Supercomputers in our backyard

Magnus supercomputer, courtesy the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre.

Linton Price, Reporter

April 12, 2018

Sitting in the quiet south end of Kensington, South Perth, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre houses some of the most powerful computers in the southern hemisphere. These machines are used in scientific research and are invaluable for the variety of services they offer, from analysis to data storage. Pawsey...

Why didn’t it stop?

Photo: Kwinana Freeway Northbound, Linton Price.

Linton Price, Reporter

March 29, 2018

On March 18, Elaine Herzberg was walking a bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona, when she was struck by an Uber self-driving car. It killed her. Uber immediately suspended all autonomous car testing in North America, and on March 27 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey suspended all such tests in the ...

Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017

Dutchman Didi Taihuttu recently packed it all in and sold everything he owned for Bitcoins. Currently waiting on a campsite with his family, he is claiming that he is waiting for the eventual boom in cryptocurrency. He is not the only one sold on their prosperity. Many (probably not to the extent...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

What’s In Room 319?

The winning logo

Brooklin Pigg, Reporter

August 14, 2017

Nestled on the 3rd floor of the library on Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley Campus, a Curiosity Studio will open on 14 August 2017. It is an open space for students of any department and skill level to experiment with new technologies. “We’re targeting people who have interest but wouldn...

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Lucy McLeod, Student Reporter

May 23, 2016

Your privacy is about to be changed in the blink of an eye. Tech giant Sony is seeking real estate in your eye with a contact lens that can capture photos and videos. The device boasts a built-in camera with autofocus, zoom, aperture control and image stabilisation. The lens will even be able to...

iPhone SE: a smaller release

Actually an iPhone 5S. But they look exactly the same.

Calle Bolmgren, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016

One small iPhone and one small iPad. One can easily say that there was no big news presented this Monday at Apple's latest announcement in Cupertino, California. However, the new iPhone is filling up a gap in their product line. CEO Tim Cook presented Silicon Valleys worst kept secret yesterday....

Telstra network suffers outage, again


Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 22, 2016

Yet another Telstra network outage has hit this morning, the second to affect the network in the last four days, after a national failure last Thursday which affected over 8 million services. While Telstra has said they have resolved the issue, many on social media continue to report they cannot make...

Nothing is sacred: ‘KeRanger’ ransomware is after your Mac, money

Nothing is sacred: ‘KeRanger’ ransomware is after your Mac, money

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 10, 2016

This week has seen the worst attack on Mac computers yet: the “KeRanger” ransomware virus is the first Mac-targeted virus to actually make it “into the wild”, making it the first properly dangerous threat to Mac users.

The future pulls up as self-driving cars launch in Japan

Japan launches robot taxi trial

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

October 19, 2015

If you thought self driving cars were a thing of the future, think again. An experiment using robotic technology will be launched in the streets of Japan next year which, if successful, will be made commercially available by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in 2020. From the country where robots...

Review: Snaps for the latest Snapchat update

Definition of 'glamour'.

Tiffany Warne, Staff reporter

September 28, 2015

Besides that whole 'new Prime Minister of Australia thing' that happened, the most exciting topic of conversation lately has been the new Snapchat lenses. According to the Snapchat support webpage, the lenses aren't supported on older devices, so now would be the time to upgrade purely so you can...

Push to introduce coding skills for children

Computer coding a 'well-rounded life skills set'

Kristina Simich, Staff reporter

September 24, 2015

Newly elected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for the Australia of the future "to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative" — and for many academics that has been a clarion call for coding in schools. The push for students to learn a computer language in school...

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