A new technique devised by researchers at Australia's Swinburn University of Technology could help make the sort of 3D holographic displays that feature in sci-fi movies like Star Wars and Avatar a reality.
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DARPA is hoping to do away with software updates as it embarks on a new project to establish a computer system designed to outlive 100 years of technological change.
It is hoped that a new think tank will help alleviate the pressures put on Australia's regulatory landscape by the emerging IoT sector, which could 'smash' elements of the country's existing framework, according to Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton.
Technology and innovation will be at the centre of Australia's continued productivity over the next 40 years, according to the Treasury Department's latest Intergenerational Report.
Zhenya Tsvetnenko, executive chairman of Australian-listed bitcoin company digitalBTC, has defended the digital currency's potential despite its fluctuating value contributing to the company's half-yearly loss.
ASIC has issued a stop order prohibiting Australian bitcoin company Bitcoin Group from publishing any statements concerning its intention to list publicly in Australia, after it posted information about its proposed IPO on Chinese social media platform WeChat.
Traditional wisdom would have it that any cuts to company R&D tax breaks could hamper innovation, yet the Australian government's latest move to cap domestic R&D incentives may in fact help drive the development of new technology in the country.
Gartner is predicting that by 2020, around one in five vehicles on the road globally will have some form of wireless network connection, adding up to more than 250 million connected vehicles.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies are not financial products, meaning that a licence is not required to operate a digital currency trading platform, according to the Australian corporations regulator ASIC.
Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar hopes to tap into the United Kingdom's 'progressive' digital currency sector after shifting its corporate headquarters to London's Docklands region.