Long-circulating rumours about a Microsoft buyout of Mojang — developer of the indie game juggernaut Minecraft — have proven true, with both companies confirming the $US2.5 billion deal.
Abuse survivor Ruby O'Rourke is leveraging world-first technology to help prevent vulnerable children from slipping through the cracks.
Australia is one of the cheapest markets in the world for digital films online and this shows there is no pricing and availability problem when it comes to piracy, new research demonstrates.
Scientists have announced the site where a spacecraft will attempt the first landing on a comet. In November, the European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta will lower its 100-kilogram lander Philae onto the surface of Comet-67P at a site known simply as "J".
An 18-year-old security researcher from Sydney who found a flaw in Optus' mobile voicemail service has found another vulnerability, this time in Vodafone Australia's voicemail system.
Two New York school girls have created a video game that features tampons instead of weapons.
Australians would pay more to legally download music and movies under federal government proposals to tackle online piracy, with the vast bulk of the extra revenue flowing to overseas companies rather than the local production sector, according to two of the country's top economists.
People using smartphone apps and wearable technology to track their health and fitness, weight loss or bodily functions could be unwittingly handing over some of their most private information to third parties.
Highly skilled scientists and project leaders at the CSIRO are being kept from their research to clean laboratories, write promotional material, sort mail and refill photocopiers following government budget cuts that have forced the departure of more than 100 support staff.
A cancer diagnosis, family adversity and hard work, did not stop Belle Gibson collecting her reward last week.