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Google confirms external apps can scan your emails: here's how to check

Google has confirmed it allows some external software developers to read and analyse the inboxes of Gmail users, following scrutiny about privacy on …

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

SBS will broadcast all World Cup games until the end of next week as Optus refunds customers over its streaming debacle

• <b>SBS will now broadcast all group round matches.</b>• <b><br>Optus will offer refunds to anyone who signed up for a $15 subscription to watch the World Cup.</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

The year Windows died at home and nobody cared

While Microsoft's desktop operating system continues to be a key fixture of enterprise computing environments, it faces extinction at home. And …

Mobile Devices

5 Years Later, GTA 5 Gets A New Version On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Almost 5 years and 90 million copies shipped after Grand Theft Auto V was released in September 2013, developer Rockstar Games today released a "new" version of the open-world game. The $85 GTA V: Premium Online Edition, as it's called, includes the main game, an up-to-date version of GTA Online, …

Grand Theft Auto

Turnbull government blames Russia after hack targets Australian organisations

He said there was no indication that the campaign – targeting commercial devices produced by Cisco, widely used in the public and private sectors – …

Cybersecurity

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Gear & Gadgets

How to remove Android malware from your phone or tablet

Google’s ecosystem may be increasingly safe thanks to constant improvements to Play Protect’s effectiveness, but that doesn’t mean that the chance of …

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony broke its promises by unceremoniously deleting that "OtherOS" feature with …

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Australians are about to get a prime view of a rare moon that hasn't appeared for more than 150 years

If you were awestruck by the New Year’s Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full moon will not only be super, it …

The Brisbane start-up making software development accessible to anyone

“I am trying to lower those barriers of entry so more people can execute on their ideas.”<p>Mr Escott, whose company employs 45 staff, said the bots …

Disney Officially Acquires Most Of Fox In $66.1 Billion Buyout. Here’s What They Got

The Walt Disney Company has announced — along with some pretty big news from Disney CEO Bob Iger — their official acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox, a deal that has been long rumored and much discussed. The $66.1 billion buyout — paid with $52.4 billion in Disney stock and assumption of all …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …

Game Development

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along …

Yamaha explores fusing artificial intelligence and motorcycles

A couple of weeks before the opening of the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha has announced the list of exhibits it will have on display in its booth. A …

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Mobile Devices

Lupus: Could you have what Selena Gomez has?

US singer Selena Gomez has revealed she underwent a kidney transplant as a result of lupus.<p>She revealed her battle with the disease back in 2015, and …

If You Have Any of These Records, You Could Be Sitting on a Gold Mine

They could be worth thousands of dollars.<p>When's the last time you looked at your record collection? In recent years, vinyl has made a serious comeback, which means you may want to dust off those old LPs, or keep an eye out at thrift stores for hidden gems.<p>"The antiques market seems often heavily …

Macquarie bankers drug colleague with valium and laxatives

Fairfax Media can reveal Macquarie's then divisional director Michael Rosenbaum and investment adviser Stefan Whiting repeatedly spiked the drinks of …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Privacy

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Flying Cars Take Off And Are Set For Sale For Up To $1.6 Million

They can roll on the road or unfurl their wings like an insect and fly. Their price tags range from $399,000 to $1.6 million. The only hindrance to buying a flying car is that you’ll need to show both your driver’s license – and your pilot’s license.<p>Two very different models created by Dutch and …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

‘I wouldn’t buy a Dick Smith TV’

A FORMER board member has revealed he had no idea “who was going to buy” Dick Smith’s poor-quality private label range.

Axl Rose Talks New Guns N’ Roses Music, Relationship With Slash, More in Candid Interview

Yesterday, Axl Rose took part in a talk with Sir David Tang at London’s China Exchange. In their wide-ranging and candid conversation, they touched upon his current relationship with former band members, updates on the reunited Guns N’ Roses, performing with AC/DC, his own personal work, and much …