The two day meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General has endorsed the idea of an R18+ classification for video games. The in principle decision was backed by all states and territories, with the exception of NSW Attorney-General, Greg Smith, who abstained.
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Australian internet service provider Internode has revealed the prices it intends to charge for customers on the National Broadband Network.
Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.
Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system: Mac OS X Lion. Installing Lion, which is available from the Mac App Store for $31.99, requires Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
Optus has launched a new mobile TV offering. The new Optus TV Now service allows a 3G-capable mobile device to act as a PVR, allowing users to view and record free-to-air TV stations.
The 14in HP EliteBook 8460p (LW959PA) is almost a perfect business laptop. However, at $4099 it's a very expensive tool.
Google has begun rolling out its "+1 button" for Australians. According to the Official Google Australia Blog, the +1 button will show for most users logged into their Google accounts by the end of the week.
Huawei today launched a new cut-price Android-based handset on Optus' network. The Huawei IDEOS X1, which will retail for $99, runs version 2.2 of Google's Android platform.
LG's high-end Optimus 3D smartphone will launch early next month on the Optus network. The LG Optimus 3D's key selling point is its 4.3-inch 3D screen.
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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) is an exceptional 13.3in ultraportable laptop. It offers a full-voltage Intel Core i5 CPU, integrated 3G connectivity and great user comfort.
At the Computex tradeshow in Taipei, Taiwan, chip giant Intel revealed plans for a new type of ultraportable notebook that the company has dubbed 'ultrabook' laptops.
Online Australian retailer Kogan today launched a notebook running the open source Chromium operating system developed by Google.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a gaming focused Android smartphone launching next week in Australia on Optus and Telstra.
LG has launched its Optimus Black Android smartphone through Optus and Vodafone, with the handset coming to Telstra next month. LG describes the Optimus Black as one of the world's thinnest phones — it's 9.2mm thick and weighs 109g.