How to create wealth from waste and reduce our landfill
While Australia's rich stocks of raw mineral resources have contributed to the nation's wealth and given us a competitive advantage we are also one of the highest waste producing nations in the world (on a per capita basis). ...
New iPhone likely out in September, Nikkei daily says
Apple is to release its newest iPhone in September, with higher resolution and bigger screens, a report said Friday, its latest salvo in the smartphone wars where it has lost global market share to rivals ...
Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked
Turkey banned video-sharing website YouTube on Thursday, having blocked Twitter a week earlier after both were used to spread audio recordings damaging to the government, local media reported.
Instagram closing gap with Twitter in US, survey says
Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, has almost caught up with Twitter's number of US users.
PCs to lose more ground to tablets, survey finds
Sales of traditional computers will lose more ground in 2014 to tablets and other mobile devices, a market tracker said Thursday.
Mobile app provides weather forecasts for Rwandan coffee farmers
A mobile app created by a start-up company at ESA's business incubator in the UK will soon help coffee farmers in Rwanda to protect and improve their crops by providing highly local weather forecasts.
Don't let personal data escape your smartphone
(Phys.org) —Two EPFL researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone. The Android app should be available in late summer 2014.
People are still moving as much, but it's taking them longer
In the cantons of Geneva and Vaud, people are using their cars less often and their overall travel time is increasing. More than half the trips are for leisure activities and shopping.
Spotify slashes prices for US college students
Spotify is wooing U.S. college students with a $5-a-month premium music deal, half off the regular rate.
Nokia says handset sale to Microsoft delayed to April
Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.
China Mobile profit hit by competition, 4G costs (Update)
China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, said Thursday its profit last year tumbled 5.9 percent due to higher costs and intense competition.
Researchers launch new FaceFries app
Want fries with your social media? That's a question Simon Fraser University researcher Steve DiPaola, co-creator of a new app, is asking with the launch of FaceFries.
Google, Facebook drive gains in mobile advertising (Update)
The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9 billion and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker said Wednesday.
Google Chromecast hits Europe, Canada with a new way to watch TV
Gone are the days of squinting at your smartphone as you try to make out what is happening in your favourite film.