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Your life in the future, according to CES Asia

This optimistically named Turing Robot may be cute, but it's his cleaning and culinary cousins that will make the biggest impact on your domestic life.

Tim Biggs 5:23 PM   Robot chefs, lots of virtual reality and some very weird beauty products are among the kookier innovations at the first CES Asia.

Mad Max video game casts players into the wastelands

Gamers will be counting down to the release of Mad Max on September 2.

James "DexX" Dominguez 3:18 PM   The upcoming Mad Max video game occupies a unique space: it is not a direct film tie-in, but it was made in co-operation with film director George Miller.

Big sound in your pocket but with a big price too

The Sony ZX2 gives listeners 128GB of storage and 33 hours between charges.

Rod Easdown 11:45 PM   Portable music players can sound great if they've got the capacity and enough memory to allow the use of high-definition formats.

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'Uber for cleaners' TidyMe raises capital

Stacey Jacobs, centre, with her team at TidyMe.

Rose Powell 12:15 AM   Australia could be set for another online marketplace startup technology success story to sit alongside 99designs, Seek and Freelancer, with a service to link customers with cleaners online received financial backing.

We won't outsource IT services: Queensland Government

CITEC will remain in Queensland Government hands.

4:09 PM   The Palaszczuk government has continued its push to de-Newmanise Queensland by scrapping plans to outsource government IT services.

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$474m deal and no better service

Gary Sterrenberg was bullish about the prospects for improvement under the $474 million Telstra deal in 2012

Noel Towell 2:11 PM   Three years ago, senior public servants promised a half-billion-dollar deal with Telstra would deliver shorter waiting times for Centrelink's phone lines.

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Major breakthrough in serous ovarian cancer research

Women with ovarian cancer can face repeat surgeries as more tumours appear.

Bridie Smith 3:15 AM   Australian researchers have identified four key ways by which one of the most common type of ovarian cancers becomes resistant to chemotherapy, a breakthrough which will better match patients with the most effective treatment.

Why a real-life Terminator is far away

A robotics contest aims to provide a reality check on the rise of machines like this one from "Terminator Genisys".

John Markoff 3:15 PM   Sci-fi movies appear to confirm our worst fears. But the truth is robots aren't very 'smart'.

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The world we're lucky not to live in

Ozone hole over Antarctica in 2006.

Nicky Phillips 1:12 PM   An ozone hole larger than Australia would have opened up over the Arctic if we had continued to use CFCs for the past three decades.

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Gadgets on the Go

IceTV and Freeview go head-to-head over ad-skipping

Adam Turner   IceTV's Skippa promises to make TV ads a thing of the past, while still offering the best of FreeviewPlus catch up TV.

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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.