Virtual reality can significantly reduce pain and anxiety for women during labour.

Apple has unveiled its generative artificial intelligence initiative dubbed “Apple Intelligence”.

Researchers are exploring the potential of ‘digitalised touch’ in social media.

Australian experts suggest a potential solution to the rampant spread of misinformation on social media.

People tend to spend more when using cashless payment methods compared to traditional cash transactions.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission will not investigate public officials referred by the robodebt royal commission.

Australian engineers are working on new technology that could give night vision abilities to normal glasses.

A new website has been created to enhance understanding of soil science and management.

The eSafety Commissioner has officially withdrawn its Federal Court action against X, formerly known as Twitter.

A data breach at Ticketmaster is the latest in a string of high-profile corporate hacks over the past year.

Meta has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool capable of translating 200 different languages, including many that are under-resourced.

Researchers have assessed the effect of mass Twitter bans after January 6 riots in the US.

A key government lawyer involved in the controversial Robodebt scheme has resigned.

New funding is set to create a data exchange for consumer energy resources.

Australia’s electoral commissions are attempting to protect staff from online harm.

PwC has announced a new deal to become the largest customer and first reseller of OpenAI's ChatGPT Enterprise.

Despite Coalition allegations, an audit has found the government’s mobile black spot program has been “largely effective”.

Australia's recent decision to invest $1 billion in PsiQuantum for a quantum computer is rooted in longstanding defence concerns.

The Department of Home Affairs says it is working with Ticketmaster to investigate a recent cybersecurity incident.

Australians’ personal and prescription data has been found for sale online.

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