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True cost of metadata retention revealed

Bill shock: Telcos say there's a real risks bills could go up thanks to metadata retention.

Ben Grubb 11:40 AM   The Abbott government's new metadata retention laws may drive up the price of household internet and phone plans.

HTC's One M9 improves on the M8 but is still incredibly similar

HTC One M9.

Hannah Francis 11:26 AM   Taiwanese phone-maker adds some nice touches but drops one of the previous handset's best features.

Samsung on a course of 'relentless innovation'

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Hannah Francis 10:32 AM   South Korean electronics giant announces a new flagship smartphone, with either a flat or curved screen, a fully metal frame and wireless charging.

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Brave, creative, over 60: age only a number when it comes to tech

Ron Hunt scored a permanent gig in the US at 69.

Sylvia Pennington   Some mature ICT professionals are refusing to let age hold them back or stand in the way of their start-up dreams.

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Iran behind cyberattack of Las Vegas gambling juggernaut, US says

Sheldon Adelson (left), chief of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and his wife Miriam Adelson attend the ground breaking ceremony of the Cotai Strip in Macau.

Tony Capaccio   The top US intelligence official confirmed for the first time that Iran was behind a cyber attack against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. last year.

Queanbeyan homes and businesses connect to NBN

NBN roll out in Queanbeyan

More than 2800 Queanbeyan homes and businesses will be able to connect to the National Broadband Network from Wednesday.

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Ellen Pao case puts Silicon Valley boys' club on trial

Ellen Pao walks to the courtroom before the start of her trial at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco, California.

Josie Ensor 10:39 AM   The so-called "boys' club" culture of the hi-tech industry has been was very publicly put on trial, after an ex-employee of one of its best known internet start-up investors took her firm to court, accusing it of sex discrimination.

After #dressgate, optical illusions show how colour can trick the eye

White-gold, blue-black dress stumps science.

Ana Swanson 10:26 AM   The Internet erupted in an energetic debate last week about whether an ugly dress was blue and black or white and gold, with celebrities from Anna Kendrick (white) to Taylor Swift (black) weighing in

Digital inventory in wills allows online access after death

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Chris Johnston 5:36 PM   There is a booming trend towards making a written plan of what happens to your social media pages and other digital assets after you die.

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Plex aims to be your in-house Netflix

Adam Turner 9:23 AM   More than just flinging video around your home, the latest Plex updates help you make the most of your home entertainment library.

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Don’t blame Facebook – the narcissists have always been there

Laura Demasi   Laura Demasi looks at the me-media world and asks the questions worth pondering over.

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User support a core issue

Garry Barker   Despite aiming for simplicity, our linked-in world of increasingly complex devices requires sophisticated help.

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Return to film smells like teen spirit

Terry Lane   The day we left the darkroom and closed it for good, rescued for all time from toxic fumes, our lungs breathed a sigh of relief.