Obama comes out swinging against North Korea, says Sony made a ‘mistake’ pulling the film

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By Brad Reed in Web on Saturday 20 December 2014

President Barack Obama on Friday had tough words not only for North Korea — which earlier in the day had been named by the FBI as the chief culprit in the massive hack of Sony Pictures — but also for Sony itself.

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The 10 best video games of 2014

Jacob Siegal Partner

By Jacob Siegal in Gaming on Saturday 20 December 2014

The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.

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Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

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By Brad Reed in Gadgets on Saturday 20 December 2014

We’ve all wanted to watch a show or movie late at night and missed the end of it because we were just so exhausted and fell asleep… but it doesn’t have to be that way for long. 3ders informs us that there’s a new 3D printed digital wristband that’s able to tell when you’ve fallen asleep and then instruct your DVR to start recording whatever you’re watching.

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The FBI has formally accused North Korea of being behind the Sony hack

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By Napier Lopez in Web on Saturday 20 December 2014

That’s it, it’s official: the FBI has now formally accused North Korea of the crippling Sony Pictures hack, following earlier reports of an impending announcement.

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Here’s how that awesome Millenium Falcon hyperdrive malfunction sound effect was made

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By Chloe Olewitz in Web on Friday 19 December 2014

When it comes to space flight, there’s nothing quite like Star Wars’ junkyard favourite, the Millenium Falcon. Since it was famously scrapped together from spare parts, sound designer Ben Burtt took a page out of the Falcon playbook to create a sound effect for the ship’s malfunctioning hyperdrive.

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Best and worst of crowdfunding: A keyboard with one key and saving bears

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Apps on Friday 19 December 2014

Today we’re contrasting a project which seeks to preserve something important from our past with another which may be the definition of frivolity for our future.

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These extraordinary 3D-printed ‘wearable skins’ allow humans to survive on other planets

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By Pooiee in Gadgets on Friday 19 December 2014

MIT Media Lab have created 3D-printed ‘wearable skins’ that will allow humans to both travel through space and adapt to life on alien planets.

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When Russell Brand causes a man’s lunch to go cold, things get heated

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Web on Friday 19 December 2014

There’s just no ignoring Russell Brand at the moment. Whether he’s talking the tragedy in Martin Place, or calling our Prime Minister “a lunatic”, the former ‘Shagger of the Year’ appears to have become a bit more serious. And plenty of what he’s saying makes sense – but it’s the way he’s doing it which is starting to annoy people.

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This tiny wearable can actually help your mental health

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Friday 19 December 2014

The Australian Psychological Society’s Stress and Wellbeing survey this year indicated that the three highest stressors in life were money, family and health.

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This is the Kim Jong Un death scene the Sony hackers didn’t want you to see

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By Brad Reed in Apps on Friday 19 December 2014

It’s the video North Korea doesn’t want you to see. The death scene of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the film The Interview was what prompted hackers to launch an unprecedented cyber attack against Sony Pictures this year. But even though the film was officially cancelled on Wednesday amid threats of violence, that doesn’t mean you can’t watch Kim’s death scene since it was leaked on YouTube earlier this week.

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