Opinion

Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband
Opinion

Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband

Internet and broadband connectivity are the foundation of the networked economy. But to ensure the benefits of the networked economy are evenly distributed, the Australian government needs to ensure access to the internet to encourage and support innovation.

Researchers may be motivated by impact but that is not enough to achieve it
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Researchers may be motivated by impact but that is not enough to achieve it

Professor Thas Nirthalamas and Simon Wilkins discuss programs that are helping universities and industries to collaborate more closely for The Conversation.

Some places should be off limits for games such as Pokémon GO
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Some places should be off limits for games such as Pokémon GO

It is not just buildings of note, art, and murals that are transformed by Pokémon GO. Also included in the game are private homes, memorials, museums, gravestones and hospitals. Are there places that Pokémon GO should not go?

The Pokémon GO craze sees gamers hit the streets but it comes with a warning
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The Pokémon GO craze sees gamers hit the streets but it comes with a warning

Pokémon GO uses an augmented reality interface that overlays 3D digital content of the game onto a smartphone’s camera feed, allowing players to see their Pokémon as if they were in physical space.

How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap
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How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap

The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, but many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills.

The real reason more women don’t code
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The real reason more women don’t code

In light of the current Girls Who Code Campaign, Professor Karin Verspoor, discusses the real reasons why participation rates for women in coding are low, for the Conversation.