White collar crime and metadata: beware of building a new honeypot

2:22AM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | John Selby

With the struggle by law enforcement agencies to keep pace with new technologies has come calls by the agencies for additional investigatory powers.


Smartwatches to give IoT startups a leg-up

2:44PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The growing popularity of smartwatches will help raise public awareness of internet-connected devices in the home, car and workplace, according to the founder of car monitoring startup GoFar.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Early adopters of IoT tech seeing significant reduction in business costs: report

2:47PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

There are significant revenue and productivity benefits for businesses embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). However, Australian companies largely remain indifferent to internet-enabled products and devices, according to new research.

 | Technology

Eye tracking is the next frontier of human-computer interaction

2:29PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Melodie Vidal

Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks – yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by, eye tracking will soon become a commonplace feature of how we interact with computers.

 | Technology

Meet the deep learning tools that can beat you at classic arcade games – without reading the manual

2:26PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Toby Walsh

Think you’re good at classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Breakout and Pong? Think again.

 | Technology

Explainer: Australia’s ‘three strikes’ plan to curb illegal downloads

2:34PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Adrian Storrier

Following last week’s release of a draft “three strikes” scheme by Australian ISP and telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance, the issue of online copyright infringement is again up for debate.

 | IT

Dr Google can improve older people’s health – if we bridge the technology gap

2:14PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | David Tuffley and Amy Antonio

With more health information going online every day, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. The problem is, the people who would benefit the most seem to be using it the least.

 | Technology

It's not 'what' but 'who' you connect with in metadata retention

2:56PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Luke Heemsbergen

The purpose and implementation of the Australian government’s proposed metadata retention scheme is making less sense as political pressure mounts to get the legislation passed. So what’s going on?

 | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Google adding Inbox by Gmail to Google at Work, issues new warning to webmasters

2:49PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has begun a trial of a Google at Work version of its Inbox by Gmail app, with the search and mobile giant also rolling out new warnings on websites that contain malicious software.

 | Technology

Malware infecting hard disk firmware remained hidden for 15 years – but who’s responsible?

2:12PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Alan Woodward

It sometimes seems that whenever security researchers discover some new exploit or malware that allows the monitoring of remote computers, the finger is quickly pointed at the US intelligence agencies.

 | Technology

How much will Australia’s metadata retention plan really cost?

2:51PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Philip Branch

The metadata retention debate is heating up with Prime Minister Tony Abbott telling us the cost of not going ahead with compulsory retention of metadata will be incalculable and will represent a form of unilateral disarmament in the face of criminals.

 | Technology

Upgrade to core HTTP promises speedier, easier web

2:04PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Peter Maynard

Like much of the internet HTTP has been around for decades, but a recent announcement reveals that HTTP/2, the first major update in 15 years, is about to arrive.

 | Technology

Can Microsoft HoloLens succeed where Google Glass stumbled?

2:07PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | David Hancock

There are plenty of business uses for augmented reality, as long as it aims to be more of a productivity tool than an intrusive fashion item.

 | Technology

Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters

2:50PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Manuel Cebrian, Caron Chen, Pascal Van Hentenryck and Yury Kryvasheyeu

Research shows friends can help save you in the event of any natural disaster, especially if they’re your popular friends.

 | Social media

Why apps fall foul of Apple: poor information and too buggy main reasons for App Store rejections

2:31PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bugs and a lack of information account for a large number of app rejections by Apple’s App Store.

 | Technology

Is Apple making an electric car to battle Tesla, Google or Climate Change?

2:02PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | David Glance

If you thought it has been a while since you heard any more rumours about the long-awaited Apple TV, they are about to be replaced by even more exciting possibility that Apple may be about to build an electric car

 | Technology

Metadata legislation will help fight child sex abuse: Abbott

2:45PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Michelle Grattan

Tony Abbott will seek to shore up his case for the government’s controversial metadata legislation on Wednesday by highlighting its use in child sex abuse and child pornography investigations.

 | Technology

Melbourne medical startup applies smart tech to help doctors diagnose

2:02PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup CliniCloud is merging the Internet of Things and home healthcare, to help doctors provide accurate diagnoses.

 | Planning  | Technology

What happens when a self-driving car meets a road rage driver?

2:11PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Jonathan Roberts

Driverless cars could soon be cruising Australian roads if South Australia gives the go-ahead to reforms to its road legislation.

 | Technology

Four email problems that even titans of tech haven’t resolved

2:21PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Tom Jackson and Emma Russell

For personal or social exchanges, instead we’re increasingly using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and others. But the office email inbox is as busy as ever – and this is a real problem for the millions of workers who have become so dependent upon it.

 | Technology  | Leadership