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What you like on Facebook reveals who you are

The 'Apply Magic Sauce' site can predict your age, gender and political and sexual preferences from the Facebook pages you like, and it hopes to sell this ability to businesses.

Caitlin Dewey 11:59 AM   A vaguely disconcerting app from researchers at the University of Cambridge can guess how old you are, how smart you are and who you like to sleep with.

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Sony's Xperia Z5 family is three sizes of the same powerful phone

The bigger Xperia Z5 premium has a 5.5-inch 4K screen, and features a mirrored back.

Tim Biggs 11:45 AM   The three phones all feature a tiny fingerprint sensor, powerful innards and a unique next-gen camera, although of course only one comes with a world-first 4K display.

Apple TV's 'must have' feature

The iPad screen has been 9.7 inches since its debut in 2010

Tim Biggs 10:58 AM   Apple is leaking like a sieve, with rumours showing a nifty new feature in an updated Apple TV.

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Human Services' computers keep disabled out of work

A screenshot of one user's attempt to login to the MyGov online portal, which has left clients blocked from the system for up to two weeks.

Noel Towell   Disabled workers are caught in bureaucratic limbo by problematic computer systems.

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Infratech's floating solar panels hold promise for Australia's rural communities

The $12 million bank of floating solar panels installed by Infratech Industries near Jamestown in northern South Australia.

Claire Connelly   An Australian start-up is helping rural communities get off the grid using floating solar rafts in that sit atop water reservoirs.

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iiNet CEO David Buckingham leaves company

David Buckingham.

Ben Grubb   CEO of Perth-based internet service provider iiNet, David Buckingham, has left the company, according to multiple sources.

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Denmark sends its first man into space with 20 Lego figures to keep him company

Denmark's first person in space, Andreas Mogensen.

Marcus Strom 12:36 AM   Lego takes its space line quite literally as Denmark's first man in space takes toys with him.

Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpion

An artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis.

Sarah Kaplan   The monstrous creature had a dozen clawed arms sprouting from its head and a giant, spiked tail. Half a billion years ago, it owned the seas.

Popping fish oil pills does not make oldies wiser

Fish oil supplements don't reduce cognitive decline in older people, the latest study concludes.

Nicky Phillips   Taking fish oil tablets does not protect the brain against memory loss, according to the latest study into the benefits of omega-3 supplements.

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Gadgets on the Go

Presto launches HD library, adds AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

Adam Turner   Presto subscribers can finally watch movies and TV shows in HD, streaming to the Apple TV or Chromecast, after a major refresh of the streaming service's iOS and Android apps.


Social Radar

Teens choose 'real' friends over Facebook friends

Laura Demasi   Australian teens no longer live and breath Facebook, turning instead to messaging apps like WhatsApp and Kick to create micro networks of "real" friends where they can say what they want in private, away from the ever present eyes of hundreds of "friends" – including their parents.


For one school, from small things big things grew

Garry Barker   One school in Britain transformed itself and the lives of many people in its community by putting the right technology in the hands of its students.


The art of the image in politics

Terry Lane 11:45 PM   The striking thing about the photos in Political Vision is that they are all taken by a photographer standing in exactly the right place at the right time.