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Pebble Time review: a smartwatch full of life

Even without the backlight on, information's easy to read in a well-lit environment. Unlike other smartwatches, Pebble Time's screen is never off.

Tim Biggs 1:26 PM   The original Pebble was a revelation when it launched in 2013, and it nailed a lot of smartphone fundamentals that later competitors would overlook — including a decent battery life, always-on screen and a clear, glanceable display. Now, with Pebble Time, it's even smarter.

It's Man v Machine at the checkout

Self-service checkout.

Ben Grubb 12:29 PM   Comment: Will we see the end of manned checkouts soon? There are signs it is occurring.

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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Are we outsourcing too much of our thinking to robots?

Laura Demasi 11:29 AM   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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Queensland 'ripe' for tech boom

Queensland is fertile ground for a technology sector boom, according to a new report launched by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society.

Amy Remeikis 8:43 AM   Report tips boom in technology jobs as mines wind down.

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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   Interim CEO Jack Dorsey highlights three key areas for improvements as Twitter posts shock numbers.

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Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach US computers

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Joseph Menn 11:09 PM   Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile US government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign.

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   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   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   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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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi 11:29 AM   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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iMacs help artists rule the night

Garry Barker   For the past three years White Night has transformed central Melbourne during a weekend in February with spectacular images projected on to buildings.

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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.