Stories by James Hutchinson

Kogan "indefinitely" delays Google Android-based smartphone

Melbourne-based company Kogan today announced that its Android-based smartphones, the Agora and the Agora Pro, have been "delayed indefinitely". The cancellation, announced on the company's blog, comes only two weeks before the phones were meant to be released.

Apple updates its flagship notebook

Apple today announced an upgrade to its flagship notebook, the 17in MacBook Pro. The notebook boasts the same unibody enclosure found in the new MacBook line-up and the 15in MacBook Pro, as well as overhauled hardware specifications.

Police arrest BitTorrent tracker operators in Brisbane

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) yesterday arrested and charged two Brisbane men with money laundering offences linked to a BitTorrent tracker site. A $54,000 bank account belonging to one of the men was subsequently frozen.

Australian first: Kogan unveils Android-based mobile

Melbourne company Kogan today announced Australia's first mobile phone to ship with Google's Android operating system. The phone is just the second in the world to have the Android OS preinstalled, after T-Mobile launched the G1 in the US in September.

Police raid Sydney piracy ring in Australia's largest bust

In what could be the largest piracy bust to date in Australia, NSW Police this morning seized an estimated 1 million DVDs and CDs in Sydney. The raids took place when police executed search warrants on four properties in Camden and one in the Green Valley area, uncovering the largest known cache of pirated music and Asian movies in Australia.

Google Transit launches in Adelaide

Google today expanded its localised Australian services with the launch of Google Transit for Adelaide. It is the second Australian city to receive the service.

Ebay competitor goes local

Five months after its initial launch in the US, The Soc Exchange.com today announced an Australian version of its popular trading Web site.

ACCC warning on smartphone data fees

The ACCC has issued a statement regarding the charges associated with mobile data usage. Released yesterday, the statement warns that customers with 3G mobile phones can face high fees once they exceed their monthly data allowance.

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