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Microsoft's 'aggressive' move to push new browser

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, is not happy about the Windows 10 upgrade process.

Tim Biggs 9:42 AM   Installing Windows 10 is likely to override user's default applications settings, and the makers of the Firefox browser are not happy.

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Social media sends off Bronwyn Bishop in style

Sent up in style: Bronwyn Bishop.

1:30 AM   When her resignation as Speaker was announced on Sunday, Bronwyn Bishop was officially sent off in a press conference by Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Then the social media send-off began.

Lost Australian laptop tracked to New Zealand

An Adelaide student who left his laptop on a park bench in Sydney didn't expect it to turn up - in New Zealand.

Tina Law 3:21 PM   When an Australian student left his laptop on a park bench in Sydney, he thought it was lost forever.

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Microsoft invests in Uber: sources

The ride-sharing company Uber has been defending its drivers in court.

Mike Isaac and Nick Wingfield 10:04 AM   Microsoft has agreed to invest in Uber, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as part of a funding round that values the ride-hailing company at about $US51 billion ($69b).

Bitcoin businessman arrested

Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt Gox, formerly the world's leading bitcoin exchange.

Yuri Kageyama   Head of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox arrested on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $US1 million.

Microsoft's $7.5 billion Nokia lesson

Microsoft's bet on Nokia appears to have been a catastrophe.

James B. Stewart   Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia was meant to support Windows. Now it appears worth close to zero.

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How you are killing your IQ every day

There are some surprising ways you could be ruining your brain.

India Sturgis   There are some surprising ways you could be ruining your brain.

Australian boy's bright idea

Will Grame, from St Edmunds College, has entered his bright idea into Origin's littleBIGidea competition with his invention called 'the striper' which disposes of blood glucose testing strips.

Lin Yin   William's​ desire to get out of trouble has led to an invention that could win him a trip of a lifetime.

Oh humanity, you are so terminated

An Arnold Schwarzenegger-style Terminator destroying humanity is an extreme scenario.

Peter Munro   Doomsday scenarios might seem science fiction. But super-intelligent technology has gone mainstream. And despite the positive potential of AI, fear of a future featuring self-aware machines looms large.

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Streaming TV bundles leverage Netflix to steal Foxtel's thunder

Adam Turner   Pay TV-lite bundles like Telstra TV look set to be the next weapon in the battle for Australian lounge rooms.

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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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iMacs help artists rule the night

Garry Barker   For the past three years White Night has transformed central Melbourne during a weekend in February with spectacular images projected on to buildings.

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High-speed video still bogged down by inadequate streaming capabilities

Terry Lane   Australian broadband continues to linger well behind countries such as South Korea and the United States.