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Copyright

'Copyright trolling' could hit iiNet users

Lia Timson 1:39 PM Those downloading illegal copies of movies over iiNet and smaller providers may soon be hit with a bill for damages.

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Facebook launches chat room app

Jessica Guynn 2:54 PM Facebook is taking the wraps off a new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests.

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Indie game festival Freeplay gets a shake-up

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Auction

Early Apple computer fetches close to $1m at auction

A vintage Apple computer, one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976, sold for $US905,000 at auction on Wednesday.

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Social

NASA posts free sound library of iconic recordings and space sounds

Tim Biggs US space agency NASA has opened an account on the audio-clip sharing service and filled it with 60 or so iconic recordings

Email

Google's Inbox promises a smarter way to manage your email

Jessica Guynn A decade after the introduction of Gmail, Google hopes to revolutionise email for both desktops and mobile devices with its new service Inbox.

Streaming

How HBO and streaming TV could spell new hope for an Apple-made television

Hayley Tsukayama With cracks showing in American TV's all-powerful cable bundle paradigm, is the time right for a television that does for TV what the iPod did for music?

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Phones

Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand for upcoming devices

Pete Pachal Microsoft Mobile's website is filled with words — but one that you won't find is 'Nokia.'

Tech

Working hoverboard finally brings us back to the future - almost

Conor Dougherty US company's prototype actually hovers using a magnetic field, just like the one in Back to the Future Part II, but there's a catch.

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Payments

Apple Pay works in Australia, if you have the right card

Pete Pachal Although Apple Pay has only launched in the United States, it appears that you can also use it in other countries under the right conditions.

Spotify Family embraces the modern household

Adam Turner Rather than cracking down on account sharing, Spotify is the latest subscription service to offer multi-user accounts.

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Games

Alien Isolation review: a terrifying return to form for a troubled series

James 'DexX' Dominguez The Alien franchise and its spin-offs have seemed cursed in the video game sphere, but Alien: Isolation thoroughly redeems the property, and is scary as hell.

Game developer

Arcade the clear winner for Australia's digital games industry

Hannah Francis Australia's growing games development industry is shifting south from Brisbane to indie Melbourne.

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Brisbane's Haystack app may give business cards the flick

Lucy Smith New app designed to make business cards extinct has been launched in Brisbane.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Is switching telcos getting any easier?

Adam Turner 1:56 PM Is it still a nightmare to change phone or internet provider?

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Imaging

Apple's big Retina pleasing to the i

Terry Lane gets a first look at the new 27-inch iMac and says it raises the bar yet again for photographers.

MacMan

Zen and the art of Apple technology

Garry Barker Apple's suite of applications includes powerful tools to aid the musician and filmmaker.

Astronomy

When E.T phoned home and "Big Ear" picked up the signal

The radio telescope known as Big Ear picked up a signal seemingly from outer space – just once – and now it's been dismantled and turned into a golf course.