Introducing The Saturday Paper’s SecureDrop – an encrypted system for secure communications with whistleblowers.
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?
The life-changing hearing aid that connects via Bluetooth to doorbells, appliances and fire alarms.
The latest guide at the Art Gallery of Western Australia is on a mission to change perceptions with her strangely beguiling ways.
An app offering an in-house butler service is the latest business promising more free time. But is time really the problem?
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.
Is the latest virtual reality just advertising dressed up as empathy?
3D printing is revolutionising surgery, from implants to regeneration. Might organ donation become a thing of the past?
While China’s young generation know their way around online censorship, they aren’t necessarily against it.
Major advances in holography are the foundation of a project to preserve stories of Holocaust survivors for future generations as an interactive, personal experience.
A mood app hopes to avoid social media's corporatised environments of self-promotion.
The latest wearable tech promises to alter our mood at the touch of a button, delivering electrical pulses to the temple.
Amid new anti-privacy measures, “deep web” networks such as Tor – The Onion Router – are becoming more popular, and not just among law-breakers.
Meet the team of biohackers useing a DIY lab to probe the possibilities of modifying natural biology, and the ethics of doing so.
A Melbourne-based PhD candidate’s online open-access publishing forum is a boon for those wishing to access texts and transcripts free. But at what cost to the authors of some of these works?
Augmented reality promises to alter our perception of the world and ourselves, leaving us hanging on by our fingernails to what’s real.
If 'trolling' is an inescapable product of anonymity, could it also be a wellspring of creativity?
The signs are evident of another dangerously expanding tech bubble.
Emotional analytic apps to let your smartphone choose the company you keep.
The open source website Genius has expanded to take in annotations on any text, from poetry to presidential addresses.
Can custom apps and video games really help us build up our mental muscle?
A new wave of social media apps is aimed at enhancing romantic relationships, like a Facebook for two.
A US company plans to use our social media presence to create a virtual avatar that will live on after we die. But will loved ones want to message us after we’ve departed?
If Google is telling us what we want to know rather than surveying what is known, are its online search algorithms expanding our minds or reinforcing our biases?
As we build new worlds to inhabit online, such as Minecraft and Second Life, can we avoid re-creating the problems of our real lives?
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