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Google unveils Gmail alternative: 'Inbox'

Google revitalized webmail in 2004 when it debuted Gmail, and now it's trying to do it again with a new take on the old Web stalwart, called Inbox.

By 23 October 2014

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iiNet refuses to give up customers over 'Dallas Buyers Club' piracy

The rights holders behind "Dallas Buyers Club" are pursuing a number of ISPs, including iiNet, to reveal the names of customers alleged to have downloaded the Oscar-winning film.

By 22 October 2014

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This is how NASA banishes body odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.

By 23 October 2014

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Google's head of Android to oversee its most important products

By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.

By 25 October 2014

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Augmented-reality startup nabs $542M from Google, others

As the battle for virtual reality heats up, Google -- along with other well-known firms -- makes a big bet on a little-known wearable headset maker called Magic Leap.

By 22 October 2014

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World of Warcraft announces true Australian servers

In line with 10th anniversary celebrations, Blizzard has shocked Australian fans with the announcement of local servers set to go live October 28.

By 24 October 2014

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This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life

A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars."

By 24 October 2014

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Google endorses a simpler way to secure your data

Even the strongest passwords can be hacked, which is why Google urges users to adopt two-step authentication. A new USB drive makes it easier for users to safeguard their data.

By 22 October 2014

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Apple clarifies Spotlight Suggestions data collection practices

Responding to user privacy concerns, Apple issues a statement describing the restrictions it places on the collection of customer data.

By 21 October 2014

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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data

To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.

By 17 October 2014