Rick Noack 11:11 AM China, home to 700 million smartphone users, is now experimenting with new ways to prevent smartphone-related accidents: On a 165-foot pavement stretch in the city of Chongqing, pedestrians can choose between a normal lane and an exclusive one reserved for heavy users of mobile devices.
Hannah Francis 12:15 AM Abuse survivor Ruby O'Rourke is leveraging world-first technology to help prevent vulnerable children from slipping through the cracks.
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Caroline Zielinski A crowdfunding website has shut down the campaign of a woman seeking to raise $2,500 to fund an abortion, sparking an internet debate about ethics of the crowdfunding movement.
Michael Inman A Belconnen man alleged to have created a fake Facebook profile of a young woman to commit a sexual assault against another man has been refused bail.
Amy Corderoy Sydney hospitals are preparing to use 3D printers to produce life-size replicas of their patients' hearts to prepare for surgery.
Stephen Hutcheon Australian born designer Marc Newson has been hired to work in the creative heart of Apple under design guru and friend Jony Ive.
John Markoff In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision. Artificial intelligence software can drive cars, beat grandmasters at chess and leave "Jeopardy!" champions in the dust. But machines still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch.
Hannah Franics, Patrick Begley The leaking of a trove of nude images of celebrities, including those of beloved actress Jennifer Lawrence, has triggered a manhunt for the culprits, with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation annoucing it had joined the search.
David Ramli Telstra has backed a proposal to block websites that host pirated movies and music and called for new measures to help content owners sue repeat offenders.
Amateur video footage taken by a drone and uploaded to YouTube reveals the enormous scale of Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters now under construction in Silicon Valley, California.
Stephen Hutcheon Apple iPhone launches are highly stage-managed events designed to fuel gadget-envy.
Peter Martin It was going to be bigger than the Snowy Mountains Scheme and revolutionise our lives. This week the Coalition released the first analysis of Labor's National Broadband Network which found the benefits would never have met the cost.
Ben Farmer Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a “small step” from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw them, a top United Nations official has said.
Chris Zappone Few contemporary figures can claim to have shifted the political agenda to the extent that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has.
Hannah Francis Consumer group launches ad campaign targeting policymakers in Canberra.
Terrence McCoy In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the "nuclear triad" of deterrence.
Stephen Hutcheon He was one of the Aussie co-founders of the start-up that became Google Maps but until now, he's kept a very low profile.