Stories by Liz Tay

  • CeBIT's Taranto douses anti-Government flames

    By Liz Tay | 20 April, 2007 16:47

    CeBIT Australia organizer, Jackie Taranto, has poured cold water on reports of a falling out between the trade show and the Australian Government, following NSW Premier Morris Iemma's refusal to open this year's show.

  • Lithium Ion batteries to yield longer recharge times

    By Liz Tay | 10 April, 2007 16:30

    The commonly-used Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery of today is undergoing a facelift that researchers expect will deliver more usage between charges, and shorter charge/discharge times, to mobile consumers within the next five years.

  • Researchers spin out smaller electronics than ever before

    By Liz Tay | 23 March, 2007 11:05

    A research team of electrical and computer engineers in the U.S. is taking a new approach to electronics that harnesses the spin of an electron to store and process information. Dubbed 'spintronics', the new technology is expected to one day form a basis for the development of smaller, smarter, faster devices.

  • New recruitment model to change contractor relationships

    By Liz Tay | 22 March, 2007 15:03

    A new recruitment model seeks to address the growing market for IT contractors in Australia by lowering recruitment costs for employers, and improving the traditionally cagey relationship between the agency and contract employees.

  • Bounty hunters sought to recruit staff

    By Liz Tay | 19 March, 2007 15:48

    A new online recruitment board is offering cash rewards of up to $10,000 to users who successfully refer friends, family members or other contacts for advertised job vacancies.

  • PS3 withstands hack challenge

    By Liz Tay | 19 March, 2007 14:49

    There was only one winner of an international challenge that offered a PlayStation 3 to any hacker able to attack it: Sony. Over the two-month-long competition, the PlayStation 3 was able to withstand numerous attempts by hackers worldwide, proving to the competition organiser its potential use as a server.

  • Authoring program makes mobile marketing easy

    By Liz Tay | 16 February, 2007 11:12

    New content delivery technology has been developed to improve advertising to consumers' mobile phones. Aimed at large lifestyle companies wanting to foster brand loyalty amongst the younger generation, Broadcaster enables advertisers to broadcast multimedia applications without using expensive mobile Web browsing or WAP.

  • Online music marketplace aims to improve consumer choice

    By Liz Tay | 13 February, 2007 14:18

    Advances in multimedia capabilities of mobile phones have yielded a $17 billion market with huge opportunities for marketing and sales, but still there are too many service-imposed barriers that are retarding the uptake of mobile music videos and audio, according to New Zealand-based mobile content Web site voeveo.com.

  • Free wireless broadband in Canberra and Gold Coast

    By Liz Tay | 09 February, 2007 11:33

    While the New South Wales state government embarks on a drawn out process to tech up its capital city, a privately-run initiative is already providing free wireless broadband to Canberra and the Gold Coast.