Articles By Reissa Su
Technology has paved the way for smart phones, smart cars, smart homes, smart TVs and smart watches. To add to the list of "smart" things, Microsoft has developed a "smart bra" to make women's underwear more intelligent.
The contraceptive pill Diane-35 is still being prescribed to women in Australia despite a temporary ban enforced in France earlier in 2013. ABC launched an investigation and found the banned contraceptive pill is still circulating in Australia. In Australia, the TGA has ordered the drug to be used only as a medication for acne and other hormonal conditions.
Microsoft has partnered with Australia's University of Melbourne in the opening of a new research centre to study the social uses and applications for natural user interface the likes used by Xbox Kinect.
New Zealand firms are in the spotlight for making it to the top 100 of the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Index. A list of the region's fastest growing technology firms was recently announced in Hong Kong with 40 Kiwi tech companies in the list, and 16 in the top 100.
In just one year, the number of Facebook links to news media sites has increased to an impressive rate of 170 per cent. The dramatic rise of sharing news and current events has provided a key shift in Facebook and how Australian users consume content.
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has reportedly submitted a proposal for Apple Inc to buy back $50 billion worth of stocks. According to CNBC, a source said Mr Icahn will present the stock buyback proposal during Apple's annual shareholders meeting. On Dec.
Australia is set to hold the first same-sex marriage ceremonies on Dec. Same-sex couples who are planning to get married in Australia on that day may grow frustrated when their unions will be declared invalid by the Australian High Court five days later.
New Zealand is declared by Forbes as the second best country for business in 2013 following Ireland which moved up to the top of the list from sixth place in 2012. Forbes listed New Zealand as the top country for business in 2012.
New Zealand has the distinction of being the world's second most giving country, thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders. The results of the World Giving Index Survey were released by Charities Aid Foundation based in the UK. New Zealand is tied at second place with Canada and Myanmar.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences revealed the effects of climate change may come not in a hundred years but within decades or sooner. The global issue of climate change has become a great concern for scientists.