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Netflix won't slake the thirst of Aussie pirates

Netflix won't put a stop to piracy, but it may show the way forward.

Adam Turner 9:57 AM   Netflix won't curb piracy until the entertainment industry stops screwing Australians, but the streaming giant may hold the key to the future.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: first look

Last chance: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Farhad Manjoo 9:55 AM   Facing increased competition from both higher and lower end phones, Samsung needs to drive home a single message to consumers with their new phones: 'we have changed'.

Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope

Twitter has launched a new live-streaming app called Periscope.

Rob Lever 9:05 AM   Twitter launches app that lets you stream live video to your followers from anywhere, days after blocking very similar app Meerkat.

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Facebook wants Messenger to become a hub for commerce

Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's F8 developer conference in San Francisco.

Vindu Goel 12:26 PM   Social network opens chat app up to developers, allowing for applications like ordering food or tracking packages through chats with businesses, or more customisable games and emoji.

Apple, Beats move forward with streaming service to rival Spotify

Moving to the Beats: Ian Rogers, the chief executive of Beats Music (left), Luke Wood, chief executive of Beats by Dre, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, record producer Jimmy Iovine, and Dr. Dre.

Ben Sisario, Brian X. Chen 12:25 PM   Apple is pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music services that would allow the company to compete directly with streaming upstarts like Spotify.

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Microsoft partners with Android tablet-makers in mobile Office push

Samsung will be one of 11 partner companies to pre-install Microsoft Office on their Android devices.

Nick Wingfield   Microsoft is serious about making its most lucrative business, Office, relevant for mobile users. What is less clear is how much money it will be able to make from them.

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Communication breakdown? Emails are the culprit

Some companies are banning emails.

Su-Lin Tan 10:14 AM   Emails were a godsend when they replaced "snail mail" or the traditional letter but now they are starting to become a burden.

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Astronomers witness supermassive black hole eat its own galaxy's star-forming gas

Artist's impression: Red gas pours out of a galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core.

Nicky Phillips 7:25 PM   The three little pigs were rightly outraged when the wolf blew down their houses, but that's nothing compared to the havoc some supermassive black holes wreak on their host galaxies.

NASA's Curiosity Rover finds nitrogen on Mars, an element needed to sustain life

Scientists do not expect Curiosity to find aliens on Mars, but do hope to find signs of the key elements to life are present.

Discovery adds to evidence the Red Planet could once have sustained life.

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Netflix won't slake the thirst of Aussie pirates

Adam Turner 9:57 AM   Netflix won't curb piracy until the entertainment industry stops screwing Australians, but the streaming giant may hold the key to the future.

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The truth about pirates - who’s doing it and why

Laura Demasi   A new study has shed more light onto why Australians are so keen to grab content anyway they can.

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Watch is at the core of new Apple releases

Garry Barker   The Watch occupied centre stage at its recent launch event but there was much more. It was a peek into where Apple’s thinking, technology, design and innovation are headed.

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Apple opens Aperture debate with beta release of Photos

Terry Lane   Aperture is being retired in favour of Photos, which is built into the next version of the Yosemite operating system. Are we really going to get a free replacement for Aperture, for which we paid good money a couple of years ago?