Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29 as a free upgrade to those using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Promising to bring back the Start menu from previous iterations of the Windows OS, Windows 10 additions include the Cortana “personal digital assistant” and Windows Hello3 which  greets users by name and lets them log in to their PC without a password through biometric authentication

NSW Minister for Finance & Services Dominic Perrottet has announced a plan to migrate the state’s drivers to digital licensing over the next four years, allowing them to whip out their smartphone instead of their wallet next time they are asked by a friendly constable.

The rise of electronic currency will lead to the phasing out of physical cash in Australia within a decade, according to Professor Rabee Tourky, Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Economics.

In a world where the growing use of connected devices, such as smart watches and connected cars, is occurring at the same time that massive data breaches are making headlines around the world, a new global study by ISACA shows that consumers have conflicted attitudes about the benefits of connected devices.

Last Christmas and New Year the ideal present, for a girl of a certain age, from Japan to the UK was the neurowear clip-on of floppy ears driven by brain waves to reflect your mood. They would have been played with for one day and then put away forever. Such novelty peaks can be expected with many forms of wearable technology as it enters its manic phase with hugely overpriced acquisitions. Facebook is buying tiny Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality headware, for around $2 billion. Is it worth that much? 

Imaging distributor Alloys has extended its Australian footprint to include operations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The expansion is a result of the recent Alloys acquisition of Integrex Systems, which was announced in July 2013. 

Outback Imaging Managing Director Mike Kirkby and the EzeScan Trekkers have entered a four person team (Team 194) in the Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker 2013 event on this Friday 19th April.

The financial demands of storing and managing big data will lead 30 percent of businesses to directly or indirectly monetise their information assets by trading, bartering or outright selling them by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc

Ricoh Australia has acquired the IT services business of IMC Communications whose customers include some of Australia’s largest companies including Network Ten, Bankwest, SBS, Lloyds International and Amalgamated Holdings.

Middletons has successfully defended Digital Post Australia in trade mark infringement proceedings bought against it by Australia Post. Digital Post Australia was launched in March 2012 as a joint venture between Computershare, Salmat and US based technology company Zumbox Software.