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Licences going digital next year, ​smartphone driver's licences due in 2018

Forget the plastic -- soon you'll be carrying your digital driver's licence in your mobile wallet under NSW Government plans to digitise state licences. But there's nothing we can do about that unflattering photo.

By 26 November 2015


Sky mapping software dates Sappho poem

Sappho's "Midnight Poem" describes the night sky over Greece, which has allowed astronomers to accurately calculate when it was written.

By 16 May 2016


'More illegal than a penny-farthing bicycle': Girt by CNET podcast 51

This year's "hot Christmas gift" stalls on the grid, 3D printing bans get proscriptive, your phone might be your driver's licence and we say congratulations to two decades of PlayStation in Australia.

By 27 November 2015


Licence-fee payers won't demand 4K shows, says BBC exec

Mark Harrison, controller of production for BBC North, reckons punters won't be knocking the corporation's door down demanding Doctor Who in Ultra HD.

By 8 November 2013


Optus and Vodafone continue rollout of new 4G services

Vodafone names its LTE-A network 4G+ and switches on in Melbourne, while Optus gets early access licence approval to begin rollout on its 700MHz service.

By 17 November 2014


Apple agrees to licence Swiss railway clock in iOS 6

Apple has agreed to pay a Swiss company for the right to use its clock design in iOS 6.

By 13 October 2012


Microsoft makes Unity engine free for ID@Xbox devs

Members of the self-publishing ID@Xbox program for Xbox One will get a free licence for the popular game engine.

By 6 November 2013


BBC reveals online red button for Virgin Media, but not Sky

The BBC has reinvented the red button for smart TVs, launching today on Virgin Media. But licence fee-payers on Sky miss out.

By 5 December 2012


DreamWorks makes Guardians software free for all

The specially developed software used to animate Rise of the Guardians is being given away by DreamWorks under a free licence.

By 23 November 2012


New TV tech will watch you

A new Microsoft patent has been designed to watch the watchers — and charge a licence fee based on how many people it sees.

By 8 November 2012