Archive for May, 2015

Wozniak no fan of data retention

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak added his voice to those opposing the federal government’s metadata retention law. View the original post

Hospitality goes hi-tech

Robot waiters are now a reality, but both for cultural and economic reasons it could be while before they catch on. View the original post

Skin implants to kill credit cards

A quarter of Australians are receptive to having a computer chip implanted under their skin for making payments. View the original post

Freeview launches set-top box

Freeview has launched a set-top box which delivers Australian free-to-air TV integrated with catch-up services. View the original post

The instant tailor is coming

You can now have your clothing measurements taken by a 3D scanner in Westfield centres. Next: instant clothes. View the original post

TV arch-rivals ahead of curve

The Korean arch-­rivals are now spruiking even newer technologies that promise better colour accuracy and depth. View the original post

Apple patents reveal Watch’s buzz

Patents obtained by Apple show plans for its haptic engine go beyond an invisible buzz to the wrist as an Apple Watch notification. View the original post

NASA nearing drones control

The days of swarms of self flying drones combing the sky is nearing with NASA to trial software capable of managing them. View the original post

Kids flock to code

Yesterday Bill Shorten said all kids needed to learn to code. This week 7000 students are doing that courtesy of Microsoft. View the original post

Quickflix to offer Presto content

Presto has announced it has entered a deal with rival Quickflix to offer its streaming content. View the original post

How to digitally disappear

The metadata attached to your phone calls and online activity is making you vulnerable. Here’s how to leave less of a trail. View the original post

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