Every day we produce more data than the human race did from the dawn of civilisation until the year 2000. Twitter, search engines, scientific experiments, stock markets - these colossal databases can be mined for valuable, sometimes mind-blowing, insights using the most sophisticated algorithms ever created. This documentary explores how scientists are using technology and innovation to search data.
TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has been targeted by an obsessive tirade of anonymous online abuse. Motivated by his own experience, Richard attempts to hunt down and confront three internet bullies, including his own.
A Ten News special, investigating the man behind the WikiLeaks phenomenon, his subsequent extradition trial and what the future holds for one of the world's most wanted men.
Social networking is the 21st century phenomenon, with millions across the globe using it to keep in touch, make new friends and spark new relationships. But what happens when things go wrong when it exposes users to jealousy, deceit and rage? A growing number of online relationships, it appears, are ending in real-life conflicts. This film highlights a number of disturbing cases, which demonstrate that there is a dark side to social networking, which can end in murder.
In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication.
Seth Gordon's documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organisation, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organisation, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Web Warriors offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world's newest and most vulnerable frontier: cyberspace. The film takes us into the world of hackers like Mafia Boy - a 15-year-old high school student who rose to infamy in 2000 by causing millions of dollars in damage after single-handedly shutting down internet giants - including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Dell, eTrade, and CNN. We meet Donnie who goes on a journey into the Russian cyber underground searching for the creators of a computer virus with the hopes of collecting the $250,000 reward being offered by Microsoft.
Discover how video games grew from primitive 2D roots into detailed 3D worlds, with groundbreaking games like Doom leading the industry down new paths.
In this CNBC Original, Maria Bartiromo takes viewers Inside The Mind Of Google for a rare look at the world's most powerful technology company and its crown jewel, the Google internet search engine. This is the fascinating story of how two grad students, in barely a decade, took a one-time research project and turned it into a global technology powerhouse changing the way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other.
The internet has transformed everything from how we enjoy entertainment and media to how we shop, learn and make friends. But how did the Internet begin? This BAFTA Award-winning series, presented by Aleks Krotoski, explores this by bringing together everyone who's anyone on the web - from Microsoft's Bill Gates to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and influential online figures, Al Gore and Stephen Fry.
Learn how game creators in the 1970s and 1980s were liberated to create more complex videogames, which included characters like Mario and Donkey Kong.
Discover how and when video games were first developed using computer technology that created missile simulations to predict results of nuclear war.
With the advent of the Internet changing everything, learn how the rise of MMOs (massively multiplayer on-line games) added an emotional dimension to games.
Ever since the invention of the computer, man has feared 'the machine' and its ability to think. But a computer's unique computational power has also led to the development of games that are unpredictable, intelligent and malleable. Games like SimCity and Civilization simulate entire worlds and let players experiment with cause and effect. As the 1990s dawned, global turmoil forced gamers to find solace in the world of videogames - a virtual world that offered control at a time when the real world seemed dangerously out of control. Now, videogames have become tools for learning and creative expression.
The ABC Online team design and implement a new look for the JJJ Oz Music Month website. This site for Australian music features interactive and streaming delivery of information.
This program exposes people who have risked everything for the promise of a life so far only experienced on a computer screen and in their fantasies. Discover what happens when the real world and the virtual world collide.
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