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Major software bugs plague Foxtel's Netflix rival iQ3, causing customer outrage

The iQ3 has been plagued by technical bugs.

Ben Grubb 9:55 PM   Several software bugs have plagued the launch of Foxtel's $150 iQ3 video recording device, causing a great deal of frustration for the pay TV giant's customer base.

Thousands of Foxtel iQ3s require upgrade

The iQ3 has been plagued by technical bugs.

Ben Grubb 6:56 PM   Foxtel admits thousands of its newly released $150 iQ3 video recording devices that are currently in homes across Australia will need software updates to operate properly.

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Guzzling data: Australian internet downloads explode

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Hannah Francis 6:28 PM   Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show we're downloading more, and doing it faster.

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NBN rolls out to dozens of NSW suburbs

NBN fibre-optic cables.

Esther Han 4:15 PM   Wynyard, Castle Hill and St Leonards are among 44 suburbs in New South Wales slated for National Broadband Network construction work next year.

Former army officer Kerry lists his warning system start-up on the ASX

Kerry Plowright.

3:24 PM   Kerry Plowright lives in Byron Bay and has been plugging away at delivering weather and natural disaster warning information straight to your smartwartch. On Wednesday he listed his company on the ASX.

ICON sale a step closer

Slow internet connection speeds have been blamed on Telstra's use of copper, something that will be alleviated when the network is upgraded to fibre optic connections.

Noel Towell 11:30 PM   Government fibre system pioneer "flabbergasted" that a sell-off back on the agenda.

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These cow steroids are making fish more randy

Research suggests male guppies change their mating behaviour when exposed to a common chemical.

Nicky Phillips 10:55 AM   Research suggests a cow steroid that ends up in waterways may be altering the courtship dance of fish.

Health Check: the good and bad of Easter eggs, chocolate and hot cross buns

Easter treats taste good, but their nutritional value varies.

Clare Collins   Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break.

Leave isn’t enough to change fathers' role in caring for kids

Fathers are more involved than previous generations, but is it enough?

Richard Fletcher   Fathers might be at home more these days but they still spend only a fraction of that time caring for their baby.

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Telstra unveils answer to bill shock

Adam Turner 1:25 PM   The scariest three words in tech — "excess data rates" — should be a thing of the past once Telstra joins its rivals in automatically issuing extra data packs when you exceed your mobile data limit.

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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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Apps put photographers in the picture

Terry Lane 11:31 AM   The apps are not all equal in versatility because some cameras are more difficult to control remotely.