TECHNOLOGY

Seniors are becoming tech-savvy

Isabella Ross With an increase in digital connectivity and innovation occurring within current society, it has always been a concern that older Australians would become isolated. But recent statistics have revealed that the impacts of technology on the older...

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SWITCH OFF BEFORE YOU DOZE OFF

Brooke Fryer Many social media and phone addicts bring their phone into their bedrooms at night, and mostly put them on charge right next to their heads, and hours later may be wondering why they still haven't fallen asleep. Within those lingering hours, text messages...

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The Future of Social Robots

Tina Wu Though social robots may be finally hitting the consumer market at the end of this year, questions have been raised regarding the societal implications that these emotionally intelligent bots may bring to robot-human relationships. Since early beginnings in...

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Computer Viruses Go Global

Tina Wu The recent spate of cyberware attacks, including malware such as WannaCry and BlueBorne, has struck the world over and left many companies scrambling to get their antivirus software in check. These attacks have been pandemic, infecting computers on a global...

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Is fake news the new reality?

Juliana Kichkin Facebook has faced intense criticism in the wake of the U.S election, with many arguing that huge volumes of false news spread on the site skewed public perception of the electoral candidates. Many have asked what role does Facebook played in the...

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Augmented Reality in Schools

Alex Dalland In what could be an Australian first, an education startup on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has introduced an app incorporating 'Augmented Reality' into schools. Mooloolaba based company MyDiary uses the technology to bring more than 300,000 Australian...

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Qantas launches free, in-flight Wi-Fi

Danielle Armour The thought of being caught up in turbulence while flying is enough to stop many people from even stepping foot on a plane. Turbulence, however, may be a thing of the past, with Qantas Flight Operations and Engineering teams looking at how they can use...

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Pokémon Go Mania

Danielle Armour The sudden and rapid rise of Pokémon Go has once again brought up the debate over what is and is not acceptable when it comes to when, where and how we use smart phones. Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game that launched at the...

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