Two driverless tractors spray vines in a Texas vineyard. Each one is controlled from a single command station (2012).
Digital innovations have the potential to empower farmers and revolutionise agriculture, but many could also lock them in to unsustainable methods.
Digital government is primarily a social and political phenomenon driven by human behaviour.
Donor-driven e-government projects in developing countries often attempt to transplant what was successful elsewhere. But success requires buy-in from locals – both governments and citizens alike.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
Platforms for radicalisation?
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
Though Google has reported significantly more profits in Australia, the profit margins of the local company remain very low compared to its worldwide group.
It is well known that modern multinationals such as Google can derive substantial revenue and profits from Australia without significant physical presence here.
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Digital records are all well and good, but they still don't match the versatility of paper.
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
More than 120 million copies of Minecraft have been sold.
New research uncovers how Australian children actually use Minecraft – shedding light on what devices they use, the social nature of play and a reality check on claims of gender-neutrality.
On the road again…
Digital nomadism and van life lie at the heart of today’s work aesthetics. These trends may create liminal experiences within job markets
Readers should cast a more critical eye over information they use from the web, to make sure the knowledge built from it is trustworthy and accurate.
A report has discovered that while students born after 1980 have good digital skills, they need to think more critically about what they read online.
Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class.
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Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.
Modern working conditions are forcing unions to alter the way they are structured.
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There are some different strategies unions are now considering to help these organisations survive in a changing economy.
3D printing can be a powerful tool for designers and artists.
The work of Australian designer Berto Pandolfo shows how 3D printing can be claimed as a craft technology.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world's leading 'digital cities'.
The Productivity Commission report is not a comprehensive plan of what government should do about digital disruption.
A Productivity Commission report on digital disruption argues that government's should stop creating barriers to innovation but it fails to provide solutions on privacy and ownership of data.
Something wiki this way comes.
Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th birthday, but it's eight years since contributor numbers peaked. What does this tell us about its 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.
Can the inner city of Johannesburg become the flat white that is proving the perfect brew in London’s East End?
Drawing on models that have proved hugely successful in major cities around the world, Wits University is creating a large and ambitious Digital Innovation Zone.