Technology
Investing like it’s 1999: when will the new tech bubble burst?

Investing like it’s 1999: when will the new tech bubble burst?

January 24, 2018 2

Like the dot-com bust of the late nineties, giddy investors are inflating Australian tech company valuations beyond what they can realistically live up to, but you won't see them complaining.

No togetherness in Frydenberg’s electric car dreams

No togetherness in Frydenberg’s electric car dreams

January 23, 2018 24

Having a culture war over electric vehicles can be very dangerous. It's funny what you might end up supporting.

Novel fixes for Australian cities to navigate out of traffic congestion

Novel fixes for Australian cities to navigate out of traffic congestion

December 11, 2017 5

Australia is lagging behind in its use of traffic-control technology and our cities are struggling. What's slowing us down?

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that’s fine

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that’s fine

November 13, 2017 8

Facebook is asking you to send it your own nudes. And the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging you to do so.

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

November 3, 2017 24

Like democracy, science, and the scientific process, are flawed, but they are still preferable to the crackpottery of Malcolm Roberts, write Tom Osegowitsch and Angela McCabe.

Could this Indigenous movement be the 21st-century Mabo?

Could this Indigenous movement be the 21st-century Mabo?

November 1, 2017 2

Indigenous data sovereignty may provide First Nations communities with valuable future resources to assist with overcoming inequality and disadvantage.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

October 5, 2017 4

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

October 4, 2017 5

Australia had told tech companies that would be free to figure out for themselves how to decrypt encrypted messages, but it has since changed tack, writes freelance journalist John Power.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

September 26, 2017 13

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the <em>Daily Mail</em>

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

September 4, 2017 2

The agencies dedicated to "protecting our secrets" are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.