Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon, Apple and Google unite to certify smart home devices

Tech giants Amazon, Apple and Google have announced their support of Matter, a standard focusing on capable and secure smart devices for homes. Also known as Internet of Things (IoT) products, these devices include smart ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Australia installs record-breaking number of rooftop solar panels

Data from the Clean Energy Regulator analyzed by CSIRO shows that in 2020, around Australia, over 362,000 rooftop solar PV installations were issued with small-scale renewable energy scheme certificates (STCs) under the Small-scale ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Fatigue test trial for drowsy drivers

Monash University researchers have found drivers with only three hours sleep are 10 times more likely to be involved in a crash.

Consumer & Gadgets

Smartphones have led to the 'death of proximity'

A UCL study across nine countries shows smartphones are more than devices we use, they're 'the place where we live' and swap for close contact with others.

Consumer & Gadgets

Research shows trust needed in digital tech

New Zealanders are worried about bias in automated decision-making, according to research conducted by Massey University research group Toi Āria: Design for Public Good.

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