KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Your P@55w0rd is obsolete, time to rethink your personal cyber security

Cyber crime costs the global economy $2.9m every minute and 80% of these attacks are password related, writes Kate Thompson Ferreira

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What innovators are doing to reduce harmful e-waste

There are moves afoot to mend electronic goods rather than trash them, while data collection can reduce break-downs in future

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Be smart: get smart devices to run other gadgets in your home

Samsung seems to be leading the pack with its Ballie companion robot on show at CES tech fair last week

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Will gaming be the next addiction targeted by authorities?

After decades of immunity from interference, a clampdown on this lucrative industry could soon follow

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Telling tales — how audio has buoyed the book industry

Skilled narrators are cashing in on the boom, but will robots become replacements?

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KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Could a contract for the web save us from an incendiary internet?

World wide web founder Tim Berners-Lee is leading the pack in trying to instil some order in his ‘baby’

Choosing not keep up with the tech Joneses

The only merit of holding on to ‘old’ gadgets  is that they might be stylishly retro in future

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Google’s Stadia takes aim at $130bn video game market

Game-streaming service launches across 14 countries but analysts question the business model.

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Facebook’s artificial intelligence still too dim to weed out abuse

Huge challenges remain years after the company started trying to police its platform with computers

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Reality check: there is no green economic growth

Growing any country’s GDP and sustaining the environment are mutually exclusive because, by their nature, existing production methods are environmentally ...

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KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Still the Apple of many eyes

Critics love to hate the iconic manufacturer, but the launch of its most recent gadgets showed it still ignites the world’s imagination

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Apple doubles down on services as iPhone prices hit ceiling

Company launches new streaming platform in bid to keep existing customers

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Convenience apps prove there’s no place like home

Large sums are being poured into service companies that replicate the jobs parents do for small children

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What the Apple Card gets right, and wrong

The tech group hopes to impress users by bringing ‘transparency’ to personal finance

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Walkman statue is a nostalgic nod to Japan’s technology glory days

The burden is onerous when demographics suggest the country’s epoch of disruptive verve is over

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Audio devices box clever to cut kids’ screen time

Parents have welcomed the interactive Boxine and Yoto speakers as an alternative to TV and the internet, write Nic Fildes

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