Victoria Police can now hide their speed camera cars to protect operators from angry motorists, thanks to new rules.
The re-written operating rules state that mobile speed camera cars can be hidden behind vegetation, road signs or street posts.
Superintendent Dean McWhirter said that the re-written camera operating rules particularly aimed at enhancing safety for the operators of the mobile camera.
Renowned consumer electronics giant LG is preparing to LG G Flex curved smartphone sometime next month, fresh reports suggest.
Images of the much-rumored flexible LG smartphone, released recently online, shows that the upcoming device will boast six-inch OLED panel. However, neither hard specs not pricing of the screen was revealed. The precise date of availability of the device is also yet to be revealed.
LG is not the first company to introduce a curved smartphone. Rival manufacturer Samsung has already introduced the world to its curved smartphone - the Galaxy Round.
Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has reportedly admitted that it breached its own labour policies using forced labour as part of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) manufacturing operation.
Citing reports published in Hong Kong's Oriental Daily, GamesInAsia website reported that Foxconn forced thousands of student 'interns' from the Xi'an Institute of Technology to work overtime and in night shifts.
The report also revealed that the students were working at the controversial manufacturer's Yantai plant that has gained the contract to assemble Sony's latest game console.
Automobile giant Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday took wraps off a next-generation car featuring an autopilot system that boasts ground-breaking crash-protection technology.
The innovative Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system of the car helps avoid collisions even as the driver is out of touch of the steering-wheel.
The AHDA system allows cars to communicate wirelessly with other vehicles to avoid a collision with each other. It keeps the vehicle in the middle of the road, irrespective of the number of twists and turns ahead.
Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday introduced a new version of its mobile app designed explicitly for Android devices with larger screen.
Twitter announced the availability of the app exclusively for the 2014 edition of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1. The company also announced that it was working with the South Korea-based electronics giant to add features to the new app that are not available in the already existing apps.
Australian scientists have developed a 3D Smart Vision technology that helps users choose the right "specs" online.
Develop by Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation), the Smart Vision system is already being used by Glasses. com under the name of 3Dfit Technology.
To use the innovative technology, a person has to first of all load the 3Dfit app onto his/her iPad, and then has to take photographs of his/her head. Using those photos, the app will then create a 3D model of the person's face.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday announced the availability of its low-cost service data archiving and backup storage service Glacier and fully-managed cloud data warehouse Redshift for its customers in the Sydney region.
Glacier is available at a price as low as $0.01 per GB per month. It helps users store large amounts of data without having to manage hardware; while Redshift is a fully-managed data warehouse in the cloud that promises to significantly lower the cost of a data warehouse as compared with on-premises methods.
Redmond, Washington-based software giant
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced its plans to offer discounts on its Internet-based cloud service Azure.
Satya Nadella, cloud & enterprise at Microsoft, announced that the company would offer discounts on its Windows Azure cloud service and also on annual payment plans for customers who sign up for multi-year contracts called Enterprise Agreements, starting November 1.
Samsung is widely expected to report record earnings for July to September quarter of this year, but many analysts are of the view that the South Korean consumer electronics giant's over dependence on smartphones poses huge risks in the future.
Last Friday, Samsung announced that its estimates hinted that its third-quarter operating income increased 25 per cent year-on-year to 10.1 trillion won (US$9.4 billion). Year-on-year in crease in revenue was estimated at 13 per cent.
The next Google Nexus 5 smartphone will feature a nearly 5-inch display and get powered by a strong Snapdragon processor, according to newly leaked technical manual.
According to the leaked manual, the purported Google Nexus 5 smartphone, which will be manufactured by electronics giant LG, will come equipped with a 4.95-inch display and a Snapdragon 800 processor.
According to several reports, Apple might be planning to release a new version of its MacBook Pro with the Intel Haswell processor on 15 October, 2013.
The company is also planning to launch its new OS X 10.9 Maverick during the month. The new MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9 Maverick will offer greater power efficiency and extended battery life. OS X Mavericks is also capable of cutting power consumption on iTunes HD Playback by about 35 per cent and has a smarter idle management to reduce power consumption.
Boston Dynamics, the engineering company behind widely acclaimed robots like Atlas and BigDog, has introduced the world to its newest four-legged robot can bound and gallop like a cheetah.
Inspired by a cheetah, the new robot called WildCat is fastest un-tethered, four-legged robot that can maintain its balance even as bounds taking all of its legs off the ground.
WildCat is also capable of running quickly on all types of terrain. On flat surface, it can cover an impressive distance of 16 miles in an hour.
Recently arrested Ross William Ulbricht, the man known as "Dread Pirate Roberts" in the illegal online drugs marketplace, has reportedly been charged with murder and fabricating a plot to get a former Silk Road employee murdered.
Ulbricht, the administrator of online contraband marketplace Silk Road, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in San Francisco on Wednesday. The 29-year-old man from San Francisco reportedly pocketed $79.8 million in commissions from illegal drug-transactions. Overall, Silk Road generated more than $1.2 billion in revenue.
Software firm Adobe Systems admitted on Thursday that unknown cyber criminals hacked into its computer system and slipped away with personal information of millions of its customers.
Adobe said the "sophisticated" security breach allowed the hackers to steel personal data, including credit card information, from 2.9 million of its customers.
The company added that the attack also provided the hackers with access to encrypted passwords and other personal data of its customers.