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Hillary Clinton Watches Cat GIFs To Escape Trump

The 2016 US presidential election is getting more and more unhinged. We don’t need to tell you that. It’s getting to the candidates, too; Hillary Clinton says it makes her want to just unplug the internet. Either that, or watch a whole bunch of cat GIFs.

Twitter Can Show You Where To Vote (And Pick Up A Democracy Sausage)

2016 Federal Election Day (AKA Democracy Sausage Day) is looming, and the toughest choice to make may very well be if you head to the polling booth with the best gourmet snags, or the sweet cake stall?

Twitter has made it a personal mission to help solve the dilemma, teaming up with Proxima to take the guesswork out of where to vote by tweeting you not only your local polling station, but which have your favourite election day treats.

Living With Data: Are News Sites Tracking My Clicks And Changing What I See?

This is the second instalment of the Living With Data series, exploring encounters with data in our everyday lives.

Australian Electoral Commission Says E-Voting Is Coming, But It's Hard

The Australian Electoral Commission is having a bad few weeks. After being forced to recount the votes for Western Australian Senate seats, the AEC declared it had lost around 1400 ballot papers, opening up a Pandora’s Box of problems including potential by-elections, recount demands and court cases. It’s easy enough to say that this could all be solved with computers and fancy e-voting, but the Electoral Commissioner isn’t so sure.

Opinion: Australia Voted, Don't Mourn For The National Broadband Network

I’m seeing a lot of people wailing on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook this evening, saying that the National Broadband Network is “dead”. “Goodbye, NBN”, one of my friends wrote. Here’s why you should stop being so dramatic.

Tony Abbott Wants An Australian Billion-Dollar Drone Program, But Why? [Updated]

If I had $1 for every time Tony Abbott had said “stop the boats” in the last four years, I’d probably have enough cash to fund his latest proposal: he wants to buy seven UAV drones to scour the Australian coastline for illegal boat arrivals at a cost of $1.5 billion.

Game Of Seats: How The Election Played Out For Geeks [Updated]

The counting is still underway in the tally rooms, but it looks like the Coalition led by Tony Abbott will be our new leaders within hours. There are a lot of numbers being thrown around right now, but here’s how the election ended up for the MPs you care about.

This Game Of Thrones-Themed Election Rap Is Surprisingly Excellent

It’s easy to sit down and think to yourself, “hey, I’ll make something Game Of Thrones-related and put it on YouTube. It’ll be great!”. So often it sucks, but this is not one of those times. Welcome to A Game Of Polls, featuring Julian Assange as John Farnham.

Watch Malcolm Turnbull Do A Google Hangout On Election Issues

Coalition heavyweight and Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, today did a Google+ Hangout with journalists from Fairfax about various election issues. The first question is about the quality of the Coalition’s fibre-to-the-node plan as it compares to other countries, and the conversation lasts for about an hour. Perfect for your train ride home if you need your daily dose of politics.

Turnbull: The Coalition's NBN Is More Of A Threat To Foxtel Than Labor's NBN

Media markets have rapidly evolved since the proliferation of the internet as a form of content distribution, and now that both major parties are advocating high-speed broadband in the lead-up to the 2013 Federal Election, old-world content providers like Foxtel must be quivering in their boots. Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fired a warning shot for traditional broadcasters, saying that the Coalition’s NBN plan should represent more of a concern than Labor’s NBN for Pay TV providers.

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