The lunch box - 25/03

The lunch box - 25/03

We've rolled on to Thursday - is it just us, or has this been a slow week?

Channel News

  • Smart grids will be a hot bed of opportunity for the channel, with Logica outlining some of its interests in the green developments.
  • Senator Stephen Conroy has confirmed the release date for the McKinsey Implementation study into the NBN to be before May
  • Finally, the iPad has its first Australian application, with mogeneration announcing ‘Carter’s Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine’ – a digital resource for health professionals.

State of the market

  • The markets have slumped in morning trading, led by shaky results on Wall St. At 12:01pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 9.2 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly up to $US0.9108 and gold is down by 1.38 per cent to $US1088.5 an ounce. Oil has fallen 1.6 per cent to $US80.6 a barrel.


  • Gaming: New Attorney-General supports R18+ game rating
  • Opera: Pushing its browser for the iPhone
  • Online betting: Instant credit lets losers keep on gambling
  • Pay to play games with girls
  • AFL: World of Warcraft for jocks

General News



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 20, Max: 29
  • Melbourne: Shower or two developing. Min: 18, Max: 27
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Possible morning shower. Min: 20, Max: 29
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 18, Max: 32
  • Adelaide: Fine. Cloud increasing. Min: 15, Max: 32
  • Hobart: Morning showers. Min: 16, Max: 21
  • Canberra: Fine, mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 27
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower or storm. Min: 25, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Tablet Device

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - HP TouchSmart tx2z - 61%
  • 2nd - Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 - 56%
  • 3rd - Toshiba Portege M750 - 54%
  • =4th - Dell Latitude XT2 - 52%
  • =4th - Xplore Technologies iX104C4 - 52%

  • Click here to vote for your favourite.

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