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Phones

iPhone 6C, or just a photoshop fail?

Tim Biggs 8:43 AM   Apple may have leaked its next phone early, with images on its website showing an apparently unnanounced device.

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We're butchering the emoji language

Michael Koziol 2:01 PM   Emoji: we've been doing them wrong. There are rules about these matters, as it transpires - codes and regulations, guidelines even.

More Samsung washing machine fires in NSW

Ultra HD Blu-ray: will you upgrade again?

Sci-fi Civ game set for a major overhaul

Minecraft YouTubers making more than $1m

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Appliances

Ticking time bombs: 83,000 faulty washing machines

Hannah Francis 12:00 AM   Distressed consumers say it's only a matter of time before someone gets killed.

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Piracy

Labor to back site-blocking bill

Ben Grubb   Labor is expected to back a bill before parliament that would result in the blocking of websites facilitating piracy, sources say.

Time

Hand-wringing as leap second approaches

Tim Biggs   The leap second has caused some semi-serious issues in the past, as it can potentially cause any system that relies on syncing across international time zones to become unstable.

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Games

Risky strategy behind biggest mobile game

Jussi Rosendahl   Supercell, maker of Clash of Clans and Boom Beach, hopes to succeed where others have failed by running only a small number of high-quality games.

Mechanical watches outsmart digital rivals

Andrew Masterson   Digital devices may have wonderful functions, but in many ways they don't compare to old-fashioned timepieces.

Macbook fitness program yields lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.

Inventor's Teleroo robot leaps into the future

Katie Cincotta   ​The mobility challenged are set to benefit from a young scientist's work.

Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.

Piracy

Alleged pirates to get free legal advice

Hannah Francis   ISPs indicate they'll provide legal assistance to customers alleged to have pirated film online.

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Gadgets on the Go

Ultra HD Blu-ray - will you upgrade your movie library again?

Adam Turner 1:04 PM   A new disc format is on the way, will you rush to get onboard?

MacMan

Macbook fitness program yields thinner, lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.

Imaging

Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.