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  • Qi becomes the only wireless charging standard

    The battle of competing standards can actually get quite interesting. The last big public fight was between BluRay (which eventually won) and HD DVD. The corporate interests and the size of the conglomerates behind them means big money and ...

  • AMD keeps winning at CES2018 with new announcements

    So far, AMD has had a good 2018. It can’t be hard compared to Intel, as the year’s first big IT security issue has already surfaced inside most of Intel’s modern CPUs. While it fights that fire, AMD has continued on its pr...

  • Byton SUV concept crystals balls the (near) future

    When a company builds a concept car, there usually two reasons for doing so. To inspire design language (think of Audi’s grilles), or to get people talking. The way the concept looks is also a good indicator of what it was built for. ...

  • WTT Weekend News – 7 January 2018 Edition

    Well, it’s certainly been an interesting, if not exciting time to be covering technology. Normally, the first couple of weeks of a calendar year is quiet. People are on holiday and watching their favourite English team fail spectacularly ...

  • Meltdown – Google says fixes have minimal performance impact

    The rather aptly named Meltdown vulnerability detected in many modern Intel CPUs from Nehalem onwards has much of the IT industry in a fritz. To think it’s only a few days into the new year. Companies are rushing to issue patches to t...

  • CPU vulnerabilities found in many chips, mostly affects Intel

    It’s only been four days since the start of 2018, and already we can tell it’s going to be a big year in tech. Right off the bat, there’s a big round of controversy, with the disclosure of multiple CPU vulnerabilities that are present...

  • Tabby’s Star – it really isn’t aliens

    The universe is a strange place. Even here on Earth, things can sometimes feel like they’ve come straight from The Twilight Zone. I mean, a deranged man walked on to the stage during the most recent US Presidential Inauguration cerem...

  • WTT Xmas Feature – Crystal ballin’ 2018

    The end of the year is always a fantastic time, full of joy, wonder, and the occasional six-and-out in the backyard. As you’re tucking in to your Christmas shrimp/turkey/tofu/assorted food, please don’t forget to enjoy your well...

  • Personal assistants or personal problems? You decide

    We often think of a future where we can just speak into thin air, and magic happens. Think about all the instances in Star Trek: The Next Generation where Picard orders hot Earl Grey at a whim. That’s all well and good in a utopia.......

  • Aliens have been here, says former intelligence official

    Military intelligence is often seen as an oxymoron. Depending on your point of view, today’s story might reinforce that truism, or maybe you’ve known all along. According to Mr Luis Elizondo, a former American military intellige...

  • Four Days till Gabenmas

    Ladies and gentlemen, there are only four days left till the most important event in December. No, it isn’t India National Maths Day or the seventh anniversary of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy”, a ...

  • NBN pricing structure to get shake-up soon

    Those of us poor technology enthusiasts living in Australia know the frustration of slow internet. None more so than those souls who live in remote areas and have to deal with Sky Muster. For those in more accessible locations, the National...

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