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Weasel and Woodpecker take flight online

Su-Lin Tan 7:45 AM   "The Weasel and the Woodpecker" could well be the name of the next English classic fantasy story.

Telco introduces data rollover

Ben Grubb 5:19 PM   Virgin Mobile has responded to a push by consumer groups and their customers to allow ever-precious mobile phone data to roll-over to the next month.


Cyber bullying laws too much: Cory Bernardi

Wake up: Karl Stefanovic now comes in an app

Mums and dads' bitcoin use probed

Presto and Stan sweeten their deals

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The internet's best troll you've never heard of

Caitlin Dewey   Kanye West is a loser, according to a website whose sole purpose is to name and shame such folk.

Optus to launch own smartwatch

Hannah Francis   Optus has announced it will release a smartwatch that will enable consumers to pay for goods via its Cash By Optus app by the end of the this year. It's also looking at releasing smart wristbands.


Turnbull: Minister for Encryption

Ben Grubb   When did Turnbull become a salesman for online encryption services? When the Abbott government moved to store metadata.


Watchdog fines iiNet $204,000

Ben Grubb   Internet service provider iiNet has paid a $204,000 fine after its billboard and tram ads were found to feature fine print that was a little too fine.



LG's 4G watch is very smart, very large

Hannah Francis   Urbane LTE is full of great functionality, but it's super-bulky and its less-smart basic variant is a touch prettier.


Microsoft unveils Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphones

Hannah Francis   Microsoft launches two new affordable Windows phones and Windows 10.


The iMessage trick that lets you text MPs

Ben Grubb   It was a simple "hack" posted by a software engineer that led to an avalanche of spam hitting Attorney-General George Brandis' iPhone.



Can Paris Hilton do a Kim Kardashian?

Stephen Hutcheon   Can the Paris Hilton brand translate to a mobile gaming app?


Smartwatch inspired by 'golden age' of design

Huawei stuns with a form-first smartwatch one week before Apple is expected to show off its more new-school rival device.


Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Presto and Stan sweeten their deals as Netflix unleashes the dogs of war

Adam Turner   With Netflix only days way, newcomers Presto and Stan are scrambling to win a foothold in Aussie homes.


Social Radar

Don’t blame Facebook – the narcissists have always been there

Laura Demasi   Laura Demasi looks at the me-media world and asks the questions worth pondering over.



User support a core issue

Garry Barker   Despite aiming for simplicity, our linked-in world of increasingly complex devices requires sophisticated help.


Return to film smells like teen spirit

Terry Lane   The day we left the darkroom and closed it for good, rescued for all time from toxic fumes, our lungs breathed a sigh of relief.