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Women simply aren't as good as men at programming. It's just biological. Women just aren't interested in technology. Women are too emotional. Men are more logical, so they code better. Women aren't as technically minded. Women have smaller brains than men. Women don't get very far in their careers because they need to leave to have babies. You wouldn't like the culture. Your nails would hit the wrong keys too much.

No but really, it's biological, it's just science. Women are better suited to caring jobs, like a nurse, or a childcarer.

These are real statements, said by real people - many of whom are working in tech - to excuse the lack of gender diversity in the industry. And it's combating statements like these that drives Holly Tattersall, CEO of mentorship program Women in Digital.

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Gamers can be a particular lot, especially the brand that swears by their RGB towers of Mordor. Fortunately, there's plenty of trinkets and tools you can pick up this Christmas that will satisfy even the most ardent of PC gamers.

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Hair grows back thicker when you shave it! Reading in dim light turns you blind! Peeing on a jellyfish sting will soothe the pain! The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth. We took our healthy scepticism and a bunch of research to find the truth behind some of the most common myths about our bodies and our health. Here's what we learned.

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Gather enough funky-looking kitchen gadgets from the likes of Indiegogo and Kickstarter and it becomes increasingly difficult to convince friends that you're not a) attempting to convert lead into gold or b) cooking meth. I can't say which side of this alchemical fence the Atmos cold-drip coffee maker falls on, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt because I'm addicted to meth. I mean cold brew.

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Something is happening on the internet so Steam has reduced the prices on some games. That something is The Game Awards and the games on sale are some of the best games released this year.

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As someone who spent years working in retail - I haven't always had an overwhelming sense of Christmas cheer. But I do love it when my great TV shows take on the holiday season. It's fun!

So here are some of my favourite Christmas episodes that are streaming right now. And if you don't agree, definitely come at me with your favourites and arguments in the comments below!

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Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven't already, it is time to join the revolution. Recent findings from research group Telsyte revealed that over half of Australian phone owners have ditched phone plan contracts and now use BYO phone plans.

Not that we need to tell a tech savvy bunch like you. You're probably all using grey import, dual-SIM Xiaomi smartphones and have long known the virtues of SIM Only phone plans.

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Hi, I am a person who likes exercising. I am also a person who likes to receive exercise related gifts.

So if you're looking to buy gifts (expensive or cheap) for someone who is into exercise, this might be a good place to start.

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What comes to mind when you think of Millennials? If we are to believe what we read, we're looking at a generation of lazy, selfish, entitled and image-obsessed 18–30 year olds, more intent on eating smashed avo and showing it off on Instagram than, well, anything else.

Now science is aiming to smash that stigma, and this first-of-it's-kind experiment has shown those headlines have it all wrong.

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Today Valve announced it will no longer be accepting Bitcoin as currency on the Steam store.

This follows a series of rapid Bitcoin growth. After recently tipping the $US10,000US mark in late November, Bitcoin lost approximately 20 per cent of its value, but promptly fought back. Roughly one week later Bitcoin is sitting at $US13,000.