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Melbourne gamers flex muscles in global event

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Hannah Francis 5:35 PM   A record 25 per cent women participants turned out for the Melbourne event of the Global Game Jam.

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Need a fake boyfriend? There's an app for that

Digital date: The app will provide happy snaps of you and your non-existent other half.

Livia Gamble   There’s nothing wrong with being single but questions about your relationship status can get old quite quickly.

Stan, Presto, Quickflix: Streaming video services are finally here

Kevin Spacey in <i>House of Cards</i>.

Adam Turner   It's been a long time coming, but the floodgates have opened on Australian all-you-can-eat streaming video services.

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Security warning for NSW traffic and water systems

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Nicole Hasham 5:01 PM   Hackers could break into Sydney's traffic lights and water supply systems, says report

Abbott promotes Turnbull to take charge of e-government

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull (pictured) have announced the creation of a new Digital Transformation Office within government.

James Massola   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has bolstered Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial duties, handing him greater responsibility for e-government in a push to expand the use of a single digital identity for Australians.

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AO for Questacon founder Mike Gore

The idea for Questacon came from Dr Gore's 1976 visit to the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Clare Colley 12:30 AM   The hundreds of thousands of people who visit Questacon each year have Professor Mike Gore to thank for bringing the much-loved institution to life.

China blocks VPN access to the internet

Access denied: China has begun a crackdown on VPN use by citizens.

Elizabeth Weise   China begins cracking down on one of the few avenues its citizens and foreigners have to accessing the full, uncensored internet.

Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

Sea turtles have an extraordinary ability to navigate the oceans.

Deborah Netburn   Scientists find evidence supporting hypothesis that beaches' magnetic signatures influence where turtles lay their eggs.

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Gadgets on the Go

CES 2015: Where's our 4K content?

Adam Turner   It falls on foreign raider Netflix to finally break Australia's Ultra HD movie drought.

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Why you should take your camera off auto

Terry Lane   Left to its own devices, a camera will get some things right most of the time. But the one thing it will fail at is focus.

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Sharp Mac leapfrogs competition

Garry Barker   It’s not cheap and probably aimed more at professional photographers and videographers. But I wanted it.

Astronomy

NASA shows off highest resolution photo of space

Tom Decent   NASA has released its highest quality image ever; comprising 1.5 billion pixels and boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.