The quick rise and immediate fall of the ‘Netflix for pirates’

10:04PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A “Netflix for pirates” apparently created by a 15 year old from Serbia has been swiftly taken down by the MPAA after it enjoyed a brief flirtation with fame.


New York Times partners with Google to go VR

10:44PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Kye White

The New York Times is experimenting with virtual reality for both storytelling and advertising.

 | Technology

How close are we to Back to the Future’s vision of tomorrow? A scientist’s view

10:10PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Stewart Boogert

The art of futurology – predicting what future society might look like – is plagued with difficulties.

 | Planning  | Technology

Facebook to warn users targeted by 'state-sponsored' hackers

10:19PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook has come up an alert that a state-sponsored actor is trying to hack into your account.

 | Social media

Clipchamp’s speedy video upload is no joke

10:10PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Brisbane-based startup Clipchamp is tackling the same problem as a big venture capital-backed American startup that thankfully is a fictional one.

 | Websites

AI Barbie: Not even Christmas is safe from the Internet of Things

10:22PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Barbie dolls and dinosaurs with artificial intelligence are set to be hot products this Christmas.

 | Technology

Should movie studios be worried about Netflix’s first feature film?

10:00AM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Matthew Jordan

The American summer is always important for the movie business, and this past one was the second-biggest ever for ticket sales.

 | Technology

LinkedIn is an economic and influence powerhouse, not just ‘a place to put your CV’

10:58PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Dionne Lew

If you think LinkedIn is just a good ‘place to put your CV’ than you are missing out on the platform’s huge business benefits and potential.

 | Social media

Ada Lovelace and the role models who guide women towards a life less ordinary

10:52PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Elaine Chew

A century before the first computers, Ada Lovelace wrote a study on the potential of Charles Babbage’s yet-to-be-built Analytical Engine.

 | Technology

'Sickening and boring': Democratic debate streamed in VR

10:41PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Wednesday morning’s US Democrats debate market a world first, with CNN live-streaming the news event in virtual reality, although the experience was been labelled as “boring” and nauseating.

 | Technology

Could Tesla's Model X drive us towards electric cars for all?

10:08PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | David Tyfield

The launch of Tesla’s long-awaited Model X electric car has received the sort of adulation that we’ve come to expect of new products from Apple.

 | Technology

Crossed wires: ISPs are already struggling to retain our metadata

10:27PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Philip Branch

Eight-four percent of internet service providers in Australia have not met the deadline set by the federal government for them to start collecting metadata.

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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.

 | IT

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.

 | Technology