Slack launches $100 million fund for developers

12:14AM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

The fund is backed by Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures among others.


How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor

12:00AM | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh

Can a computer understand the nuances of the written word as well as a human can?

 | Technology

Finally, interesting uses for the blockchain that go beyond bitcoin

12:47AM | Monday, 7 December 2015 | Paul Levy

Did you know that you can get married on the blockchain?

 | IT

Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?

11:44AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Philip Branch

This week, the Australian Communications and Media Authority released a paper on the Internet of Things...

 | Technology

Camera ready: Victorian government brings another big tech player to Melbourne

11:39AM | Monday, 16 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

It is hoped this latest move will create 50 new tech jobs over five years.

 | Technology

Twitter users have taken the new favorite to heart

11:10PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Ironically enough, Twitter's newest 'like' function is a favourite with users.

 | Social media

Twitter’s next board may be less of a bro show

11:04PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

When Twitter’s only African American engineering manager quit last Wednesday, he said the company wouldn’t fix its diversity problem with its current structure.

 | Social media

Halloween helps Google self-driving cars not go bump in the night around kids

11:31AM | Tuesday, 3 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

While many of us were dressed in spooky costumes, Google’s fleet of loyal self-driving cars were making the most of the unique challenges presented by Halloween.

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Of cats and cliffs: the ethical dilemmas of the driverless car

10:42PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | Bill Buchanan

We make decisions every day based on risk – perhaps running across a road to catch a bus if the road is quiet, but not if it’s busy.

 | Technology

“No one can shut it down”: Kim Dotcom outlines plans for “people’s” alternative internet

10:54PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The “world’s most controversial internet entrepreneur” Kim Dotcom has further outlined plans for an “alternative internet” that he says would guarantee users complete privacy.

 | Business ideas  | Websites

App technology can fix the e-healthsystem if done right

10:34AM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | David Glance

On Wednesday, federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced two new trials of the so-far-unsuccessful, personally controlled electronic health record – rebadged as “My Health Record”.

 | Technology

Australian court holds Google is responsible for linking to defamatory websites

10:23PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Nicolas Suzor

The South Australian Supreme Court this week found that Google is legally responsible when its search results link to defamatory content on the web.

 | Technology

Where next for wearables

10:45PM | Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

The wearable band market exploded in 2014, recording a 700% year-to-year increase. As growth continues , even while investment cools, many are wondering if wearables are the next big thing in tech.

 | Technology

The quick rise and immediate fall of the ‘Netflix for pirates’

10:04PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A “Netflix for pirates” apparently created by a 15 year old from Serbia has been swiftly taken down by the MPAA after it enjoyed a brief flirtation with fame.

 | Technology

How close are we to Back to the Future’s vision of tomorrow? A scientist’s view

10:10PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Stewart Boogert

The art of futurology – predicting what future society might look like – is plagued with difficulties.

 | Planning  | Technology

Should movie studios be worried about Netflix’s first feature film?

10:00AM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Matthew Jordan

The American summer is always important for the movie business, and this past one was the second-biggest ever for ticket sales.

 | Technology

LinkedIn is an economic and influence powerhouse, not just ‘a place to put your CV’

10:58PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Dionne Lew

If you think LinkedIn is just a good ‘place to put your CV’ than you are missing out on the platform’s huge business benefits and potential.

 | Social media

Crossed wires: ISPs are already struggling to retain our metadata

10:27PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Philip Branch

Eight-four percent of internet service providers in Australia have not met the deadline set by the federal government for them to start collecting metadata.

 | Technology

Volvo to take full responsibility if one of its self-driving cars crashes

10:34PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Volvo says it will take responsibility for crashes involving its self-driving cars as the manufacturer calls on regulators to quickly adapt to the new technology.

 | Technology

Your phone and watch could warn you of deadly heart problems. So why don't they?

10:57PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | David Glance

The heart rate measurement feature in the Apple Watch was intended as an aid to those using the device during exercise sessions. But it could do so much more.

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