Telstra line rental increase: up to $4 more

Telstra line rental increase: up to $4 more

Telstra today announced a range of new calling plans that bundle line rental with low cost or unlimited calls but simultaneously said it would be increasing line rental by up to $4 yet again. Higher basic line rental will encourage more customers to sign on to the subscription plans starting at $49.90 which offer better…

Big speed boost in new Linux kernel

Big speed boost in new Linux kernel

The latest version of the Linux kernel brings some welcome changes. Notably the very common Broadcom 43xx series of notebook wireless devices are now extensively supported which will be a boon for the many mobile Linux users out there (including owners of notebooks with Apple’s Airport Extreme). Solaris haters out there take heed – Linux…

Unwired to offer wireless movie downloads

Unwired to offer wireless movie downloads

Sydney and Melbourne wireless ISP Unwired will start offering its 50000 customers new release movies via IPTV wireless download by the end of October. The service will be offered in partnership with content provider Reeltime which will offer movies and TV shows from Sony Pictures TriStar Columbia MGM Palace Films Granada Icon Entertainment and others.…

WTF moments: Intel’s top 5

WTF moments: Intel's top 5

Believe it or not behind Intel’s slick marketing facade there is some type of bizarre lab where they churn out the BEST stuff. Like email-guitars and wireless surfboards. These two are actual Intel branded gadgets (well prototypes at least). They all had Intel Inside stickers on them. Is this just engineers letting off steam? Either…

Less 64-bit driver woes with Vista

Less 64-bit driver woes with Vista

Microsoft said today that it was aiming for parity between the number of drivers shipped in 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista. “Are we going to hit that goal? No we’re not going to hit that goal but we are working to get as many devices supported with 64-bit drivers as humanly possible” said…