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Braille smartwatch allows blind to read iPhone messages

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Ben Grubb 11:17 AM   A group of university students in South Korea are developing a world first smartwatch that enables blind people to read messages from their smartphones.

Chinese turn to 'Little Bing' for a sympathetic ear

Zhang Ran chats with Xiaoice at his home in Beijing.

John Markoff, Paul Mozur 10:37 AM   She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humour and listening skills. She is an AI.

Watch Netflix in sync with your friends using Showgoers

Follow the exploits of <i>Daredevil</i> in sync with your friends using Showgoers.

Adam Turner 9:27 AM   Netflix need not be the death of appointment television.

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Windows 10: Is this Microsoft's cunning enterprise plan?

The Windows 10 operating system.

Peter Wells 11:53 PM   Comment: Windows 10 is attractive for home users. Will this pressure enterprises to upgrade?

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Square lines up bite of Australian contactless payments

Square has enjoyed success with its free smartphone-based magnetic stripe credit card reader.

Adam Turner 11:03 PM   Mobile payments challenger Square has a plan to win over small business owners in Australia.

Toll error punishes motorists

Transurban's upgrade has left some motorists frustrated.

Andrew Colley 2:44 PM   Some Sydney drivers may be paying road tolls for strangers after botched billing system upgrade.

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Opal takeover as most paper tickets axed

On the way out: TravelTen tickets won't be sold from next year.

Jacob Saulwick 11:55 AM   No paper public transport tickets beyond single and return tickets will be sold from next year, Transport Minister Andrew Constance said on Tuesday morning.

Earth's magnetic protection field much older than previously thought

An artist's depiction of Earth's magnetic field deflecting high-energy protons from the sun four billion years ago, is shown in this image released on July 30, 2015.

Will Dunham 7:22 AM   Evidence retrieved from the outback of western Australia has reshaped scientist's understanding of the magnetic field that keeps us all safe.

Your office thermostat is set for men's comfort. Here's the scientific proof.

The study confirmed what many women experience: feeling too cold in the office.

Ariana Eunjung Cha 5:08 AM   Office climate standards are a throwback to the 1960s "Mad Men" era when males ruled the workplace

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Watch Netflix in sync with your friends using Showgoers

Adam Turner 9:27 AM   Netflix need not be the death of appointment television.

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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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iMacs help artists rule the night

Garry Barker   For the past three years White Night has transformed central Melbourne during a weekend in February with spectacular images projected on to buildings.

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High-speed video still bogged down by inadequate streaming capabilities

Terry Lane   Australian broadband continues to linger well behind countries such as South Korea and the United States.