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Five simple smartphone hacks

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Risk: The film Julian Assange doesn't want you to see

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07
Risk wasn't the movie Laura Poitras expected to make.

AI learns from pro gamers - then crushes them

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:55
For decades, the world's smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence.

LinkedIn loses a court fight over users' public profiles

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:23
​When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn't just your friends and contacts who can see that data.

Maker of iTrump app wins trademark spat

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:02
The owner of Trump Tower, Trump Golf Links, and The Donald J Trump Signature Collection can't claim this one as his own: iTrump.

To stop nude images from strangers, change this iPhone setting

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:00
Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realise allows anyone to send pictures to their phones.

Can a better night's sleep in a 'hipster' bus replace flying?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:37
Picture this: Your boss asks you to make a last-second trip to a city a few hundred kilometres away for a meeting tomorrow morning.

Picton picked to trial new litter bin technology

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:03
Hi-tech litter bins that send an alert when they need emptied are to be put to the test in Picton.

Parents need to take control of their kid's devices

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:50
OPINION: While it may be hard to say no to your children when they ask for a device, it is easy to stop them from accessing inappropriate content.

Battery tech breakthrough set to boost electric vehicle range by up to 70 per cent

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:32
A Tesla Model 3 can drive for about 350 kilometres on its sizeable battery pack but now new battery tech could boost those numbers by another 70 per cent.

Building a media PC for under $500

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:51
You're not alone wondering just what Intel's marketers were thinking when they came up with the "NUC" brand for its line of modular PCs.

Neo-Nazi site's registration cancelled by GoDaddy then Google

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:55
Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours, in moves that threatened to take it offline if it does not find a replacement for GoDaddy and Google, which both said the site had violated their terms of service.

Millennial humor is bizarre, but perhaps that's life

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:46
In a sepia-toned portrait that looks like a dark relic of the Soviet era, five figures stand frowning in profile: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and finally a computer-generated hot dog wearing green headphones.

Rise of the machines and the death of a decent day's work

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:53
OPINION: My working life began pushing a two-stroke mower across the sprawling lawns of my suburban childhood home – a tricky business mustering enough force to pull the starter cord but, after that, a thoroughly satisfying process of methodically retracing one's steps at half-metre-spaced increments.

Later, I'd land my first real job as a retail sales attendant at a big chain women's fashion store, where I quickly eschewed the more customer-facing aspects of retail – like actually talking to people at the till - to hide in the lingerie section, where I occupied myself with the pernickety business of adjusting bra straps back to their shortest length, looping them onto hangers and returning them to the racks.

While studying for my an economics degree, I spent most of my university holidays doing office-based temping work, including data entry, answering phones and entire working days spent folding paper, stuffing envelopes and licking stamps - or pressing them on to moist foam pads to save my salivary glands.

Perhaps it's the rose-tinted glasses, but I look back on those jobs with increasing fondness.

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How a teen rallied programmers to save one of the web's oldest jokes

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:57
If you've spent any time browsing the web, chances are pretty good you've run into a page with an error code on it. 

How to edit smartphone photos

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:09