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Where now for the pirates?

The Pirate Bay has parked itself at after was shut down.

Hannah Francis 9:56 AM   The world's most notorious file-sharing site was recently shut down. But that's not where it ends.

Huge flaw that undermines privacy of mobile phone networks revealed by German researchers

Researchers have found a huge security flaw in a system used by the world's mobile networks.

Craig Timberg 6:13 PM   German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when mobile networks are using the most advanced encryption now available.

Perth magistrate taken off case after Googling details

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A Perth magistrate has been taken off a case because she Googled information about it during a trial.

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FBI confirms North Korea behind Sony hack

No sense of humour ... North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's regime has been blamed for launching cyber attacks on Sony Pictures over The Interview and threatening US cinemas that screen it.

Elizabeth Weise and Kevin Johnson   The FBI confirmed on Friday that North Korea was behind the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.

Sony cyberattack: North Korea confrontation possible as US mulls response

Pointing the finger: The US is privately blaming North Korea for launching cyber attacks on Sony Pictures over <i>The Interview</i>.

Peter Baker   The United States is weighing up how it should react to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, an official says, while Sony executives apparently thought the offending film was "desperately unfunny".

Telstra secures $390 million contract to design multi-tech NBN

The core deal sees Telstra retain a net present value of about $11 billion.

Telstra has secured a contract to provide planning and design for the national broadband network worth up to $390 million.

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Thinking outside the box to recycle your old TV or computer

E-waste: masses of discarded computer and televisions at the recycling plant in Minto.

Tim Barlass 12:00 AM   NSW lags behind other states in initiatives to safely dispose of old televisions and computers and keep them out of landfills.

Facebook's popularity among teens dips again this year

Surge in popularity: Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has more users than Twitter.

Sarah Frier 6:27 PM   Facebook is getting less and less cool, at least among teens.

NASA 'emails' spanner to space for the first time

Running repairs: Astronaut Mike Hopkins on a spacewalk last year to replace a faulty water pump outside the International Space Station.

Rachel Feltman   In September, Made In Space shipped a 3D printer to the astronauts at the International Space Station. In November it printed its first object - a replacement part for itself.

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Summer tech projects for the holidays

Adam Turner   Do you have high-tech plans for the Christmas break? Adam Turner has some ideas.



2014 focuses on quality photos

Terry Lane   The camera in the phone has matured to the point where traditional compact cameras are almost irrelevant.


Sharp Mac leapfrogs competition

Garry Barker   It’s not cheap and probably aimed more at professional photographers and videographers. But I wanted it.


Clouds obstruct view of Geminids meteor shower in eastern Australia

Megan Levy and Marissa Calligeros   The year's strongest meteor shower streaked across the skies on Sunday night - not that Sydneysiders