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Lia Timson

Lia has written on consumer and business technology for Fairfax Media since 2001. She edits Digital Life, Technology and IT Pro across all Fairfax titles.

Cyber bullying

Facebook, Twitter face $17,000-a-day fines for cyber bullying posts as e-Safety Commissioner bill introduced

Lia Timson Facebook, Twitter and other technology giants face fines of $17,000 a day if they do not take down cyber bullying material within 48 hours.

Social media

How a Facebook group helped the search for missing Bondi girl Michelle Levy

Michelle Levy, who went missing from her North Bondi home.

Lia Timson Social media is well known for being able to disseminate information quickly, but when joined by a powerful offline community and a little help from software, it can work even faster.


Telstra, Optus not worth chasing in Dallas Buyers Club piracy crackdown: lawyers

<i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, starring Matthew McConaughey (right) as Ron Woodroof and Jared Leto as Rayon.

Lia Timson Online pirates on the Telstra and Optus networks can breathe easy for now, while those downloading illegal copies of movies over iiNet and smaller providers may soon be hit with a bill for damages.

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Digital habits

Australia nears digital tipping point, Deloitte Media Consumer Survey shows

Smart kids: Gabrielle Jamison and her children Marcus, William and Georgina.

Lia Timson A new annual report by Deloitte Australia has found the proportion of Australians owning three electronic devices – a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop – has climbed to 53 per cent, from...

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Hands on: Epson Moverio smart glasses

The Moverio smart glasses project two identical 16:9 images onto the lens-based screens, generating a semi-transparent picture.

Lia Timson Smart glasses are beginning to pop up everywhere. Here we take a look at Epson’s Moverio due to hit Australia by Christmas.

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Fake Energy Australia emailed bills targeting Australians for ransom

Energy Australia logo

Lia Timson The Australian government has issued a warning for computer users to ignore emails purporting to come from Energy Australia with an electricity or gas bill.

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CommBank warns customers to ignore 'refund' phone calls

Commonwealth Bank

Lia Timson The Commonwealth Bank and Australia's competition watchdog are warning consumers to disregard unsolicited phone calls purporting to be from the bank.

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Westpac trials Google Glass, iBeacon apps for wearable bank account access

Google Glass

Lia Timson Westpac is hoping customers will be able to access their bank accounts using Google Glass and other wearable devices in the very near future.

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In the future, internet search will give us super powers

ipad google

Lia Timson Digital copies of the physical world may change the way we get information.


World first for Melbourne as Microsoft opens social interactive tech lab

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Lia Timson Australia will be home to the world's first social interactive technology research lab with the opening of an $8 million facility at the University of Melbourne on Thursday.

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets

SMH Christmas gift guide, 2013, GADGET, Nike FuelBand, $195,

Lia Timson Technology gadgets are on everyone's Christmas list these days.

3D printing

3D printing for the masses

Researchers have reproduced Ned Kelly's head in 3D printing, on show at the University of Melbourne 3D showcase this month.

Lia Timson Microsoft is hoping to bring 3D printing to the masses with the launch of a free 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 devices.

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YouTube glitch throws site offline


Lia Timson YouTube has experienced a technical glitch with users unable to access the site intermittently on Tuesday.


Black spot the difference in Coalition's mobile plan

rural coverage

Lia Timson A Coalition government would call on small business, community groups, local councils and telcos to submit proposals to eliminate Australia's mobile black spots.

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Vodafone 4G speed claims prompt Telstra legal threat


Lia Timson Vodafone is standing by its ''superfast 4G network'' claims, despite Telstra's threats to challenge it in court.

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Revellers let their fingers do the talking

Anthony Collins.

Lia Timson TENS of millions of text messages were sent to mobile phones in Sydney on New Year's Eve, a surge on the network that continued on New Year's Day as people communicated with loved ones welcoming the...

Message gods smile on text-mad revellers


Lia Timson The main carriers say their networks coped well as millions took to their phones to send New Year's messages.

iPad opens a profitable new chapter

iPad fans

By Lia Timson The new must-have gadget may be a windfall for many.

Landfill ban for e-waste

Computer recycling

Lia Timson Four Sydney councils have banned the dumping of electronic waste from next January in a bid to force the federal and state governments to implement a national recycling scheme.

Windows Mobile takes a bite at Apple

HTC Touch Diamond.

Lia Timson Microsoft plans to launch an updated Windows Mobile operating system with an intuitive, finger-touch interface and online backup in October.