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The Queensland treaty process is still in the early stages and negotiations will not begin for several years. But it’s still a historic step forward for Indigenous communities. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

As the federal government debates an Indigenous Voice, state and territories are pressing ahead

Queensland has become the latest state or territory to embark on an Indigenous treaty process. But for lasting progress to be made, the federal government cannot shirk its responsibility.
Voice-enabled searches are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to web browsing, and that’s a problem for the food industry. (Shutterstock)

Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?

According to a recent report, 30 per cent of web-browsing sessions will soon be done without a screen. Voice-enabled searches are becoming the norm, and that's a problem for the food industry.
Machines that listen – such as Google Home – are now more common, but the technology can ‘hear’ so much more than just our voice commands. Shutterstock/DavidFerencik

Smart speakers are everywhere – and they’re listening to more than you think

Smart speakers can listen out for more than just your voice commands at home. They can hear what's going on around you and react, security systems can even listen out for gunshots.
New Orleans Saints fans cheer on Jan. 20, 2019, in the playoff game with the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

How to avoid a Super Bowl injury to your voice

In the excitement of the Super Bowl and other major sporting events, fans often forget themselves – and their voices. Loud cheering can stress your vocal folds, or voice cords. An expert explains.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice? Georgejmclittle/Shutterstock.com

Protecting your smartphone from voice impersonators

You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don't protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.

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