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TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

Internet a lifeline for Venezuela’s embattled independent media

Starved of advertising revenue and battling a stranglehold on the newspaper industry by the government, Venezuela’s independent media have been decimated by the country’s years-long crisis – with many migrating online to survive.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 7:21 AM

New Internet challenge digitally ages users, turns social media into a wrinkle fest

The new #AgeChallenge is taking the Internet by storm.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 1:00 AM

Disneyland makes surveillance palatable – and profitable

We’re in the heat of the summer blockbuster season, when Walt Disney Co is taking over theatres with releases like Toy Story 4 and live-action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King. There’s another aspect of the season Disney is effectively capturing: summer vacations – and reams of data on the things you do inside its amusement parks.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to dwarf competition at EVO 2019 games tournament

Nintendo's multiplayer mascot brawl Super Smash Bros Ultimate is to become the basis of the franchise's largest ever live tournament when annual fighting game community event EVO 2019 takes place in August.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 11:30 AM

Pearson signals demise of the college textbook in digital drive

The world’s biggest educational publisher will release all future editions of its US titles digitally first, as students dump their traditional textbooks and switch to online learning.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 9:50 AM

US porch pirates spot opening in Prime Day bonanza

Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Training journalists in the era of fake news

As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation – or fake news.

TECH 14 Jul 2019 | 11:30 PM

Super Mario Maker 2: Create and contribute

Super Mario Maker 2 gives aspiring game designers a richer canvas and better tools.

TECH 14 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Grab a proper camera and learn how to take great photos

Many modern smartphones are fine for taking nice snapshots. But if you want better quality photographs and more options, you still need an SLR or system camera with interchangeable lenses.

TECH 12 Jul 2019 | 9:59 AM

Malicious apps infect 25 million Android devices with ‘Agent Smith’ malware

Malicious apps from a campaign called “Agent Smith” have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices, according to new research by cybersecurity firm Check Point.