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ACMA warns against use of illegal mobile phone repeaters

It is illegal to use or possess a mobile phone repeater without a licence.

Tim Biggs 2:28 PM   Use of devices being sold online as legitimate solutions to spotty home mobile reception is in fact dangerous and can land you in jail, ACMA warns.

How I beat Telstra and got them to hand over my metadata

I have won the battle against Telstra for my metadata.

Ben Grubb 2:01 PM   By refusing me access to my metadata Telstra breached the Privacy Act. I've won! ☺

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Google celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori's birthday

Happy 360th birthday Bartolomeo Cristofori.

OLIVIA HILL-DOUGLAS 12:08 PM   Five facts about the piano, invented by the Italian harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori, the subject of today's Google doodle.

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Australia's digital future not bright

The National Broadband Network is crucial to Australia's future as a modern economy, says the Ernst and Young report.

Noel Towell 1:28 PM   Slow internet and ponderous public service are keeping Australia in the digital slow lane.

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Boeing warns all 787s should be turned off and on again

Boeing has supplied 264 787 Dreamliners to carriers around the world, including Jetstar, and now says the aircraft has a serious software bug.

Jad Mouawad 8:30 AM   Plane manufacturer discovers software bug that causes a total loss of electrical power, regardless of whether the 787 Dreamliner is in the air.

How this $100m app became digital roadkill

Secret co-founders David Byttow and Chrys Bader.

Mike Isaac   It was one of the the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley with a $100m valuation. It's now closing.

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Silicon Valley loses one of its foremost male feminists

David Goldberg, the late chief executive of SurveyMonkey, at the firm's headquarters in California in 2013.

Jodi Kantor 11:04 AM   Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg is being remembered as perhaps the signature male feminist of his era.

Army of Star Wars fans to raise funds for charity

Dressed as a Star Wars "sandtrooper", Scott Loxley has walked around Australia to raise money for Monash Children's Hospital.

Nicky Phillips 12:13 AM   On May 4, International Star Wars Day, you can expect to see legions of people dressed as stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters participating in "May the fourth be with you"-themed events.

Tech companies betting big on Aussies' laziness when it comes to takeaways

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Liam Mannix   A bunch of tech companies are betting on the internet "brainwashing" you into being too lazy to order your own takeout.

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Hands on review: Microsoft Surface 3 tablet

Adam Turner 8:52 AM   Finally running a full version of Windows 8.1, the Surface 3 strikes a surprisingly good balance between notebook and tablet.


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Love in the age of Tinder

Laura Demasi   Love me tender Tinder… not. By all reports, people's interactions on Tinder are anything but tender — a universe away from the swoony stuff of the 1956 Elvis classic.



Powerful new Photos replaces popular image tools

Garry Barker   Apple's photo management application Photos is completely new and it's a breeze to use.


Inexpensive cameras take a beating in the smartphone revolution

Terry Lane   One of our excuses for not giving the compact category the attention it deserves is that the images produced by these cameras are so poor that using them and reviewing them is depressing.