We can build remote-controlled rescue robots, but what’s coming next is even more exciting

6:56PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Nick Hawes

The recent DARPA Robotics Challenge in California highlighted the potential to use of robots in search and recovery efforts following disasters such as 2011’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident.


Australia's digital economy: The pulse that’s barely beating

6:39PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Paul Wellbank

Earlier this week Deloitte Access Economics released Australia’s Digital Pulse, an overview of how the nation is responding to the need for the IT-related jobs required in a changing global economy.

 | Technology

Uber drops prices by 10% in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast prior to GST crackdown

6:56PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Uber has slashed prices for its UberX service by 10% in a bid to grow its user base prior to drivers having to pay the GST.

 | Growth  | Cashflow  | Technology

Elsevier acts against research article pirate sites and claims irreparable harm

6:11PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | David Glance

The academic publisher Elsevier last week filed a complaint against two web sites who it accuses of pirating its academic articles and other publications and offering them up to the world for free.

 | Technology

Digital technology is now 5% of Australia’s GDP, but IT graduate numbers still falling short

6:06AM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Digital technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Australian economy but the number of graduates with STEM skills is not keeping up with demand.

 | Tax  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership

The two things you need to know to make Twitter advertising work

6:19PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Kye White

Being genuine and adding value is the key to getting the most out of advertising on Twitter.

 | Marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Social media

AI ‘cheating’ scandal makes machine learning sound like a sport – it isn’t

6:54PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Neil Lawrence

News that Baidu cheated to take the lead in an international competition for artificial intelligence technology has been called machine learning’s “first cheating scandal”.

 | Technology

Twitter has limited appeal by design. Changing the CEO won’t fix that.

6:36PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | David Glance

Twitter’s misfortunes have pivoted once again with the announcement of the resignation of CEO Dick Costolo.

 | Social media

Listen to me: machines learn to understand how we speak

6:57PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Michael Cowling

At Apple’s recent World Wide Developer Conference, one of the tent-pole items was the inclusion of additional features for intelligent voice recognition by its personal assistant app Siri.

 | Technology

Meet the budding entrepreneurs wanting to create a social network for students interested in startups

6:45PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A team of budding entrepreneurs has launched a social network for students wanting to start their own technology company.

 | Technology

More than 30,000 passwords potentially stolen as iiNet gets hacked

6:43PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Perth-based internet provider iiNet has told more than 30,000 of its Westnet clients to change their passwords after threats of a security breach to its customer database surfaced on social media.

 | Technology

Apple can’t rely on numbers alone to make streaming a success

6:12PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Gordon Fletcher

Apple has finally launched its own music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers' Conference in San Francisco.

 | Technology

Apple’s developer conference shows why ‘borrowing’ other’s ideas is a good thing

6:59PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | David Glance

Apple’s annual developer conference kicked off in its usual way this week with a keynote that detailed new products and updates to Apple’s software and development environments.

 | Technology

What Aussie app developers think of iOS9 and Watch OS updates

6:38PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The updates to the Apple Watch operating system are among the most exciting announcements to come from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, say local app developers.

 | Technology

Three ways to build traffic and revenue numbers for your tech startup

6:32PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Fred Schebesta

So you’ve just launched your tech startup. Now what?

 | SEO for start-ups

Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Apple rumoured to be unveiling iOS9 at WWDC—but no TV

6:52PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Apple rumour mill is going into overdrive ahead of the company’s annual WWDC developer conference on June 8, with a new version of iOS and the Apple Watch expected to be hitting stores.

 | Technology

UNSW student recognised for bushfire detection system

6:17PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A university student from NSW has been recognised for his efforts in designing a bushfire detection system for residential properties.

 | Technology

Australian Android app developer wins Google design prize

6:31PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian app developer Shifty Jelly was one of six companies honoured in Google’s Material Design Awards last week for its Pocket Casts podcasting app.

 | Technology

Why you shouldn’t worry about robots replacing the jobs of humans

6:19PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Taskmaster

Recently, Old Taskmaster has read a lot about how robots could mean the end of many careers – and frankly, I’m sick of the whinging! Here’s why the rise of the machines is less of a jobs threat than some claim.

 | Technology