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It’s known as the “privacy paradox”: people say they want to protect their data privacy online, but often do little to keep it safe.

Why?

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For almost a full decade, Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air were the head of the pack. They certainly weren't the most cost-affordable, but with a killer touchpad, trackpad, plenty of battery life and a lightweight chassis that made it perfectly portable for university, conferences, and commutes, they were popular for a reason.

But the years passed by. Apple neglected a product that was beloved by many -- the official product page is still talking about CPUs that are three generations behind the competition. And with the new generation of thin and light laptops that just arrived in Australia, and the ones to come, it's an uphill battle for Apple.

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Five people have recently told me they were going to "try keto" — the most recent after gushing about a mutual friend who has been doing keto, aka the popular ketogenic diet, and getting awesome-looking results. You've probably heard rumblings about keto, but what the heck is it? And is it too good to be true?

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The Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity, Angus Taylor, foreshadowed this week that the Turnbull government will continue to pursue new law-enforcement powers that would allow authorities access to encrypted digital data in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and online crime, such as cyber fraud and child exploitation.

To assess the worthiness of this pursuit, it is useful to review the developments in the past six years regarding the government-mandated collection and storage of mass electronic data, referred to as “metadata”.

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Last week Bill Morrow blamed gamers for congesting NBN's fixed wireless network, and though a correction has been issued retracting this statement, there still seems to be a belief that gamers are among the NBN's 'heavy users'. So how does gaming's data use actually stack up to things like streaming video?

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E3 fast approaches, and you know what that means: New game announcements and all the gaming news you can handle are headed our way. It also means it's time to rewind to 2017, when the three console makers made a plethora of promises during last year's E3 festivities. Did they keep them? Let's find out. First up: Microsoft.

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We've seen some of the beauty the Game Boy Camera (GBC) can reproduce over the last year, with cheeky buggers using the antiquated tech to take shots of the moon and even Formula 1 racing. But that wasn't enough for one bloke, so he decided to make an upgrade of his own.

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Last month, The BMJ published a case report about a 34-year-old man admitted to an emergency room in Cooperstown, NY with thunderclap headaches, a particularly painful kind that can be a sign of cerebral haemorrhaging. His symptoms included dry heaving and intense head and neck pain. The man traced his anguish to a chilli eating contest a few days prior where he consumed a single Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record holder for the world's hottest chilli.

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A DNA-editing technique called CRISPR keeps popping up in the news, in one medical breakthrough after another. In theory, CRISPR can find any problem area in DNA, snip it out, and replace it with a fresh set of nucleotides. But in real life, that cut-and-paste job isn't always straightforward.