Stories by Rohan Pearce


Microsoft pushes machine learning to the edge

Microsoft’s new Azure edge computing offerings are helping customers extend the reach of its cloud-based machine learning services, according to Clayton Fernandez, the company’s global director, Internet of Things.

Subsea cable to land at Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast will be home to a landing station for the under-construction Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA-S) subsea cable, the Queensland region’s council announced today.

World Bank’s blockchain bond raises $110 million

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced today that the two-year ‘bond-i’ bond, which is based on blockchain-style distributed ledger technology, had raised $110 million for CBA’s client, the World Bank.

Push for code of conduct to help fight sexism in security

However bad you think gender disparity is in the information security sector, the reality is probably worse: Research backed by information security association (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education reveals that women represent only some 11 per cent of the security workforce.

Local Google head jumps ship to Domain

Jason Pellegrino will take the helm at Domain, with the Google managing director for Australia and New Zealand next month joining the property business as chief executive.

Apple to fork out $9 million for misleading Australian consumers

The Federal Court has found that Apple “engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, or conduct that was likely to mislead or deceive” in connection with so-called ‘Error 53’, which was encountered by iPhone and iPad owners after the devices had been repaired by a third-party service.

Intel, AMD confirm new Spectre variants

Chipmakers Intel and AMD have confirmed the existence of a new category of the Spectre vulnerability, which exploits the speculative execution features of modern CPUs.