Self-driving bus crashes on first day to work in Las Vegas

Self-driving shuttle made by French startup Navya collides with a truck in Las Vegas on its first day A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its... Read more »
Professor Gordon Wallace named 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year

Wollongong’s professor named 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year

University of Wollongong’s Professor Gordon Wallace wins top gong A University of Wollongong researcher known for his groundbreaking work fusing robotics with human biology has been named the NSW Scientist of the... Read more »
Tesla Tiny House

Tiny Tesla House is touring Australia to show off solar power potential

Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia with Model X A tiny Tesla house is making the rounds of Australia – showing off its solar products and educating the public on how... Read more »
Australian team wins Grand Championship at 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge

Australian team wins Grand Championship at 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge

Australia won the Amazon Robotics Challenge with ‘Cartman’, a cheap robot held together with cable ties The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT has grabbed the first prize and US $80,000... Read more »
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Australia lagging behind as businesses fail to embrace Artificial Intelligence: experts

Does Australia lack innovation clusters like Silicon Valley? By Sophie Kesteven (for ABC News) Despite Australia “punching above its weight” in artificial intelligence (AI) research, the country is failing to embrace the... Read more »
Chinese scientists teleported a Photon from Earth to Orbit

Chinese scientists teleported a Photon from Earth to Orbit, marking major breakthrough

Researchers from China successfully teleported a photon from Earth to a satellite 500 km away Not long ago, in the early 1990s, scientists only speculated that teleportation using quantum physics could be possible. Since... Read more »
AeroMobil flying car

Future is Now – AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its first flying car

AeroMobil is officially rolling out to buyers in 2020 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a flying car. It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but... Read more »
Samsung Galaxy S8

8 reasons you should buy the Samsung Galaxy S8

Should you upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S8? Here are 8 Reasons to help you decide Samsung Electronics has launched the company’s new flagship phones, Galaxy S8 and S8+, at the company’s event... Read more »
Robot Police in Duabi

Dubai to get Robot Police force by May 2017

Dubai officers also hope to have the first robot-only police station by 2030 Some of the world’s first robotic police officers are expected to hit the streets of Dubai in May 2018.... Read more »
Fintech

Australian innovators eye China’s vibrant fintech hubs

Australian fintech companies to visit and see for themselves how China has embraced technology and is driving innovation. Australian financial technology companies will have their sights set firmly on China during an... Read more »
The Dubai RTA chief Mattar Al Tayer with a representative of the Chinese driverless flying car, or AAV, maker Ehang. “We are working hard to start operation of the AAV this July,” said Mr Al Tayyer. Courtesy APCO Worldwide

Dubai plans to roll out pilot-less flying taxis this summer

Chinese passenger drones Ehang 184  are coming to Dubai in July 2017 Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of... Read more »
Execs at Facebook, Google, Apple, and Other Tech Giants Sign Letter Opposing Trump's Immigration Order

Google, Facebook, Apple and others draft joint letter opposing Trump’s travel ban

Execs at Facebook, Google, Apple, and Other Tech Giants Sign LetterOpposing Trump’s Immigration Order More than 30 CEOs of biggest tech companies—including Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Uber—have signed onto a letter... Read more »
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to fight terrorist propaganda

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to fight terrorist propaganda

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube would cooperate on a plan to help limit the spread of terrorist content online. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have announced they’ll start sharing data to reduce the... Read more »

NSW Government launches innovation strategy

NSW Innovation Strategy to foster culture of new ideas and innovation throughout the NSW Government The NSW Government has launched its Innovation Strategy, aimed at fostering a culture of new ideas and... Read more »
Hyperloop One could cut journey times from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes

Futuristic ‘Hyperloop’ train will take you from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

It will soon be possible to travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes thanks to an agreement between futuristic transport system Hyperloop One and the UAE city-state. Hyperloop One,... Read more »
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7

Samsung finally scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns

Samsung has killed off the Galaxy Note 7 in the hope of limiting the fallout from its exploding smartphone fiasco Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note... Read more »
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Apple’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 now available for preorder

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announced with water resistance, dual cameras, and no headphone jack Apple has officially unveiled its long-awaited iPhone 7, featuring waterproofing, a dual-lens camera, and wireless AirPod headphones. A... Read more »
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pulled from shelves in Australia over safety concerns

Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. SYDNEY – Australian telecoms and retailers have pulled Samsung’s latest smartphone from... Read more »
A full-scale, test version of the booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System. Credits: NASA

NASA test fires engine for most powerful rocket in the world for Mars Mission

The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released video of a successful test firing of the most powerful rocket to the Red Planet. NASA has successfully conducted a test firing... Read more »
Richest Billionaires in Tech

Gates, Bezos and Zuckerberg are the Richest Billionaires in Tech

Americans and Asian dominate Richest in Tech 2016 list as it features 51 Americans and 19 Chinese people On the top of the chart is Bill Gates, with a net worth of... Read more »
Robot escapes lab and makes a break for freedom in Russia

Robot escapes lab and makes a dash break for freedom in Russia

A robot in Russia escaped from a research lab in the town of Perm on June 15. An engineer at robotics company Promobot had forgotten to close a gate, and the runaway... Read more »
Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2020

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2020

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company... Read more »
Robots take over jobs

Foxconn in China replaces 60000 factory workers with robots

Roughly 600 companies in China’s Kunshan region are looking to reduce headcount with robots to accelerate growth and reduce costs Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.... Read more »
Fitbit, Xiaomi and Apple are world's top 3 wearable device vendors

Fitbit, Xiaomi and Apple are world’s top 3 wearable device vendors

Fitbit tops global wearables market, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place Fitbit fitness tracker maker is world’s leading wearable device vendor, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple... Read more »