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Canberra's New Horizons, Netflix's killer growth and a farewell to Iwata (Girt by CNET podcast 34)

Those amazing Pluto pics have a surprise Canberra connection, Netflix adds 3.2 million new subscribers and the world says goodbye to Nintendo president Sotoru Iwata.

By 17 July 2015


Canberra to legalise ride-sharing services as UberX cruises into town

Canberra and the rest of the ACT will introduce a system of legislation and accreditation for ride-sharing services such as UberX, heralding a shake-up of the traditional taxi system.

By 30 September 2015


Fasten your Kuiper Belt: Canberra gets a world-first look at Pluto

Get ready for your close-up, Pluto -- CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will get a world-first look when the New Horizons space probe does its closest fly-by of the dwarf planet.

By 14 July 2015


Choice takes campaign against 'internet filter' to Canberra

A new ad campaign from Choice is calling on politicians to "work smart, not hard" against piracy, while the group says Australia should legalise the circumvention of geoblocking.

By 29 August 2014


​Free Wi-Fi for Canberra as iiNet rolls out 700 hotspots

Canberra's busiest centres and commercial districts will get access to free Wi-Fi within the year with news that iiNet is rolling out 700 Wi-Fi access points across the capital.

By 30 May 2014


"Start-up Darwinism in action": Uber X, Sky Muster and the new Nexus (Girt by CNET podcast 44)

Uber's "disruptive" ride-sharing gets rubber-stamped in Canberra, the NBN shoots for the stars and Google gets a little over-excited and accidentally launches five new products.

By 2 October 2015


Official: Australia set to charge GST on all online purchases from 2017

Netflix, Amazon, Steam and Google Play are all on notice as state and federal treasurers agree to apply GST to all goods and services sold online into Australia.

By 21 August 2015


​Tesla supercharges the road to Gundagai with Sydney-Melbourne charging network

Tesla's bid to power up the east coast is one step closer with news that the electric vehicle company has secured supercharging sites in Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga.

By 13 August 2015


Australia's dark year for digital liberty

Data retention, site blocking and three-strikes laws highlight 12 transformative months for online freedom in Australia. We reflect on the year's key moments in the words of the major players involved.

By 25 June 2015


Dallas Buyers Club has questions, Tesla has chargers and E3 has everything (Girt by CNET podcast 31)

Dallas Buyers Club LLC tells the court they want to know how much pirates earn, Tesla rolls out destination charging station and Microsoft and Sony go head-to-head at E3.

By 19 June 2015