What was missing from the relaunch of Medium

10:22PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | James Blake

When one of the founders of Twitter announces a special event in San Francisco, you can always expect a flurry of excitement.


McFly spray: Imposter hoverboards finally banned

10:03PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Back to the Future day is almost upon us, and so are the inevitable complaints that we don’t yet have the hoverboard promised by Marty McFly

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Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

10:01PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Alvin DMello

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality.

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Volvo to take full responsibility if one of its self-driving cars crashes

10:34PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Volvo says it will take responsibility for crashes involving its self-driving cars as the manufacturer calls on regulators to quickly adapt to the new technology.

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Internet for all remains an impossible dream, no matter what Jimmy Wales says

10:07PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Mark Graham

From satellites, to autonomous solar-powered drones, or balloons, there have been plenty of ideas recently on how to connect up the world.

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Your phone and watch could warn you of deadly heart problems. So why don't they?

10:57PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | David Glance

The heart rate measurement feature in the Apple Watch was intended as an aid to those using the device during exercise sessions. But it could do so much more.

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A code of ethics in IT: just lip service or something with bite?

10:48PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Robert Merkel

Many professionals risk the wrath of their governing body if they act against any code of ethics. But not so the IT industry.

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What’s shakin?: US authorities using Twitter to track earthquakes

10:56PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Kye White

The US department tasked with monitoring earthquakes is now using Twitter to track them, because it offers faster and more complete coverage than its current network of sensors.

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iRing: Could Apple soon release a smartring?

10:09PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tech giant Apple has filed a patent for a “ring computing device” in the United States just months after the launch of its Apple Watch.

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Jack Dorsey to take on second CEO role at Twitter

10:06AM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Kye White

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has officially been named as Twitter’s new permanent CEO.

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Hackers publish Patreon password and donation data

10:31AM | Monday, 5 October 2015 | Kye White

Almost 15 gigs of password data, donation records and source code was published online after the site Patreon was hacked last week.

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Squerb gives a graphic insight into political downfall

10:15PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A US startup thinks it may have found a way to predict what is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Australia: leadership spills.

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Get used to it: quantum computing will bring immense processing possibilities

10:21PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Robert Young

The one thing everyone knows about quantum mechanics is its legendary weirdness, in which the basic tenets of the world it describes seem alien to the world we live in.

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At any rate you can be a Peeple person

10:31AM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new startup has launched in the United States, promising to be ‘Yelp for people’.

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Sports oriented: PLYR to open up a new field of communications

10:39PM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne entrepreneur wants to create a ‘Slack for sports teams’ communication platform, catering to the needs of athletes.

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In future, the internet could come through your lightbulb

10:31PM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Pavlos Manousiadis

The tungsten lightbulb has served well over the century or so since it was introduced, but its days are numbered now with the arrival of LED lighting.

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It's not just Facebook that goes down: the cloud isn't as robust as we think

10:51PM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Bill Buchanan

The computing cloud we have created supports much of our day-to-day activity, but we should be wary.

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Hopes to see NBN rocket ahead after satellite launch

10:24AM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The “Rolls Royce” option of the NBN, a $500 million, 6400kg satellite, has been launched into space from South America.

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Code Club helps teachers get with the program

9:22PM | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Teachers are the real heroes of the coding in school movement and need to be given more support, Code Club national program manager Kelly Tagalan says.

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What’s new and what’s important in Google’s latest product updates

9:35PM | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | Broede Carmody

Google has unveiled its latest smartphones and an updated Android operating system at a massive event in the United States.

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