technology December 11, 2021
With alarming amounts of space junk already in orbit, Elon Musk’s Starlink will launch as many as 42,000 mini-satellites. These could bring improved broadband to remote Australians but at a significant environmental cost.
technology November 13, 2021
A mineral discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1800s can supercharge solar cells and may help transform solar electricity generation by 2025.
technology October 30, 2021
Ever since the internet’s big-bang moment, archivists have struggled to keep up with its burgeoning content. It’s time to change the rules.
technology May 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
The data analytics company behind the Trump campaign is wooing the Australian Liberal Party. But, do their claims about personality targeting stack up?
technology October 15, 2016
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?