'I am incapable of sending or receiving emails': Dyson Heydon

Ben Grubb 8:59 PM   Dyson Heydon mocked after admitting to not using a computer or email.

HomeTech

Apple TV: new details surface on remote

The Apple TV hasn't had a significant upgrade in some time.

Brett Molina 3:36 PM   Among the many reports on a reveal of a revamped Apple TV is a redesign of the set-top box's remote.

Streaming

Apple Music executive resigns

Ian Rogers, left, was in charge of Apple’s online radio services, including its Beats 1 station.

Ben Sisario 10:04 AM   Ian Rogers, who was in charge of Apple's online radio services, including its Beats 1 station, has resigned from the company.

Retail

Barcodes near their use-by date

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode.

Emma Thomasson 7:25 AM   New standard needed to provide detailed product information that can be utilised by shoppers' smartphone apps and retailer stock systems, experts say.

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Writer's tweet goes viral, now he has to wear a Ninja Turtle suit to his wedding

Nic Vargus thought his tweet might generate some interest, but he could not have foreseen this.

Caitlin Dewey 11:37 PM   Pranksters and self-promoters have gotten pretty good at engineering virality on the social Web. But Nic Vargus says that's not what he did this week — honest.

Fat fingers

The perils of email auto-fill

Email <i>Illustration: Simon Bosch</i>

JUDITH NEWMAN   ​Every new technology is amazing, and every new technology brings its own horrors.

Ashley Madison CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman

Alastair Sharp   The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault.

Girls, drugs and cyber security: the strange life of John McAfee

When times got tough, John McAfee put on his running shoes.

Hannah Francis   He's been called everything from "charismatic" to "the paranoid wild man" of the computer security industry to downright "bonkers".​

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Games

YouTube Gaming: Google takes on Twitch

YouTube has launched a dedicated site for game streams and videos.

Hayley Tsukayama   YouTube has stepped into the world of game streaming with the official launch of YouTube Gaming — its answer to Twitch.

How to keep sane during baby's first weeks

Peter Wells' new daughter.

Peter Wells   I've just had a kid. But children come with no manual. So here's a quick guide to the apps, websites and devices to help.

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Apps

Instagram adds wide, tall image formats

Insta

Instagram is finally allowing users to upload images and video in wide or tall format, ending their need to constantly crop images from their camera roll into squares.

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Social

One in seven humans used Facebook on Monday

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a billion people used Facebook on Monday.

Brian Fung   Social network announces that earlier this week a billion people logged onto Facebook in a single day.

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Phones

Siri teases 'big announcement' as Apple sets date for new iPhones

Apple invite

As widely predicted, Apple has sent invitations to an event on September 9 in San Francisco, where it's expected to unveil the latest iPhone, a new Apple TV set-top box and other updated products.

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Phones

Xperia Z5 and the curious case of Sony's flagship phones

Sony's last flagship was the Xperia Z3 and their next is expected to be the Z5. This is because the Z4 was only released in Japan and was also called the Z3+ (pictured). Confused? You're not alone.

Tim Biggs   Could Sony make a comeback with fingerprint scanners, great cameras and a 4K phablet at IFA next week?

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Ashley Madison hack's Australian connection

Ashley Madison.

Brian Krebs   What does AC/DC, Ruby Rose and the Australian Parliament have to do with the identity of the Ashley Madison hacker?

Social

Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger

M

Yasmeen Abutaleb   Previously rumoured to be called 'Moneypenny', Facebook has officially revealed an AI personal assistant called 'M' for Messenger.

Stylus or stylish: Spoilt for choice with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge+

Samsung.

Peter Wells   The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 are the latest flagship phones from Samsung.

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Hack

US Ashley Madison users sue website

It seems a surprising number of people used their real name, email address, credit card details and billing address when signing up for Ashley Madison.

Eight people across the US who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released the personal and detailed information of millions of users.

Tech

Water, shelter, smartphone: the necessities of a 21st-century migrant

Afghan migrants at a charging station powered by a generator in a camp in Calais, France

Matthew Brunwasser   The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced by war the world over. But there is also one other thing they swear they cannot live without: a smartphone charging station.

Car tech

Security researcher who hacked Jeep leaves job at Twitter

Charlie Miller at the Black Hat security conference.

Joseph Menn   The security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as an engineer at Twitter Inc after three years on the job, a person familiar with the matter said.