Emerging Tech

Freeview launches set-top box

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Freeview's aerialBox T2100 to deliver Australian free-to-air TV integrated with catch-up services.

Body metadata and 3-D printing your clothes

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It might sound like science fiction but body scanning booths and the prospect of 3-D printing your next outfit is coming to a shopping centre near you.

Online survey firm eyes June float

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Online market researcher Pureprofile hoping to raise to up to $8 million.

Rescuing personal tech’s most endangered species: The stand-alone camera

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Smartphone-makers, touting photos of models frolicking in the sun, are on a campaign to convince us they’ve got the only camera we need. They’re wrong.

Why Apple's not sold on TV

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Making a television is a tough sell and despite investor Carl Icahn's enthusiasm Apple has well and truly put its TV ambitions on the back burner.

REVIEW: Parrot Bebop Drone

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Consumer drones are still very much the domain of serious hobbyists but French outfit Parrot wants to change that with its latest offering. So is it worth the price?

Autonomous car ready by 2020: Nissan

by AP
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Japanese auto giant says regulators are still way behind the technology.

First Apple HomeKit devices on track for June release

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Tech giant denies report that delays with the home automation software platform would push back the launch of its smart-home devices.

'On-demand' start-ups light up the stage

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No shortage of capital for the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Instacart.

Facebook gets serious about news

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The social network's move to directly host news articles marks Silicon Valley’s latest attempt to appeal to impatient mobile consumers.

Who’s responsible when a driverless car crashes?

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Tesla reckons it has the answer as the electric car maker ventures into the mushy middle of automation.

GoGet targets businesses with Oneway

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New feature to allow drivers to pick up a car and leave it at their destination.

Uber poaches Google's PR chief

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Ride sharing app hires another public-relations veteran to help improve its image, with Rachel Whetstone coming on board.

Google self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents

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Internet giant confirms its self-driving cars had been involved in 11 “minor” crashes in the past six years.

Uber could be worth north of $US50bn

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The world’s most highly capitalised start-up, plans to raise another large round of funding.

There's an Uber for everything

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The wealthy may call their servants by ringing a little bell but you don't have to be uber-rich to get someone to do your chores.

Fitbit files for IPO

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Wearable fitness-tracking device maker gears up to go public.

Invasion of the dumb ‘smart’ gadgets

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From smart socks to a smart fry pan start-ups are pumping money and brains into making everyday objects smart. But few will be left standing when the bubble bursts.

Is Tesla's home battery worth it?

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With plenty of competition in the electricity market and no immediate means of driving down the price of its “power walls”, Tesla is betting big on charisma.

The Apple Watch dissected

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Apple's profit margins on the Watch in the current quarter may be lower than the company average. But the parts and manufacturing costs of the Watch are a far smaller share of the retail price than other Apple products.

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