Australia's first fully autonomous heavy-haul rail run completed

Mining giant Rio Tinto has completed the first fully autonomous rail journey at its iron ore works in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

Broadband Forum to host two Gfast and NG-PON2 events in Berlin and Las Vegas

Operators, vendors and analysts are set to discuss the latest developments in Gfast and NG-PON2 technologies at the end of this month. 

5G design site opened in Austin, Texas, by Ericsson

People want to keep Austin "weird," but Ericsson will keep Austin unwired with its 5G design site opened there, with 80 designers to be employed by mid-2018.

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision wants to help 'feed the world'

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, headquartered at QUT, wants to give robots hand and eye co-ordination, with robots to become a real money-saving solution to labour shortages and food production.

E-waste recycling call as Aussies hold onto old devices

E-waste recycling service TechCollect is calling for Australians to consider the environmental impact of not recycling electronic waste in the wake of new research which it says reveals almost half of Aussies are holding onto unused or broken electronic devices in case they are needed again one day.

Colt deploys Ciena platform to drive APAC network expansion

UK-headquartered telecoms and data centre services company Colt Technology Services is deploying Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical platform to expand its network across the Asia Pacific region.

Artificial Intelligence gets top billing in strategic tech trends for 2018: Gartner

Artifiical Intelligence heads the list of the world’s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018, with analyst firm Gartner predicting that creating systems that learn, adapt and potentially act autonomously will be a major battleground for technology vendors until at least 2020.

LogMeIn to log into new Sydney AsiaPac HQ in early 2018

Following the merger of LogMeIn and the Citrix GoTo team earlier this year, LogMeIn has signed a lease for its new Asia Pacific HQ at 20 Martin Place, Sydney, with an early 2018 log-in date.

IBM to expand digital business with Vivant acquisition

IBM is to acquire the Australian business of innovation consultancy Vivant Digital as part of a move to boost its own digital agency IBM iX.

Even govt MPs are now criticising NBN, says Labor

The Labor Party's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the national broadband network rollout, pointing out that criticism of the network is now coming from his own side of politics.

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