Emerging Tech

The gadget that gives you a low-voltage pick-me-up

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A device called Thync stimulates nerves with electricity to fire you up or calm you down, but does it work?

BlackBerry showcases medical hack on stage

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A hacking demonstration , conducted by BlackBerry, has shown how a terrorist could access an infusion pump inside a hospital and deliver a lethal morphine dose to a patient.

Google to tackle patent trolls

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Tech giant to give start-ups two patents for free, which they can keep, as long as they join the LOT network

Life as a Beta tester

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Don your helmet and clip on your goggles: you’re going to be a test pilot. Only this time its software.

Banks and fintech start-ups: friends or foes?

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Big banks are finally accepting that their world is changing and while all are putatively aboard the innovation train, some have broader ambitions than others.

Apple Watch rules the market

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Investors may not be convinced but analysts reckon Apple's smartwatch is a hit.

Apple Watch sales: What we know (and don’t know)

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Apple boss Tim Cook says Watch sales have so far beaten the company’s own expectations. The problem is we don’t know what those expectations were.

Square launches Dashboard for Australian SMEs

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's financial services and mobile payments firm promises enterprise-level analytics for small business owners.

Date set for Australia’s first driverless car trials

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Independent road research body ARRB Group, in conjunction with the South Australian government, Bosch, Telstra and Volvo, to trial driverless vehicles in November.

Microsoft Cortana set to hit Australian shores

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Microsoft’s Siri-esque digital assistant to be made available to ‘Windows Insiders’ first with general availability to follow.

eWAY expands payment options

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Australian e-commerce platform eWAY is taking the fight up to the US heavyweights PayPal and Square, with its mobile point of sale solution.

Tesla unveils "Ludicrous Mode"

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Automaker to offer three new Model S versions, including increased electric range, faster performance and lower-cost entry-level models.

The 3-D printed food revolution

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We have heard how 3-D printing is changing the design and manufacturing world, but it looks like 3D printed food might be shape of things to come.

Facebook needs to lift its game

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The social network has, for better or for worse, become the centre of the internet for many and it’s not just the overload of information that makes the network so frustrating to use.

Pluto flyby: New Horizons a triumph of human curiousity

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NASA's mission to Pluto ends one chapter of space exploration and the information gleaned just might save our planet.

Microsoft readies Windows 10 blitz

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The software giant has an unfamiliar but critical marketing task on its hands starting next week: Convincing hundreds of millions of people to download free software.

GoPro Hero4 Session roadtested: Searching for the perfect fit

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In theory, the Session is a brilliantly simple and effective tool for capturing the moment but there are a few glaring pitfalls.

IBM unveils ‘breakthrough’ computer chip

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IT giant unveils the industry’s first seven-nanometre chip that could hold more than 20 billion tiny switches or transistors for improved computing power.

Google's "DeepDream" a surreal sight to behold

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Google’s aptly named Inceptionism project is more than just a curiousity. The process that generated these images tell us a great deal about how our own minds work and what the machines are missing.

Animation freedom just a laptop away

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If you have always wanted to create your own computer animation or a cartoon starring yourself, now is the time.

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