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Google tests using drones to deliver goods

This undated image provided by Google shows a Project Wing drone vehicle during delivery. Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com Inc., which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store. (AP Photo/Google)

Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.com.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australia develops Twitter tool to gauge world’s emotions

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Australian researchers unveiled on Tuesday a Twitter tool to map moods around the world in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Infotech,Social Media | Read More »

‘Anonymous Indonesia’ hacks Australia sites over spying

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Activist group Anonymous Indonesia on Monday claimed it had defaced more than 170 Australian websites to protest at reports of Canberra spying on its nearest neighbour and strategic ally.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australia opens ‘world’s smartest’ aquarium

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A major research aquarium able to simulate ocean warming and carry out key studies on the deadly crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef opened in Australia on Thursday.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Risky behavior starts young on web—survey

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Australian children are accessing social media websites at an increasingly younger age, a new survey suggests, with one in five “tweens” admitting they have chatted to someone online they do not know.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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