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The Aussie iPhone app distorting the wireless microphone market

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Sydney-based startup has developed a smartphone-based audio recording system its founders say will do away with expensive or underpowered wireless microphones.

Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Facebook is important to media companies but Instant Articles is not a threat

5:58PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | David Glance

Facebook has taken a potentially bold step into the world of publishing by announcing “Instant Articles”.

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Muru-D to host startup workshops for indigenous Australians, says that’s just the start

5:17PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D is looking to give indigenous Australians a leg-up when it comes to turning their business idea into a fully-fledged technology company.

 | Technology

Media companies: don’t give in to the Facebook temptation

5:14PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Obtaining readership across the world wide web takes time because a publication needs to build up. Facebook has the power to do it in months – but there's a catch.

 | Social media

Sydney startup plans to carve out a social network for lovers of snowboarding and skiing

5:36PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help people all over the world who are interested in skiing and snowboarding connect online and plan trips together.

 | Social media

The Apple Watch heralds a brave new world of digital living

5:50PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Katina Michael and MG Michael

If we believe the hype, one in four Australians plan to buy a wearable device by the end of the year.

 | Technology

Nabo snaps up AroundYou as part of its push to expand user offerings

5:24PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian social network for neighbours has snapped up events listing platform AroundYou six months after launching.

 | Technology

We need new jobs as the machines do more of our work

5:17PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | David Tuffley

We might be living longer than ever before, but the Australian government’s plan to keep older people in the workforce may not be that easy.

 | Technology

Streams meet as Presto and Quickflix merge content

5:09PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Kirsten Robb

The Australian streaming space is about to undergo its next major shake-up, with Seven Network and Foxtel-owned streaming service Presto announcing it will merge content with Perth-based rival Quickflix.

 | Technology

Budget brief: how does science and research funding fare?

5:15PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Les Field

The Conversation’s Budget briefs series aims to answer reader questions about the 2015 federal budget.

 | Technology

Australia needs to create a media and entertainment accelerator – or risk falling behind

5:26PM | Friday, 8 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian entertainment and media companies risk falling behind the rest of the world unless they organise startup accelerator programs focused on their industry, the author of an award-winning thesis examining US media giant Time Warner’s accelerator programs has warned.

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Technology

Swing aims for hole-in-one with wearable tech

5:03PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Kye White

Golf is not a sport that treats the casual player well. A few weeks away from the green can have a big impact on your game.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Agtech will be the focus of the second Westpac Innovation Challenge

5:41PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney accelerator BlueChilli is partnering with one of Australia’s big four banks to encourage local entrepreneurs to develop new ideas and solutions for the agricultural sector.

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Facebook’s virtual reality headsets to ship in early 2016, but are Australian consumers ready for VR?

5:30PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Oculus VR will begin shipping its virtual reality headsets to consumers in early 2016, three years after the company was acquired by Facebook for more than $2 billion.

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Kevin Mitnick’s story shows why we shouldn’t use jail to make examples of hackers

5:01PM | Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | David Glance

Infamous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, used to break the law. Now he's made a career out of protecting it.

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The Tesla battery heralds the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

5:44PM | Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | John Mathews

The renewable power billionaire Elon Musk has just blown away opponents of renewables.

 | Technology

Why language-learning startup Duolingo is rolling out courses in Klingon and Esperanto

5:17PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Education platform Duolingo is rolling out language courses in Klingon and Esperanto – the first constructed languages to be offered by the popular language-learning startup.

 | Technology

GoFar launches Kickstarter campaign to help people monitor petrol use, other driving habits

5:10PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Car-monitoring startup GoFar is hoping to raise $US50,000 in funding with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign.

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Growing up in the age of apps does't have to be all bad

5:35PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Janine M. Cooper

Unlike the passive act of watching television and videos, which has been associated with an inability to learn, apps and games on mobile devices are interactive and provide feedback in the form of answers and praise.

 | Technology

Bridging the digital divide means accommodating diversity

4:13PM | Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | Linda Leung

It would be easy to think that the notion of a “digital divide” is now outdated. Whose life isn’t digital in some respect these days?

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