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The story of Charlie Charlie, the 'demonic' teen game overtaking the internet

Charlie Charlie, are you there? The game has surged to the top of the global social media charts this week.

Caitlin Dewey 9:07 AM   ‚ÄčIf you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!

IceTV and Freeview go head-to-head over ad-skipping

Freeview and IceTV are battling for the hearts and minds of Australian televisions watchers.

Adam Turner 11:02 PM   IceTV's Skippa promises to make TV ads a thing of the past, while still offering the best of FreeviewPlus catch up TV.

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Old iPhones to get a new lease on life

Older iPhones could be about to get a speed boost.

Hannah Francis 9:32 PM   Apple's latest software upgrade is reportedly built to work with older Apple devices.

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$474m deal and no better service

Gary Sterrenberg was bullish about the prospects for improvement under the $474 million Telstra deal in 2012

Noel Towell 1:39 PM   Three years ago, senior public servants promised a half-billion-dollar deal with Telstra would deliver shorter waiting times for Centrelink's phone lines.

Fire damages Apple's former sapphire-screen factory

The Apple logo is seen at the flagship Apple retail store in San Francisco, California April 27, 2015. Apple shares were up 1.1 percent at $13.59 ahead of its results, due after the close. Analysts expect Apple's quarterly revenue to rise 23 percent to $56.07 billion.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Tim Higgins 10:32 AM   The unlucky streak continues at Apple's US factory.

Apple design guru Jony Ive gets new role

Power behind the throne: Jony Ive.

Tim Higgins 10:25 AM   Jony Ive, Apple's top designer, will give up day-to-day managerial duties in what the company says is a promotion to the newly created position of chief design officer.

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Model shows the ozone-depleted world we escaped

Ozone hole over Antarctica in 2006.

Nicky Phillips 1:12 PM   An ozone hole larger than Australia would have opened up over the Arctic if we had continued to use CFCs for the past three decades.

Why a real-life Terminator is far away

A robotics contest aims to provide a reality check on the rise of machines like this one from "Terminator Genisys".

John Markoff 11:07 AM   Sci-fi movies appear to confirm our worst fears. But the truth is robots aren't very 'smart'.

Biodiversity under threat as Melbourne's grasslands become suburbs

Ecologist Mark McDonnell has warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plants species in the next century.

Bridie Smith 12:43 AM   Ecologists have warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plant species over the next century, with grasslands in Melbourne's west the most vulnerable to the city's urban sprawl.

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IceTV and Freeview go head-to-head over ad-skipping

Adam Turner 11:02 PM   IceTV's Skippa promises to make TV ads a thing of the past, while still offering the best of FreeviewPlus catch up TV.

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Macbook fitness program yields thinner, lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.

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Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.