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How Steve Jobs got it wrong about the Frankenstein iPhone

Steve Jobs

Stephen Hutcheon 7:51 PM   He was a genius and a visionary with an amazing track record of picking winners.

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#Knightmare: Houston and Prince battle for social media mentions

Angus Houston and Prince Philip

Lucy Cormack 6:53 PM   On Australia Day Prime Minister Tony Abbott awarded knighthoods to two people. But if you were watching social media, you could be forgiven for only having heard about Prince Philip.

Meet Criteo, the company behind some of the ads that stalk you online

Criteo managing director Australia and New Zealand Jeremy Crooks says his company only follows people around the web 'a tiny bit'.

Hannah Francis 3:02 PM   "Retargeted" advertising promises businesses more bang for their buck, but are your comfortable with them?

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Apple supplier Foxconn seeks to slim workforce over time, eyes robots

Jobseekers pass their resumes to representatives from Foxconn Technology Group at a job fair in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

Michael Gold and Yimou Lee 5:04 PM   The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, wants to reduce its massive workforce with the help of automation.

Web attacks growing in volume and intensity: report

Australia experienced large DDoS attacks in 2014.

Lia Timson 12:19 PM   Amidst claims and denials that Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram outage was the result of a DDoS attack by a hacker group, a new report finds attacks on websites are growing with no sign of abating.

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How Yahoo will cash in its $50b Alibaba stake without paying tax

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Michael J. de la Merced 12:57 PM   Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, has announced that the internet company would spin off its 15 per cent stake in Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce company, into a separate company, avoiding any taxes on the transaction.

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White House drone crash linked to drunk intelligence worker

The drone that landed on the White House lawn has reignited security concerns.

Michael S. Schmidt and Michael D. Shear 11:45 AM   It was 5 degrees, lightly raining and pitch black near the White House when a drunk, off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to test-fly his friend's quadcopter drone that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists.

Amazon offices raided in child pornography investigation

'We take this seriously': Amazon says it is cooperating with the  police investigation.

Paul Mozur, Mark Scott 11:02 AM   Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo headquarters, a distribution centre and the offices of an affiliate as part of an investigation into the online sale of child pornography, according to a report by the Japanese news agency Kyodo.

Massive asteroid that flew past Earth brought a surprise: its own moon

The Asteroid 2004 BL86 and its moon.

Terrence McCoy   Roughly the size of a mountain, this asteroid came with a friend, NASA says.

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Geek Pilgrimage: Space Shuttle Endeavour at California Science Centre

Adam Turner   If you're stranded overnight at LAX, you're only a cab ride away from one of aerospace's greatest treasures.

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Why you should take your camera off auto

Terry Lane   Left to its own devices, a camera will get some things right most of the time. But the one thing it will fail at is focus.

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Apple times a watch-and-learn strategy

Garry Barker 11:45 PM   Industry soothsayers believe wearables are the next great life-changing trend. Design and finish will count hugely.

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NASA shows off highest resolution photo of space

Tom Decent   NASA has released its highest quality image ever; comprising 1.5 billion pixels and boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.