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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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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.

Video

Sony lobbied Netflix to stop Aussie VPN users

Tim Biggs   Leaked email  shows Sony executive complained people sneaking into US service is "another form of piracy".

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Security

Car hacking is occurring here

Ben Grubb   Cars with keyless entry systems are vulnerable to power amplifiers, Australian police confirm, and the devices are already being used by criminals.

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Uber turns to customers, Twitter in taxi fight

Hannah Francis   Controversial US ride-sharing app Uber is stepping up its fight with the Victorian taxi industry with a campaign urging its own customers to lobby state government MPs ahead of a key forum on taxi reform.

Games

This is what an Apple Watch game looks like

Tim Biggs   Veteran game developer WayForward announces Watch Quest, "a new kind of game experience that spans two devices".

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Social

Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets

Glenn Chapman   Social media platform's response to abuse has been 'inexcusably slow' and 'too meager', Twitter general counsel says.

Game developer 2K Australia closes Canberra studio

Henry Belot   One of Australia's most successful game developers has closed its Canberra operations with management citing development costs.

Games

Guitar Hero Live embraces reality

James 'DexX' Dominguez   New game rethinks the plastic guitar's design, lets you see real, reactive crowds and bandmates from the guitarist's perspective.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Hands on review: LG Ultra HD Netflix television

Adam Turner 10:55 AM    Finally putting Ultra HD to good use, LG's 65-inch LED 65UF950T brings the best of Netflix into your lounge room.

Social Radar

Love in the age of Tinder

Laura Demasi 7:04 AM   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.