Speaking with: Joanne Orlando on children and technology

3:38PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Tamson Pietsch

Is technology bad for kids? Tamson Pietsch speaks with Joanne Orlando, an expert on educational technology at the University of Western Sydney.


Trust may be important, but is it enough to rescue journalism from the internet?

3:26PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | David Glance

The problem that digital media sites face is that, unlike traditional print where their markets are protected geographically, websites largely compete on a level playing field.

 | Technology

Samsung gives birth to a whole new type of virtual reality experience

3:45PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Virtual reality technology and giving birth are two things that normally don’t go together, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung Australia from running a marketing campaign combining the two in order to promote its Gear VR headset.

 | Technology

Cyber CSI: the challenges of digital forensics

3:35PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Richard Boddington

Forensics is changing in the digital age, and the legal system is still catching up when it comes to properly employing digital evidence.

 | Technology  | IT

We need to take responsibility for our own safety online

3:02AM | Friday, 13 March 2015 |  Shanton Chang

Going online without understanding the basics of how the internet works is like getting behind the wheel without knowing the road rules: you might still get where you’re going, but you could be a danger to yourself and those around you.

 | Technology

Netflix arrival will be a tipping point for TV in Australia

3:51AM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Marc C-Scott

2015 will be an eventful, and testing, year for television in Australia.

 | Technology

Technology and fashion converge in the Apple Watch

3:10PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Amy Antonio, David Tuffley and Neil Martin

Apple’s ability to mesh technology with beautiful design will be put to the test when it finally releases the much-anticipated Apple Watch.

 | Technology

Perhaps the only way to make money on a mobile app is to say you have brain cancer

3:06PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | David Glance

The Internet, and world media, have erupted over the growing scandal of Australian mobile app entrepreneur and social media presence Belle Gibson.

 | Technology

To stop the machines taking over we need to think about fuzzy logic

3:25PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Simon James

Amid all the dire warnings that machines run by artificial intelligence (AI) will one day take over from humans we need to think more about how we program them in the first place.

 | Technology

Soon smartwatches will listen to your body to work out how you’re feeling

3:12PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Andrew McStay

Final details of Apple’s new smartwatch have finally arrived at the firm’s glitzy Spring Forward event.

 | Technology

What Aussie iOS developers think of the Apple Watch

3:59PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian iOS developers are excited about the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch and say “wearable-first” will soon be the new “mobile-first”.

 | Technology

Apple releases its watch and makes a surprise move into the area of medical research

3:48PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | David Glance

Apple’s event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center was widely expected to focus on the release of the Apple Watch.

 | Technology

Microsoft innovation centre adds to South Australia’s booming tech scene

3:44PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has launched its second Australian Innovation Centre, with the South Australian centre aiming to graduate more than 40 startups, provide training to at least 250 people and create at least 80 jobs over the next 18 months.

 | Planning  | Technology

Getprice set to merge in deal to fuel growth across Asia-Pacific region

3:39PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Pioneering Australian e-commerce site Getprice is set to merge with one of its south-east Asian counterparts, PricePanda, in a deal that is set to create one of the largest comparison shopping services in the Asia-Pacific region.

 | Growth  | Technology

Technology doesn’t judge: How smartphones can help to address domestic violence

3:30PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Laura Tarzia and Kelsey Hegarty

The internet and smartphone apps are readily available to large numbers of people. They allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.

 | Technology

We are all suspects now thanks to Australia’s data retention plans

3:35PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Bruce Baer Arnold

Australia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) last week endorsed the data retention bill, which means we’re all suspects now.

 | Technology

How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

3:12PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Tony Walter

What can we learn from Leonard Nimoy, who knew he was dying, and used Twitter as a means to make peace with this fact, and to say goodbye to his friends, family and fans around the world.

 | Social media

High-flying Simon Hackett-backed aviation app wins industry award and major defence contract

2:11PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

AvSoft Australia has taken out Australia’s top prize for civil aviation innovation, with the electronic flight bag app also winning a major contract with the Australian Army.

 | Growth  | Technology

A case of pay to (Google) Play? Android app store getting paid search ads

2:05PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has announced it is going to begin introducing paid search results for apps into its Google Play app store, with the news drawing a mixed reaction from Australian app developers.

 | Growth  | Technology

Technology as a social lifeline for kids with Asperger’s

2:44AM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Stefan Schutt and Rebecca Ng Lye Ee

For some people, such as those on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum, technology can be a vehicle for personal and social growth.

 | Technology