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NBN Watch: Copper buys, 'Costly Internet Bungles,' and access. 

NBN Watch: Copper buys, 'Costly Internet Bungles,' and access.

Yes, it's not the network we wanted - but it's time to end that conversation.
Microsoft’s Satya Nadella’s first big mistake will be Windows 10 S 

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella’s first big mistake will be Windows 10 S

Going back to the walled garden will not be a good move for the next Windows iteration.
De-Monetisation: Or, how YouTube is catching up with commercial realities 

De-Monetisation: Or, how YouTube is catching up with commercial realities

Is the sun-setting on the age of the YouTube millionaire?
Head2Head: Battle of the streaming services 

Head2Head: Battle of the streaming services

Which (paid) service reigns supreme?
NBN: The Ultimate Guide to your current and future speeds 

NBN: The Ultimate Guide to your current and future speeds

Wondering what kinds of speed you can expect from your connection now, and in the future? We break every part of the technology mix down.
NBN Watch: NBN, and subsequently, the Government, needs to own its network, now 

NBN Watch: NBN, and subsequently, the Government, needs to own its network, now

There's an easy fix for sorting out the messy connections and poor service.
NBN Watch: Satellite Pains 

NBN Watch: Satellite Pains

It's not quite a satellite of love...
NBN Watch: Why Australia drops in speed rankings, plus the silver lining ahead 

NBN Watch: Why Australia drops in speed rankings, plus the silver lining ahead

While the NBN could undoubtedly have been a lot better, what we're getting is still an amazing infrastructure project.
NBN Watch: FTTN, FTTC and the future bill 

NBN Watch: FTTN, FTTC and the future bill

NBN Co addresses a range of criticisms to the network - but are they on the mark?
NBN Watch: Our colleagues at itNews recreate the Three Year Plan, with interesting results 

NBN Watch: Our colleagues at itNews recreate the Three Year Plan, with interesting results

The original 3-year plan was one of the last true bastions of open and clear transparency at NBN Co - so what went wrong?
NBN Watch: Opening the information floodgates 

NBN Watch: Opening the information floodgates

The NBNco releases a raft of new information on its build estimates and connection technologies. We wrap it up.
The Great Gigabit Question is really, like everything, the great CVC question. 

The Great Gigabit Question is really, like everything, the great CVC question.

Is it true that no one wants really fast broadband?
NBN Watch: When reality and transparency is the enemy of marketing 

NBN Watch: When reality and transparency is the enemy of marketing

The company behind the national broadband network isn't what it used to be.
How Telstra busted the 1Gbit mobile mark with a bit of clever engineering 

How Telstra busted the 1Gbit mobile mark with a bit of clever engineering

Just how does Telstra and Netgear's clever little Nighthawk M1 hockey-puck work?
Procedurally yours: The problem with randomly generated sandboxes 

Procedurally yours: The problem with randomly generated sandboxes

Sandboxes - they're not just for badly behaved children and cats!
Samsung’s Final Word: The Galaxy Note 7 failed due to battery failures and rushed manufacturing 

Samsung’s Final Word: The Galaxy Note 7 failed due to battery failures and rushed manufacturing

Hardware issues and a rush to market behind the death of the Samsung Note 7.
Sorry Graeme, your legal sticks won’t stop piracy 

Sorry Graeme, your legal sticks won’t stop piracy

Village Roadshow's Graeme Burke is fighting piracy, but is it a battle that's already lost?
Why Cyanogen’s death is a boon to Google’s control of Android 

Why Cyanogen’s death is a boon to Google’s control of Android

Can the fall of one small smartphone OS maker change Google's ways?
The Internet, via a neutered media, is failing democracy 

The Internet, via a neutered media, is failing democracy

A lot of things have died in 2016 - has democracy been one of them?
Final Fantasy 15 regains the magic thanks to its stellar character refocus 

Final Fantasy 15 regains the magic thanks to its stellar character refocus

It's been a long journey, but getting there has definitely been worth it.

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