2:04pm Twitter caused such an uproar with a controversial change to its blocking policy on Friday that the social network ultimately backflipped and reversed the change within hours.
Philip Dorling 12:07pm Australian law enforcement and government agencies have again increased their access to huge quantities of Australians' private telephone and internet data without judicial permission.
Henry Cooke 11:16am You can Snapchat it, Facebook it, Kik it, WhatsApp it, Twitter DM it, iMessage it, and now Instagram Direct it.
Kurt Wagner, Miles Godfrey 4:28pm Twitter has unveiled the company's annual "Year on Twitter" report, highlighting the top tweets of 2013.
Joel Achenbach 12:10pm The search for life in the solar system has taken a dramatic turn with the announcement that Europa, a moon of Jupiter first discovered by Galileo, shows signs of water geysers erupting from its south pole.
Barbara Ortutay 8:10am Instagram has added a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them.
MEGAN LEVY It's just ticked past midnight on New Year's Eve, and the throngs that turned out to watch the fireworks shoot across Sydney Harbour are now battling to leave the city.
LUCY BATTERSBY Music streaming site Spotify is now available for free on mobile phones, but only in shuffle mode, as people move away from listening to music on computers.
Spotify has extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets, ramping up a challenge to rivals.
Malathi Nayak Microsoft has sold more than 2 million Xbox One game consoles since its November 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier.
MACMAN As Christmas looms, why not pick up some apps to use as digital stocking-filler?
KATIE CINCOTTA Now apps such as iPhoto can be downloaded free for the iPhone and iPad, Apple has moved into printing.
KATIE CINCOTTA There is something evocative about someone who has 'chief evangelist and futurist' on their business card.
SIGHT AND SOUND If music helps you survive travel, it's all up to you, and that means you'll need a portable speaker.
IMAGING Improvements to digital cameras have been small and incremental - but that's not a bad thing.
IMAGING The new iMovie, version 10, has made inserting and editing video clips simpler and more intuitive.
ASTRONOMY A disregard for their own safety and the courage to tackle the unknown was part of early astronauts' make-up.
IMAGING This new device is a camera with a phone attached, not a phone with cameras added on.
LUCY BATTERSBY Scripted comedy aimed at juveniles was the most popular type of YouTube clip among Australians this year, with only one news related video making the top 10 – footage of police wrestling a young man to the ground during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
David Barboza Young Chinese labourer worked almost 12 hours a day, six days a week before he died.
Rob Lever Facebook has unveiled plans for a partnership with New York University for a new centre for artificial intelligence.
Kathy Matheson Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 18 kilograms.
Salvador Rodriguez A patent granted to Apple might be the latest sign the tech giant is making a curved-screen iPhone.
Dali Kaafar While online shopping has become less problematic over time as online security becomes stronger, there is another, lesser-known way to fall foul of hackers: malicious advertising.
Poornima Gupta Snapchat has filed for a temporary restraining order against Frank Reginald Brown, who claims he came up with the idea for the company.
Sarah Knapton The modern obsession with photographing every detail of happy occasions such as birthdays or weddings could be damaging our ability to remember them, according to US research.
LUCY BATTERSBY Melbourne was the most popular place for Australian Facebook users to check-in to this year, with four of the city's entertainment and sporting venues topping the list.
John Davidson By the time you read this, I might already be dead. I’m on a 30-Day Nokia Challenge, and it’s killing me.
Jonathan Kaiman Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama, is one of the most hacked places in the world.
Kerry Sheridan NASA's Curiosity rover has found remnants of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have supported tiny life forms, scientists say.