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Uber strikes landmark deal on worker rights and pay with Transport union

The pact commits Uber to backing the government’s plan to regulate the sector and supporting a form of minimum wage.

Amazon has gone too far as it bids to resurrect the dead

Not content with chasing the elixir for eternal youth, Silicon Valley is now trying to cheat death.

The best home tech for your buck this tax time

From TVs and headphones to smart home gadgets, here are our top picks if you’re planning a splurge with your tax refund this year.

Delivery rider’s family wins landmark payout after death

The family of a courier for a food delivery app, who died after he was hit by a bus in Sydney, will receive more than $830,000 in compensation.

‘Australians should not be misled’: Health Minister lashes cosmetic cowboys

A plan to allow cosmetic surgeons to advertise via testimonials, which critics have said will see more patients lured into risky surgery, is before the Queensland Parliament.

Data next battle for Facebook, other social media giants

Michelle Rowland doesn’t know what the data might show, but she believes media regulators will not be able to understand the problem misinformation poses if they cannot see it.

Photorealistic AI images have arrived. Are artists in trouble?

In 2014, artist Richard Prince angered some colleagues with an exhibition of blown-up screenshots from Instagram. Now he’d have a new way to challenge audiences.

Game subscriptions heat up as PlayStation joins the race

Sony is joining Microsoft in the subscription video game race, as everyone from Samsung to Netflix looks to capitalise on games’ increasing popularity.

After 27 years, Internet Explorer is dead

Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture, joining BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history.

Instagram launches parental controls after mental health criticism

Whistleblower Frances Haugen led a chorus of criticism arguing Instagram hurt teen girls’ self-esteem that the company hotly disputed.

Cryptocurrencies tumble as lending platform Celsius blocks withdrawals

US-based Celsius, which had issued a statement less than a week ago lashing critics and declaring “full speed ahead”, has changed its tune.

The tech every small and medium business should consider

The right technology can simplify and streamline various business operations, saving time, energy and money.

Xbox and Bethesda showcase - every game announced

On Monday Xbox and Bethesda showcased all their new games coming to Xbox, PC and Xbox Game Pass.

Aussie made game The Plucky Squire coming in 2023

Australian video game studio All Possible Futures stole the show at Summer Games Fest this year with a trailer for their new game The Plucky Squire, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023.

The Elder Scrolls Online new expansion High Isle launches with cinematic trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle has officially launched on PC with new cinematic trailer. The long awaited expansion sees players travel to a never before seen land in the Elder Scrolls universe. PlayStation and Xbox fans will have to wait until June 21 to experience High Isle and the Legacy of the Bretons.

Leading gaming brand SteelSeries launch 'best headset ever

Gaming company SteelSeries has announced their latest headsets, the Arctis Nova Pro and Pro Wireless. These new headphones are designed for all-day use, from gaming to music and movies - but they comes at a hefty price!

First look at the iPhone 14

Trevor Long takes us through what the new iPhone 14 will look like.

Aussie actor Evan Evagora stars in The Quarry

Melbourne actor Evan Evagora opens up about his new role in teen horror videogame The Quarry.

An iPhone without Lightning is inevitable, but Apple’s stalling for time

Apple may be forced to ditch the iPhone’s proprietary Lightning port in the coming years thanks to incoming EU laws.

One plug for all: Apple may be forced to adopt USB-C to charge phones and devices

Forget rummaging through the junk drawer. Soon, we may only need to reach for one cable to charge our smartphones and other devices after a development in Europe.