Can Gmail's new Inbox app conquer yours?

Hannah Francis 5:53 PM   The new offering from Google is just one of many different email organising apps.

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NASA posts free sound library of iconic recordings and space sounds

The Space Shuttle Discovery launched in 2006. But what did it sound like?

Tim Biggs 3:10 PM   US space agency NASA has opened an account on the audio-clip sharing service and filled it with 60 or so iconic recordings


Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand for upcoming devices

End of an era: The Lumia 730 will be one of the last phones to carry the Nokia brand.

Pete Pachal 8:48 AM   Microsoft Mobile's website is filled with words — but one that you won't find is 'Nokia.'


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

Inbox groups email into 'bundles' such as promos, purchases and travel, lets you set reminders to deal with email later and pulls in related information from elsewhere on the web.

Jessica Guynn 7:40 AM   A decade after the introduction of Gmail, Google hopes to revolutionise email for both desktops and mobile devices with its new service Inbox.

Copper networks switch off in Ngunnawal and Amaroo


Henry Belot   Landline telephones in up to 2700 homes and businesses in Ngunnawal and Amaroo will be disconnected from Thursday.


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

Alien: Isolation.

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.


Working hoverboard finally brings us back to the future - almost

Back to the future part 2

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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Microsoft cloud to fight Ebola

Microsoft has unveiled a new Azure-powered research initiative aimed at furthering Ebola research.

Free cloud-computing and research applications supplied to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.


Forza Horizon 2 review: hitting the open road

The Italian countryside is yours to explore in <i>Forza Horizon 2</i>.

Tim Biggs   Open-world racing through the European countryside, it's a car-loving delinquent's dream.


'Skynet has already won': Terminator director on why he won't use an iPhone

'Microsoft Word is as sophisticated as I get': James Cameron attends a 30th Anniversary Screening Of <i>The Terminator</i> in Hollywood.

Bryan Alexander   You'd imagine one of Hollywood's leaders in film technological advances would have the latest in communication technology, but James Cameron likes to keep things low-fi.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is mythic value

<i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i>'s day-one patch an estimated 20GB.

Tim Biggs   A decade after Halo 2 cemented the series as one of gaming's most important, Microsoft and 343 Industries are looking to remind gamers with a package of almost unrivalled value.

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A love letter to Siri

Endlessly patient and predictably kind, Siri can make a great sidekick.

Judith Newman   For a long time many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she’s not entirely imaginary.

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Don't trust authorities on metadata: Greens

Greens senator Scott Ludlam said the Attorney-General George Brandis was "weak".

Hannah Francis   WA Senator Scott Ludlam has labelled Attorney-General George Brandis “weak” and told Australians not to trust the government and law enforcement agencies.

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The Evil Within review: some things are better left dead

Playing it safe: <i>The Evil Within</i> is no step forward for the survival horror genre.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The Evil Within was touted as horror-meister Shinji Mikami's triumphant return to the genre he defined, but it is a throwback in more ways than one.


5 things you should know about Apple's new iPads and Macs

The new iPad Air 2 alongside the new iPad Mini 3.

Tim Biggs   From prices and colours to new features, here's what you should know about Apple's latest announcements.

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Apple unveils thinner iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new iMacs

Apple CEO Tim Cook with a new iPad Air 2.

Apple has unveiled a thinner iPad with a faster processor and better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

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First case of Google Glass internet addiction disorder

Google Glass is dangerous because it allows you to continue using it while you appear to be engaged with the world around you, paper's co-author says.

Stan Schroeder   Man being treated for alcoholism became irritable when made to take off his wearable tech, journal reports.


HBO to remove streaming barriers for US viewers

Starting next year it will be a lot easier for US viewers to access <i>Game of Thrones</i>.

US media giant Time Warner will launch a stand-alone HBO streaming service from next year, offering viewers without a cable subscription hit shows like Game of Thrones and Girls.


Planes, iPads, laptops: the gateway to better attendance at bush schools

Winnie, 8, with Djamirri, 7, in Primary A class at Milikapiti school in the Tiwi Islands. Technology is credited with helping the school achieve an 84 per cent student attendance rate.

Beverley Head   Distance remains enemy number one in attempts to bridge Australia's digital divide. Come the wet season, green mould will be a close second.


iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 details leaked ... by Apple

Leaked: Features of the soon-to-be-announced iPads include a Touch ID sensor

Tim Biggs   An apparent error on Apple's part has prematurely detailed a new line of iPads ahead of the company's unveiling event Friday.

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