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These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By 2 June 2015

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'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By 6 May 2015

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By 9 September 2014

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PC gaming on the rise, but Australians still suffer from a 'broadband bottleneck'

The latest Digital Australia report from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association shows a sharp spike in PC gaming, but Aussies say that broadband issues are constraining the way they play.

By 29 July 2015

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Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft

The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.

By 29 July 2015

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Terror on Twitter! Horror author R.L. Stine tweets a Halloween story

R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.

By 31 October 2014

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TPG wins over iiNet as shareholders vote in favour of buyout

TPG has won the support of iiNet shareholders in its bid to buy the company, meaning the service provider just has to clear regulatory approval before becoming Australia's second-largest ISP.

By 27 July 2015

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Labor member says data retention creates 'culture of fear,' calls for review

The Australian Labor Party has come under fire from within for its support of data retention, as a NSW Labor member calls for a review of the laws amid concerns of "mass surveillance."

By 27 July 2015

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Leaders give go ahead for GST on low-cost online purchases from overseas

Australia's State and Territory leaders have offered "in principle" support to charge GST on online purchases from overseas, meaning goods worth less than AU$1,000 could be hit with a 10 percent tax.

By 24 July 2015

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​Angelina Jolie is the latest big name to make a movie with Netflix

The Oscar-winning actor is adapting "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," a memoir by author and activist Loung Ung about living under the Khmer Rouge.

By 24 July 2015