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Top 10 technology articles in 2014

George Brandis.

Ben Grubb 3:13 PM   With the end of the year fast approaching, Ben Grubb takes a look at the Technology, Digital Life and IT Pro section stories that captured our readers' attention online in 2014.

Pirate Bay publishes mysterious 'encryption' key

Reverse countdown: A digital clock at thepiratebay.se marks the amount of time since The Pirate Bay has been out of action.

Hannah Francis 2:47 PM   A digital clock and what may be an encryption key are new additions to the in-limbo pirating site.

Google's Marshmallow-like self-driving car prototype ready for road testing

Google's self-driving car.

10:40 AM   Google's self-driving car is ready to be road tested.

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South Korea nuclear plant hacked, says operator

On alert ... South Korean employees conduct a simulated drill to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants under cyber attacks, at a training center of the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in the southeastern city of Gyeongju on Monday.

Meeyoung Cho and Jack Kim 8:18 AM   Computer systems at South Korea's nuclear plant operator have been hacked, the company said on Monday, sharply raising concerns about safeguards around nuclear facilities in a country that remains technically at war with North Korea.

North Korean internet collapses, attack suspected

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a textile mill in Pyongyang.

David Sanger and Nicole Perlroth 8:17 AM   A strange thing happened to North Korea's already tenuous link to the internet on Monday: It stopped.

South Korea preps for cyber attack after nuclear reactor data leaks

A worker at the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co in South Korea.

Heesu Lee 7:08 AM   South Korea is investigating the online leak of partial blueprints and operating manuals for some of its nuclear reactors, as the perpetrator threatens to continue publishing data unless three facilities are shut by Christmas.

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Science minister's cabinet role must be backed with action

The science community wants words backed with action from Ian Macfarlane.

Clare Colley 11:30 PM   Science may be back in federal cabinet, but the science community wants the words backed with action from the government.

Internet experts predict privacy will be a luxury by 2025

Experts believe the exchange of personal data for online conveniences will soon erode today's notions of privacy.

Hannah Francis   Exchanging personal data for online convenience is eroding current notions of privacy.

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Food top of the science priority list

Chief Scientist Ian Chubb is calling for a national science strategy.

Nicky Phillips   The country's leaders, top business advisers and science experts have approved a draft list of eight research priorities that will focus research and development effort on specific areas where Australia has a need or competitive edge.

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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.

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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