Emerging Tech

Meet Amelia, a machine that thinks like you

Natural-language conversations with computers aren't new but there's something a little special about Amelia.

PayPal to offer loans in Australia

Money transfer service to provide loans to small business customers from October: report.

Can Jack Ma avoid the rich-list curse?

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After appearing on China's rich list, the country's wealthiest often find themselves out of favour with investors and the government. But Jack Ma is taking steps to ensure he stays on their good side.

Breaking the Big Four banks

Silicon Valley’s payments war is bad news for Australia’s cosy corporate sector and our banks may have to reap a bitter harvest.

Can Bitcoin bridge the gap to our everyday lives?

The virtual currency has just suffered another serious slump in value and this might be a good time to pause and reflect on where Bitcoin is and where it might be going.

Telstra's T-Box might get the chop

Telco's IPTV set-top device is reportedly on the cusp of being phased out completely, with the product to be scrapped in favour of Foxtel’s iQ3.

Gearing up for the wearables revolution

The launch of Apple's smartwatch will give a massive boost to consumer take-up of wearable devices. Such technology is already becoming transformational for business.

Apple's iPhone 6 greeted by huge crowds

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Queues spring up around Australia as keen buyers get in early for the iPhone 6 release.

Sony plans to turn game division into hub for entertainment

Sony to develop service to stream games and other media onto phones, tablets, other devices.

I, robot: small factories and the rise of the machines

For as little as $US20,000, robots are handling tedious tasks without taking lunch breaks.

The evolution of Apple's iPhone, as told by press release quotes

It’s the ‘best iPhone ever’… until next year.

Two graphs that put the iPhone 6 price tag in perspective

It's a fantastic phone, but not such a good buy.

Apple delays HealthKit launch

Hopes to have iOS 8 app ready by the end of the month.

Amazon launches new reader tablets

Looks to tackle both the high and low-end market with new devices.

CoinJar to launch Bitcoin Eftpos system

Soon users will be able to spend their virtual currency anywhere.

Adobe Q3 earnings fall

Revenue falls as Adobe transitions to a subscription-based business model

Quickflix lashes out at Netflix

'We challenge Netflix to play by the rules', CEO Stephen Langsford says.

Will Australians keep buying movies in the online age?

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Netflix might be coming to Australia but, even if you're ready to abandon shiny optical discs, Hollywood wants you to keep buying movies.

New iPhone's NFC will only work with Apple Pay

New tech follows that same pattern seen with Apple's Touch ID system.

Apple boasts record pre-orders for iPhone 6 models

The "mother of all upgrades" appears to be paying off for Apple.