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Early Apple computer fetches close to $1m at auction

A vintage 1976 Apple-1 computer.

4:13 PM   A vintage Apple computer, one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976, sold for $US905,000 at auction on Wednesday.

NASA posts free sound library of iconic recordings and space sounds

The Space Shuttle Discovery launched in 2006. But what did it sound like?

Tim Biggs 3:10 PM   US space agency NASA has opened an account on the audio-clip sharing service and filled it with 60 or so iconic recordings

How HBO and streaming TV could spell new hope for an Apple-made television

Will HBO turning its back on cable in the US be the catalyst for the long-awaited Apple television?

Hayley Tsukayama 10:17 AM   With cracks showing in American TV's all-powerful cable bundle paradigm, is the time right for a television that does for TV what the iPod did for music?

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NSW government wants to 'be like Apple'

A huge fan of Apple and its customer service philosophy: Dominic Perrottet.

Stuart Corner 12:55 PM   The NSW Government has joined the tech race, committing to a "digital transformation" to deliver an Apple-like customer experience to its residents.

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Confessions of a systems administrator

Systems administrators need more support.

Stephen Cavey 9:35 AM   When things go right, no-one notices, when things go wrong, yours is the proverbial 'one throat to choke', writes a former sysadmin.

NBN complaints rise as rollout grows, report shows

Consumers made 3982 new NBN-related complaints last financial year.

6:51 AM   National Broadband Network complaints are on the rise, with consumers often unsure about who's responsible for fixing their problem.

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Cannabis treats symptoms, not cause

Pain relief: Many scientific and medical organisations and reviews support medicinal cannabis.

Dr Alex Wodak 3:14 PM   Studies of the use of medicinal cannabis suggest it has measurable benefits for several serious conditions.

DNA points to Neanderthal link

Geneticists extracted DNA from the thigh bone of Ust'-Ishim man, who lived 45,000 years ago.

Nicky Phillips 4:00 AM   He lived about 45,000 years ago and died on the banks of a river in Siberia and now scientists have decoded his DNA to narrow the time when humans and Neanderthals first got a little bit frisky.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak takes position at UTS

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will join UTS in December

Eryk Bagshaw 5:39 PM   Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak is set to begin teaching at UTS.

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Spotify Family embraces the modern household

Adam Turner   Rather than cracking down on account sharing, Spotify is the latest subscription service to offer multi-user accounts.

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Apple's big Retina pleasing to the i

11:45 PM   Terry Lane gets a first look at the new 27-inch iMac and says it raises the bar yet again for photographers.

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Zen and the art of Apple technology

Garry Barker   Apple's suite of applications includes powerful tools to aid the musician and filmmaker.

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When E.T phoned home and "Big Ear" picked up the signal

11:45 PM   The radio telescope known as Big Ear picked up a signal seemingly from outer space – just once – and now it's been dismantled and turned into a golf course.