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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 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 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 October 29, 2016

Whistleblowing to The Saturday Paper via SecureDrop

Introducing The Saturday Paper’s SecureDrop – an encrypted system for secure communications with whistleblowers.

technology October 15, 2016

Virtual reality sex therapy

As virtual reality technologies have improved, the pornography industry was always going to be an early adopter, but are its claims of sex therapy are too far-fetched?

technology July 23, 2016

IFTTT technology and the Oticon Opn hearing aid

The life-changing hearing aid that connects via Bluetooth to doorbells, appliances and fire alarms.

technology June 4, 2016

AGWA launches Aggie, the humanoid robot gallery guide

The latest guide at the Art Gallery of Western Australia is on a mission to change perceptions with her strangely beguiling ways.

technology May 14, 2016

On-demand service app Jarvis

An app offering an in-house butler service is the latest business promising more free time. But is time really the problem?

technology April 9, 2016

Computer coding for the future

Born in the computer age, ‘digital natives’ have little clue as to what goes on behind the reflective screen, leaving levels of tech literacy dangerously low.

technology March 26, 2016

Virtual and augmented reality at SXSW

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