Microsoft has partnered with the University of Melbourne to launch an $8 million joint venture, the awkwardly-titled Microsoft Research Centre For Social Natural User Interfaces. That might be a name only a mother could love, but the concept of a “social natural user interface” (or social NUI for short) is likely to be increasingly important as a means of interacting with devices.
Voting is now open in the 2013 Lifehacker Awards! Here’s a reminder and a chance to vote for the best social network.
Voting is now open in the 2013 Lifehacker Awards! Here’s a reminder and a chance to vote for the best mobile broadband.
Big data should be about solving specific problems, not just jumping on the technology bandwagon. Here are six issues to consider as you plan or refine big data projects.
The push to add GST to all online sales made to Australians — not just those which cost more than $1000 — appears to be gaining momentum. The argument is that we need to create a “level playing field” for Australian businesses, but when the price difference for some goods is already as high as 200 per cent, the idea that increasing overseas costs by 10 per cent by adding GST will cause a change in buying habits is frankly laughable.