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Just Dance 2016 review

Ben Grubb   I am a hot, sweaty mess. Why? Because I've just finished dancing (yes, dancing) to Demi Lovato's "Cool For The Summer".


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Will devices destroy the world?

Drew Turney   The electronics boom causes massive environmental and social damage.

'Phuc Dat Bich' faked it: awkward name a hoax

Kate Aubusson, Timna Jacks   The Australian man who claimed his name was 'Phuc Dat Bich' has admitted it was a hoax.

PlayStation 2 games coming to PlayStation 4

Keegan Thomson   Gamers rejoice at news Sony is working on a way to play PlayStation 2 games work on PlayStation 4.

Demerit points for drivers using phones doubled

Akansha Singh   The NSW government is making no apologies for raising the demerit penalty for mobile phone use while driving to six points.



'Hoverboards' on Xmas naughty list

Keegan Thomson   Children across NSW could be waking up disappointed on Christmas Day if their parents follow the advice of the state's Minister for Roads Duncan Gay.

Secret origins of encrypted app Telegram

Caitlin Dewey   Multiple security experts have claimed Telegram is actually not all that secure: a flaw that may reflect the fact that Telegram wasn't initially conceived as an encrypted messaging platform.


Digital licences coming to NSW

Keegan Thomson   The NSW state government is following up its 2015 election promise to deliver digital licences, with the first downloadable batch coming out mid 2016.


'Holy Grail of rocketry' achieved

Dominic Gates   Amazon boss and space pioneer Jeff Bezos has scored an historic technical achievement.

Tech giants divided over digital assistants

Julia Love and Yasmeen Abutaleb   As tech giants race to build ever better AI platforms, they are obsessing over their digital assistants' personalities.


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Gadgets on the Go

Hands on Synology DS216play Ultra HD network drive

Adam Turner   Synology demands sacrifices, including Plex, in return for the ability to fling Ultra HD video around your home.


Social Radar

Airbnb horror stories are the new internet meme

Catherine Armitage   It was such a beautiful idea, until the sh** hit the walls, literally. 


How my Apple Watch saved my life

Garry Barker   I woke up feeling a bit odd. I strapped on my Apple Watch, unlocked the iPhone, and then felt for my pulse on my right wrist. Soon I was in the hospital cardiac unit for observation and treatment.


Gay? You might be a great photographer

Terry Lane   A new book sheds light on the difference between a camera operator and a true photographer.