Technology

Warning sounded over medical apps

By the time a health app is properly assessed, it is no longer on the market.

Researchers around the world, including Australia, are warning that none of the 165,000 available medical apps have been properly tested – so how do you know which ones work, and which ones could endanger your health?

The perks and pitfalls of crowdfunding

A thumbnail of the Triton campaign, right, and the Tricon campaign as they appear on Indiegogo's search page.

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Australia's own Pozible have exploded in popularity in recent years. But with failure and fraud affecting a small slice of campaigns, it's backer beware.