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Tidal chief steps down, 'handful' of people fired

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Ben Sisario 8:03 AM   Barely a month after Jay Z took over Tidal, a Swedish streaming music service, the top executive at its parent company has stepped down and about a dozen employees have been laid off.

Love in the age of Tinder

Tinder has done a whole lot more than simply introduce the concepts of convenience and efficiency to human relationships.

Laura Demasi 7:04 AM   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.

Living with my email doppelganger

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Leigh Tonkin 3:37 PM   What do you do if you've been sharing inboxes with a stranger who doesn’t even know it?

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Warning over plane Wi-Fi hijack risk

Troubleshooting home wi-fi issues is a matter or trial and error.

Bart Jansen   Experts warn that passenger Wi-Fi systems could leave flight controls vulnerable to hacking.

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Auditor slams Vic gov't IT spending

Victoria's auditor-general has slammed agencies for a lack of accurate information and accountability amid ballooning IT costs.

Benjamin Preiss   The cost of information technology has skyrocketed to more than $3 billion a year in Victorian government agencies and entities, a new report has revealed.

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Nokia agrees to buy networks rival Alcatel

Two of the industry's biggest network players, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, are  merging.

Adam Ewing and Marie Mawad   Nokia has agreed to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal valued at 15.6 billion euros ($21.8 billion) to create the world's largest supplier of equipment that powers mobile phone networks.

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Self-drive cars, apps that find your pet: welcome to NSW future

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Google car: Self-driving cars seem inevitable, and this what they may look like.

Nicole Hasham 6:49 PM   Runaway pets would be reunited with their owners through an electronic alert and speed signs could communicate with motorists under high-tech solutions to everyday problems being considered by the NSW government.

The most surprising thing about Hawking

Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in <i>The Theory of Everything</i>.

Nicky Phillips   Most people don't realise the brilliant physicist has children, says his daughter Lucy.

How to get men to give more to charity? Make it a competition

Competition: Men donate more if they see other men have been generous donors.

Nicky Phillips   Males donate more money to charity if they see other males have donated large amounts. And they'll also be more generous if the person asking for money is an attractive woman. (Surprise, surprise).

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Hands on review: Foxtel iQ3 personal video recorder

Adam Turner    A PVR for the Netflix-generation, Foxtel's iQ3 blends pay TV and video on demand into a seamless viewing experience – but there's work to be done.

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Filmmakers call 'lights, Apples, action'

Garry Barker   Technology has advanced so quickly that you could win at Oscar using an iPad and iMac.

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Magazines provide perspective on photography

Terry Lane   Whether in print or online, there is a wealth of information available for the photographer.