Governments too often hinder change, when instead they should aim to foster an organic innovation ecosystem. This is more about bottom-up innovation than top-down schemas.
Smart home technologies have some major security weaknesses that better design and programming could solve.
In an age of data-driven urban science, we need to remember how Jane Jacobs gave voice to the multiple languages, meanings, experiences and knowledge systems of a vibrant city.
New and imagined digital technologies have important ethical implications. We should devise relevant social norms through a high-profile, public, collaborative process.
Imagining possible futures can help us plan a secure information technology environment for the years to come.
Bad guys or law enforcement could hack into our networked gadgets to spy on everything we do – and it's not clear how a laptop's video camera or an Amazon Echo fits within wiretapping laws.
Nest's decision to render its Revolv hub products useless shows how far the home automation industry has to go.
Apple's 40th birthday comes just as the firm is facing a new challenge from the rise of the Internet of Things.
Millions of new devices are going online as the Internet of Things expands. But many have security or privacy holes. Here's what to look for to keep yourself safe online.
With the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth the new Raspberry Pi is even easier to put to good use.
If we can solve the privacy issues, placing trackers on people and the things we make can teach us a great deal about ourselves and the world around us.
It won't happen overnight but it will happen.
Science fiction has long warned of technology taking over the world. We're increasingly connected to a digital world that's growing, and more automated. So what if it starts to evolve?
The cyberattack that brought down a city's power supply in Ukraine is a cautionary tale for what lies ahead.
The new conversational Barbie doll may be good at keeping children entertained, but do we really know who's listening in?
New research has found the firmware that runs most broadband routers is years out of date and riddled with potential security holes.
Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
It's not easy powering a network of billions of sensors. But this could be a solution.
Internet connectivity via your lightbulb? It's already possible with LED lights that can enlighten as well as lighten.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.