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OSIRIS-REx collected too much asteroid material and now some is floating away

NASA confirmed that the OSIRIS-REx mission picked up enough material from asteroid Bennu during its sample collection attempt on Tuesday. In fact, the spacecraft’s collection chamber is now too full to close all the way, leading some of the material to drift off into space. “There’s so much in there that the sample is now escaping,” Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s...

Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyber attacks

Japan will take countermeasures to ensure next year’s Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyber attacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games. Olympics organisers reported no significant impact on their operations for the 2020 Games, which were postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Britain and the United States on...

AMP Capital to fit global property portfolio with AI climate control

AMP Capital is set to introduce new energy saving technology across its real estate portfolio that uses artificial intelligence to automatically regulate heating and cooling. The autonomous heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system will be deployed across AMP’s portfolio of CBD office buildings, retail shopping centres and logistics facilities by Canadian-based company BrainBox AI. The system autonomously controls a building’s...

TPG, Aussie Broadband seek longer-term price change from NBN Co

TPG and Aussie Broadband want NBN Co to take a longer-term view on plan pricing and fees after the network operator floated yet another round of short-term discounts as well as the resurrection of excess bandwidth charges this week. NBN Co said this week that it would resume excess fees for connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) consumption at the end of...

Cue to ‘retarget’ store shoppers

Fashion retailer Cue is launching a multichannel wishlist this week that will allow staff to capture customer behaviour in-store and add it to their digital profile.   The new capability is an extension of traditional website wishlists that will allow store staff to access the wishlist, edit it or create one from scratch.  Cue CIO Shane Lenton said the feature will allow...

What is Chaos Engineering? The art of breaking things purposefully

I’d like to start this article by inviting you to join us at the AWS Resiliency and Chaos Engineering Online Series, on October 27-28, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm AEST each day. This event is packed with great insights on how to build resilient applications in the cloud, with presentations from Canva and Gremlin; a keynote from Adrian Cockcroft, who...

Toll Group still mopping up after ransomware attacks

Toll Group is still mopping up more than nine months after an encounter with ransomware in late January, with the security executive in charge of recovery describing the “very, very long tail from a cyber incident” that victims get caught in. Global head of data, IT security and governance Diana Peh said 2020 “has been a very forgettable year”, though...

US regulator closely watching Tesla’s release of new ‘self-driving’ software

The US auto safety regulator on Thursday said it was closely watching Tesla’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on Tuesday night released a beta, or test version, of what it calls a “Full Self Driving” software upgrade to an undisclosed...

NBN Co proposes app bandwidth limits when its wireless network is busy

NBN Co is shopping a proposal to limit the bandwidth consumption of certain applications – including P2P, software and game patches and releases, VPN traffic and ultra-high definition video – in busy times on its fixed wireless network. The company unveiled the proposal today in its product development forum (PDF), where it workshops changes with retail service providers. Technical changes to...

Mastercard to deliver NSW digital Opal card trial

Thousands of Sydney commuters will be able to ditch their physical Opal smartcards for a digital alternative before the end of the year after Mastercard was selected to deliver a trial of the state’s new digital Opal card. Transport for NSW has struck an undisclosed deal with the credit card giant for the large-scale trial, which will allow 10,000 commuters...