Headlines

Australia Technology

Hackers continue to pester HBO with Curb Your Enthusiasm leak

smh.com.au

Hackers continue to pester HBO with Curb Your Enthusiasm leak

- Hackers continue to pester HBO but have not released any material related to the network's hit show Game of Thrones in their latest leak. The hackers broke into the cable channel's computer network and have been doling out stolen information for the past several weeks. They have released more unaired episodes, including several of the eagerly awaited return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which makes its debut in October
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Information Security |  Hacking |  Hackers | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Amazon eyes refrigeration-free food technology for home delivery

smh.com.au

Amazon eyes refrigeration-free food technology for home delivery

- Amazon is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the grocery business. The world's biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials at the start-up firm marketing the technology said
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Innovations |  Tech Geeks | 
Places: Australia | 

iPhone with wireless charging could tip niche industry into mainstream

smh.com.au

iPhone with wireless charging could tip niche industry into mainstream

- "We believe in a wireless future," Sir Jonathan Ive's voice rang out over the slickly-produced video. Apple's design chief, speaking last September, was announcing the company's new Bluetooth-powered headphones, designed to work with an updated iPhone that had lost its physical audio port. While Apple's decision to drop the iPhone's headphone jack drew controversy at the time, eagle-eyed followers believe it may have been the first hint of things to come
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Australia | 

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Minecon, Darkest Dungeon, Valve's New Game, and More

macrumors.com

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Minecon, Darkest Dungeon, Valve's New Game, and More

- Kicking off this week in iOS gaming was on the Australian games podcast, . It's an industry-centric podcast that explores the backstory of web sites and studios in the world of video games (and often mobile games). On the most recent episode, I get into what goes on behind the scenes running a site like TouchArcade, as well as the odd chain of events that led me to TouchArcade — including, but not limited to, getting banned from the MacRumors forums
Read More ...

Categories: Technology |  Entertainment & Arts | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Hackers could gain access to passwords through USB sticks, cyber experts warn

abc.net.au

Hackers could gain access to passwords through USB sticks, cyber experts warn

- Using a USB stick that's been left lying around is something many, if not most, of us have done — probably without thinking twice about it. But cybersecurity experts are warning against the practice after showing hackers can access personal information through malicious USB sticks which then transmit that information remotely. Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found removable USB sticks that have been tampered with can detect signals from other devices such as keyboards that are plugged into adjacent USB ports
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Information Security |  Hacking |  Hackers | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Artificial intelligence and automation are coming, so what will we all do for work?

abc.net.au

Artificial intelligence and automation are coming, so what will we all do for work?

- What does the worldwide head of research at Google tell his kids about how to prepare for the future of work with artificial intelligence? "I tell them … wherever they will be working in 20 years probably doesn't exist now," Peter Norvig says. "No sense training for it today." Be flexible, he says, "and have an ability to learn new things"
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Internet of Things: Want a smart home? Read this first

smh.com.au

Internet of Things: Want a smart home? Read this first

- Smart home devices are still niche products, tested and bought by geeks. But the arrival of the Google Home and the loosening of restrictions around Apple's HomeKit, could see the market growing over the next few months. But before you start filling your home with overpriced gadgets, it's best to ensure your house is ready. After years of testing this stuff, long before it was good enough, I can tell you what to look for and what to avoid
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Artificial intelligence: Professor Toby Walsh on 10 ways society will change by 2050

abc.net.au

Artificial intelligence: Professor Toby Walsh on 10 ways society will change by 2050

- Leading Australian artificial intelligence scientist Professor Toby Walsh is warning that we are "sleepwalking" into an AI future in which billions of machines and computers will be able to think. Professor Walsh, from the University of New South Wales, is calling for a national discussion about whether society needs to adopt clear boundaries and guidelines around how AI is developed and how it's used in our lives
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Solar panels innovation gives round-the-clock power without pricey battery storage

abc.net.au

Solar panels innovation gives round-the-clock power without pricey battery storage

- Imagine if energy from your solar panels could give you hot water around the clock without the need to buy an expensive battery storage unit. That concept is already a reality, with cost-cutting energy devices which leverage the power of "big data" helping households get more out of their solar panels by effectively using their hot water system as a battery
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Cybersecurity researcher who stopped Wannacry arrested in the US

smh.com.au

Cybersecurity researcher who stopped Wannacry arrested in the US

- A British security researcher, who became an internet hero after he was credited with stopping a malicious software attack earlier this year, has been arrested at the Las Vegas airport and charged in connection with a separate attack. Marcus Hutchins, the researcher, was widely praised for identifying a way to disable the WannaCry malicious software (or malware) attack that seized hundreds of thousands of computers earlier this year
Read More ...

Categories: Technology |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  United States | 

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends decision to remove VPN software from App Store in China

abc.net.au

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends decision to remove VPN software from App Store in China

- CEO Tim Cook has defended Apple's decision to remove VPN software from its China App Store, in compliance with the Chinese Government's demands. Key points: Apple's revenue in China has fallen for a fifth straight quarter The company is building a data centre in the Guizhou province The build is part of a $US1 billion investment by Apple in the area Mr Cook said Apple believed in "engaging with governments even when we disagree"
Read More ...

Categories: Business |  Technology | 
Places: Australia | 

iPhone 8 details leaked in Apple's own HomePod software

theage.com.au

iPhone 8 details leaked in Apple's own HomePod software

- If you had any doubts about Apple releasing a bezel-free iPhone in September, you can probably throw those out the window. The company just pushed out a version of the HomePod firmware, and not only does the code tell us more about how Apple's smart speaker will work, it also offers a few clues about the next iPhone. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith and has been tweeting out his discoveries since then
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Robot to greet visitors to Queensland government office

smh.com.au

Robot to greet visitors to Queensland government office

- Visitors to two Queensland government offices in 1 William Street will be greeted by a robot, as part of a new trial. Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said the government saw an opportunity in Axalon's platform to use the Google Home artificial intelligence system to help visitors in 1 William Street. Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation director-general Jamie Merrick said Eve was a voice-enabled speaker, configured to have conversations with visitors
Read More ...

Categories: Politics & Government |  Technology | 
Tags: Government |  Innovations |  Tech Geeks |  Robotics |  Robots |  Automaton | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Queensland | 

When will Aussies retire their home phone?

theage.com.au

When will Aussies retire their home phone?

- When almost everyone has a mobile phone, why are more than half of Australian homes still paying for a landline? Since the birth of the iPhone ten years ago, more and more Australians are questioning why they're still paying for a home phone. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but the iPhone helped transform mobile phones from a business tool – for tradies and stockbrokers – into a must-have consumer gadget
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Smart Devices |  Mobile Phones |  iPhone |  Smartphones |  Telephones | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

When will Aussies retire their home phone?

smh.com.au

When will Aussies retire their home phone?

- When almost everyone has a mobile phone, why are more than half of Australian homes still paying for a landline? Since the birth of the iPhone ten years ago, more and more Australians are questioning why they're still paying for a home phone. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but the iPhone helped transform mobile phones from a business tool – for tradies and stockbrokers – into a must-have consumer gadget
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Smart Devices |  Mobile Phones |  iPhone |  Smartphones |  Telephones | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

How Microsoft became the surprise innovator in computers

smh.com.au

How Microsoft became the surprise innovator in computers

- When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure. At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoft's office-worker kingdom. Microsoft conceived of Surface, an innovative laptop-tablet hybrid, as a way to show off the versatility of its software
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Innovations |  Tech Geeks | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Carbon emissions: Artificial intelligence used to fight deforestation in Congo

smh.com.au

Carbon emissions: Artificial intelligence used to fight deforestation in Congo

- A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said. Congo's rainforest, the world's second-largest after the Amazon, is under pressure from farms, mines, logging and infrastructure development, scientists say. Protecting forests is widely seen as one of the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce the emissions driving global warming
Read More ...

Categories: Science & Nature |  Technology | 
Places: Australia | 

App developers test public drone shark patrols over Perth's beaches

smh.com.au

App developers test public drone shark patrols over Perth's beaches

- Called Surf Ranger, the app was developed by West Perth-based tech company Request Direct, which specialises in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Drone software. Available as a web or mobile app, Surf Ranger allows anyone with a compatible drone to report beach hazards like sharks to the public and authorities, or even share points of interests like good fishing sports or surf breaks that are firing
Read More ...

Categories: Technology | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Popular Stories

Home / Australia / Technology

Technology - Australia

  • TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Minecon, Darkest Dungeon, Valve's New Game, and More
    TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Minecon, Darkest Dungeon, Valve's New Game, and More

    , macrumors.com

    Kicking off this week in iOS gaming was on the Australian games podcast, . It's an industry-centric podcast that explores the backstory of web sites and studios in the world of video games (and often mobile games). On the most recent episode, I get into what goes on behind the scenes running a site like TouchArcade, as well as the odd chain of events that led me to TouchArcade — including, but not limited to, getting banned from the MacRumors forums
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology |  Entertainment & Arts | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Gadgets

  • Hands on: Google WiFi mesh home wireless network
    Hands on: Google WiFi mesh home wireless network

    , smh.com.au

    While it helps tackle wireless blackspots around your home, Google WiFi has an Achilles' heel which could be a deal-breaker for many NBN homes. As we fill our homes with wireless gadgets, reliable WiFi coverage is becoming more of a challenge. A flaky home wireless network might be tolerable if you're only checking your email and browsing the web, but it soon becomes unbearable in busy households streaming music and video to every room
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Innovations

Mobile

Computers

  • App developers test public drone shark patrols over Perth's beaches
    App developers test public drone shark patrols over Perth's beaches

    , smh.com.au

    Called Surf Ranger, the app was developed by West Perth-based tech company Request Direct, which specialises in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Drone software. Available as a web or mobile app, Surf Ranger allows anyone with a compatible drone to report beach hazards like sharks to the public and authorities, or even share points of interests like good fishing sports or surf breaks that are firing
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Security

  • Medicare details available on dark web is just tip of data breach iceberg
    Medicare details available on dark web is just tip of data breach iceberg

    , smh.com.au

    Modern governments use a lot of data. A lot. Our social services are organised by massive databases. Health, welfare, education and the pension all require reams of information about identity, social needs, eligibility, and entitlement. Our infrastructure is managed by massive databases holding information about traffic flows, public transport usage, communications networks, and population flows. Our security is maintained by complex information systems managing defence assets, intelligence data, and capabilities and deployment information
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology |  Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

iPhone

  • Apple Lambasts Australian Banks Over Call For iPhone NFC Access
    Apple Lambasts Australian Banks Over Call For iPhone NFC Access

    , macrumors.com

    Apple has strongly criticized an attempt by three of Australia's big banks to jointly negotiate a deal over access to the iPhone's NFC mobile payment hardware, claiming it would compromise security and scupper innovation in the field (via ). In a clear opprobrium of Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac, Apple told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that "allowing the banks to form a cartel
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology | 
    Tags: Smart Devices |  Mobile Phones |  iPhone |  Smartphones |  Telephones | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Hacking

  • G20: Donald Trump calls for Russia's help in cyber battle with election hackers
    G20: Donald Trump calls for Russia's help in cyber battle with election hackers

    , smh.com.au

    Donald Trump claimed victory on Sunday after his trip to Europe, describing a new era of co-operation with Russia including plans for a joint cyber security unit to protect against election hacking. In his first public comments on his meeting with Vladimir Putin at last week's G20 summit in Hamburg, Mr Trump said he had "strongly pressed" the Russian President on allegations of Kremlin meddling in the US election, but that it was now "time to move forward in working constructively with Russia"
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Politics & Government |  Technology | 
    Places: Australia |  E. Europe |  Russia |