Nice work if you can get it: making dough on YouTube

Michael Koziol 12:15 AM   YouTube videos can be a licence to print money if you build the right kind of audience.

Russia could block Google, Twitter and Facebook

OUT IN FORCE: People carry Russian national flags with attached black ribbons during a march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, near St. Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow.

Maria Tsvetkova and Eric Auchard   Kremlin critics see the internet laws as part of a crackdown on freedom of speech.

Australia a leader in hacking mobile phones, Snowden document reveals

UC Browser revelations: US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Philip Dorling   Australia's electronic espionage agency has exploited weaknesses in a mobile browser used by hundreds of millions worldwide and planned to hack into smartphones through data links to the Google and Samsung app stores, a leaked top secret intelligence document has revealed.

North Korea 'photoshopped' Kim Jong-un sub missile pictures

German experts suspect this photo of Kim Jong-un has been altered.

Andrew Marszal   Photographs showing Kim Jong-un proudly watching as a North Korean missile was launched from an underwater submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, experts claimed on Tuesday.

The day I reached my 'technology ceiling'

Gameboys were once leading the technological charge in gaming.

Alana Schetzer   Growing up in the glorious days on the 1990s, when wearing Doc Martin boots and a frown was considered the height of sophistication, technology became a religion and I was one of its eager disciples.

DNA detectives track covert Southern Ocean whaling

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Andrew Darby   DNA detective work has tracked down meat on sale in Japan from endangered fin and sei whales.

Everything old is new again for fans of fax machines and pagers

Sony Betamax was launched in 1975 but quickly lost ground to the VCR in the infamous "video format wars"

Alana Schetzer   The technology may be deemed historic - and maybe even prehistoric to some - but dial-up internet and fax machines continue to find customers across the country.

Video games increase risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim

Grey matter 'killed': Action video games such as <em>Call of Duty</em> may increase the risk of demetia, scientists say.

Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed, new research claims.

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Apple

Apple's Tim Cook discusses his fight for equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook enters during George Washington University's commencement exercises on the National Mall, Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Washington. Cook later gave the commencement address and was awarded an honorary doctorate in public service. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tim Higgins   Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook, in a rare public speech, called on new university graduates to fight for what they believe in and said his journey of self discovery led to his view that equality is a right.

Drones

Arrested for flying drone near White House

The Pentagon is conducting a classified study on how to defend against drones, which are difficult to detect.

Micheal S. Schmidt   ​The Secret Service arrested a man who was flying a small drone less than a block from the White House on Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.

US House of Reps votes to end NSA metadata collection

The NSA campus in Fort Meade.

Jennifer Steinhauer   The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to end the federal government's bulk collection of phone data, in hopeful step for privacy advocates who want the dragnet sweeps to end.

Tech

Sky is no limit for Elon Musk

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Dwight Garner   If Silicon Valley was holding out for a hero after Steve Jobs' death, a disrupter in chief, it has found a brawny one in Musk, as a newly-published biography describes.

Imaging

The Playboy model at the centrefold of computer science

The original Lenna test image.

Richard Matthews   The November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine is the magazine’s best selling issue of all time. This is not because of the articles, but due to the proliferation of one iconic image from the magazine: that of centrefold model Lena Söderberg.

Battery trial could kill anti-renewable energy argument

IT Power Managing Director Simon Troman, CIT Corporate Services Manager Facilities Ivan Radic and Ivor Frischknecht of Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Clare Colley   A three-year trial of major lithium-ion batteries could kill the anti-renewable energy argument once and for all.

Tech

David Goldberg autopsy reveals possible contributing factor

David Goldberg.

SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died as a result of head trauma and blood loss after he fell from a treadmill and hit his head, Mexican authorities said, but new reports indicate there could be more to it.

Sydney trains sniff out graffiti vandals

Price tags: The state spent about $34 million last year removing graffiti.

Jacob Saulwick   Sydney's trains are being fitted with sniffing technology to catch graffiti vandals in the act.

So this is what thunder looks like

How to get lightning to strike where you want it was the first task.

Peter Hannam   We know from the 4 million strikes a day what lightning looks like, but what of its audio partner, thunder?

Tech

Sheryl Sandberg posts moving tribute to husband David Goldberg

David Goldberg with his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.

For a few hours on Tuesday, the world's innovation capital stopped rushing headlong in to the future.

SurveyMonkey boss died after falling off treadmill and cracking head open

Dave Goldberg.

Vindu Goel and Randal C Archibold   Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died on Friday night after falling off a treadmill and cracking his head open at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official.

Social media giants are not the privacy monsters you think they are: Deloitte

Australians say they most distrust social media brands in relation to their private data.

Esther Han   We may distrust social media's handling of our personal data but research shows it outperforms other industries.

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