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VIDEO: HP uses virtual reality to go to Mars and imagine life

The “HP Mars Home Planet” experience teams up with partners on a global co-creation project to imagine what a human population of one million could look like on Mars.

VIDEO: HP has your back with professional wearable VR PC backpack and VR PCs

HP has launched a new “VR portfolio, including the world’s first professional wearable VR PC” and touts itself as “the partner of choice for immersive customer experiences".

Vodafone incurs losses, but invests $2 billion to boost mobile network

Vodafone Australia is touting a spend of $2 billion on development and expansion of its Australian mobile network over the full year 2017 despite a year-on-year loss of $81.5 million for the first half.

Data61 researching use of unmanned aerial vehicles for agriculture

The CSIRO's Data61 data innovation group is partnering with ASX listed agribusiness, Ruralco to invest in a series of projects for the development of data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming.

Ransomware: Claim that 22% SMBs shutting shop after attacks

Ransomware attacks caused 22% of small and medium-sized businesses in seven countries, including Australia, to pack up for good, a report from the security firm Malwarebytes claims.

New Android ransomware works by threatening users

New Android mobile ransomware named LeakerLocker threatens to send personal data to a remote server and expose the contents to all contacts on the device.

Analyst firm argues Intel still semiconductor market leader

Intel remains the market leader ahead of Samsung in semiconductor sales when one subtracts sales to third parties as one should, an analyst from IHS Markit says.

Nearly 60% of large corporates want to rock the blockchain

Nearly 6 in 10, or 57% of large corporations are either “actively considering, or are in the process of, deploying blockchain technology".

Planned Hutchison takeover for $2.3b

Global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital is acquiring Hutchison Global Communications from Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications in a deal valued at HK$14.5 billion (A$2.3 billion).

Two steps to automation

Automation can be used as a stopgap to remove productivity bottlenecks and, more strategically, to reinvent processes.

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