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The last thing you want when you settle down to binge-watch Orange is the New Black is buffering or lag on your Netflix video stream. With that in mind, these are the tricks you need to be aware of to minimise the chances of that happening. Most of these tips apply to any video streaming site, so you can reuse them for Hulu and YouTube too.

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Ever scrolled though the comments section under an Instagram image of say, a fitness model for example? It can get pretty intense. From today, Instagram is introducing a whole bunch of ways to deal with harassment - recognising comments in particular could be managed a little better.

You'll now have the power to turn off comments for individual posts, remove followers for private accounts and on a more positive note, even "like" comments.

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We're coming up to Christmas with tremendous speed, and that means you're probably busily choosing and shopping and buying presents for everyone special in your life. But don't forget yourself — you deserve a special Christmas gift too. Here at Gizmodo, we want to give you a present. So we've teamed up with Sony Mobile to celebrate one of this year's best smartphones, the $999 Xperia XZ. We're giving you the chance to win one. As a matter of fact, we're giving three of you the chance to win.

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We've all stolen things from work — pencils, pens, maybe a notebook — but this Foxconn employee went a little too far. According to AsiaOne, a former senior manager at the world's largest electronics maker and assembler was charged with stealing and selling 5700 iPhones for a value of about $US1.56 million ($2 million).

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We don't really have in-flight wi-fi in Australia yet, although both Virgin and Qantas are working on it. It's far more common throughout Europe and the US, but a consortium of European companies is taking a different approach to the new network it's building: instead of satellites dozens of kilometres above the Earth bouncing signals from ground stations to planes and back, the European Aviation Network uses 4G LTE beamed directly upwards from mobile phone towers.

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One of the tasks any respectable virtual assistant should be able to carry out for you is to discover new music, and Siri is certainly up to speed in this regard. If you're lacking inspiration for your next road trip tune or party mix, here are some of the ways you can get Siri to help.

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It was way back in 2014 we announced that Telstra would be shelving its 2G network by 2017, and just ahead of time, the day has finally come.

The 900 MHz mobile network was switched off today, so if you or a loved one have a 2G SIM card, Mobile Handheld, Mobile Broadband, Tablets or wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device it won't work on Telstra's network anymore. You won't be able to make or receive voice calls or SMS, access voicemail or use data services.