Thursday, November 23, 2017

Technology

Technology

Independent bookshops play a vital role in our communities – don't let Amazon destroy...

What makes the place you live in your neighbourhood your home? I’ve lived in inner-north Melbourne for most of my life. It’s home to a thriving arts scene: grass-roots theatre companies like La Mama,...

The 40 best gadgets of 2017

You can assemble one of three robots with this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to help it detect and interact with its environment. Best of all, it...

Disruption games: why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy?

At a time when strange alliances are disrupting previously stable democracies, the Catalan independence referendum was a perfect reflection of a weird age. Along with the flag-waving and calls for ‘freedom’ from Madrid,...

Philip Hammond to say UK will have self-driving cars by 2021 in budget ‘fit...

Driverless cars will be on Britain’s roads by 2021 as a result of sweeping regulatory reforms that will put the UK in the forefront of a post-Brexit technological revolution, chancellor Philip Hammond will...

How algorithms are pushing the tech giants into the danger zone

Facebook is asking users to send them their nude photographs in a project to combat ‘revenge porn’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new pilot programme in Australia...

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mould of an awkward computer nerd and the moment we meet in a Silicon Valley coffee shop, he knocks a...

Tesla Roadster: nine things we know about the 'smackdown to gasoline cars'

Tesla announced a new version of its very first car, the Roadster, turning it into an electric supercar described as a “hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars” by company founder Elon Musk. The new sports...

Microsoft’s latest Xbox raises the game

Its creators claim it is one of the most powerful gaming consoles on Earth. Now the newly launched Xbox One X from Microsoft is after a new accolade – to beat its rival...

Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

The boom in electric vehicles is increasing the risk of cobalt mined by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo ending up in batteries, a report from Amnesty International has found. ...

WATCH: Breakthrough as robot does backflip

Scientists have released footage showing a new robot jumping and even doing a backflip as it performs a gymnastics routine. ...

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Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years

The last time anyone saw Jackson’s climbing salamander – I didn’t yet exist. It was 1975: Margaret Thatcher took over leadership of the...