The Auditor-General has described ACIC’s failed biometric identification database as “deficient in almost every significant respect”.

A new report has linked a STEM teacher shortage in NSW to lack of data on who is qualified.

The Federal Government has spent over $200 million on advertising since the beginning of last year.

The PM says he would support plans for schoolkids to sit a digital licence test, similar to the old-fashioned pen licence.

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has slammed proposed privacy and security settings for banking reforms.

Researchers want robots to detect emotions in human speech to enable more natural conversations.

Victoria has approved driverless car trials on rural roads.

TPG has stopped work on its mobile network because of a government ban on Huawei equipment.

BHP says having to remotely derail a train led to a $US600 million drop in iron ore production.

Microsoft's Bing search engine has been blocked in China.

Experts have offered some high-tech suggestions for the My Health Record system.

Queensland’s police service and freedom of information watchdog have blocked citizens from accessing their own data.

The Federal Government is looking at mandatory income reporting for Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and others in the gig economy.

Authorities will soon test technology to keep planes safe from drones.

CSIRO has released new high-tech tools for farm data and analytics.

Geoscience Australia is spending big to increase the cyber defences of its GPS infrastructure.

Electric and self-driving car-maker Tesla is cutting 7 per cent of its workforce.

Australian engineers have created a new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound, which could revolutionise a range of technologies.

Scientists at CERN have released plans for a new particle collider four times larger than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Experts say smartphones come with some major risks, ergonomically speaking.

China’s space agency says cotton seeds planted on the far side of the Moon have sprouted.

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