Emerging Tech

Top ten tech innovations of 2014

Don’t be mesmerised by cool apps and flashy new gizmos – the top technology inventions of the year are ones that will have a lasting effect.

Why Nintendo needs to adopt Netflix’s content strategy

It’s shaping up to be a bountiful Christmas for the big N. Not Netflix but rather the other N, Nintendo.

Fare game - Uber's not going anywhere

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Everyone has an opinion about Uber but good, bad, or illegal, the ride sharing app's challenge to the taxi industry is welcome.

Top tech toys for high-flying executives

With Christmas around the corner, these gadgets are the perfect fit for those looking to combine business with cutting edge technology.

Uber backflips after surge pricing faux pas

Ride-sharing app to refund users who paid elevated prices to get out of Sydney CBD.

Why Hollywood should wound but not kill content piracy

The ongoing uproar around copyright and content piracy is far from a black and white debate.

OnePlus One opens up on global push

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei discusses the company’s global ambitions and its marketing missteps.

Microsoft to allow Bitcoin payments for games and apps

The world’s second-largest company has given the biggest corporate endorsement yet to the digital currency, Bitcoin.

Windows 10 set for a January reveal

Microsoft is continuing the slow tease of Windows 10, with more bits and pieces to see the light on January 21.

Wearables wish list for 2015

From headbands harnessing the power of REM sleep to cufflinks with USB drives, the new year is going to be weird and wonderful for wearable tech.

Netflix to stream 4K content in Australia

US streaming giant in talks with Australian ISP’s and confident it can deliver high quality streaming to customers.

Uber expansion hits global roadblock

India, Thailand, Spain the latest to join the chorus of opposition against the ride-sharing start-up.

Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape

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Ride sharing service dealt fresh blow to reputation after a passenger accuses one of its drivers of rape.

Gearing up for a payments revolution

Apple’s iTunes changed the music industry and Apple Pay aims to do the same to the retail sector. But will our retailers see this revolution coming?

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

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A defiant Uber reacts in a statement by saying it will continue to offer the service.

Foxtel, Seven join forces to give Netflix the flick

Foxtel is beefing up its Presto brand by bringing TV on demand to its latest service.

How illegal sharing actually helped Psy break YouTube

Gangnam style's raging successs is an interesting example of how sharing and illegal use of content can benefit the artist in the long term.

Australia should go for broke on Bitcoin

The Murray report, due this Sunday, is set to deliver a much needed wake up call to our banks - but what about Bitcoin?

Is Stephen Hawking right? Could AI lead to our end?

The issue of intelligent machines taking over has been discussed in one way or another and it's an anxiety that's only tipped to accelerate.

Mobile services hit saturation point: ACMA

Latest research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority highlights continuing exodus of data hungry consumers towards over-the-top (OTT) and mobile communications for voice services