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Stories by Rodney Gedda

  • In pictures: Blast from the Past 7 - 30 years of Star Wars technology

    Past and present: how 30 years of Star Wars imagination changed technology forever. During 2008 Sydney's Powerhouse Museum played host to one of the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia combined with real-life examples of how such technology is being applied for business and social advancement.

  • Twitter's ecosystem builds with job search app

    The social media phenomenon that is Twitter continues to attract third-party developers with the London-based WorkDigital developing TwitterJobSearch, a job search engine for the microblogging service now available online (in beta, of course).

  • From foal to Facebook: Easter Show meets Web 2.0

    Each year thousands of people from country NSW descend on Sydney for the Royal Easter Show, but this year millions of people around the world can experience the show online via social media portals like Facebook, YouTube and MySpace in its biggest Web 2.0 technology push ever.

  • Linux shortlisted for DET netbooks, beaten by XP

    Today's modern desktop operating systems of Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux still fail to address the basic requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Training's netbook project and instead the older Windows XP remains the platform of choice for more than 260,000 computers.

  • First look: Novell SLED 11, with screenshots

    Back in 2006, Novell took the plunge with its first significant Linux desktop for business product SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, or SLED, 10. Novell has taken two years to produce the next generation, SLED 11, which should offer an even more polished user experience. <i>TechWorld</i> takes a look at SLED 11, including what's changed since version 10.

  • Banned poker sites make joker of ACMA's Internet blacklist

    Less than a week after the federal government's URL blacklist was leaked and caused a furore over the status of online betting company Betfair, Australia's poker industry is now in the firing line over the number of legitimate poker sites that could be banned by the filter.

  • Citrix adds XenServer to XenApp 5

    Citrix has announced the latest generation of its core application virtualisation product, XenApp 5, now includes XenServer for server virtualization and improved management capabilities.