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Samsung ad blitz for lethal washing machines

Samsung washining machine fire. Photo Supplied. Story Ben Grubb

Hannah Francis 9:09 PM   Manufacturer of recalled machines causing house fires responds to media pressure but law firm already canvassing legal action.

Wearing your wallet under the skin

The bionic glass chips are about the size of a grain of rice.

Hannah Francis 12:00 AM   Micro-chip implants for making payments and locking doors are the next frontier, but are the pitfalls worth it?

Arkham Knight will be the biggest Batman game ever made

James Gordon doesn't do body armour.

James 'DexX' Dominguez 1:57 PM   The Dark Knight will take to the streets of Gotham City in the Batmobile in the most expansive Batman game ever created.

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Rent-a-hacker site leaks Aussies' details


Liam Tung 2:36 PM   The cat's out of the bag for about 60 Australians who thought they could anonymously rent a hacker without being caught.

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This is how much data breaches are costing

A new study says data breaches are costing companies millions.

Bill Rigby   The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a new study.

'Uber for cleaners' TidyMe raises capital

Stacey Jacobs, centre, with her team at TidyMe.

Rose Powell   Australia could be set for another online marketplace startup technology success story to sit alongside 99designs, Seek and Freelancer, with a service to link customers with cleaners online receiving financial backing.

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Sorry, John, John and John. This time the award goes to a woman

Cathy Foley ... winner of the Clunies Ross award.

Nicky Phillips 12:53 PM   Physicist Cathy Foley and colleague Keith Leslie have been awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross award for innovation and commercialisation.

For sale: one Nobel prize

A Nobel Prize Medal: The reserve for Lederman's has been set at $325,000.

Nicky Phillips   Fancy yourself a bit of a collector? Why not add a Nobel Prize to your pool room. It'll only set you back a few hundred thousand dollars.

Major breakthrough in serous ovarian cancer research

Women with ovarian cancer can face repeat surgeries as more tumours appear.

Bridie Smith   Australian researchers have identified four key ways by which one of the most common type of ovarian cancers becomes resistant to chemotherapy, a breakthrough which will better match patients with the most effective treatment.

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Gadgets on the Go

Android comes to the smart home with Google Brillo

Adam Turner 11:20 AM   The next format war could be between your fridge and your dishwasher as Google unveils yet another player in the Internet of Things.



Macbook fitness program yields thinner, lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.


Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.