Your broadband router might not look like much, but it’s your first line of defence against cyber attack.
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New research has found the firmware that runs most broadband routers is years out of date and riddled with potential security holes.
We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we’re about to get a lot more connected.
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.
Metropolis: imagining the cities of the future.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
The author (right) and Toby Grime, Artistic Director Animal Logic (left), inside UTS’s new Data Arena.
Today's world is drenched in data, and we need the best tools to help us understand and use it.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
Good things come in small packages, but are all small packages a good thing?
Micro:bit has a parallel in the Model B, which the BBC launched in the 1980s.
The end of privacy?
Israel is suspected of spying on Iran's nuclear talks using a virus to hack the devices that are all around us.
Lots of wind blowing – often at night when there’s little demand for power.
Smoothing out variable wind and solar is a growing problem. Instead of storing energy with batteries, utilities can adjust the power of millions of devices in buildings and homes.
The internet of things – including the equipment on the power grid – is increasing cybersecurity risks for all critical infrastructure.
Bright colours, dumb ideas.
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A word of advice: don't try and build your own cryptography. It's hard and others have done it better.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
From 1-click to 1-push ordering with Amazon’s Dash Button.
Amazon Dash can ensure you never run out of soap, washing powder or razors again. But it can't push the button for you.
Internet of things: a helping hand, or holding us back?
How many gadgets can we handle before what is supposed to ease and simplify becomes a burden?
Will Dash make the Internet of Things stick?
Amazon just announced a new product called the Dash button. Basically, it is a button with a label like Tide or Cottonelle, connected to the internet and available only to Amazon Prime members (you know…
Raspberry Pi 2, a bundle of fruity goodness.
The Raspberry Pi has been a great success, selling millions since launch in 2012 and igniting hobbyists’ imagination everywhere. The Pi is a tiny computer at a tiny price, but now the arrival of a seriously…
The Australian government’s proposed data retention bill may be obsolete before it even comes into force.
One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come…
After a software upgrade your “smart mug” will be as pointless as these floppy disc drives.
The US Federal Trade Commission issued a report on the “internet of things” this week. It announced: Six years ago, for the first time, the number of “things” connected to the internet surpassed the number…
Monitoring energy is first step to saving energy.
The message from the yearly CES consumer electronics extravaganza was clear: the list of gadgets that can be connected to the “internet of things” is growing rapidly. These smart-home technologies have…