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Facebook apologises to queer community

Hannah Francis 11:30 AM   Facebook sorry after suspension of pseudonymn accounts sparked an exodus to new social network Ello.

Mozilla making Chromecast rival

Adario Strange 6:00 AM   The next frontier for the Mozilla community appears to be the television, thanks to an open source device called Matchstick.

Maze blurs line between games and reality

Heart attack app proves a lifesaver

The robotic future of capsicum-picking 

Tetris to be turned into "epic sci-fi movie"

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Zen Telecom fined $225,000 over Telstra ruse

Beau Donelly 3:53 PM   A phone and internet provider has been fined $225,000 after its sales team signed customers up to plans while posing to be from Telstra.


Social media

Ello, goodbye: five social network flops

Hannah Francis   Social networks come and go, but some last longer than others. Let's take a trip down memory lane.


Is Windows 10 really Windows 7.5?

Adam Turner   It will take more than skipping a version number for Microsoft to recover from the Windows 8 fiasco.



Microsoft announces Windows 10

Bill Rigby   Company skips version 9 of its famous operating system to emphasise the advances it's made.


Melbourne illustrator furious after artwork stolen and sold on online clothing stores

Melanie Kembrey   A Melbourne-based illustrator has been left reeling after her artwork was stolen, printed on clothing and put up for sale on global shopping websites.


Hyrule Warriors review: a Zelda hack 'n' slash

Tim Biggs   This is pure, stupid fun mixed with big explosions and a whole lot of celebration for one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises.



US man charged over spyware app

Watershed case sees man charged for app that surreptitiously recorded phone calls and intercepted texts and emails when it was installed on a target's phone.


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Is hipster social network Ello more than a flash in the pan?

Hannah Francis   Pitching itself as not quite Facebook might just be the ticket to success.



GoPro's cheapest entry-level camera yet

Jefferson Graham   GoPro, riding the wave of a successful IPO, has three new cameras slated for release — highlighted by its lowest priced model yet, the entry level Hero for $169.


Facebook ads to follow you around

Todd Wasserman   Starting today, Facebook will use data it gleans from users for its new ad network, Atlas, which it will serve up ads on non-Facebook sites based on what Facebook knows about you.



Nintendo turns 125: History of a Japanese giant

Tim Biggs   Last week Japanese gaming giant Nintendo celebrated its 125th birthday. Here's a look back at the company's history and some the great toys they have made.

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Is Windows 10 really Windows 7.5?

Adam Turner   It will take more than skipping a version number for Microsoft to recover from the Windows 8 fiasco.



NZ proves ideal for testing cameras

Terry Lane 11:45 PM   As a stand-in for Switzerland, our neighbour has it all and just hours away.


Why 6 is Apple's latest lucky number

Garry Barker 11:45 PM   New features in an improved case are helping make the new iPhone a worldwide hit.


Is Pluto a planet again?

Eryk Bagshaw 10:54 AM   Pluto can thank its lucky stars its got a strong fan base in the Milky Way.