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North Koreans subvert laws preventing access to movie and TV shows with $60 device

A Chinese-made portable media player, which North Koreans call "Notel".

James Pearson   People are exchanging South Korean soaps, pop music, Hollywood films and news programs, all of which are expressly prohibited by the North Korean regime.

Hinge wants to be the Tinder for smart people

Hinge founder Justin McLeod describes himself as a "super hopeless romantic".

Hannah Francis   Justin McLeod is a Bachelor tragic and has millions of dollars from ex-Facebook staff behind him.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: first look

Last chance: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Farhad Manjoo   Facing increased competition from both higher and lower end phones, Samsung needs to drive home a single message to consumers with their new phones: 'we have changed'.

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How one woman disrupted Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao (R) and attorney Alan Axelrod walk to their courtroom before the start of her trial at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco, California, February 23, 2015. Pao, a former partner at prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is seeking $16 million for discrimination and retaliation in a lawsuit against the firm, a Kleiner attorney said earlier this month. Kleiner has denied the accusations of discrimination and retaliation, along with accusations that it did not take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

FARHAD MANJOO 3:56 PM   Ellen Pao's gender bias case has accomplished something improbable.

Optus admits security and privacy 'failure'

Optus exposed many customers' private details and was slow to address the risk.

Ben Grubb   Optus has been forced into a mea culpa over the privacy and personal security of about 300,000 customers in three separate incidents last year.

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Facebook wants Messenger to become a hub for commerce

Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's F8 developer conference in San Francisco.

Vindu Goel   Social network opens chat app up to developers, allowing for applications like ordering food or tracking packages through chats with businesses, or more customisable games and emoji.

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Researchers find switch that may tame aggressive breast cancers

Angelina Jolie carries the BRCA1 mutation. Women with this have a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Nicky Phillips 2:15 AM   Australian researchers have made a significant discovery that may lead to a new form of aggressive breast cancer treatment.

Communication breakdown? Emails are the culprit

Some companies are banning emails.

Su-Lin Tan   Emails were a godsend when they replaced "snail mail" or the traditional letter but now they are starting to become a burden.

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Astronomers witness supermassive black hole eat its own galaxy's star-forming gas

Artist's impression: Red gas pours out of a galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core.

Nicky Phillips   The three little pigs were rightly outraged when the wolf blew down their houses, but that's nothing compared to the havoc some supermassive black holes wreak on their host galaxies.

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Netflix won't slake the thirst of Aussie pirates

Adam Turner   Netflix won't curb piracy until the entertainment industry stops screwing Australians, but the streaming giant may hold the key to the future.

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The truth about pirates - who’s doing it and why

Laura Demasi   A new study has shed more light onto why Australians are so keen to grab content anyway they can.

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Watch is at the core of new Apple releases

Garry Barker   The Watch occupied centre stage at its recent launch event but there was much more. It was a peek into where Apple’s thinking, technology, design and innovation are headed.

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Apple opens Aperture debate with beta release of Photos

Terry Lane   Aperture is being retired in favour of Photos, which is built into the next version of the Yosemite operating system. Are we really going to get a free replacement for Aperture, for which we paid good money a couple of years ago?