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Assassin's Creed's take on Revolution causes French left to rebel again

'Propaganda': game portrays the French masses as bloodthirsty murderers, critic says.

Dan Bilefsky 12:44 PM   French leftists are really upset about the new Assassin's Creed game and its skeptical view of the French Revolution.

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Uber hires former IBM privacy chief to conduct review amid controversy

Uber is hiring Harriet Pearson and law firm Hogan Lovells in an attempt to stamp out growing controversy around riders' privacy.

Serena Saitto 11:52 AM   In a move straight out of the PR crisis management handbook, Uber has hired a heavyweight data privacy expert to conduct a review of its practices amid growing controversy and criticism.

Hands on: Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear.

Adam Turner 9:18 AM   Motorola's ambitious Moto 360 aims to put the world on your wrist.

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Barbie book outrage: writer speaks out as girl geek book pulled from Amazon

Danny Bradburry 12:52 PM   Susan Marenco is having a tough morning. She got 146 emails before she woke up, with headlines like "Shame on you". Then Good Morning America phoned – and all before she'd had her morning coffee.

Square Register rolls out worldwide

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10:41 AM   Mobile payments firm founded by Twitter co-creator Jack Dorsey is rolling out its point of sale register software worldwide.

Intel 2015 sales to rise despite ongoing mobile issues

'We're growing again': Intel executive vice president and CFO Stacy Smith.

10:00 AM   World's largest chipmaker says sales in 2015 will rise by a per centage in the "mid-single digits," in line with analysts' estimates, as it pushes into markets outside personal computers.

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NBN finally rolls out in WA - but who's first?

Four suburbs across WA will be the first to get access to the NBN.

Brendan Foster 9:17 AM   More than 5,100 homes and businesses across WA are set to get faster internet when the National Broadband Network rolls out in March next year.

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Drone crashes into Canning Vale house

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6:04 PM   It's the kind of mistaken identity that could probably only happen in Perth - when a drone crashed into the home of Canning Vale man Herman on Wednesday night, his wife and young children figured it was yet another car versus house accident.

Beliefs trump evidence in medicinal marijuana debate

Herban legend: Many Australians already use cannabis medicinally, albeit illegally, especially for chronic pain.

Laurie Mather   Question: What is the scientific evidence on medicinal cannabis?

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Gadgets on the Go

Hands on: Moto 360 smartwatch

Adam Turner 9:18 AM   Motorola's ambitious Moto 360 aims to put the world on your wrist.

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New tool to silence noisy pictures

Terry Lane   DxO Optics Pro has an almost miraculous ability to distinguish between the good pixels – the fine detail – and the bad – the noise.

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Pocket Weather app reigns supreme

Garry Barker   Through the magic of modern technology, the information in the Pocket Weather app is regularly updated from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's database, often every three minutes.

Astronomy

Age-old dream fulfilled as humans finally make contact with comet

Rachel Feltman   Throughout human history, comets have been distant, mysterious heavenly bodies. The hunks of rock and ice streak through the sky, streaming bright tails of gas as the sun warms them.