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Hands on: BackupBoxx

The palm-sized BackupBoxx aims to keep all your precious files safe.

Adam Turner 9:49 AM   The tiny BackupBoxx is a power backup solution aimed at novices, but might be overkill for some homes.

ISPs should police web pirates: Tina Arena

Tine Arena.

Ben Grubb 9:49 PM   Tina Arena, Josh Pyke, INXS, Birds of Tokyo, The Potbelleez and more are among a chorus of high-profile Australian singers, bands and songwriters urging the Abbott government to act on online piracy and potentially block illicit websites.

New Nintendo 3DS XL review: 3D done right

New 3DS XL buttons

Tim Biggs 4:09 PM   A refinement rather than a revolution, improvements to the 3D effect may be worth the upgrade.

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Syrian Electronic Army hijacks a number of western media sites

The screen shown to users trying to access a variety of news sites overnight.

9:16 AM   A worldwide hacking operation hit major companies and media websites overnight, including The Daily Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times and Fairfax-owned stuff.co.nz, but no personal data was compromised.

Spoilt for choice in a hot cloud market

Cloud or vapour: it can be hard to tell the difference in cloud computing.

Liam Tung 12:15 AM   Australia is now awash with public cloud providers. Here's what you need to know to make a decision.

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Wanted by NZ: thousands of IT professionals

Jobs

4:04 PM   Hold the sheep jokes, out-of-work Australian tech professionals may like to consider one of thousands of jobs across the ditch.

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DNA of a dead 11-year-old girl becomes a work of art

death mask

Bridie Smith 10:41 PM   Artist Svenja Kratz is standing in a gallery, hands on hips, looking at her newest installation. She wears a lab coat and latex gloves as ''The Contamination of Alice'' is assembled at RMIT’s gallery on Swanston Street. A pair of protective goggles sit folded on the neck of her black top.

Geminid meteor shower to light up skies

The Geminid meteor shower can produce as many as 30 to 40 meteors an hour during peak activity

Perry Vlahos 12:21 PM   The Geminid meteor shower can produce as many as 30 to 40 meteors an hour during peak activity over Australia. This year’s peak is overnight on December 13-14.

Google pushed to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule worldwide

Google dominates internet searches in Europe.

Julia Fioretti   European privacy regulators want internet search engines such as Google and Bing! to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

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Hands on: BackupBoxx

Adam Turner 9:49 AM   The tiny BackupBoxx is a power backup solution aimed at novices, but might be overkill for some homes.

Imaging

New tool to silence noisy pictures

Terry Lane   DxO Optics Pro has an almost miraculous ability to distinguish between the good pixels – the fine detail – and the bad – the noise.

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Users monitor consumption with menu monitor

Garry Barker   During its seven years of service, iStat Menus has been downloaded millions of times.

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Geminid meteor shower to light up skies

Perry Vlahos 12:21 PM   The Geminid meteor shower can produce as many as 30 to 40 meteors an hour during peak activity over Australia. This year’s peak is overnight on December 13-14.