Technology

Hands on: Square contactless reader

Square's tiny contactless reader lets you accept card and mobile payments anywhere.

Letting anyone accept Apple Pay, Android Pay and credit cards on-the-spot, Square's tiny contactless reader puts a pop-up store in your pocket.

Google knows when you buy stuff in physical stores

Google collects massive amounts of personal data from smartphones and desktop computers.

Google will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions — including card numbers, purchase amounts and time stamps — to solve the advertising juggernaut's long-standing quest to prove that online ads prompt consumers to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores.

Microsoft's Surface Pro makes a comeback

The machine still features the full-length hinge and magnetic keyboard design.

Microsoft has reintroduced its Surface Pro hybrid device, unveiling a brand new portable machine the company insists is no longer a tablet that can act as a laptop, but is instead "the most versatile laptop we've ever built".

Long-awaited crackdown on 'revenge porn'

'Revenge porn' has reportedly affected one in 10 Australians.

People who share or post sexually explicit images of others without their consent will face tough new penalties if a national proposal to combat revenge porn is passed into law.