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How I got Telstra to hand over my metadata

Ben Grubb 7:18 PM   By refusing me access to my metadata Telstra breached the Privacy Act. I've won! ☺

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Review: Microsoft Surface 3 tablet

Adam Turner 8:52 AM   Finally running a full version of Windows 8.1, the Surface 3 strikes a surprisingly good balance between notebook and tablet.

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League of Legends to take over Luna Park

Microsoft founder reflects, 40 years on

Google doodle celebrates piano's inventor

Why I can't live without my smart toilet

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Hands on review: Amazon Kindle Voyage eBook reader

Adam Turner   Thinner than ever, yet blessed with a sharper screen, Voyage is Amazon's slickest Kindle yet.

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How old do you really look? This computer program will take a guess

Michael Koziol   Microsoft has developed a facial recognition program that does what no polite human would ever do - tell you exactly how old you really look.

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Piracy

News Corp, Foxtel want Google to block piracy websites

Hannah Francis   Copyright owners want to include search engines in legislation that will give them power to have infringing sites blocked.

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Opinion

Piracy crackdown sidesteps real issue

Ed Husic   Labor MP Ed Husic argues rights holders need to address the real issue that causes piracy: a lack of timely and affordable content.

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Windows

Windows 10 begins to take shape

Tim Biggs   A new browser, Android and iOS apps, using your phone as a PC and more as Microsoft sells its vision of a universal platform.

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Meet the guy trying to turn emoji into a legitimate, usable language

Caitlin Dewey   ​While many of us tap out these symbols to our family and friends, there are no universal usage rules for emoji: no grammar, no meanings. No syntax.

Mother's Day gift ideas to chew over

Jayne D'Arcy   Stuck for a Mother's Day gift? How about a compact sandwich maker or a waterproof MP3 player?

Piracy

Meet HBO's Australian pirate hunters

Hannah Francis   Australia was once notoriously the world's piracy capital, but the best anti-piracy group in the game is here too.

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Tattoos linked to Apple Watch malfunction

Reports are surfacing from some Apple Watch early adopters that the new device is not working properly when worn on wrists with heavily tattooed skin.

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Gadgets on the Go

Hands on review: Microsoft Surface 3 tablet

Adam Turner 8:52 AM   Finally running a full version of Windows 8.1, the Surface 3 strikes a surprisingly good balance between notebook and tablet.

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Social Radar

Love in the age of Tinder

Laura Demasi   Love me tender Tinder… not. By all reports, people's interactions on Tinder are anything but tender — a universe away from the swoony stuff of the 1956 Elvis classic.

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MacMan

Powerful new Photos replaces popular image tools

Garry Barker   Apple's photo management application Photos is completely new and it's a breeze to use.

Imaging

Inexpensive cameras take a beating in the smartphone revolution

Terry Lane   One of our excuses for not giving the compact category the attention it deserves is that the images produced by these cameras are so poor that using them and reviewing them is depressing.