Fujitsu Starts Selling Worlds First Colour E-Paper Mobile Device


Fujitsu Frontech and Fujitsu Laboratories co-developed proprietary color e-paper, and announced the launch of FLEPia in April 2007 as the world’s first color e-paper mobile terminal. Previously, commercial samples of FLEPia were available for purchase on a limited basis for corporate use only, as part of field trials of the first ever color e-paper mobile…

New Australian High-Speed Broadband Network


Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced today that the Australian government would go ahead and build the countries largest high-speed broadband network providing speeds of up to 100mbit to 90% of the country. Many commentators and industry figures saw the decision as bringing an end to Telstra’s monopoly of telecommunications infrastructure. The big deal is that…

Computer Data Storage History – Now And Then


We’ve come a long way from punch cards to memory cards. From the 1700’s all the way to 2009 things have changed so much. Everyone always says how fast the computer industry changes, but from about 1725 through to 1925 it barely changed at all. You had punch cards, paper tape, magnetic tape then in…

Computers For Everyone, Regardless of How Much Money You Have


There is an amazing place on Victoria street in West Melbourne called ‘Computerbank’ where you can purchase refurbished computer systems from as low as $15! They are a charitable organisation so they rely on community support for most of their stock. It was originally set up to provide low income earners with an opportunity to…

Optus Enters The ‘Naked DSL’ Market


There are two major Telco’s in Australia…Telstra and Optus, and as of a few days ago the 2nd largest telecommunications company in Australia has decided to enter into the ‘Naked DSL’ market. For those of you who aren’t sure what Naked DSL is, it’s a broadband service offered by ISP’s that does not require an…