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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

Mario and his Nintendo compatriots are joined by notable characters from elsewhere in the gaming universe, like Sonic and Mega Man.

Tim Biggs 1:58 PM   Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an incredibly well-made and fun game.

NBN satellites to allow for in-flight broadband on Qantas and Virgin

NBN Co wants to keep you connected in the air.

Lia Timson 10:53 AM   NBN Co plans to make its satellites available to Qantas and Virgin Australia to offer in-flight internet access for passengers.

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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.

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ACMA extends cyber security to infected network devices

ACMA's initiative is designed to decrease the effectiveness of malware and botnet attacks in Australia.

12:21 PM   ACMA has launched a new online portal that can inform ISPs and schools when a device used by one of their users is infected with malware.

NBN satellites to allow for in-flight broadband on Qantas and Virgin

NBN Co wants to keep you connected in the air.

Lia Timson 10:53 AM   NBN Co plans to make its satellites available to Qantas and Virgin Australia to offer in-flight internet access for passengers.

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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.

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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   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.

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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   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.