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Ashley Madison hack's Australian connection

Brian Krebs   What does AC/DC, Ruby Rose and the Australian Parliament have to do with the identity of the hacker?

The curious case of Sony's phones

Tim Biggs 7:39 PM   Could Sony's flagship Xperia Z series make a comeback with fingerprint scanners, great cameras and a 4K phablet at IFA next week?

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US Ashley Madison users sue website

Eight people across the US who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released the personal and detailed information of millions of users.

Car tech

Security researcher who hacked Jeep leaves job

Joseph Menn   The security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as an engineer at Twitter Inc after three years on the job, a person familiar with the matter said.

I'm no Ashley Madison spruiker: Aussie sex commentator

Anne Davies   One of Australia's leading social commentators, Bettina Arndt has angrily rejected suggestions she is a paid spruiker for the website, Ashley Madison, now at the centre of  one of the most embarrassing data breaches in modern web history.

Games

Crossy Road creators take on a classic

Tim Biggs   Aussie two-man game studio set the world on fire with their take on a classic design, now they're looking to do it again.

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Reports of suicide linked to hack

Josephine Tovey   There have been two unconfirmed reports of people ending their lives after their names were included in Ashley Madison leak, police say.

90,000% SMS markup crushed by ACCC

Esther Han   Calls and texts could soon be cheaper following watchdog's decision to slash and cap wholesale telco fees.

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Games

Until Dawn in is interactive horror

Tim Biggs   Another step on the way to true interactive cinema, Until Dawn is a teen horror flick with a truly worthwhile twist: the fate of the teens is in your hands.

Ashley Madison made money, not affairs

Liam Mannix   Among all the sexual fetishes and would-be-cheaters uncovered in the Ashley Madison leak, there is one big reveal: Ashley Madison is, and always was, a terrible and very expensive way of having an affair.

Review

Apple Music v Spotify v Google Play

Hannah Francis   No, it's not worth cancelling your Spotify account for.

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Gadgets on the Go

Why are UltraViolet movies still a bag of hurt in Australia?

Adam Turner 11:54 AM   The demise of EzyFlix highlights the appalling state of Hollywood's UltraViolet movie service in Australia.

Social Radar

Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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For one school, from small things big things grew

Garry Barker   One school in Britain transformed itself and the lives of many people in its community by putting the right technology in the hands of its students.

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Affinity emerges as Photoshop alternative but only for Macs

Terry Lane   What makes Affinity Photo unique among low-priced Photoshop alternatives is that it is not a dumbed down application with automated functions and restricted editing abilities.