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Submissions about possible short to medium term changes to the current arrangements for allocating smartnumbers® to improve allocative efficiency must be received by...

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate

Brisbane Times
New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network...

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Outcome: 1.0, Output: 1.1                  Question: 137
Topic: Smart numbers
Written Question on Notice
Senator Conroy asked:

1. The smart number auction system for freecall numbers that spell a word or business name commenced in 2004. Since that time a secondary market in these numbers has arisen. Did the Government contemplate that such market would develop?

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Novel domain decision clarifies tests for consolidation of multiple complaints

Australian Trade Marks Law Blog

In National Dial A Word Registry Pty Ltd and others v. 1300 Directory Pty Ltd (WIPO Case No. DAU2008-0021) an Administrative Panel Decision of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down on 6 March, 2009, the Complaint was submitted by nine complainants against one respondent. More info HERE.

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Phonewords around the World

Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia

The main advantages of phonewords over standard phone numbers include increased memorability and increased response rates to advertising. They are easier to remember than numeric phone numbers….

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"Smarter than the average number ..."

Julian Gyngell's talk on "Phonewords and Finance", kindly hosted yesterday at the London office of McDermott Emery & Will, was a treat for those who attended. In short, * Australia has instituted a system by which Smartnumbers, these being the numerical bases for alphanumerical telephone numbers, are auctioned to the highest bidder, subject to minimal conditions and limitations…

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TCL’s first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch  The Verge

CNET reports that BlackBerry and Alcatel brand licensor TCL is working on as many as five different foldable devices, one of them a phone that can bend around ...

YouTube Lets You Identify Videos With Subtitles When You Mute Your Phone  Digital Information World

According to Bernardo Ferrari, all you have to do is switch off your phone's media volume and open the YouTube app. Once done, it will show the CC/Subtitles ...

The AI that can write a fake news story after being given just a few words  Sydney Morning Herald

A company co-founded by Elon Musk has produced a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces ...

Tip: YouTube shows which videos have subtitles when you mute your phone  Android Police

One of the most useful features of YouTube are the auto-generated subtitles. Say you're watching a video in Spanish and you can barely recognize your... by ...

AI can make up news stories from handful of words  The Spokesman-Review

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking ...

Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like  Digital Trends

5G phones will debut at MWC in mere days, but will they be clunky bricks with inefficient chips? Will they double in thickness, yet only support a few hours of ...

Qualcomm Spills Secrets on First Wave of 5G Phones  Tom's Guide

Credit: ShutterstockIf you're excited about the future of smartphones, but you're unsure whether you'll be getting what you want out of 5G, Qualcomm is hoping to ...

21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.

Honor View 20 camera review: A very high score, and for good reason  Android Authority

The Honor View 20 is flashy, powerful, and notch-less, but can it take a good photo? We have taken it through the paces and are ready to tell you all about our ...

Sunday Puzzle: Name That President  NPR

On-air challenge: In celebration of Presidents Day, every answer is the name of a U.S. president. I'm going to give you some words and familiar phrases.

China’s phones are slowly conquering Europe, and Huawei is leading the charge  BGR

Huawei handsets are hardly to get in the US, where carriers do not sell any of its handsets, but the top Chinese smartphone maker is doing great in other ...

New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works  Digital Trends

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent ...

60% Of College Students Admit To Smartphone Addiction — Here’s One Tactic To Change That  Thrive Global

Brian Pennie, Brian is a PhD candidate studying the neuroscience of mindfulness, a practice that provided him with the foundations to recover from long-term ...

I Lost A Bet In Smash And Now I Have To Keep A Sexy Picture Of Yoshi On My Phone  Kotaku

This isn't so much a “diary” as it is an explanation. It is an explanation as to why, throughout the last week's day-to-day obligations and engagements, I have had ...

LeBron James Praised Kyrie Irving’s ‘Growth’ After Their In-Season Phone Call  UPROXX

LeBron and Kyrie continue to squash whatever beef existed between them after Irving's departure from Cleveland.

Man driving while using phone told police he was 'bitten on the ear'  Somerset Live

A man who was pulled over for using his mobile phone while driving told police he had been 'bitten on the ear'. Dorset police were out on the road yesterday ...

Opinion changes reflect need for more community voices, engagement  The Commercial Appeal

We are moving away from a traditional opinion approach to one that showcases more community voices and puts an emphasis on analysis and expanded ...

All The Rom-Com Heroes Liam Hemsworth's Over-The-Top 'Isn't It Romantic' Character References  Bustle

In the new meta rom-com Isn't It Romantic, out Feb. 13, Liam Hemsworth plays the man of everyone's dreams except, of course, the movie's protagonist. See ...

Visitors used 'insulting words'  Nation News

This jet ski operator who some referred to as “Twin Man”, went viral after he cursed a white couple. But he said the white man called him the n-word so he had to ...

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Academy Crisis Averted; Spike Lee On 2 Words He Won’t Say; Is This Finally The Year For Oscar Bridesmaids?  Deadline

Happily, the Academy today reversed the decision and all four Oscar categories will be presented live with the others, Pete Hammond writes.

Where is the best place to buy the Honor View 20?  Android Central

The Honor View 20 is a drool-worthy flagship, but depending on where you live, buying one could prove to be a challenge.

Jussie Smollett Speaks, Sources Clarify Stories About Phone, MAGA, Rope  TMZ

Jussie Smollett's people clear up stories over cell phone, MAGA and rope.

Was Jeff Bezos the weak link in cyber-security?  BBC News

Are humans the weakest point of our cyber-defences, and what can we do about it?

In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches - Reason.com  Reason

Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.

Wife recollects Jawan's last words hours before blast  Daily Pioneer

Little did she know that this was her husband's last phone call to her and she would never hear his voice thereafter. Married two years ago to Constable Manoj ...

Good Fortune: The Story of Miss Cleo's $1 Billion Psychic Empire  Mental Floss

The self-professed medium drew millions of callers—and millions of dollars in government fines for deceptive advertising.

Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of 'word jazz' who had a voice that 'could give you the chills,' dies at 98  Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home ...

Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?  The National

We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ...

Moto G7 Power review: Power to the people  Expert Reviews

Motorola is really pushing the limits of the expression that you can't have too much of a good thing. This year, we're being treated to no fewer than four Moto G7 ...

Jussie Smollett recounts violent attack on 'GMA': I saw the rope 'and I started screaming'  USA TODAY

Jussie Smollett got emotional about his Jan. 29 assault Thursday on "Good Morning America," telling anchor Robin Roberts he is upset, not just by the people ...

Is the era of artificial speech translation upon us?  The Guardian

Once the stuff of science fiction, technology that enables people to talk using different languages is now here. But how effective is it?

'I love you': How three little words became such a big deal  The Washington Post

There's more anxiety around when to say it and what it means than ever before.

Jussie Smollett gives incomplete phone records to cops  Page Six

The phone records Jussie Smollett provided to cops to corroborate his version of his alleged attack are "limited and redacted" and insufficient for a criminal ...

Trump said conservative pundits don’t decide policy — then praised his favorite talk-show hosts  The Washington Post

He's a guy that can speak for three hours without a phone call,” Trump said of Rush Limbaugh. "Try doing that sometime."

Phone recorded woman's objections as she was allegedly raped, court hears  The Press, York

A PHONE voicemail allegedly recorded a woman's objections as she was raped, York Crown Court heard.

Last words of CRPF jawan from Thoothukudi to wife come true  Deccan Chronicle

Tirunelveli: “We are moving towards Srinagar camp and could not contact you,” were the last words of the CRPF jawan, G Subramanian, hailing from Tirunelveli ...

Mousa Dembele Reveals Why He Decided to Leave Tottenham for China in January  90min

​Former Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has explained why he chose to leave the Premier League for China during last month's transfer window - citing ...

Left Coast Engineering, tech savvy at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019  times-advocate.com

Nearly everyone has chatted with Amazon Alexa, said "Hey Google" or asked Siri a question by now, and that familiarity that has brought artificial intelligence.

Simon Harris Had Some Very Harsh Words For Protestors Who "Trapped Him In His House"  Lovin.ie

Simon Harris was talking to Brendan O'Connor on RTE Radio 1's Marian Finucane show and said that he was on the phone when he was "trapped" inside his ...

Mi 9 and Galaxy S10 are launching on same day and it shows fight is on between Xiaomi and Samsung  India Today

Basically, it's a war tango that Xiaomi and Samsung are doing now and on February 20 they are going to dance in which they will try to outdo each other.

I Went To Starbucks and 2 Self-Righteous Businessmen Completely Ruined My Breakfast  Inc.

Is this sort of behavior really supposed to be OK now?

Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...

WD Upthere review  TechRadar

Since Western Digital acquired Upthere in 2017, it has made changes, but failed to improve the dire user experience. The web app is the only access point on a ...

Indian media went crazy over Priyanka Gandhi’s roadshow – even though she didn’t speak a word  Scroll.in

The newly appointed Congress general secretary held a rally along with her brother Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow and the media went into a tizzy.

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?  Computerworld

For nearly two years now, Project Treble has served as a source of hope and inspiration for the Android faithful — a magical-seeming fix for a long-standing ...

Travel - Why China is obsessed with numbers  BBC News

The Chinese fascination with numbers – and how much they are part of both online and offline lives – is a societal quirk that baffles long-term tourists and expats ...

We don’t need more technology, we need better ways of using it  Spectator.co.uk

I'd like to propose a new scientific institution: the IUT, or Institute of Underrated Technology. Rather than trying to invent yet more bloody things, it…

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?

The grip of technology  Trinidad News

My Internet has been down since the morning of February 7 and, at the time of writing this on February 14, the problem was ongoing. So much for the "we will ...

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...

September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...

“Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art delves deeply, darkly into the characters  Arkansas Online

'Cause when love is gone,. there's always justice. Art. “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder”. Through April 22, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 ...

Murdered track star Lauren McCluskey's final words  Kidspot

A senior track star at the University of Utah was killed by a registered sex offender with whom she had a previous relationship, police and university officials said.

Remembering an inspiration: longtime Cape Cod poet and Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver  SouthCoastToday.com

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”— Mary Oliver She's been on my mind these last few weeks.A longtime Cape Cod poet ...

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85  Reuters UK

(Reuters) - Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the “Camelot” White House, married a prince and ...

Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.

Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.

The meaning of the words of the year  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.

Garda witnesses give evidence at Tipperary murder trial  RTE.ie

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has heard the wife of murder accused Patrick Quirke alerted a garda to the discovery of a body on the farm her husband was ...

Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...

Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...

‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...

Police: Aurora gunman likely knew he was being fired  WRDW-TV

The man who gunned down five co-workers and wounded a sixth at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse before shooting and wounding five police ...

Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.

HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.

Huawei's StorySign app enhances story time for deaf children  CNET

A mixture of AI and augmented reality will bring books to life for children who cannot hear them being read.

Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.

Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”

Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...

The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...

New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.

25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...

Her Family Survived the El Mozote Massacre. Now She's Fleeing El Salvador's Gangs.  The Daily Beast

Marta Amaya's family lived through the infamous El Mozote massacre, referenced in Congress this week. Their survivors' settlement money has made them a ...

Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT New Mexico

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...

Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.

How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...

These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...

A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...

How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you  The Conversation AU

Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding ...

How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...

Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235,000 signatures delivered  ABC News

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised for comments he made to the head of the Sydney Opera House, after calling for her to be sacked during a debate ...

Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.

The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...

Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.

Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...

Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...

How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...

14 Secret Code Words You're Not Meant to Know  Reader's Digest

These phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of a serious emergency.

The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...

Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...

Sinead McNamara: Instagram star’s death may be linked to failed relationship  Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN model Sinead McNamara may have been upset about a relationship breakdown before her shock death, and spoke to crew members about her ...

These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.

The most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems, and how to fix them  Digital Trends

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date. They boast nice and big OLED displays, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, plenty of storage, ...

7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...