Rule change should make it easier for more copyright works to be made available in Braille.
A proposed tweak to the copyright laws should make it easier to reversion protected works for people with disabilities.
The federal government released its National Science Statement today, reinforcing its commitment to science and innovation. But does it do enough?
The vast majority of donations Australians make are on the spur of the moment.
Donors feel doubly let down when a charity they have supported falls short of the high standards of conduct expected of them.
Is your chatbot advertising, or just being helpful?
This could be the year chatbots are widely adopted. But beyond making our lives more convenient, they represent a huge potential for advertisers.
Perhaps there shouldn’t be this many discounts.
Discounts can be really powerful in driving sales, but companies should be wary of overusing them.
Self-driving cars need to ‘see’ what’s going on around them.
For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis (left) and Premier Jay Weatherill have outlined their vision for the state’s electricity.
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South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.
Roughly 60% of donors to Australian charities give on the spur of the moment.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
Simple features, like a thoughtfully sited bench, can make a big difference to older people’s ability to enjoy public spaces in the city.
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Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues.
Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
The Australian Twitter News Index for February 2017 reflects the current climate of permanent crisis, at home and abroad.
Today’s long-awaited announcement of restructuring at the ABC highlights two directions for change in the coming year and beyond. Both are welcome. More money will be spent on content production and delivery…
A protest against Donald Trump in Stockholm, Sweden.
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With Zelig-like serendipity I was in Stockholm when #lastnightinsweden went viral. While echoing the melancholic majesty of a classic ABBA song title, the hashtag #lastnightinsweden actually referred to…
Look! No driver in the Mercedes F 015 concept car shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
One paper reported that between 0.3% to 4.6% of all deaths are reported as euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in jurisdictions where they are legal.
There is a growing body of evidence available on how many people are using euthanasia and assisted dying laws in places where it is legal.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for possible signs of AI.
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How can you prepare for the coming AI revolution? Here's a handy survival guide.
The new/old Nokia 3310 revealed at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia's decision to revise an old mobile phone classic should appeal to a movement of people who prefer to play with the older technologies.
Merging our intelligence with that of machines has a strong appeal for some.
Elon Musk has suggested we merge with machines so we're not replaced by them. But that might only delay the inevitable.
Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.