Technology

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number of students learning languages in Australia has remained stubbornly low. Rapid improvements in machine translation and speech recognition technologies in recent years appear ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series phones have set benchmarks for the company, featuring the absolute best it has to offer in terms of mobile technology. The big differentiating factor from the S series has been bigger screens and the  S-Pen stylus, and this formula has worked well for Samsung for years now. However, ever since the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company has been fragmenting ... Read More »

Dundee leading the way in technology

Council leader John Alexander Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dundee is set to lead the way in some of the most innovative technology on the planet as the “internet of things” becomes an everyday reality. By providing a smart infrastructure network across the city, individuals and businesses will have access to superfast broadband and future 5G services. John Alexander leader of ... Read More »

Smartron Collaborates With USC on Machine Leaning, Wearables Research

HIGHLIGHTS Smartron and University of Southern California have collaborated They will work on machine learning Smartron recently unveiled tronX Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies. USC’s Center for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT), along with Smartron, would focus on building the ... Read More »

Drones, tractor hacks and robotic sprayers: the technology of farming

The Hands Free Hectare project, out of Harper Adams University in the U.K., successfully planted, tended and harvested 1.5 acres of barley using only autonomous vehicles and drones. (Hands Free Hectare) ​Farming may not be the first industry that comes to mind when we think of technological advancement, but that’s changing — fast. Agricultural giant John Deere, for instance, just spent $305 million to buy a robotics ... Read More »

How technology is disrupting wealth creation

Australian families traditionally built wealth through buying property, investing in shares or putting cash in bank term deposits. But in the past five years we’ve seen an astonishing disruption in financial services that gives consumers different ways to invest. Amazon CEO becomes world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon has dethroned Bill Gates as the world’s richest ... Read More »

Sony Launches Google Assistant-Enabled LF-S50G Smart Speaker, WF-1000X Earbuds at IFA 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Sony has launched its own smart-speaker It uses Google Assistant and offers high-quality speakers The company also unveiled two earphones and one headphone Sony is joining Silicon Valley companies in taking a crack at the nascent smart-speakers and the connected earbuds markets. On Thursday at the IFA trade show event, the Japanese electronics company unveiled a HomePod-like LF-S50G speaker and an ... Read More »

Google has recently updated its search algorithm

Google has recently updated its search algorithm to place special emphasis on websites that are mobile friendly. In fact, mobile friendly websites should see a boost in search rankings. This is evidence of how essential and important creating a mobile friendly website is for any business that wants their website to continue to be visible and to rank. What is ... Read More »

Technology Is Already Eliminating Driver Jobs — Here’s How To Trade It

Shutterstock Everyone is worried about robots. Elon Musk fears they will kill us all if we give them both deadly weapons and autonomy. He certainly has a point, but the non-lethal scenarios are no picnic either. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Worse, artificial intelligence (AI) systems ... Read More »

The very dirty history of on-demand video technology

It’s the Sony U-Matic in all its analog glory. This device was used in the early 1970s to stream X-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a closed-circuit broadcasting device on the hotel roof. In 1973, a young Roger Ebert reviewed the movie Deep Throat. He was not yet a household name or a Pulitzer Prize winner, but he was a ... Read More »