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Licences going digital next year, ​smartphone driver's licences due in 2018

Forget the plastic -- soon you'll be carrying your digital driver's licence in your mobile wallet under NSW Government plans to digitise state licences. But there's nothing we can do about that unflattering photo.

By 26 November 2015


Licence-fee payers won't demand 4K shows, says BBC exec

Mark Harrison, controller of production for BBC North, reckons punters won't be knocking the corporation's door down demanding Doctor Who in Ultra HD.

By 8 November 2013


Canberra to legalise ride-sharing services as UberX cruises into town

Canberra and the rest of the ACT will introduce a system of legislation and accreditation for ride-sharing services such as UberX, heralding a shake-up of the traditional taxi system.

By 30 September 2015


Judge says no to Dallas Buyers Club's 'surreal' overreach on piracy claims

The Federal Court has ruled that Dallas Buyers Club LLC cannot send its draft letters to iiNet customers who have allegedly downloaded the movie illegally.

By 14 August 2015


Beats 1 and the future of radio: Why one station ditched broadcast and went online

We spoke to TeamRock, the British station leaving broadcast radio behind in search of a new global audience.

By 30 July 2015


UK's new Atom Bank banks on a smartphone app instead of branches

The latest "challenger bank" looking to shake up retail banking could mark a big step forward for the fast-growing mobile payment sector.

By 26 June 2015


NSW Government proposes digital driver's licenses for smartphones

Forget fumbling for your license in a wallet full of cards -- NSW drivers could soon by displaying their driver's license, boat license or photo ID on their smartphone.

By 13 March 2015


Drone operator fined after posting flight videos on YouTube

An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation safety regulations while flying his drone, but while he wasn't caught in the act, the man was busted after posting videos of the flights to YouTube.

By 23 January 2015


Uber dodges 'covert' transport regulators by blocking mobile phones

State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service.

By 15 January 2015


Calls for freeze on taxi fares in face of 'illegal' ridesharing competition

Australia's pricing regulator has called for a freeze on Sydney taxi fares as research shows 11 percent of Sydneysiders have used ridesharing services, such as Uber X, in the past 6 months.

By 19 December 2014