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Ben Grubb 3:24 PM Australia is one of the cheapest markets in the world for digital films online and this shows there is no pricing and availability problem when it comes to piracy, new research demonstrates.
Tim Biggs 12:25 PM Long-circulating rumours about a Microsoft buyout of Mojang — developer of the indie game juggernaut Minecraft — have proven true, with both companies confirming the $US2.5 billion deal.
Matthew Knott 10:38 AM Australians would pay more to legally download music and movies under federal government proposals to tackle online piracy, with the vast bulk of the extra revenue flowing to overseas companies rather than the local production sector, according to two of the country's top economists.
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Andrew Colley 12:01 PM Telstra has called for the communications watchdog to be given stronger powers to enforce spectrum rights and stop stop radio wave pollution..
Bec Zajac 11:56 AM Telecommunications companies have confirmed it is their responsibility to ensure that no household is cut off prematurely from old phone services during the national broadband network (NBN) rollout.
Stuart Corner 11:56 AM How would you like a toothbrush that tells your dentist if you fail to brush your teeth for the recommended two minutes? How about being able to bid for a car parking spot at a sell-out concert venue?
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Rick Noack 11:11 AM China, home to 700 million smartphone users, is now experimenting with new ways to prevent smartphone-related accidents: On a 165-foot pavement stretch in the city of Chongqing, pedestrians can choose between a normal lane and an exclusive one reserved for heavy users of mobile devices.
Nicky Phillips 1:59 AM Highly skilled scientists and project leaders at the CSIRO are being kept from their research to clean laboratories, write promotional material, sort mail and refill photocopiers following government budget cuts that have forced the departure of more than 100 support staff.