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Aussie game devs flex muscles in global event

Hannah Francis   A record 25 per cent women participants turned out for the Melbourne event of the Global Game Jam.

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Games

The 10 most disappointing games of 2014

James "DexX" Dominguez   Many great games were released last year, but some did not live up to the hype. Here are our top 10 most disappointing games of last year.

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Apps

Google, Facebook court Aussie whiz kid

Hannah Francis   Sydney teen making connections in California three months after topping charts with mobile game.

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Games

Mario becomes self aware, terrifying

Tim Biggs   German researchers have injected artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Mascot so he can develop a personality and behaviour of his own.

Streaming

Stan, Presto, Quickflix: Streaming video services are finally here

Adam Turner   It's been a long time coming, but the floodgates have opened on Australian all-you-can-eat streaming video services.

Games

Australia's little-known giant game studio

Bennett Ring   Tucked away in an inner-city suburb is one of the Australia’s largest game developers, yet most Aussie gamers have no idea it even exists.

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Google boss says Internet will 'disappear'

Google chairman predicts the internet will soon be so ubiquitous it will effectively "disappear" into the background.

Microsoft unveils holographic glasses, gives Windows 10 away for free

Nick Wingfield   New headset heralded as an interface game changer.

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Voice control does the job for curvy new Moto X

Katie Cincotta   Motorola's new offering is anything but a straightforward phone.

Cameras

Why you should take your camera off auto

Terry Lane   Left to its own devices, a camera will get some things right most of the time. But the one thing it will fail at is focus.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Presto and Stan get the jump on Netflix

Adam Turner 10:26 AM   Aussie upstarts are taking the fight to streaming pioneer Quickflix and foreign raider Netflix, but Stan and Presto's limited lounge room support could be their downfall.

Imaging

Why you should take your camera off auto

Terry Lane   Left to its own devices, a camera will get some things right most of the time. But the one thing it will fail at is focus.

MacMan

Sharp Mac leapfrogs competition

Garry Barker   It’s not cheap and probably aimed more at professional photographers and videographers. But I wanted it.

Astronomy

NASA shows off highest resolution photo of space

Tom Decent   NASA has released its highest quality image ever; comprising 1.5 billion pixels and boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.