “a large-scale trim tool for a Boeing 777X.” It will hold the jet’s composite wing skin while it’s drilled and machined before it actually goes on the airplane. Sexy, right?



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