Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft form AI non-profit
The technology heavyweights have announced they are forming a not-for-profit organisation to educate the public, open up dialogue about AI technologies, and identify opportunities to use it to solve problems in the world.
?LG Innotek wins patent suit against Japan's Nidec
LG Innotek, LG Electronics' component supplier, has won a patent suit against Japan's Nidec over motors for optical disk drives.
?R&D Tax Incentive Review calls for more focus on Australian research
A review into the R&D Tax Incentive has said it could do more to encourage additional research and research spillovers into other sectors.
?Samsung reboots Note 7 ads, expects exchange at 80 percent
Samsung will play new Galaxy Note 7 ads from Saturday in time for sales of the new batch of handsets. It also expects 80 percent of faulty models in Korea to be exchanged by then.
Melbourne activates free Wi-Fi network across CBD
Melbourne, Ballarat, and Bendigo citizens and visitors can now receive access to free Wi-Fi under a joint project between the Victorian government and TPG.
?Samsung, SAP to cooperate on next-gen in-memory platforms
Samsung Electronics and SAP have opened a joint research centre that will develop memory solutions for next-generation in-memory computing.
Medicare and PBS dataset pulled after re-identification concerns
The Australian Department of Health has confirmed an issue within a Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme dataset published on data.gov.au, but said no patient information is compromised.
Brandis to criminalise re-identifying anonymous data under Privacy Act
The Australian government will introduce amendments to the Privacy Act to criminalise the re-identification of de-identified data, with the law to take effect from Wednesday.
Samsung silent on further Galaxy Note 7 explosions in China
The tech giant hasn't issued any further statements regarding exploding Note 7 battery claims in China, despite such reported instances now totalling five.
Pilgrim finally gets nod as Australian Information Commissioner
After being on a series of rolling temporary appointments since July last year, Timothy Pilgrim is set to take on the mantle of Australian Information Commissioner alongside his role as Australian Privacy Commissioner.
Spotify in 'advanced' talks to acquire SoundCloud: Report
Boasting more than 40 million subscribers, Spotify is said to make a play on one of its rivals.
Where ransomware goes next: Your phone, your TV, your servers
Cyber-cops list cryptoware as their 'dominant concern' and warn that it will target more devices and aim for higher-value targets.
HP told: Disarm printer ink 'self-destruct sequence' blocking third-party cartridges
Digital rights group EFF has launched a campaign to get HP to reverse its new technical block on non-HP and refilled ink cartridges.
Google News: Now Lite mode gives you faster pages on slow mobile networks
Google has rolled-out new data-saving features targeting Android and Chrome users on slower mobile networks.
BlackBerry will end in-house phone design, focus on software
After posting a 32 percent drop in second-quarter revenue, BlackBerry is ending all internal hardware development, including its iconic phones.
Moscow to Microsoft: We're ditching Outlook, Exchange on 600,000 machines
Putin's edict for Russian government authorities to buy local rather than foreign software appears to be taking effect.
Deakin University unveils first robotic surgical system with sense of touch
Deakin University has unveiled the HeroSurg robot, giving surgeons the added sense of touch when they perform microsurgery via a computer.
NBN rolling out FttDP to 700,000 premises, replacing Optus HFC footprint
Up to 700,000 premises within Optus' HFC footprint or previously slated to receive FttN will instead receive high-speed broadband under NBN's FttDP network technology.
?Xiaomi unveils Mi5s and Mi5s Plus in China
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi5s and Mi5s Plus smartphones at a launch event in Beijing, while also showing off the Xiaomi Mi TV S3, a TV with artificial intelligence capabilities.
Google announces Neural Machine Translation to improve Google Translate
The Google Neural Machine Translation system 'surpasses' the results of all other machine-translation solutions currently available, with GNMT now being used for Chinese-to-English translations.