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Sweeping digital surveillance powers passed by parliament

Legislation allowing ASIO to monitor entire networks of devices under a single warrant has now passed into law, despite crossbench MPs calling it "flawed" and "rushed".

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Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Australian pricing and availability

Sony's latest flagship Android handset -- and its smaller cousin -- have finally got local pricing and carrier availability details.

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Win a Toshiba laptop with CNET's Toshiba Techprobe

CNET recruited four Australian audience members to take part in the most recent Techprobe program in partnership with Toshiba.

The upcoming Nexus 6 gets leaked with more pics

Google's taking more control over its Android and Android Wear operating systems; LG is working on a 3G smartwatch that won't need a smartphone; and the Nexus 6 is coming soon.

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Peculiar hat displays your thoughts as colours

The Neurotiq headpiece combines knitting, 3D printing and electroencephalography to display your brain activity as an array of LED hues.

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Future blockbuster? Tetris to become 'epic sci-fi' movie

The classic falling-blocks video game is set to become a major motion picture taking place in a sci-fi universe.

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iPhone cameras compared: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer improved cameras over their predecessors -- but by how much? We take a closer look.

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HP Stream goes even lower, bringing Windows 8 laptops to $199

The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," now available in two new laptop and two new tablet sizes, making it one of the least expensive ways to get Windows 8.

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Sony's Xperia sequel hits all the right notes

Sony's Xperia Z3 hits all the right notes and delivers powerful performance in a beautiful, sleek design.

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Five surprises switching from iOS to Android and back again

Moving from an iPhone to an Android phone was a big change, but switching back a year later was even bigger.

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'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. And you can try it for yourself.

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The best video from any action camera

The new Black edition rocks twice the processing power of its predecessor, while the updated Silver gets a built-in touchscreen, and both get some new features for when the lights go down.

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How to use the Google Software Removal tool in Windows

Not sure if you have a malicious toolbar or extension messing with your settings? Check out this tool from Google to investigate what's going on with Chrome.

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The most luxurious Samsung Galaxy phone to date

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha packs impressive innards into a luxurious metal frame.

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30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

Though it looks just like iOS 7, iOS 8 is packed with more features than any other update. Get to know the best, most useful features right here.

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This bizarre bendable phone wears like a shirtsleeve

A California startup is crowdfunding a flexible phablet that you strap to your arm and it might not be totally ridiculous. Maybe.

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Aspire V Nitro Black Edition from Acer takes aim at PC gamers

This new gaming laptop line from Acer gets price and availability details.

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The Basis Peak wants to be your superwatch (hands-on)

Basis has announced a revamp of its previous fitness smartwatch, arriving in early November: and this time, it gets smartwatch-like notifications, too. We took an early peek at the Peak.

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Don't buy these phones (roundup)

Although there are many great handsets out there on the market, not all are home runs. We round up a few strikeouts that smartphone users should avoid.

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