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Google drones tested in Queensland

Cameron Atfield   12:30 PM Farm becomes the unlikely testing ground of one Google's most advanced projects.


Apple sends invites for September 9

Samantha Murphy Kelly   8:30 AM Just as expected, Apple sent out invitations on Thursday for what's presumed to be its big iPhone event of the year.

Game critic driven from her home by threats

Do Facebook, Twitter stifle opinions?

What will we do with a 12.9-inch iPad?

Voice of Duke Nukem speaks out

Editor's picks


iWatch may launch September 9

Hannah Francis   6:00 PM Fresh rumours suggest Apple's long-awaited wearable device could be launched alongside the iPhone 6.


Metadata defined under laws

Ben Grubb The Abbott government has attempted to put an end to the heated debate over proposed data retention regime.



Stuffed dog auction pulled by eBay

Beau Donelly An eBay listing for a taxidermy dog was initially banned for breaching the online auction site's animal and wildlife guidelines.


User experiments may yield benefits

Farhad Manjoo We should force Facebook into the open and learn.


Australia through an iPhone lens

Katie Cincotta  Terri Cowley documented her year-long tour online.

Sight and sound

How do flush speakers sound?

Rod Easdown Correct installation is a vital factor in speakers set in walls.

Home tech

Are smart locks secure?

Jenneth Orantia Is controlling your home's locks via phone app OK?


Secret data paper leaked

Ben Grubb Paper the government doesn't want you to see.



Worlds collide in Kart add-on

Tim Biggs Nintendo courts lapsed fans with Zelda-themed content.



New iPhone 6 leak 'confirms' date

Hannah Francis A new leak appears to confirm the launch date.


High-def the new piracy excuse?

Adam Turner ABC will show Doctor Who at same time as UK.


Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Government low-balling us on second-rate NBN

Adam Turner   11:52 AM Justifications for the Multi-Technology Mix only add up when you ignore the inconvenient numbers.


Shadows made to give up their secrets

Terry Lane Some cameras have HDR controls built in and some need a little external help.


Empires rise on apps boom

Garry Barker Entrepreneurs are born, not made. Looking around the world of technology, it’s clear that to succeed one has to be more than a bit different.


First living organ built inside an animal

Rebecca Smith British scientists have built a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.