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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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Submissions
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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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

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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The phone call that lured Knight to Rabbitohs  NRL.COM

South Sydney recruit Liam Knight is a player whose unrealised potential Wayne Bennett can help fulfil as he did with Matt Lodge at the Broncos.


Google's Folding Phone Looks Like a Wallet  Gizmodo Australia

Everyone wants a piece of the emerging folding phone market, and unsurprisingly the Powers That G are also getting on the bendy bandwagon. A patent ...


15 New Features We've Already Spotted In The Android Q Beta  Gizmodo Australia

Android Q is here—in an early, beta form—and if you've got any generation of Pixel phone on hand then you can give it a test run. We've been playing around ...


The Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...


Nintendo gaming phone rumor seems far-fetched – but then so did Switch  SlashGear

By now, Nintendo's mobile ambitions are pretty clear. For the past few years, Nintendo has been bringing a number of its franchises to mobile devices, and it's.


Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Price, specs, leaks, features and everything else  CNET

Keep tabs on the rumors about Google's upcoming marquee phones.


Report: Iran Accessed Former PM Barak’s Phone Data  Breaking Israel News

Less than a week after Hadashot 12 reported that Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz had his phone hacked by Iran, a similar report emerged on Sunday.


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


18-Year-Old Arrested In New Zealand For Sharing Terrorist's Facebook Video  Gizmodo Australia

An 18-year-old man who shared a video of Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand has been charged with distributing the video and inciting ...


Galaxy S10 battery drain: Bug keeps waking $1,000 phone in people's pockets  ZDNet

Fix this proximity-sensor problem now, Galaxy S10 owners tell Samsung.


Words with jazz  WORLD News Group

Ken Nordine, the possessor of one of the greatest speaking voices ever committed to tape, died in February. He was 98. Nordine first went public in the late ...


Text, don't call: the new phone etiquette  Sydney Morning Herald

A fair number of us believe it's no longer acceptable to phone someone out of the blue, without texting first.


Is this proof your smart phone is eavesdropping on EVERY single word you say?  Daily Mail

CLAUDIA JOSEPH SAYS... Technology companies from Silicon Valley target users with ads ranging from glasses, copycat bags and even new blood tests after ...


The Apps That Aim to Make Falling in Love as Easy as Playing a Game  GQ

We already rely on apps to find dates, and now developers are hoping we'll use them to stay together, too. But do they work?


Stadia, Google’s gaming platform, changed the rules of the console wars  Polygon

Google's Stadia is a streaming *service* that treats itself like a console, trading hardware requirements for connection requirements. It gives Google total control ...


Poet W.S. Merwin followed where the words led  Christian Science Monitor

Once called 'the Thoreau of our era,' W.S. Merwin was an environmentalist who transformed concrete language into evanescent poetry that reflected on war, ...


Meet Theodor Black, the South London Rapper Blending Jazz and Ambience  VICE

It's 11AM, and Theodor Black's phone is going straight to voicemail. I try again ten minutes later, and get the same thing. I try again after pouring a glass of water, ...


Words from a Waldman: More Than a Client  Substream Magazine

Substream collumnist Scott Waldman returns for this second Words from a Waldman column, this time discussing his experience with a special client.


Communication difficulties  The Brain Tumour Charity

Understanding communication difficulties and knowledge of coping strategies can help people affected by a brain tumour (and those around them) to feel more ...


Trump Has Two Words for Kellyanne Conway’s Husband: ‘Total Loser’  The New York Times

The president's attack on George T. Conway III, the spouse of one of his closest advisers, came after Mr. Conway questioned his mental fitness.


Father of murdered toddler Bethan Colebourn: 'I miss being a daddy'  9Honey

A grieving father has shared a heart-wrenching statement after a UK court sentenced his wife to life in jail for murdering their toddler daughter. Claire Colebourn ...


Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever  The Next Web

Comparing gadgets to their Apple equivalent is the oldest (and arguably laziest) trope in the tech journalism handbook. Android phones are inevitably compared ...


The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs  The Atlantic

When the kids in Skyler's school want to tell a friend something in class, they don't scrawl a note down on a tiny piece of paper and toss it across the room.


Stepping Into the Uncanny, Unsettling World of Shen Yun  The New Yorker

Jia Tolentino on the Shen Yun dance troupe and its association with Falun Gong, a secretive sect that is persecuted in China.


Nicki Minaj pays tribute to Manchester bombing victims during arena show  Metro.co.uk

Rapper Nicki Minaj paid tribute to victims and survivors of the Manchester bombing while performing at the arena as part of the world tour.


Beto O’Rourke’s hacking universe, explained  The Washington Post

Running for president casts a bright spotlight in the shadows of candidates' pasts. That's a good thing, of course, allowing voters to learn about the people who ...


Chris Cornell Last Call Detailed By A-List Star: 'The Final Minutes'  Alternative Nation

Famous comedian Joey Diaz discussed the deaths of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and comedian Brody Stevens on a recent episode of ...


'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin and hubby hire ex-DOJ star who prosecuted Enron executives  New York Daily News

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have hired new defense lawyer Sean M. Berkowitz, the fraud-busting former federal prosecutor who led the Justice ...


Gboard on Pixel phones get fast offline speech recognition  SlashGear

Even before there was Google Assistant, Google was already playing with voice and speech recognition for various features, including Voice Search. Like most ...


Beware 'HMRC' phone scams - surge in calls telling victims they owe taxman £1,000s  MoneySavingExpert

MoneySavingExpert.com is warning readers to be alert to a sophisticated phone scam that has recently emerged, in which fraudsters threaten victims with arrest ...


Drew Rosenhaus says Bill Belichick was, in fact, working while in Barbados  98.5 The Sports Hub

Photos of Bill Belichick in Barbados gave the impression that the Patriots head coach wasn't working at the start of NFL free agency. Not the case.


2019 Infiniti QX50 Review - Long-Term Update 4  Motor Trend

In his second update on the 2018 Infiniti Q60, managing art director Mike Royer complained that Infiniti's infotainment system feels like it's a generation behind.


Tucker Carlson's words reveal who he really is  CNN

Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in Washington and the author of the book "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." Follow her on Twitter. The opinions ...


'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


LG V40 ThinQ review: The best from the LG but its best is not enough  India Today

The LG V40 ThinQ offers a lot of goodness -- performance, a brilliant display, nice speaker and an attractive design. but it also has areas where it can't match the ...


How to grow your vocal power  WISH-TV

You've heard the the phrase, "it's not what you say, but how you say it" that matters. There is so much truth behind that statement! Often, it's not the *content* or our ...


How Mobile Phones Represent Your Social Network  Science Trends

Mobile phones have quickly become a fundamental part of our life and, thus, an important element of our culture. As a cultural object, the mobile phone.


Note found in Patrick Quirke's home said 'dispose of evidence', trial hears  Irish Mirror

Det Gda Moloney said he examined pages found during the search using a specialist technique.


Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere  WIRED

For software engineers, lack of friction is an aesthetic joy, an emotional high, the ideal existential state. It's what drives them—and shapes our world.


Daily Digest: Distracted driving, DHS and fraud, paid leave  Minnesota Public Radio News

Good morning. Time to get your Tuesday started with your Daily Digest. 1. House passes hands-free cell phone bill. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Monday ...


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she will never say Christchurch shooter's name  ABC News

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for the country to remember the names of the victims of the Christchurch shootings instead of the terrorist ...


These are the foldable phones that will define MWC 2019  Wired.co.uk

Folding smartphones are about to drop – here's what to expect from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and more.


'Love Island': Why the Death of Mike Thalassitis is Prompting the Cast to Seek Help  The Cheat Sheet

Tragedy struck the Love Island family on Friday, as former contestant Mike Thalassitis was found dead. The star died in his hometown of Essex in England.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: A phone of rare distinction  Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Fantastic hardware meets refined usability; the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is absolutely sublime.


All the new phones at MWC 2019 from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nokia and more  Wired.co.uk

It's not the best of times to buy a phone, and that's because we're absolutely swamped with new ones. Lots of phones. Flagship phones. 5G phones. A few more ...


Oppo A5s unveiled: an A5 with a new chipset and a smaller notch - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

The Oppo A5 and has a new sibling – meet the Oppo A5s (note: these are known as AX5 and AX5s in certain regions). The changes can be summarized in two ...


Tiny Love Stories: ‘Relationships Are Like Shoes’  The New York Times

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


Columbus law enforcement gives safety tips for spring break  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - While many college students are heading out for some fun and sun during the spring break season, authorities say it is especially ...


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 ...


19 years after her murder, husband of Jassi Sidhu still haunted by wife’s last words  Global News

The last words Sukhwinder Singh Mithu remembers from his wife were a plea to her killers. “Don't hurt my Mithu. Don't hit him,” he recalls Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur ...


Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more  Fast Company

A 'Black Mirror' episode—in a good way!”: Key players in AR, MR and even XR talk about the near future, and explain what could go wrong.


‘I'm coming home mum …’ Pilot’s last words before Ethiopian crash  Daily Nation

Yared Getache was among 157 people who perished in the disaster.


10 Hilarious April Fools' Day 2019 Pranks To Play On Your Husband, Because He Deserves It  Romper

I used to hate April Fools' Day. From sun up until sun down, I was weary of everyone and everything. But one year I had an epiphany: it was time for me to ...


Truck-driving preacher charged with killing 2 teenage girls nearly 20 years ago  KOAT Albuquerque

A truck-driving preacher arrested for killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found by the same genealogy database techniques used to ...


Xiaomi foldable phone coming by June 2019, likely to cost around Rs 75,000  India Today

Xiaomi foldable phone will come with a dual fold screen. On folding the screen on both sides the device turns into a smartphone, while on opening the folds it ...


ONTARIO COLD CASE: Parents beg abductor 'to phone or write us' after daughter disappears  mississauga.com

Ten-year-old Marianne Schuett was last seen getting into stranger's car in 1967. A family, a community and a reporter have been seeking answers for nearly 52 ...


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 ...


UPDATED: Justice Lange has been sentenced to serve 12 years in the death of infant son  Valley News Live

Lange pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and child neglect in death of her 4-month-old son.


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 ...


The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


The end of daylight savings time?  The Citizen.com

One can only hope. Apparently there is a move afoot to do away with Daylight Savings Time as we know it. At least 24 states are considering dropping out of the ...


Henning boys basketball playing in memory of teammate who died in car accident  INFORUM

A jersey for Jacob Quam hangs in the classroom of Henning assistant boys basketball coach Mark Oscarson. Quam always thought it'd be cool if Henning had ...


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?


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.


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


Christchurch shootings: Kiwi Muslim's words reveal both sides of New Zealand  New Zealand Herald

Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has shared a Muslim man's poignant perspective of New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.


How backstop deal was done and why Cox blew it apart  RTE.ie

On Monday morning Martin Selmayr, the secretary general of the European Commission, was in mid-flow briefing EU ambassadors on how efforts over the ...


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 ...


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...


‘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 ...


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.


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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.”


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.


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 ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


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 ...


Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


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.


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


Your phone is listening to things you can't even hear  Cosmos

My lounge room is bugged. My phone is broadcasting an ultrasonic signal to my blu-ray player via an acoustic side channel beyond human hearing.


MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.


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

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


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.


The Dangers of Distracted Parenting  The Atlantic

When it comes to children's development, parents should worry less about kids' screen time—and more about their own.


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: ...


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, ...


There’s no perfect minimalist phone — yet  The Verge

Over the course of a few weeks, I tried out four different minimalist phones — the Unihertz Jelly, the Nokia 3310 3G, the Punkt MP01, and the Light Phone — in ...


The Best Learning Apps on Your Phone for 18-Month-Olds  WonderHowTo

Give an 18-month-old a shoe, check back 10 minutes later, and it's a very big maybe he will have it on his foot. But give him your smartphone, and in a mere five ...


'Enrique? Hello?' Trump's awkward phone call with Mexican president - video  The Guardian

With typical showmanship, the president invited reporters into the Oval Office, where he called President Enrique Peña Nieto on speakerphone – but aides had ...


Can I use predictive text on my PC to save typing?  The Guardian

Is there an intelligent keyboard app for Windows 10? I use Swype on my tablet, and apart from being faster than keyboard typing, I love the power of its intelligent ...


The 15 Best Two-Player Mobile Games to Play Anywhere  MakeUseOf

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, two-player mobile games are one of the best ways to spend your free time in a fun way.


 
 
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