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  1. Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles
    Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

    Sony said it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time frame after its launch.

  2. New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge
    New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

    When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.

Technology News

  1. GPS trackers shed light on lives of little penguins

    GPS trackers shed light on lives of little penguins

    Australian researchers are strapping satellite tracking technology to little penguins to shed light on their marine environment.

  2. Federal Opposition criticises CSIRO for pre-empting funding cuts in May budget by slashing jobs

    The Federal Opposition has criticised the CSIRO for pre-empting the government's commission of audit and slashing hundreds of jobs from the scientific research agency.

  3. New picture-sharing app for doctors, medical students raises privacy concerns

    A new picture-sharing phone and tablet application for doctors and medical students is raising concerns about patient privacy.

  4. Maker-Disney deal nears OK; Relativity's bid rejected

    Maker-Disney deal nears OK; Relativity's bid rejected

    (Reuters) - YouTube network Maker Studios said on Monday a majority of shareholders had approved its purchase by Walt Disney Co, making clear it was not for sale to Relativity Media, which made a surp...

  5. ABC managing director Mark Scott apologises to Chris Kenny over skit in The Hamster Decides TV program

    ABC managing director Mark Scott has apologised to conservative commentator Chris Kenny over a skit aired on the ABC's The Hamster Decides TV program last year.

  6. Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

    Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

    By Alwyn Scott and Victoria Bryan
    NEW YORK/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell ...

  7. Sharp drops to five-month low on report of new share issue

    Sharp drops to five-month low on report of new share issue

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Sharp Corp fell to a five-month low on Monday after the Asahi newspaper said Japan's largest display maker is considering another issue of new shares that could raise aroun...

  8. Detective leaked major crime details to SA media, court told

    Detective leaked major crime details to SA media, court told

    A detective who is accused of leaking information to the media about major crimes has been refused permission to cross-examine a senior police officer about an alleged culture of leaks within the South Australian force.

  9. Researcher Kiki Dethmers examines impact of ghost nets on turtles

    A Darwin-based researcher is trying to determine the impact of ghost nets on sea turtle populations in the Arafura and Timor Seas.

  10. Blackberry plans Heartbleed patches as mobile threat scrutinized

    Blackberry plans Heartbleed patches as mobile threat scrutinized

    By Jim Finkle
    BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday to address vulnerabilities in prog...

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