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UberX drivers make a killing amid storms

Hannah Francis 1:31 PM   One Sydney driver told a rider he raked in $400 between 4am and 8am, in part thanks to Uber's surge pricing.

See everything you have ever Googled

Caitlin Dewey 8:28 AM   Assuming you've been signed in to a Google account, the search giant has been collecting every single search query you've ever made.

Netflix bets future on original programming

Bar warned against Game of Thrones screening

Fears VPNs could be blocked in crackdown

Turnbull explains website-blocking bill

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Uber protest: Perth taxi drivers protest in convoy to Parliament

Emma Young 7:31 PM   Hundreds of Perth taxi drivers abandoned fares on Tuesday to protest what they call state government inaction over Uber.

Streaming

Optus wants Netflix to pay up for better streaming

Ben Grubb   In a move that is sure to spark a debate about "net neutrality" in Australia, Optus is soon likely to ask internet video streaming services such as Netflix to pay a fee to ensure that quality video streams are delivered to internet subscribers.

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Streaming

HBO Now cuts off Aussie geo-dodgers

Ben Grubb   Australians who sneak into the US-only HBO Now video streaming service being told they will soon be cut off.

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Hands on review: LG Ultra HD Netflix television

Adam Turner    Finally putting Ultra HD to good use, LG's 65-inch LED 65UF950T brings the best of Netflix into your lounge room.

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Streaming

Tidal CEO quits, 'handful' fired

Ben Sisario   Barely a month after Jay Z took over streaming music service, the top executive at its parent company has stepped down.

Social radar

Is love in the age of Tinder all it's cracked up to be?

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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Fitness trackers reveal Australia's sleepiest city

Kelsey Munro   It's axiomatic in the digital world that if an app or service is free, you're the product. Or your data is. So what to make of consumers who are willing to pay handsomely for the privilege of being spied upon?

Review: Foxtel iQ3 personal video recorder

Adam Turner   A PVR for the Netflix-generation, Foxtel's iQ3 blends pay TV and video on demand into a seamless viewing experience – but there's work to be done.

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Uber outage leaves customers without a ride on Friday night

Kate Aubusson   Sydney taxi drivers may be cheering tonight after an outage of on Uber's system put their major competitor out of commission on one of the busiest evenings of the week.

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Gadgets on the Go

Hands on review: LG Ultra HD Netflix television

Adam Turner    Finally putting Ultra HD to good use, LG's 65-inch LED 65UF950T brings the best of Netflix into your lounge room.

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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

Filmmakers call 'lights, Apples, action'

Garry Barker   Technology has advanced so quickly that you could win at Oscar using an iPad and iMac.

Imaging

Magazines provide perspective on photography

Terry Lane   Whether in print or online, there is a wealth of information available for the photographer.