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Netflix bets future on its own original programming

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in <i>Daredevil</i>, the latest Netflix original show.

Emily Steel 10:05 AM   The internet is replacing television, apps are replacing channels and screens are proliferating, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and that means content brands like his need to offer something for everybody.

Companies 'face penalties' for use of UberX ride-share service

Workplace lawyers are voicing concerns about employers that permit staff to use Uber.

Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter 9:47 AM   Australian businesses that allow staff to use Uber instead of taxis risk heavy penalties under work safety laws, experts warn, as job-related travel with the ride-sharing service soars internationally.

Bar warned against screening 'Game of Thrones'

HBO has told a New York City bar to stop screening <i>Game of Thrones</i>.

Josephine Tovey 8:43 AM   NEW YORK: The network behind Game of Thrones has stopped a bar in New York from screening the show inside their venue, the latest move in the tough enforcement of the program's copyright.

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Former NBN boss defends building own satellites amid NewSat collapse

Mike Quigley has defended the decision for NBN Co to build its own satellites.

Lucy Battersby 12:00 AM   NBN Co's former chief executive has defended the decision to build its own satellites as the much touted private-sector alternative, Melbourne-based NewSat, files for bankruptcy and heads into voluntary administration amid allegations of mismanagement and mis-spending.

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Better city planning through real-time data

A census-based model represents the way shifts in the  population of Vancouver, Canada, will affect the city.

Drew Turney 12:00 AM   Urban planning is usually cut and dried when you know where people live, where they work and how they commute. But an area brother and sister computer scientists Enrique and Vanessa Frías-Martínez realised is under-represented in urban planning is nightlife.

Warning over plane Wi-Fi hijack risk

Troubleshooting home wi-fi issues is a matter or trial and error.

Bart Jansen   Experts warn that passenger Wi-Fi systems could leave flight controls vulnerable to hacking.

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Health Check: why does women’s hair thin out?

Hair loss should be treated as quickly as possible, as prevention medications are most effective if used in the early stages of loss.

Rodney Sinclair 10:03 AM   Balding in men is so common it doesn't raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?

Happy birthday, Hubble! Here are some of the cosmic wonders it has revealed over 25 years

This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, as did, almost certainly, Native Americans.  The orange filaments are the tattered remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. The rapidly spinning neutron star embedded in the center of the nebula is the dynamo powering the nebula's eerie interior bluish glow. The blue light comes from electrons whirling at nearly the speed of light around magnetic field lines from the neutron star. The  neutron star, like a lighthouse, ejects twin beams of radiation that appear to pulse 30 times a second due to the neutron star's rotation. A neutron star is the crushed ultra-dense core of the exploded star.  The Crab Nebula derived its name from its appearance in a drawing made by Irish astronomer Lord Rosse in 1844, using a 36-inch telescope. When viewed by Hubble, as well as by large ground-based telescopes such as the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the Crab Nebula takes on a more detailed appearance that yields clues into the spectacular demise of a star, 6,500 light-years away. The newly composed image was assembled from 24 individual Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 exposures taken in October 1999, January 2000, and December 2000. The colors in the image indicate the different elements that were expelled during the explosion. Blue in the filaments in the outer part of the nebula represents neutral oxygen, green is  singly-ionized sulfur, and red indicates doubly-ionized oxygen.

8:15 AM   Happy birthday Hubble! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's lift-off from Earth on April 24, here are some of the cosmic wonders it has captured over its lifetime.

Primary pupils are more likely to try e-cigarettes – but there is no evidence it’s a gateway to smoking

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Adam Fletcher and Graham Moore 12:59 AM   Research has also found few young people switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes to try to stop smoking.

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Hands on review: LG Ultra HD Netflix television

Adam Turner    Finally putting Ultra HD to good use, LG's 65-inch LED 65UF950T brings the best of Netflix into your lounge room.

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Love in the age of Tinder

Laura Demasi   Love me tender Tinder… not. By all reports, people's interactions on Tinder are anything but tender — a universe away from the swoony stuff of the 1956 Elvis classic.

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Filmmakers call 'lights, Apples, action'

Garry Barker   Technology has advanced so quickly that you could win at Oscar using an iPad and iMac.

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Magazines provide perspective on photography

Terry Lane   Whether in print or online, there is a wealth of information available for the photographer.