Julian Assange on Google, surveillance and predatory capitalism

7:43PM | Monday, 6 July 2015 | John Keane

Since the last time we were together inside his prison lodgings at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a few things have changed.


Reddit shutdown a culmination of its community’s frustrations

7:19PM | Monday, 6 July 2015 | David Glance

In a first for the site, many of the subreddits have been taken private, effectively blocking access to users, in a protest over the forced departure of Reddit’s Director of Communications.

 | Technology

Technolog: Hype and reality. Apple Music launch and possible UK encryption ban

7:36PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | David Glance

It is sometimes difficult to know which is worse, the hyperbole that accompanies product launches, or that from politicians threatening catastrophe at the hands of terrorists unless tech companies stop giving their customers effective security and privacy.

 | Technology

Virtual reality tech may make 'going shopping' in real life a thing of the past

7:25PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 |  Anthony Kent

Consumers have become accustomed to shopping using a range of devices and the immense popularity of smartphones and mobile devices has led to the rise of mobile or m-retailing.

 | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Yelp no longer for sale

7:24AM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | Kye White

Not due to a lack of interested buyers, but the company won’t be sold in the immediate future, sources say.

 | Technology

Robot law: what happens if intelligent machines commit crimes?

7:08PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Jeffrey Wale

We may soon find ourselves addressing fully autonomous technology with the capacity to cause damage. Who is culpable and liable when a robot or artificial intelligence goes haywire?

 | Technology

Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

7:04PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | David Markus

Just as Oracle have slashed pricing for some cloud solutions to 10% of previous prices in a surprise announcement last week, Microsoft has announced that it needs to put Australian Azure prices up.

 | Technology

Censorship of online content: paternalism versus parental guidance

7:20PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Indra de Lanerolle

Many children now access content online. So what role should the state play in controlling or even advising what they can or should access?

 | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple expected to pay $US450 million to e-book buyers

7:33AM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | StartupSmart

Apple has lost its appeal against a 2013 decision that found it had conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 | Growth  | Technology

Miniaturisation will lead to 'smart spaces' and blur the line between on and offline

6:34PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | Ahmad Lotfi

Lenovo, the Chinese firm that has bought up IBM’s cast off PC business, has announced a miniaturised computer not much larger than a smartphone, which can be connected to any screen via an HDMI connection.

 | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Intuit sacks 399 employees in company restructure

6:38AM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Tax and financial software company Intuit has laid off 399 people – or almost 5% of its employees – in a restructure.

 | Technology

How to use original content to help grow your business

6:41PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Louisa Dahl

Every marketer knows that content is king, but how many organisations are truly placing content at the core of their strategy?

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Technolog: Swift vs Apple, Aus govt votes to block sites and Netflix makes it moot

6:29PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | David Glance

Last week was significant for the media industry, with a hiccup in the launch of Apple Music resolved and Netflix demonstrating that providing customers with what they want trumps government legislation .

 | Technology

Microsoft rolls out Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android smartphones

6:20PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Microsoft has announced its Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications are now available on the Google Play store.

 | Technology

Facebook's new photo app a creepy moment for privacy

6:21PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Dan Jerker B. Svantesson

Some technologies are just a bit too creepy. And when they are, it doesn’t matter that they are technically achievable; they are still too creepy.

 | Social media

There are better ways to combat piracy than blocking websites

6:23PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Marc C-Scott

Will the recently passed legislation actually achieve its stated ends of reducing piracy, and can it be easily circumvented by the public anyway?

 | Technology

No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose

6:17PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Michael Cowlin

Just adding more gadgets to the classroom won’t necessarily benefit students. Rather, we need fewer gimmicks and more focus on what actually works.

 | Technology

Aussie startup riding high after securing deal to develop hoverbikes for US military

6:23PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A startup founded in a Sydney garage is expanding into the United States in order to develop hoverbikes for the American military.

 | Technology

How we discovered the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

6:01PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Rikke Duus

We are now looking at a future of bionic, data-rich and in-body technologies that may forever change what it means to be human.

 | Technology

YouTube could change the way we broadcast sport in Australia

6:29PM | Monday, 22 June 2015 | Marc C-Scott

Australian rugby league games could be heading online following reports the National Rugby League (NRL) has been in discussions with Google as part of the sporting organisation’s latest media rights.

 | Growth  | Technology