Emerging Tech

Ingogo beefs up exec team

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Taxi app provider boosts its leadership team with two newly created positions as it plans a nationwide assault and new products in 2015.

Who holds the keys to the smart home kingdom?

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The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from. Nowhere is this more evident right now than amongst the Internet of Things, where a smart home standards war is looming.

Uber raises an extra $US1.6 billion

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Car-hailing service is swimming in money as it gets ready to fuel a rapid global expansion.

Laptops for the long haul: Two-day battery life is here

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We demand the impossible from our gadgets but with laptops we're actually getting close to having it all.

Netflix showcases stellar subscriber numbers

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Streaming-video service adds 4.33 million streaming subscribers globally in the fourth quarter, comfortably above its estimate.

Google Glass finally cracks

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Google's wearable spectacle was always a product looking for market but is the Glass gone for good?

The curse of thoughtless automation

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Here’s a prediction. By 2017, the single biggest way in which digital technology will annoy people is through intrusive and annoying algorithmic automation.

Android 'tough love' from Google

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Google is no longer fixing problems in anything but their latest (Android 5.0/Lollipop) or second-latest (Android 4.4/Kit Kat) versions, so is it setting up its users for a fall?

Uber CEO strikes conciliatory note in Europe

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Travis Kalanick says Uber is determined to make a positive impact on European cities.

The Melbourne start-up turning heads in Vegas

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been one wild and potentially fruitful ride for Strone Technology.

Cricket Australia locks in Apple TV deal

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Deal will reportedly see the creation of a Cricket Australia channel that will showcase match highlights, player interviews and historic matches.

Big data, big trouble

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The development and increasing use of artificial intelligence and big data gives rise to many more complicated issues than just the impact on the jobs market.

The 3-D printing revolution becomes practical

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While we are unlikely to see a 3-D printer in every home anytime soon, 3D printing is moving beyond the hype and into the realm of reality.

The Netflix cat is out of the bag

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Netflix is going to launch in March without several flagship programs -- because it sold the local rights to Foxtel. It's a mistake the US streaming video giant is unlikely to make again.

Twitter to sell ads on apps and sites

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Twitter is laying out plans to make money from the millions of people who see tweets all over the web but don’t actually use Twitter.

Taste testing 3-D printed food

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The age of computer-generated food has arrived, and it’s much more appetising than it sounds.

Robots for home: When do I get my R2-D2?

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Two pioneers in the field of social robotics are ready to begin selling personal robots.

SpaceX stumbles in latest test

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Technical problems spoil a historic bid by Elon Musk's SpaceX to land part of its used rocket booster on a floating platform.

Netflix Australia open for business on March 31: report

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US streaming service likely to reveal a three-tiered pricing system with entry-level service set to cost $9.99.

CES 2015: Shooting for the stars

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From smartglasses that let shooters fire live rounds of ammunition to a wi-fi enabled sprinkler system sky, vendors are aiming to impress at this year's CES.

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