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Sony denies PlayStation hacked

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Matthew Codd 5:00 PM   Hacker group claims to have published details for thousands of PlayStation Network.

Apple's latest (RED) campaign pushes to end age of AIDS

A portion of Apple's (RED) product sales always go to the charity, but on World AIDS Day the company will donate a portion of all product sales.

Marco della Cava 1:40 PM   For the next two weeks, all proceeds from a selection of Apps on iPhone and iPad will go towards fighting deadly disease in a range of developing nations.

Hands on: Sony PlayStation TV

PlayStation TV is a palm-sized set-top box that doesn't include built-in digital tuners for watching live television.

Adam Turner 12:38 PM   Sony's tiny set-top box aims to deliver much of what's missing from the PlayStation 4, but falls short.

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Fujitsu to push its own hardware into data centres

Fujitsu is planning to sell its own hardware into service contracts.

Stuart Corner 12:15 AM   Company is preparing to ramp up its hardware business, planning to supply its own equipment in the installation and service of client data centres.

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2:16 PM   Australians are addicted to their smart devices and want the NBN soon; Victorian researchers have a new portal for publicly-funded scientific content.

Samsung reshuffle: mobile executives to 'pay the price' for profit slump

Samsung's mobile business will be the focus of the upcoming reshuffle, analysts say, as the department has been ceding ground to smaller players like Xiaomi.

Jungah Lee 1:07 PM   Samsung Group's first management restructure since family patriarch Lee Kun Hee's heart attack is set to focus on the executives leading the world's biggest smartphone business as earnings slump and market share shrinks.

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Canberra scientists scoop up Academy of Science awards

ANU Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole has won the inaugural John Booker Medal in Engineering Science.

Emma Kelly 11:45 PM   An engineering science researcher pioneering cheaper and more efficient solar energy is among nine Canberra scientists to score an Australian Academy of Sciences award.

Serial: murder, mystery and the science of memory

Murder victim Hae Min Lee.

Amanda Barnier 7:24 PM   Can you recall what you were doing last Wednesday between 2.15pm and 2.36pm? Where were you? What did you see? Who did you talk to? How well do you remember those 21 minutes?

Report: Australia at risk from biosecurity threats

Known threat: The varroa mite could severely hit European honey bee populations.

Bridie Smith 12:15 AM   A CSIRO report says Australia's biosecurity is at risk from "the efficiency era", which could hit the country's ability to protect itself from highly contagious human diseases and agricultural pests.

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Hands on: Sony PlayStation TV

Adam Turner 12:38 PM   Sony's tiny set-top box aims to deliver much of what's missing from the PlayStation 4, but falls short.



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.


Pocket Weather app reigns supreme

Garry Barker   Through the magic of modern technology, the information in the Pocket Weather app is regularly updated from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's database, often every three minutes.


Age-old dream fulfilled as humans finally make contact with comet

Rachel Feltman   Throughout human history, comets have been distant, mysterious heavenly bodies. The hunks of rock and ice streak through the sky, streaming bright tails of gas as the sun warms them.