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 Tuesday, 16-January-2018  23:47:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The ATO is paying more attention to crypto traders. A team of specialists across tax law, technology, banking and finance will devise strategies to follow the money on gains made from investment in digital currency. “We are consulting with key stakeholders who have expressed an interest in tax issues relating to cryptocurrencies,” a spokesman for the ATO said.

Victorian authorities have used VR to help demonstrate the perils of bushfires. The virtual reality programme features three scenarios to show how responding late to a bushfire can prove fatal. "Through this type of technology, they will be able to see the scenario of what they might be faced against and will make a better decision," state Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley told the ABC.

GoPro are quitting the drone business, after taking on DJI and, well, failing. GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an “extremely competitive” market. The company revealed the news during its earnings report today, saying that its Karma drone would be the last it would make. The company is also laying off hundreds of staff and reducing the pay of CEO Nicholas Woodman to $1 as it struggles to manage its rocky financials.

Here's an interesting article about what happened with Vista, from an insider. We couldn’t exactly go backwards in terms of security in our next major OS release. So it was that Vista became massively more secure than any earlier OS shipped by Microsoft, but in the process also managed to break application and device driver compatibility in an unprecedented manner for the ecosystem. Customers hated it because their apps broke and ecosystem partners hated it because they felt they didn’t have enough time to update and certify their drivers and applications as Vista was rushed out the door to compete with a resurgent Apple.

Australia recently slipped behind Kazakhstan in Ookla's global internet speed index. The Ookla Speed Test Global Index ranked Australia as 55th in the world for fixed broadband in December, with an average download speed of 25.88 Mbps. Globally, the average download speed is 40.71 Mbps, pushing Australia behind countries including Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Russia.



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