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Facebook Might Have Just Fixed The Apple TV's Dumb Login System

Logging into apps on the new Apple TV currently involves entering a password with an onscreen keyboard, a process that makes Centrelink look organised and efficient. It’s Apple’s screwup, but Facebook might have just come to the rescue.

This Beautiful App Lets You See The Mobile Towers, Wi-Fi Signals, And Satellites Around You

You’re aware that your mobile service comes from mobile towers. And that your mapping app is made possible by GPS satellites. And that Wi-Fi signals deliver your fail videos. But the sight of that invisible world is breathtaking.

FBI Links A Single Hacker To The Theft Of 1.2 Billion Stolen Log-Ins 

The FBI has managed to link the theft of a frankly staggering 1.2 billion log-in credentials to a single hacker, after finding a Russian email address within reams of data obtained by security researchers.

NBN Might Have To Replace Optus' Messy, Broken Cable Network

Remember the cool $800 million NBN Co dropped on buying the Optus HFC network? Leaked documents have revealed that the NBN Co is thinking about replacing it entirely. Why? Because it’s such crappy infrastructure.

Apple Bought The Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars

Apple, a maker of expensive aluminium slabs, might not be the obvious first buyer for Faceshift, a Swiss startup that makes motion-capture tech used in Star Wars. But when you consider how its software can be applied to augmented reality, things get a lot more interesting.

Amazon: Sorry, Putting Nazi Symbols On The New York Subway Was A Bad Call

Following a vicious backlash from the patrons of the New York City subway, e-commerce giant Amazon seems to have realised that plastering dystopian Nazi imagery across MTA cars was maybe kinda sorta a bad idea. Good job.

Is Amazon Secretly Flying Its Own Cargo Planes?

According to a report in Motherboard, there’s a secretive air freight business running in an old DHL facility in Wilmington. It’s impossible to say who is behind it, but as Kari Paul explains, Amazon would be a safe bet.

Keep Track Of All The World's Territorial Disputes With This Amazing Interactive Map

All over the world, there are people who could live in one country or another. Some of these territorial disputes are relatively minor, while others could be the flashpoints that lead to all-out war. There are a lot of these, and they’re hard to keep track of.

Wednesday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Your Best Stories Of Leaving Nightmare IT Jobs Whether you quit in a blaze of glory or were laid off in ridiculous circumstances, these are your getting-the-hell-out stories.

Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Just Made A Beautifully Controlled Vertical Landing Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space company seems to have made a beautifully controlled landing on solid ground with its own New Shepard craft.

Our Planet’s Magnetic Poles Aren’t Reversing Any Time Soon Over the past couple of hundred years, the strength of the Earth’s geomagnetic field has been waning.

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 Is Out In Australia Next Week The Android Wear-powered ZenWatch 2 will be available in Australia from December 1.

Here’s A Reminder Why You Shouldn’t Bother Doing Dumb Facebook Quizzes When everyone around you is Facebook quizzing, sometimes it can be hard to resist the lure of joining in yourself.

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Here's A Reminder Why You Shouldn't Bother Doing Dumb Facebook Quizzes

When everyone around you is Facebook quizzing, sometime’s it can be hard to resist the lure joining in yourself. But next time, breathe deeply and move on — remembering the privacy implications we’re about to remind you of.

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