Emerging Tech

The Apple Watch is no bestseller

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Tech giant has said very little about sales of its wearable device, but the tidbits emerging from Apple's suppliers paint a poor picture.

The lure of Uber

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The ride sharing app, now valued at $US50 billion, is the harbinger of a fundamental transformation of the existing taxi models.

Why we should welcome "Killer Robots"

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The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots is misguided and perhaps even reckless.

Is the Apple Watch fit for fitness?

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The arrival of smartwatches was supposed to spell the end of dedicated fitness bands but don't ditch your Fitbit or Jawbone just yet.

Uber faces legal action by UK

by AFP
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One of Britain's largest trade unions says it will take legal action against the US-based taxi app over pay and conditions for drivers.

The magic material that could turbocharge our phones

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What have pieces of sticky tape, the stuff in pencils and a Nobel prize got to do with making your smartphone battery last for weeks?

National rules needed for Uber: Qld govt

by AAP
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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says ride-sharing app has created an uneven playing field.

The Netflix effect: TV shifts from hero to zero

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The arrival of Netflix has been a tipping point for Australian television with a faster uptake of the services than some may have planned for.

Amazon no threat to Australian retail

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Local retailers have nothing to fear from Amazon’s ambitions in Australia, in fact, the US retail giant just might be the best friend the sector ever had.

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

by AFP
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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.

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