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HTC Desire 626 review: a cheap sugar hit

Chris Southcott 12:36 PM   Despite a pretty exterior reminiscent of a liquorice allsort, the 626 doesn't deliver a much-needed energy rush under the hood.


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Digital licences coming to NSW

Keegan Thomson   The NSW state government is following up its 2015 election promise to deliver digital licences, with the first downloadable batch coming out mid 2016.


'Holy Grail of rocketry' achieved

Dominic Gates   Amazon boss and space pioneer Jeff Bezos has scored an historic technical achievement.

Tech giants divided over digital assistants

Julia Love and Yasmeen Abutaleb   As tech giants race to build ever better AI platforms, they are obsessing over their digital assistants' personalities.


Move aside Wi-Fi and meet Li-Fi

Claire Connelly   Scientists develop a new form of wireless communication for computers that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.

Rdio listeners need a new place to call home

Adam Turner   Is the shift to Spotify a no-brainer, or will ex-Rdio subscribers look elsewhere for their music fix?


Hilton payment systems hit by malware

Keegan Thomson   Hilton advises customers to check their bank statements after malware incident.


Australia's most notorious hackers

Keegan Thomson   They might be notorious, but they're not necessarily the best hackers, because only the best don't get caught.



'I was basically told to suck it up'

Hannah Francis   Mother Bec has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A 'serious error' is preventing her.



A virtual reality revolution is coming in 2016

Lorne Manly   Pioneers in film, journalism, sports and gaming talk about the potential and struggles of building new art form.

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Marie's mission to highlight fatal flaws in medical devices

Security researcher Marie Moe.

Liam Tung 10:31 AM   Marie Moe's heart could be affected by a software flaw or attacked remotely by a hacker, but regulations and restrictions make it difficult to prevent.

Big brands brave Periscope stumbles to reach millennials

Periscope, which Twitter bought earlier this year, allows anyone to live-stream an event through a mobile phone.

Jessica Toonkel   Despite the risks, big brands are going ahead with plans to use live-streaming video to attract some of the most finicky consumers.

Hilton payment systems hit by malware

Hilton has advised customers to check their bank statements after a malware incident.

Keegan Thomson   Hilton advises customers to check their bank statements after malware incident.

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Hands on Synology DS216play Ultra HD network drive

Adam Turner 10:27 AM   Synology demands sacrifices, including Plex, in return for the ability to fling Ultra HD video around your home.

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Airbnb horror stories are the new internet meme

Catherine Armitage   It was such a beautiful idea, until the sh** hit the walls, literally. 


How my Apple Watch saved my life

Garry Barker   I woke up feeling a bit odd. I strapped on my Apple Watch, unlocked the iPhone, and then felt for my pulse on my right wrist. Soon I was in the hospital cardiac unit for observation and treatment.


Gay? You might be a great photographer

Terry Lane   A new book sheds light on the difference between a camera operator and a true photographer.