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2020 visions: The year’s top inventions

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2020 visions: The year’s top inventions

Do this year’s innovations compare to the best inventions of past years?

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Centrelink facial ID fears grow

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Centrelink facial ID fears grow

The expansion of controversial ID measures is criticised as dangerous and intrusive.

Why virtual violence is a problem

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Why virtual violence is a problem

You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why kill one in a video game?

Can selfies detect heart disease?

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Can selfies detect heart disease?

New research uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial photos.

Medical smartwatch ‘a game-changer’

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Medical smartwatch ‘a game-changer’

Device could revolutionise treatment of a range of common diseases.

Online privacy: we care – and we don’t

Online privacy: we care – and we don’t

Online privacy: we care – and we don’t

The privacy paradox: we claim we care about our data, so why don't our actions ...

Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

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Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

UV does have potential, say scientists. Here’s how.

Who is calling you from that number?

Who is calling you from that number?

Who is calling you from that number?

Drew explains how to find out who is calling you via an internet search.

COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

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COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

Six million downloads and no results: government virus app under fire.

Older Aussies embrace telehealth

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Older Aussies embrace telehealth

Telehealth, whether accessed by phone or online, has worked well for older Australians.

Don’t be phish food

Don’t be phish food

Don’t be phish food

Data is the new oil, and online platforms will siphon it off at any opportunity.

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