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How Sydney's overheated housing market keeps young people on the streets

Runaway house prices are the talk of city dinner parties. But they also make it harder for young people to move out of homeless services into private accommodation, and prevent others from even getting into refuges<p>Jack isn’t much interested in Sydney’s soaring house prices. The 16-year-old, one …

US officials downplay impact of Department of Justice hacking

Hackers claim to have stolen sensitive information from 20,000 people employed by Department of Justice and 9,000 employed by Homeland Security<p>US officials have downplayed the impact of the latest hack of government data, this one containing employee information from 29,000 Department of Justice …

French privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook's use of personal data

Site given three months to stop tracking and transferring data to US without consent in first significant action since Safe Harbour pact was struck down<p>The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and …

Ubuntu's first tablet doubles as a desktop, goes on sale in Q2

No word on price, but it's coming soon.<p>Remember that time Spanish device maker BQ started promoting a new, Ubuntu-powered tablet before Canonical was ready to start talking about it? Well, the Ubuntu developer finally decided to get chatty. As expected, the device is a Ubuntu-fied version of BQ's …

How an Apple employee once stood up to Steve Jobs — and got promoted for it

Dubinsky fought back against the plan - giving an ultimatum that she would quit - and instead of getting fired, she got promoted.<p>That's according to an anecdote about former Apple employee and Palm CEO Dubinsky in the new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, published this …

Bosnia's Muslims protest against ban on religious symbols in courts

Bosnian Muslims have marched in Sarajevo to protest against a Supreme Court ruling that<br>bans the ostentatious wearing of all religious insignia inside courts throughout the country.<p>Several hundred people gathered to express their outrage, and they claim the ruling goes against the UN Human Rights …

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

Microsoft's Band 2 now lets you do more than track your weight

Microsoft released its Band 2 late last year and now it’s updating its accompanying Health dashboard and app to add some neat features, like the ability to share your workouts with friends.<p>The cross-platform Health dashboard is one of the Band 2’s greatest assets as it means users of the tracker …

The family building a refugee haven in the shadow of Isis

Tim and Sarah Buxton landed with their young family in Iraqi Kurdistan the day before Islamic State overran nearby Mosul. Today they remain there, building communities – not camps – for people fleeing extremist violence<p>On 9 June 2014 Queenslander and charity worker Tim Buxton landed with his wife, …

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Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers starting today, in what’s a major push for the enterprise social networking service. The rollout will come in …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

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Reformer Hassan Khomeini barred from Iran clerical body ballot

Grandson of first supreme leader planned to run for assembly of experts but has apparently been blocked on a technicality<p>The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been barred from running for a top clerical body, his family has said, as the country prepares for crucial …

Vulture arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of spying

Bird that flew from Israeli nature reserve into Lebanon caught by locals suspicious of its transmitter<p>A vulture from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured in Lebanon on suspicion of espionage after flying across the border, Israel’s nature reserve authority has said.<p>Members of the Israeli …

East Chicago councilman charged with murder takes oath of office while behind bars

East Chicago City Councilman Robert Battle took the oath of office from behind bars at the Porter County Jail last week.<p>Battle was re-elected to his council seat in November, one month after murder and drug charges were filed by the federal government.<p>An unnamed official was brought in to do the …

Bronze Age village yields ancestral secrets

<b>Near Peterborough, England (CNN) —</b> "It feels almost rude to be intruding. It doesn't feel like archaeology any more. It feels like somebody's house has burned down and we're going in and picking over their goods," Mark Knight says.<p>Knight is the director of a remarkable project: the excavation of …

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

Google to pay UK £130m in back taxes

US internet giant has often been accused of failing to pay its fair share of taxes in Europe<p>Google is to pay £130m to the UK in a bid to draw a line under its long-running tax row.<p>The US internet giant, which has been accused of not paying its full share of tax in numerous European countries, …

Microsoft's bizarre new alarm clock app for Android might make you take a selfie before it turns off

Meet Microsoft Mimicker, an Android alarm clock app from the Microsoft Garage skunkworks that forces you to play a short game before you can make it stop chiming.<p>Seriously. Sometimes, Mimicker asks you to take a selfie that matches a mood. Sometimes, it might ask you to take a picture of something …

Security Startup Malwarebytes Raises Another $50M From Fidelity

Malwarebytes, a security company that started when its cofounder was still a teenager fixing his parents’ infected computer, has come a long way from its bootstrapped roots. Today the startup’s software is used by millions of consumers and some 70,000 businesses to protect from and clean up …

Microsoft’s ‘Mimicker Alarm’ Garage Project helps you start your day with mini games

Microsoft is back with another Garage Project (cute and novel apps made for iOS and Android phones), and this time it’s an alarm clock called Mimicker Alarm. At first glance, the style of this app looks eerily similar to that of the stock Android Clock app, but a deeper dive shows us that there’s a …

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Microsoft just made Office apps far more powerful for the iPad Pro

Microsoft promised many of its newest and most powerful stylus-based features in Windows 10 Office apps like PowerPoint and OneNote would make their way to other platforms, and the company is now following through. Starting today, Office apps for the iPad and iPad Pro can take advantage of new …

Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a …

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Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Mike Hearn, a prominent developer of the cryptocurrency, has sold his coins and quit work on bitcoin citing deep-seated issues<p>A senior bitcoin developer has declared the cryptocurrency a failed experiment, blaming the end of the currency on the refusal of the community to adopt new standards which …

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Mozilla drops its single sign-on tech November 30th

Persona just isn't getting much attention.<p>Mozilla launched its Persona single sign-on platform to let you easily log in to websites without chaining yourself to a social network or storing passwords locally. However, it never really caught on. As with Thunderbird, Mozilla eventually turned most of …

5 tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users can spread ideas and trends like wildfire.<p>While some aspects of your …

'She terrorises us': How entitled children are making their parents' lives hell

Her father called the police.<p>Richardson is one of a growing number of parents under siege from their children.<p>The pointy end of entitlement<p>Sons are …

Hitachi’s new tech could double your smartphone’s battery capacity without increasing size

Hitachi Maxell has developed a new lithium-ion battery which could increase a portable product’s capacity without increasing its battery’s thickness. In fact, it has twice the capacity of its current technology, thanks to a newly developed silicon-based material used as the battery’s negative …

Windows might be storing your encryption keys in the cloud

If you’re rocking a new Windows 10 PC or have upgraded to the latest version of the OS, chances are your disk encryption key has been uploaded to Microsoft’s servers — which means you’re not 100 percent in control of the privacy of your data.<p>The Intercept reports that this is probably the case if …