Valve Announces Dota 2
Rumor is (and it is just rumor) that episode 3 has been renamed Half Life 3 and will be longer than half life 2 and the two episodes. In this scenario I think the time taken is justified.
Australia's National Broadband Network To Go Ahead
The greens support an ETS AND mining tax and have the numbers to pass them. They're going through.
Minefield Shows the (Really) Fast Future of Firefox
Maybe if your used to using ie or current firefox it feels like an improvement. To me however this blisteringly fast firefox 3.1 alpha is slower than the pope in a tar pit with asthma!