Welcome back to a new week - the signs are pointing to a wet, cold, and miserable one, so stay indoors over lunch and catch up over these tasty news snacks!
- The Government has begun round two of rural digital services program.
- TechPlus has seen surprisingly good traction from its thin client business through vendor partner IGEL.
- This one’s a bit of fun: Interested in a solid gold iPad? It’ll set you back a mere $215,000
State of the market
- The European markets have caused further falls on the markets. At 11:12am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 75.5 points.
- The Aussie dollar is still sliding and sells for $US0.8540. Gold is trading at at $US1222.6 an ounce and oil is down to $US68.1 a barrel.
- Tech projects: Tanner reveals reinvestment fund winners
- Google: Privacy watchdog probes Wi-Fi data harvest
- Twitter: Feed inspires TV show
- Facebook: Sexiest video harbours malware
- Hotmail: Gets a new lick of paint
- Politics: Turnbull accentuates positives in Abbott's climate change stand
- MP probed: Liberal Michael Johnson sought $12m windfall with secret China deal
- MP probed (2): Johnson uses Abbott defence and denies trying to earn $12m commission
- World: British parliament reconvenes for 'new era'
- Health: Five-year heart warning for over-55s
- Gotcha NCIS Nathan nails abductor
- Crime: The cop who became killer
- Environment: Papua's Garden of Eden
- Education: Catholic canteens five times cheaper
- Civil war: That army starts final crackdown on red-shirt protestors
- Business: Consumer confidence dives most since GFC
- World Cup 2010: Tim set to shock the world
- Cricket: Day-night Tests coming soon
- Football: Fabregas tells Wenger he wants to join Barcelona
- Cycling: Farrar takes stage as McEwen runs out of gas
- NRL: Partying Maroons put on notice
- NRL (2): Gold Coast ordered to pay $2.2 million
- AFL: Cousins tells how he dodged tests
- AFL (2): Why the Crows trio had to be banned
- AFL (3): Docker Johnson 'stood down' over cocaine allegation
- AFL (4): Collingwood create goalkicking history
- Rugby union: Carter muscles way into Palu role
- Rugby union (2): Tahs hunt for defence cracking secret
- Drugs in sport: Doctor who treated Tiger charged over HGH distribution
- Television: Ten goes 1-2 as Modern Family beats Masterchef in ratings
- Miss USA: Rima gives Shii'ites pride
- Robert Pattinson: Cocaine and prostitutes for teen idol
- Not happy: Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz at war over Alex Rodriguez
- Megan Fox: Obsessive, hungry antisocial
- <i>Hey Dad!: Star says police interviews like 'therapy'
- Celebrity: Nic's minder on the other side of the lens
- Ruby Rose: Launches skater gear
- Travel: The American Way - Give a tip? What for? Aussies don't get it
- Kiss this girl?: Lohan denies relationship with photographer
- Sydney: Mostly fine. Min: 12, Max: 21
- Melbourne: Shower or two clearing. Min: 10, Max: 18
- Brisbane: Fine, cloud increasing. Min: 11, Max: 22
- Perth: Sunny. Min: 8, Max: 23
- Adelaide: Cloudy but fine. Min: 12, Max: 18
- Hobart: Showers. Min: 7, Max: 11
- Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: -1, Max: 16
- Darwin: Shower or two. Min: 25, Max: 32
- Results so far...
- 1st - Morgan Freeman - 79%
- 2nd - Sean Connery - 74%
- 3rd - Ian McKellen - 72%
- 4th - Darth Vader - 63%
- 5th - Clint Eastwood - 61%
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