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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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More stories

The TV recorder that removes the ads

Adam Turner   No stranger to controversy, Australia's IceTV is preparing another challenge to the power of Australia's free-to-air broadcasters.

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Games

Mad Max game detailed in spectacular new trailer

James 'DexX' Dominguez   This year Mad Max: Fury Road is bringing the post-apocalyptic mercenary Max back to the silver screen, but he will also be appearing in video game form.

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Career move:

Why Lars Rasmussen is quitting Facebook

Stephen Hutcheon   The storied career of the rock star software engineer Lars Rasmussen takes another fascinating twist.

TV

Samsung's curved, 4K, HDR TV reviewed

Tim Biggs   Review: Samsung's JS9500 is packed with the technology of the future, but what can it do for you today?

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Filter

Kevin Rudd's website blocked

Ben Grubb   Former PM's site has been unblocked by federal parliament's internal internet filter after it was given the classification of "weapons".

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Wearables

Apple struggles to keep up with Apple Watch demand

Tim Higgins   Apple can't keep up with early demand for its new watch though it's trying to make sure there are enough products to ship by the end of June.

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Wearables

Apple Watch very expensive to repair

Hannah Francis   The Apple Watch's limited warranty doesn't cover accidental breakages, and repairs are costly.

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Games

Making video games for the blind

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Local game designer part of a larger movement creating video games for blind and vision impaired players, using everyday technology.

Review: Panasonic's successor to the plasma

Adam Turner   Aiming to be Panasonic's LED successor to plasma, this hulking slice of Ultra HD goodness will appeal to purists.

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Blogs & Columns

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.

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.