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Optus confirms Virgin Mobile closure

Optus has confirmed that it will be phasing out its Virgin Mobile Australia subsidiary over the next two years. ZDNet understands that Virgin Mobile employees will be impacted as sales and marketing is consolidated under the Optus brand, with 200 staffers affected. “For Virgin Mobile employees, our policy is always to talk to those who may be impacted by these ... Read More »

UK’s ‘tough’ new broadband advertising rules come into force

THE ADVERTISING STANDARDS AGENCY (ASA) has begun enforcing ‘tough’ new advertising rules for broadband providers starting today, in a bid to stop customers being misled about so-called ‘peak’ speeds.  The new guidelines, first announced by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) last year, mean that ISPs can now only advertise “average” download speeds if at least 50 per cent of ... Read More »

Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked program gets the axe

It’s a sad day for video game bargain hunters, as Best Buy has ended its Gamers Club Unlocked program in all of its US stores. The news comes via a leaked email surfaced by Wario64 on Twitter, an account known for countless video game deal scoops. Gamers Club Unlocked entered the world costing $99 for a year membership before getting ... Read More »

The best PC gaming headset 2018

As you wait for the best graphics cards return to regular prices, you should think about the rest of your components and peripherals and how they’re getting older – one day they’ll be as obsolete as an Intel 8080 is today. And honestly, high-quality sound is severely underrated, so while you’re busy trying to fetch the highest resolutions and framerates, ... Read More »

Amazon Alexa-enabled Tupperware tells you when you should probably throw out food

The next time you catch the scent of something rancid in your fridge, you won’t have to take whiffs of your takeout boxes to hunt down the source. Instead, just ask Alexa to sniff it for you.  Smart tech developer Ovie launched a Kickstarter campaign today for Ovie Smarterware, a “Connected Food Storage System” that tracks in an app how ... Read More »

YouTube Music: 5 things you need to know before signing up

YouTube is changing today with the rollout of both YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, a pair of services that could alter the way that you consume content from the video giant. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube – especially if that time is spent watching music videos, listening to singles and playlists, or seeking out covers and ... Read More »

The best 2-in-1 laptop 2018: find the best convertible laptop for your needs

Once you’ve experienced the best 2-in-1 laptops for yourself, you’ll never go back. It would even be difficult to go back to a normal, old non-convertible laptop. And, judging by a recent patent filed by Microsoft, smartphones may be following in the footsteps of these versatile machines with their flexible hinges. The best 2-in-1 laptops come in every shape and ... Read More »

How deception technologies use camouflage to attract attackers | Salted Hash Ep 26

CSO Online | May 22, 2018 Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, where talks with Chris Roberts, chief security architect at Acalvio Technologies, about the benefits and misconceptions of deception technologies. Read More »

Ministry of Defence calls for registry of AI experts

THE UK’S MINISTRY OF DEFENCE has suggested that the government should build a registry of security-cleared artificial intelligence and robotics experts, who can be called-up should Queen and country ever require their services.  That’s according to a new Ministry of Defence Joint Concept Note entitled Human and Machine Teaming. It also laments the UK’s technical skills shortages and calls for ‘a register of ... Read More »

Adobe in $1.68bn deal to buy ecommerce platform Magento

ADOBE HAS struck a deal to take Magento Commerce off of private equity firm Permira’s hands for $1.68bn – just three years after Permira bought up the company for just $200m.  Adobe intends to integrate the Magento Commerce Cloud with the Adobe Experience Cloud “delivering a single platform that serves both B2B and B2C customers globally”. The acquisition is the third biggest ... Read More »

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