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Bogus Windows 10 email warning

Hackers are exploiting

Brandon Bailey 12:32 AM   Gackers exploit Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system.

Teen girls think sexting is fun, not harmful, survey says

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Cosima Marriner 12:15 AM   ​Teenage girls are using their mobiles to send sexual images of themselves because they think it's fun and sexy, rather than because they feel pressured by boys, according to the biggest sexting survey undertaken in Australia.

Uber takes GST battle to Federal Court

Uber has taken the ATO to court.

9:50 PM   Ride sharing service Uber is taking its battle with the tax office over GST to the Federal Court.

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Bitcoin businessman arrested

Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt Gox, formerly the world's leading bitcoin exchange.

Yuri Kageyama 6:58 PM   Head of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox arrested on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $US1 million.

Microsoft's $7.5 billion Nokia lesson

Microsoft's bet on Nokia appears to have been a catastrophe.

James B. Stewart 6:22 PM   Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia was meant to support Windows. Now it appears worth close to zero.

Thousands of APS jobs under threat

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launch of the Deloitte report "Digital Government Transformation".

Noel Towell   Face-to-face transactions will be a thing of the past for many public servants within a decade.

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How you are killing your IQ every day

There are some surprising ways you could be ruining your brain.

India Sturgis 6:04 PM   There are some surprising ways you could be ruining your brain.

Australian boy's bright idea

Will Grame, from St Edmunds College, has entered his bright idea into Origin's littleBIGidea competition with his invention called 'the striper' which disposes of blood glucose testing strips.

Lin Yin 1:51 PM   William's​ desire to get out of trouble has led to an invention that could win him a trip of a lifetime.

Oh humanity, you are so terminated

An Arnold Schwarzenegger-style Terminator destroying humanity is an extreme scenario.

Peter Munro 3:00 PM   Doomsday scenarios might seem science fiction. But super-intelligent technology has gone mainstream. And despite the positive potential of AI, fear of a future featuring self-aware machines looms large.

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Streaming TV bundles leverage Netflix to steal Foxtel's thunder

Adam Turner   Pay TV-lite bundles like Telstra TV look set to be the next weapon in the battle for Australian lounge rooms.

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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.