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CSIRO releases 2020 innovation masterplan

23 July, 2015 by Technology Decisions Staff

The CSIRO has released a masterplan to improve Australia's record in innovation and help the country respond to global changes and digital disruption.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 14 May 2015

14 May, 2015

This week: World's first autonomous truck approved for highway use, identity theft is easier than ever, machine vs people poker game a close draw and NASA working on an electric eel robot for planetary exploration.


Smarter, faster multicore processors

07 April, 2015

Research at MIT has led to a system that distributes data around multicore chips' memory banks, improving execution times by 18% on average while increasing energy efficiency.


Cisco to establish IoE centre in Australia

23 March, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco is establishing an Internet of Everything innovation centre in Australia and investing in addressing the IT skills gap by teaching STEM skills to 100,000 Australian students.


Smarter caching boosts computing performance

23 February, 2015

Cleverer management of caches could improve computer chips' performance while reducing their energy consumption.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 18 December

18 December, 2014

This week: Optical illusions for computers; Lunar Xprize extended to end of 2016; Amazon glitch sees goods sold for 1p; Queensland hospitals hit by computer glitch; and a system failure closes London's airspace.


CBA tips $5m into quantum computing R&D

09 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Commonwealth Bank will provide $5m to the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology for its efforts to build a silicon-based quantum computer.


Geek Weekly: Our top tech stories for 2 October

02 October, 2014

This week we have a look at a Wi-Fi service that takes your children, Google's Project Loon, Microsoft's decision to get out of robotics, a new clock that essentially keeps perfect time and the US$2.1 billion spent so far on the 'Obamacare' website.


LMA to build APAC ICT engineering hub in Melbourne

01 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Lockheed Martin Australia has picked Melbourne to be the location of its new Asia-Pacific ICT engineering hub.


Boffins lay groundwork for post-silicon era

24 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two university research projects are exploring promising ways to overcome the limitations of conventional silicon chips with electronic circuits.


Crowdsourcing rife with malicious behaviour

09 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Crowdsourcing's key strength - its openness of entry - also leaves it vulnerable to malicious behaviour including internal sabotage, research from NICTA and a UK university shows.


Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 4 September

04 September, 2014

Meat pies in the IT age; Coding error missed for six years; Navigation satellites lost in space; 'Beam me up' healthcare; The apps that Apple reject.


Global smart city challenge launched in the US

06 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US government body NIST has kicked off a year-long challenge aimed at helping global communities develop smart city technologies and processes.


Loud&Clear partners with Swinburne R&D lab

30 July, 2014

Digital creative agency Loud&Clear has made a formal partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology R&D department, following the launch of the university's new software innovation lab.


NICTA, Swinburne Uni open software R&D lab

22 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The newly launched NICTA Swinburne Software Innovation Lab will focus on developing software with the potential to benefit a diverse range of industries.


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