Season 5 of
Black Mirror begins on June 5, 2019.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
The Northern Territory government is expanding the CCTV surveillance network.
Darwin is one of the aspiring 'smart cities' that is adopting Chinese technology that can identify and track individuals. Add changes in Australian law, and we have the makings of a surveillance state.
A smartphone that bends: one day soon this could be your flexible friend.
Making technology such as a new smartphone that can you can roll, fold and bend requires new ways to manufacture.
David Gillespie’s new book is full of exaggerated claims that are often not backed up by science.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.
The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps.
Software makers including Apple have been creating apps aimed at limiting how much time we spend using our smartphones. A behavioral scientist explains how – and whether – they work.
Smartphones make great citizen research tools. We take them everywhere and they have the functions (GPS, accelerometers, camera, audio, video) to sense, share and mobilize data between consenting citizens.
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
As climate change threatens Australian trees, it’s important to identify which are at risk.
Climate extremes are killing Australian trees, but we don't know where they're dying. Scientists are asking the public to use their phones to help.
Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Attending to everyday surroundings can be shockingly pleasurable.
Smartphones are here to stay, so why don't art teachers explore using them mindfully for visual and aural self-expression and to create intentional classroom communities?
Currently only half of people with depression access potentially adequate treatment, according to one research study. Digital devices could help.
Using smartphones and wearable devices to identify mental health symptoms and deliver psychotherapy will allow more people to access quality care, according to one psychiatrist.
European Chemical Society
Exactly 150 years after Mendeleev's classic formulation, it's time for one for the resource-hungry 21st century.
There's a lack of scientific evidence supporting claims that digital detoxes actually have any benefit to us.
Your phone tracks your movements all the time.
Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.
A light-trails long exposure of London’s Tower Bridge, shot on iPhone8Plus using the NightCap app.
Today's smartphones have the technology to help you take amazing photographs – so long as you do it right.
Philip Pullman can help us understand what smartphones are doing to people – here's how.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
Too much going on.
'Heavy' media multitaskers performed worse on attention and memory tests – and some even had structural brain differences.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Law enforcement agencies can force access to your encrypted systems.
Both the Coalition and Labor agreed to new laws that will give law enforcement agencies the power to access encrypted systems.
Two thirds of Australians over 65 use social media.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.