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Why Trusted Tech Is Better Than Cutting Edge (Particularly In Space)

The temptation to use the latest and greatest technology for maximum performance can be powerful, but there are good reasons to opt for a tried-and-tested solution instead. Like NASA did, throwing an original Playstation CPU inside the New Horizons Space probe that is currently beaming pictures of Pluto back to earth.

The Real Effect Of Forced Crunch On Production

We’ve been focusing on the Game Outcomes Project this week, which surveyed hundreds of developers about various factors in their completed projects, and weighed them against multiple indicators of success. In the third part of the published series, the project talks about a hot-button issue: Crunch.

Windows 10 Launch Will Be Staggered

Looking forward to Windows 10 when it “launches” on July 29th? You might be waiting a bit longer than that.

Why Science Funding Should Go To People, Not Projects

Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal Cell. He argues for a switch from a project proposal based system to a people-based system. The phrase you’ll hear a lot more often is “person-not-project”. Here’s how a similar funding model could benefit Australia.

Pitch New Ideas With A 'Pilot Program' To Decrease The Risk

Pitching a new idea is always a bit nerve-racking, but over on Harvard Business Review, they suggest proposing a “pilot program” to minimise the risk your manager might worry about.

Discreetly Organise Your Home Network Gear Inside A Custom Art Frame

If you’re tired of the mess that your modems, routers and cables are making on your desk, this simple frame design offers a nice-looking alternative for better organisation. Better yet, it’s easy to make it fit in with your existing decor.

How Changes To Australian FBT Will Impact Smartphones And Tablets

New rules will soon apply to apply to how fringe benefits tax (FBT) is calculated for businesses. But just how will that change the way companies buy smartphones, tablets and other devices for their staff?

This 1969 Poem Reminds Us Why Computers Still Suck

It feels very 2015 to panic about how technology is impacting our lives. But actually we’ve been worrying about that ever since computers become widely used.

How Voice Recognition Technology Actually Works

At Apple’s recent World Wide Developer Conference, one of the tent-pole items was the inclusion of additional features for intelligent voice recognition by its personal assistant app Siri. The latest version of Siri for iOS 9 makes it possible to make casual, undetailed commands while looking at contextual information on your iPhone. Here’s a brief overview of machine-learning algorithms and how it relates to language.

Why The Journey To Cheap Fast Global Satellite Internet Is Risky

The race is on to get billions of people connected to the internet via a global network of satellites. Europe’s Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which includes Richard Branson as a board member.

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