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Most internet users wouldn't want to share their browsing history with the rest of the world. (It's one of the reasons 'incognito mode' is so popular - despite not actually working as advertised.)

This is especially true of people who look at questionable online material. So what would you be willing to pay if someone had a secret recording of you watching porn, taken on your webcam?

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In late 2017 I signed a thirty year mortgage on a house in Melbourne's northern suburbs, in an area due to be connected to the NBN in "early 2018". With the ink barely dry on the contract, NBN Co announced it was halting all planned rollouts until further notice. Cable was not available in the area, so I assumed my only option was ADSL.

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The original PlayStation is a giant of a machine, both physically and culturally, with a tremendous library of games and the distinction of being the first ever console to surpass 100 million units sold.

It's therefore exciting that, on the exact 25th anniversary of the PlayStation's launch in Japan, Sony is taking this giant and shrinking it down into a tiny replica version with 20 games installed, which you can buy for $150 and plug into your modern TV to relive (or discover) some of that mid-'90s magic.

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With the launch of its new iPhones, Apple has brought eSIM to the mainstream for the very first time. eSIM allows you to change carriers at will without having to order a new SIM card or go to a store. Instead, you just activate the plan and carrier that you like directly from your smartphone.

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For the first time in recent memory, Apple has held an event full of surprises. Sure, we all expected the iPad Pro to receive an update, and there were rumours of new Macs coming, but no specifics leaked. No supply chain photographs, no product names popping up in iOS firmware. The famously secretive company managed to keep its secrets.

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Telstra customers can keep using both their home phone and internet during fixed-line broadband outages, as the telco unveils its next generation modem. The Smart Modem Gen 2 will use Telstra's 4G mobile network to supply internet and phone calls in the event of an outage, at no extra cost.

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A smart aircon which you can command from afar, Kogan's portable AC units let you heat or cool your home with a word. In terms of energy bills, portable AC units aren't necessarily the most cost-effective way to heat or cool your abode. Even so, they can make a lot of sense if you're renting, or if you're a homeowner whose budget doesn't stretch to a central air system.

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Microsoft has announced a number of new products, including the Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and the all new Surface Headphones. This means that, barring the Surface Book, Microsoft’s entire line of Surface devices has been refreshed. In the case of the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2, a slick new colour option has also been added to the mix in the form of matte black.

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Rather than wait for your queries, Google's latest tool aims to answer your questions before you even ask. It's just one of a raft of new features the the company is introducing to mark 20 years of Search.

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Nintendo Switch Online went live last week, marking the first time the Japanese gaming giant has asked its customers to pay a subscription fee to play with and against others over the internet. Like similar services from PlayStation and Xbox, there are a number of benefits to signing up, but is it worth the price of admission?