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property market

An emerging technology, blockchain, could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our housing markets. Blockchain is an online ledger that records transactions. It’s capable of recording the movement of any kind of asset from one owner to

Apple Pay, Mobile Payments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision to deny some of Australia’s major banks the ability to bargain collectively with Apple and boycott Apple Pay might have opened a whole new door for digital wallets in Australia. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a

If driverless cars live up to the safety hype, they could result in a significant reduction in the number of court cases dealing with human-related traffic offences. But before we can clear the courts, we will need to have a period where human drivers share the responsibility (both actual and

Android Pay

The ABC has this week asked the question as to whether “Australia is on the brink of becoming a completely cashless society”. The question was sparked by the recent release of figures by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) showing a continued decline in Australian’s withdrawing cash from ATMs. ATM

Microchip manufacturer Intel has invested heavily in the driverless car race with the latest US$15 billion (A$19.5bn) purchase of Israeli tech company Mobileye. Mobileye develops sensors and intelligence technology behind automated driver-assistance systems and many self-driving cars. Its tech enables a car to “see” and understand the world. Take our

Creativity and spectacle are becoming less important than the personal information used to target ads. The sponsored links on a Google search or in your Facebook feed are very effective, but for a completely different reason than your favourite television commercial. When you think about advertising what comes to mind