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This man invented the Apple Store concept 38 years ago

Rudi Hoess pictured in 1996.

Grant Rowlands 5:48 PM   In November 1977 Australia quietly became part of the computer revolution sweeping the world.

Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record for new followers

Caitlyn Jenner made her public debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Hannah Francis 10:52 AM   Jenner beats Barack Obama to become fastest Twitter user to a million followers as LGBT advocacy group creates a bot to correct people who refer to Jenner as a "he".

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How 2 million misinformed internet-shamers upstaged a bride at her own wedding

The internet jumped to conclusions when a guest uploaded a photo of a proposal at a wedding in the US.

Caitlin Dewey 10:40 AM   Two weeks ago, an Iowa man committed the wedding faux pas seen - quite literally - around the world.

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The history of our insecure internet

Vinton Cerf designed key building blocks of the internet in the 1970s and 80s. Now a Google executive, he says he wishes he had been able to build encryption into TCP/IP from the beginning.

The internet grew from the work of many people over several decades. Few predicted how essential it would become to our lives or the ways that it would make us more vulnerable to scam artists, snoops and spies.

IT expat comes home

Zendesk vice president of engineering and local managing director Brett Adam.

Sylvia Pennington 12:00 AM   You've spent two decades playing with the big kids in the super-charged start-up world of Silicon Valley, after quitting Australia's infant IT industry in the mid-nineties – what could possibly compel you to up sticks and return?

Rent-a-hacker site leaks Aussies' details

Hacking.

Liam Tung   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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Aggressive walking fish hitching to Australia

 The climbing perch can live out of water for up to six days.

Bridie Smith 1:13 PM   A freshwater fish capable of surviving out of water for up to six days may also be able to survive in salty water, prompting scientists to warn that the aggressive climbing perch could make its way to mainland Australia from Papua New Guinea.

The world's biodiversity is not as diverse as first thought

Melbourne University's Andrew Hamilton is co-author of a paper which has published findings on the number of species on the planet, particularly beetles.

Bridie Smith 6:15 AM   Our planet may be home to millions fewer species than previously thought, according to the results of a new study led by Australian researchers.

Sydney Uni undergraduate maps huge plasma tubes in the sky

Cleo Loi, University of Sydney astrophysics graduate. Author of academic paper on plasma tubes in the atmosphere

Marcus Strom   A Sydney University student has used radio telescopes like a giant pair of electronic eyes to locate huge plasma tubes in the atmosphere that interfere with astronomers' observations and which could affect some navigation systems.

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Gadgets on the Go

Google Cardboard comes to the iPhone

Adam Turner   Apple fans finally have a taste of Google's budget virtual reality platform, letting you explore new worlds without getting off the couch.

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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.

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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.