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Cecil the lion's killer lands in the middle of online hate storm

Shot dead: Cecil the lion

Catherine Armitage 5:29 PM   Until two days ago, Walter Palmer was a "very private" man living with his family. He practised dentistry and hunted animals with a bow and arrow. Now the dentist's old life has ended.

Windows 1.0 hands on

Windows 1.0 was one of the very first operating systems with a graphical user interface.

Erik Sandberg-Diment 2:41 PM   Throwing back to 1986 with one of the first reviews of Windows 1.0: "At last, these operating environments, also known as windowing programs, have arrived".

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Hands on with Windows 10

Windows 10 has at long last arrived.

Hannah Francis 1:55 PM   There's a lot to like in Microsoft's new operating system, and plenty more worth waiting for.

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'Unrelenting' cyber threats rising

Cyber security.

Hannah Francis 4:22 PM   The first report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre warns of increasing cybercrime threats that are becoming more difficult to defend.

Twitter sales exceed analyst estimates, shares climb

Recent  moves are giving Twitter some time to solve its underlying problem: It's much smaller than the competition.

Sarah Frier 7:19 AM   Interim CEO Jack Dorsey highlights three key areas for improvements as Twitter posts shock numbers.

'We are failing': Public servants on notice

Digital Transformation Office CEO Paul Shetler.

Phillip Thomson   'It's not a policy problem, it's a delivery issue': Federal bureaucracy's digital boss calls on public servants to do better.

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NAB Ventures created to invest $50m in fintech

Andrew Thorburn wants NAB's new venture capital fund to focus squarely on customers.

James Eyers and Clancy Yeates 5:10 PM   National Australia Bank has created an "innovation fund", NAB Ventures, that plans to invest $50 million over the next three years in Australian and offshore start-ups to enhance the bank's development of customer-centric products and applications. 

ANU nets share of world wide web development

Dr Armin Haller, manager of the W3C Australian office which will be involved in the development of the world wide web, looks into eye-tracking cameras at the ANU.

Emma Kelly 12:56 PM   ANU along with the likes of Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft wants to shape our computer habits.

'Impossible' propellantless engine appears to work

The original EmDrive was invented nearly 15 years ago, but its use has been consistently ridiculed as scientifically impossible.

Tim Biggs 9:12 AM   Scientists confirm electromagnetic propulsion engine, which could supposedly take a ship to Mars in 70 days without the need for rocket fuel, does produce thrust. But they can't explain how.

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Gadgets on the Go

Who wants a Roku streaming video box from Telstra?

Adam Turner 1:11 PM   Watching Telstra TV on a rebadged Roku 2 makes good sense for people who don't know what they're missing out on.

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'Generation Free' teens have no concept of paying for content online

Laura Demasi   Forget generation Z – today's youngsters are generation "free" when it comes to how they consumer music and TV content.

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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.