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Brisbane's Haystack app may give business cards the flick

The Brisbane-based Haystack app aims to make business cards obsolete.

Lucy Smith 1:23 PM   New app designed to make business cards extinct has been launched in Brisbane.

Microsoft cloud to fight Ebola

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

1:17 PM   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 12:15 PM   Open-world racing through the European countryside, it's a car-loving delinquent's dream.

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Tech prowess the new end game in state-of-the art stadiums

Stadiums are racing to deliver the apps and the tech experience expected by event-goers.

Matthew Hall 12:15 AM   Imagine being able to order merchandise and food to your seat, check the queue times for toilets, monitor traffic jams and transport schedules to and from state-of-the-art sports stadiums and concert venues, as well as interact with performers on stage ... all with your mobile phone.

iCloud users' login details apparently being intercepted in China

Connections to iCloud.com are being hijacked and stripped of their encryption.

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai 10:43 AM   Chinese authorities are attacking users who are connecting to Apple's iCloud website in what appears to be a surveillance push to steal users' login credentials, according to a Chinese censorship monitoring group.

iPad volumes slide but Apple forecast tops analyst estimates

Apple's fortunes still hinge largely on their phone sales, with iPad sliding and brand new products like the Apple Watch still unproven.

Christina Farr, Edwin Chan 10:22 AM   Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.

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Mountain-sized rare comet whizzes past Mars

An artist's impression of the comet Siding Spring on approach to Mars.

A comet the size of a small mountain with the consistency of talcum powder has whizzed past Mars, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

Cats will dine until their delicacy is rare

Fussy: Research has shown that cats often obsess over their choice of food.

Nicky Phillips   Some cat owners may have noticed their kitty has particular tastes when it comes to the half-eaten presents left on the doorstep.

Forget missionary, ancient fish had sex sideways

Fish.

Nicky Phillips   Scientists have thrown off the covers and revealed the origins of sex, discovering that it wasn't always performed like we do it today.

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Gadgets on the Go

Hands on: Skype Qik

Adam Turner Not content with face-to-face phone calls, Skype also wants to be the Snapchat of instant video.

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Study the clouds to get the best deals

Terry Lane A clear look at which service to choose when your free storage space runs out.

MacMan

Zen and the art of Apple technology

Garry Barker Apple's suite of applications includes powerful tools to aid the musician and filmmaker.

Astronomy

Volcanoes on the moon could have been erupting in the time of the dinosaurs

Amina Khan Scientists thought the moon had been cold and dead for a billion years, but a new discovery could force them to reconsider its evolution.