technology May 26, 2018

Australian law and data protection

With the EU’s new data protection laws taking effect this week, the world’s biggest internet companies are scrambling to update their approach to personal information. Unfortunately, in Australia, privacy protections are still languishing in the dark ages.

technology October 28, 2017

Virtual reality for charities

Charities are increasingly turning to virtual reality experiences of lives in developing countries to motivate support, but critics say it’s creating poverty porn.

technology July 1, 2017

Fighting online tracking with obfuscation

To combat Google tracking the success of their advertisers by matching credit card purchases with personal online activity, dissenters are employing ‘obfuscation’ apps to confuse the data.

technology June 10, 2017

Blockchain tech more than cryptocurrencies

While digital currency bitcoin has waned in popularity and value, the blockchain technology that enables it may yet revolutionise global trade, as corporate giants join forces with new sector leader Ethereum.

technology April 22, 2017

Data analysts Cambridge Analytica

The data analytics company behind the Trump campaign is wooing the Australian Liberal Party. But, do their claims about personality targeting stack up?

technology March 26, 2016

Virtual and augmented reality at SXSW

Is the latest virtual reality just advertising dressed up as empathy?

technology February 13, 2016

3D printing for surgery

3D printing is revolutionising surgery, from implants to regeneration. Might organ donation become a thing of the past?

technology January 23, 2016

China’s digital natives behind with the Great Firewall

While China’s young generation know their way around online censorship, they aren’t necessarily against it.

technology December 5, 2015

History lives on through interactive holography

Major advances in holography are the foundation of a project to preserve stories of Holocaust survivors for future generations as an interactive, personal experience.

technology October 17, 2015

Vibes app aims to make social media personal again

A mood app hopes to avoid social media's corporatised environments of self-promotion.

technology September 12, 2015

Thync, a mood-managing wearable tech

The latest wearable tech promises to alter our mood at the touch of a button, delivering electrical pulses to the temple.