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Facebook's internet-giving drone is ready for test-flight

Facebook's solar-powered drone, known as Aquila, is said to be ready for in-flight tests.

Vindu Goel, Quentin Hardy 12:52 PM   Facebook has moved several steps closer to fulfilling its grand ambition of building an internet network in the sky.

Streaming TV bundles leverage Netflix to steal Foxtel's thunder

If you can't beat them, join them – it's smarter for Telstra to call a truce with Netflix rather than fight to the death.

Adam Turner 12:24 PM   Pay TV-lite bundles like Telstra TV look set to be the next weapon in the battle for Australian lounge rooms.

'Smart rifle' hacked to miss target

Runa Sandvik manipulates the gun's file system on a laptop to make Michael Auger's shot miss one target and hit another.

Tim Biggs 11:54 AM   Researchers demonstrate why using a Wi-Fi-connected self-aiming firearm can be a phenomenally bad idea.

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Thousands of APS jobs under threat

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launch of the Deloitte report "Digital Government Transformation".

Noel Towell 10:42 PM   Face-to-face transactions will be a thing of the past for many public servants within a decade.

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Queensland 'ripe' for tech boom

Queensland is fertile ground for a technology sector boom, according to a new report launched by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society.

Amy Remeikis   Report tips boom in technology jobs as mines wind down.

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'Unrelenting' cyber threats rising

Cyber security.

Hannah Francis   The first report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre warns of increasing cybercrime threats that are becoming more difficult to defend.

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Fish, slop, slap: researchers develop sunscreen made from aquatic slime

Tropical reef fish.

Marcus Strom 3:12 PM   Amino acids derived from fish mucus could be the next UV-blocker for summer.

Australian Antarctic director a bet on science

New Australian Antarctic Division director Nick Gales (left) with other scientists tagging a seal on Heard Island.

Andrew Darby 10:18 AM   Science has been cemented at the top of national polar work, with the choice of the Australian Antarctic Division's internationally recognised Chief Scientist, Nick Gales, as its new Director.

New computer memory 1000 times faster than current standard

Intel and Micron say they have developed unique material compounds and a new kind of chip architecture to allow memory 10 times denser, 1000 times faster than the current standard.

9:23 AM   Mysterious 3D Xpoint the first new memory technology to come to market since 1989.

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Streaming TV bundles leverage Netflix to steal Foxtel's thunder

Adam Turner 12:24 PM   Pay TV-lite bundles like Telstra TV look set to be the next weapon in the battle for Australian lounge rooms.

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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.



iMacs help artists rule the night

Garry Barker   For the past three years White Night has transformed central Melbourne during a weekend in February with spectacular images projected on to buildings.


High-speed video still bogged down by inadequate streaming capabilities

Terry Lane   Australian broadband continues to linger well behind countries such as South Korea and the United States.