So your three-year-old is famous: A father’s concerns about internet exposure

Alex Walker Contributor

By Alex Walker in Web on Friday 21 November 2014

Out of all the conversations I had with developers, press, volunteers, exhibitors and fans at PAX Australia a few weeks ago, one that kept cropping up was of almost universal concern. It wasn’t for Gamergate, the online drama that had engulfed gaming over the last couple of months, but a fear for children growing up with the internet.

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It’s official: There are no more ‘free’ apps in Apple’s App Stores

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Web on Friday 21 November 2014

In addition to clearly marking which iOS and OS X apps in the App Store and Mac App Store have in-app purchase options, Apple has taken one more important step towards ensuring that customers know exactly what apps they’re downloading, as first spotted by MacRumors. The company has replaced the word “Free,” which appeared under the name of apps available as free downloads from its digital stores, regardless whether they come with in-app purchases or not, with the word “Get”.

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The real reason ‘stupid’ startups raise so much money

Nir Eyal Partner

By Nir Eyal in Web on Friday 21 November 2014

Have you noticed all the startups raising massive sums of money recently?

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Moleskine and Adobe launch Smart Notebook for on-the-go designers

Jackie Dove Partner

By Jackie Dove in Gadgets on Friday 21 November 2014

Even graphic designers who grew up in the digital age cannot help but be enamoured by the tactile power of the pen-meets-paper workflow. Moleskine gets that, and in response, has teamed up with Adobe to launch a custom Moleskine Smart Notebook, that directly connects to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service.

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WingLights: Snap-on indicators for your bicycle

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Crowdfunding on Thursday 20 November 2014

Head and rear lights on bikes have been around for decades, but what we’ve rarely seen are effective indicators to help cyclists signal their intention to turn or merge in traffic. Cycling start-up CYCL spotted this gap in the market and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and fill it.

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This purse charges your gear while actually looking stylish


By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Thursday 20 November 2014

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You know what’s embarrassing? Trying to snap a photograph of something amazing, with your mobile phone battery at 2% and having it suddenly fade to black just as you line up an amazing sunset, or let’s face it, a sunset selfie.

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Can you train your brain to love salad as much as junk food?

Janek Speight Contributor

By Janek Speight in Web on Thursday 20 November 2014

It’s a Sunday morning, you’re feeling pretty down, and your body is craving some nutrients. But your brain’s screaming for something more satisfying.

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Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Crowdfunding on Thursday 20 November 2014

Back to the Future fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming about wearing them one day. Interestingly, as we’re getting closer to 2015, the year when Marty arrives in the future, a company is getting ready to launch the first shoes with auto-lacing capabilities — and while the Powerlace P-One shoes look nothing like the sneakers in the movie, they certainly seem able to get the job done.

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LexShares is crowdfunding for lawsuits

Martin Bryant Partner

By Martin Bryant in Crowdfunding, Web on Thursday 20 November 2014

Crowdfunding is gradually creeping into every walk of life. The latest evidence? LexShares is a new platform that lets you invest in litigation.

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Uber’s trust problem

Chris Gayomali Partner

By Chris Gayomali in Apps on Thursday 20 November 2014

Uber is in hot water. Again.

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