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Software

IT giants in price probe

COMPUTER giants Apple and Microsoft will be asked to defend their pricing policies at a federal parliamentary inquiry into why Australians pay far more for music and game downloads than overseas customers.

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Entertainment

Hollywood hackers: how the silver screen gets it wrong

Video game graphics, silly buzzwords and even two people typing frantically on the same keyboard at once – Hollywood has often had a bit of fun when it comes to computer hacking.

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Science

Geeks use computer power to cure cancer

The human race agrees cancer is awful. Nobody wants it and nobody likes it. Cancer’s impact also spreads to the minds of families and friends of those with the disease, who watch their loved ones try to cope with their own bodies trying to kill them.

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Linux/Unix Videos

SJVN Tells How Reporting on Linux Has Changed in the Last 10 Years

SJVN is, of course, the well-known nickname and abbreviation for Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, who has been covering technology as a journalist since… since longer than he cares to admit…Checkout this basically one-question interview with him on “How has reporting on Linux changed in the last 10 years?” on Slashdot TV.

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Sports news

Erebus Racing’s Mercedes fully repaired after Clipsal crash

Following on from his crash in the opening race of the Australian GT Championship at the Clipsal 500, Peter Hackett’s Erebus Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 is back in one piece after a painstaking re-build.

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Sports news

Postecoglou quits Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar this afternoon confirmed that dual championship winning coach Ange Postecoglou has quit the sunshine state to return to his home town where he will take charge of former champions Melbourne Victory.

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Technology news

Passengers blast updated app for public transport

IF IT were a movie, the terrible opening weekend reviews would have consigned it to a quick and brutal box office death.

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Linux/Unix

Ubuntu 12.10 Named ‘Quantal Quetzal’

Ubuntu 12.10 finally has a codename – Quantal Quetzal.

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Science

Could this virus cure cancer?

Australian scientists are leading a global charge to combat one of the world’s worst killers with a surprising secret weapon – the common cold.

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Technology news

TSA Tests Identity Verification System

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun testing a new system that verifies an air traveler’s identity by matching photo IDs to boarding passes and ensures that boarding passes are authentic.

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