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'Algorithmic cruelty': Facebook's Year in Review feature criticised for being insensitive

Tactless: Facebook's 'Year In Review' might not pick the moments we want to see again.

Hannah Francis 1:20 PM   Facebook panned for forcing parent to relive the pain of losing his young daughter.

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iPads ruining people's sleep

iPad reading.

Brady Dennis 10:26 AM   Basking in the blue glow of tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices before bedtime could be messing up our sleep patterns more profoundly than we realise, study finds.

Xbox, PlayStation networks down, hacking group Lizard Squad claims credit

Hacker group called Lizard Squad takes down Sony's PlayStation Network.

Oliver Renick 9:06 AM   Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, the internet services video gamers use to play online, have been hit by connection failures, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.

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Was North Korea behind Sony hack? New study adds to scepticism

Who did it? There's often no good way of knowing who's behind a cyber attack.

Nicole Perlroth 2:57 PM   A number of private security researchers are increasingly voicing doubts that the hack of Sony's computer systems was the work of North Korea.

Who hacked Sony becomes internet’s new mystery

Cast members James Franco and Seth Rogen pose during premiere of the film The Interview.

Tami Abdollah   Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Neglected server provided entry for JPMorgan hackers

Hacked: JPMorgan was hacked and now the entry point has been idenfitied.

Matthew Goldstein, Nicole Perlroth and Michael Corkery   The computer breach at JPMorgan Chase earlier this year - the largest intrusion of a US bank to date - might have been thwarted if the bank had installed a simple security fix to an overlooked server in its vast network, said people who have been briefed on internal and outside investigations into the attack.

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Dutch scientists recreate deaths of JFK, Diana, Whitney Houston through smell

President John F. Kennedy.

Nicolas Delaunay 9:06 PM   Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world's most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds.

'Gecko gloves' allow humans to scale glass walls

Gecko gloves.

Bruce Newman 12:31 PM   Researchers create paws that look like paddles and use the same scientific principles employed by the sticky feet of geckos to allow humans to scale glass walls.

Elon Musk's next trick: Landing a rocket upright on a barge in the middle of the sea

Elon Musk.

Christian Davenport 9:56 AM   The billionaire entrepreneur is on the verge of attempting an audacious manoeuvre that could make his next space flight notable not just for the takeoff, but for the landing.

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Gadgets on the Go

Summer tech projects for the holidays

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

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Imaging

2014 focuses on quality photos

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

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Sharp Mac leapfrogs competition

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

Astronomy

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