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'Generation Free' teens have no concept of paying for content online

Trying to get today's generation to pay for anything – including 5 Seconds of Summer's music – is a hard ask.

Laura Demasi 2:15 PM   Forget generation Z – today's youngsters are generation "free" when it comes to how they consumer music and TV content.

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Telstra offers free porn filtering with Telstra Broadband Protect

Telstra's opti-in "clean feed" makes it easier for parents to filter what comes into their homes.

Adam Turner 2:08 PM   As lobbyists push for mandatory porn filtering, Telstra has overhauled its opt-in "clean feed" and bundled it with other family-friendly features.

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Dial-up is dead - here's all the things you're going to miss

Some of the tools you need to get online with dial-up.

Liam Mannix 2:01 PM   That iconic sing-song modem handshake tone will soon be heard no more after Telstra announced plans to switch off its dial-up service.

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Aussie mine set to become source of almost magical material graphene

The CEO of Valence Industries, Christopher Darby.

Bennett Ring 7:32 AM   An Australian mine is at the forefront of producing a magical material that could revolutionise the way we make everything around us.

Twitter risks losing sight of who its most valuable users are

Twitter latest moves are putting at risk its loyal user base.

Peter Wells 12:00 AM   In recent weeks, Dick Costolo stepped down from his role as Twitter chief executive officer, leaving Twitter's original founder, Jack Dorsey, as interim chief. Costolo's swan song is Project Lightning, a curated news and media service, designed to highlight breaking news and events in a beautiful new layout and story mode.

Lack of progress in Silicon Valley diversity push

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Mike Isaac 10:00 AM   Despite the self-effacing messaging, big US tech firms are failing to make measurable progress in the gender and racial diversity of their employees.

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SpaceX launch schedule in tatters after Falcon rocket explosion

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff.

Irene Klotz 8:34 AM   SpaceX is searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly.

Scanning the brain's magnetic fields offers hope for epilepsy patients

Stewart Duguid is now living seizure-free.

Bridie Smith 6:30 PM   Stewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike. But the seizures were debilitating and proved impossible to control with medication.

Hold on a second: extra moment in time to align clocks and earth

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Michael Koziol 4:20 PM   The final minute of Tuesday, June 30, will last for 61 seconds, to accommodate a global "leap second" that will keep atomic clocks aligned with the earth's rotation.

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Telstra offers free porn filtering with Telstra Broadband Protect

Adam Turner 2:08 PM   As lobbyists push for mandatory porn filtering, Telstra has overhauled its opt-in "clean feed" and bundled it with other family-friendly features.

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'Generation Free' teens have no concept of paying for content online

Laura Demasi 2:15 PM   Forget generation Z – today's youngsters are generation "free" when it comes to how they consumer music and TV content.

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Beacons call out and Apple responds

Garry Barker   Schools, museums and shops are among the early adopters finding uses for wireless communication tools called iBeacons.

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See the future in a mirrorless camera

Terry Lane   DSLR cameras appear to be close to extinction.