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Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G. Sy/Flickr

Explainer: what is 5G?

Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
Until machines become truly intelligent, they’re going to make a lot of mistakes when they try to help us. Steve Rainwater/Flickr

The hazards of presumptive computing

Computers try to predict our behaviour and anticipate our needs, but sadly they often get things dreadfully wrong.
Many people fear technology, and have great reservations about kids using smartphones and computers. Anthony Kelly/Flickr

Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn’t be

Many people fear technology is making us dumber, and they have great reservations about children using smartphones or computers. But technology ought to be embraced, particularly by kids.
The way we teach our children must accommodate the radical changes in technology that have occurred over the past couple of decades.

The pen is mightier than the sword, but the computer is mightier than both

It’s official. In 2015, the keyboard has began to genuinely challenge the pen for dominance in the classroom. With Finland having decided that it will no longer teach cursive handwriting in primary school…
China’s top smartphone maker has its sights on global dominance. World Leaks

Why Apple should watch out with Xiaomi smartphones about

Xiaomi might still sound a bit foreign to you, but the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is now the third largest in the world and the largest in China. And they are largely building their market share by…
What’s in store from the future smartphone? Flickr/Andreas Nadler

What’s next for the smartphone in a rapidly changing market?

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months – the length of a typical contract with a network service provider. After all, it is a fast-moving…
This fan finds a signal during an AFL match at the MCG - but it’s not always easy for fans on the smartphone at many stadiums. AAP Image/Joe Castro

Game on for a digital revolution in sport stadiums

It’s the middle of finals season with tens of thousands of fans turning out at stadiums to cheer their teams to victory. Many fans at these and other sporting events already turn to digital technology…
Upgrade rage - what to do when things go wrong? Flickr/Nicola Albertini

Windows 9, iOS8 – the balance between bugs and upgrades

In the tech world there is a dynamic tension between needing to get products to market before the competition and the need to take enough time to make those products completely defect-free and user friendly…
Android and Apple looking to expand into new markets in India and China. Flickr/Aidan

Apple and Google make changes in the battle for new markets

Has Google finally decided to take total control of its Android destiny with the release of its Android One operating system? Aimed at “emerging markets”, such as India, Google will operate the smartphone…
Blow a few grand on a gold watch, and you can help sustain tech firm profits. Apple

Technology firms need new strategies as the purpose of devices changes

The profits generated by some technology firms are awe-inspiring, serving as beacons for those at less fortunate enterprises. Devices have accounted for a large part of that success, particularly smartphones…

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