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Australia Post spruiks MyPost Digital Mailbox, pushes for $1 postage

Australia Post is trying to move with the times by pushing up snail mail prices and shifting customers online.

Adam Turner 12:55 PM   Buy anything at the post office and they'll ask for your email address as Australia Post struggles to make the shift to digital.

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Apple Music executive resigns

Ian Rogers, left, was in charge of Apple’s online radio services, including its Beats 1 station.

Ben Sisario 10:04 AM   Ian Rogers, who was in charge of Apple's online radio services, including its Beats 1 station, has resigned from the company.

Barcodes near their use-by date

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode.

Emma Thomasson 7:25 AM   New standard needed to provide detailed product information that can be utilised by shoppers' smartphone apps and retailer stock systems, experts say.

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iiNet CEO David Buckingham leaves company

David Buckingham.

Ben Grubb   CEO of Perth-based internet service provider iiNet, David Buckingham, has left the company, according to multiple sources.

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Uber hires car hacking engineers

An in-car screen of a Jeep Cherokee shows Chris Miller, left, and Chris Valasek, who are demonstrating their ability to remotely control the vehicle's computer system.

MIKE ISAAC and NICOLE PERLROTH   One remote hacking of an Uber vehicle could spell disaster for the ride-hailing company.

Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

Joseph Menn, Gerry Shih and Alina Selyukh   Eugene Kaspersky told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival anti-virus software maker AVG, email shows.

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The Aussie icon that nearly bit the dust

Cyril Callister

Nicky Phillips 11:57 AM   It was terrifically unpopular at its launch. But one man would not give up on it.

American mech gears up to battle Japanese rival

Megabots co-founder Gui Cavalcanti with his Mk II robot at the company's headquarters in Oakland, California.

Matt O'Brien 9:02 AM   The hulking, 4.5-metre tall robot rests on its tank treads in a Californian warehouse, waiting for the coming war against its powerful nemesis across the sea.

No secrets: your digital privacy ends now

Quentin Dempster

Quentin Dempster   The government's Orwellian new surveillance regime is set to render privacy a thing of Australia's past, writes Quentin Dempster.

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Australia Post spruiks MyPost Digital Mailbox, pushes for $1 postage

Adam Turner 12:55 PM   Buy anything at the post office and they'll ask for your email address as Australia Post struggles to make the shift to digital.

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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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For one school, from small things big things grew

Garry Barker   One school in Britain transformed itself and the lives of many people in its community by putting the right technology in the hands of its students.

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Affinity emerges as Photoshop alternative but only for Macs

Terry Lane   What makes Affinity Photo unique among low-priced Photoshop alternatives is that it is not a dumbed down application with automated functions and restricted editing abilities.