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ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.

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In the dark? Win this week's prize, 12 of the latest consumer LED light bulbs from Cree.>

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By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said. Non-conventional capabilities like cyber-warfare and nuclear technology are the weapons of choice for the impoverished North to match its main enemies, they said. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored.

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Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 -- 12 years after creating the technology giant with the late Steve Jobs -- made the comments as he took up Australian residency, with a view to living Down Under permanently. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review on Friday, he also praised current Apple chief executive Tim Cook for breaking free from Jobs's "dogma" by allowing a big-screen iPhone to be made. "I really admire Tim Cook and admire that they broke a dogma that had come from Steve Jobs, which was about only having small phones," he said.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the country's population.

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Telstra will design and plan the NBN rollout for fibre to the premises, fibre to the basement, and fibre to the node over the next four years in a deal worth up to AU$390 million.

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Australia is developing its mandatory data-retention legislation with a flawed process that will inevitably produce bad laws. Start again.

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A crackdown on spam Instagram accounts has triggered a cataclysm in the world of low-grade social media celebrities. The event, which began today after the photo-sharing service made good on its promise to start deleting millions of fake accounts, has been dubbed the "Instagram Rapture" after the follower counts of apparently popular Instagrammers were savaged. Jenni Farley, maybe better known as Jersey Shore's JWoww, saw her followers drop from 2.6 million to 115,000, while rapper Ma$e committed Instagram's version of seppuku, deleting his account after freefalling from 1. ...

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Photo-sharing site apologizes for offering professional quality reprints of images uploaded for free use.>

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By Lehar Maan and Abhirup Roy (Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. The company said it expects revenue growth of 5-8 percent on a local currency basis for the year ending August, up from the 4-7 percent growth it had estimated earlier. Accenture's shares rose as much as 6 percent to a fresh life-high of $90.99 on Thursday. ...

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Using information from alleged documents leaked by the Sony hackers, Google said the Motion Picture Association of America and Mississippi's Attorney General conspired to limit free speech on the Internet.>

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On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending astronauts to Venus instead of Mars, and when you might be able to purchase animated statues of your favorite characters.>

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Quickflix is asking its customers to buy up to AU$1 million in new shares after selling only AU$650,000 worth of the AU$5.7 million share offer that it hoped would bolster its presence prior to the Australian launch of rival Netflix next year.

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It's not like we needed a reminder that television has become the go-to creative outlet for some of our most talented filmmakers, but just in case David Fincher is driving the point home with two new projects for HBO. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker has teamed up with author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential) for a series set in the seedy world of 1950s Los Angeles. Currently just in development, Shakedown is inspired by Fred Otash, a real-world police officer who became a private eye. ...

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NBN Co will begin connecting customers via the Telstra and Optus cable networks in March 2016, according to the company's updated product road map.

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US officials have reportedly said that the Sony hack attack was launched from inside North Korea via servers in Taiwan.

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By Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps. ...

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The digital domain landmark Supreme Court ruling, the impact of open data, the 'right to record,' and data transparency were key topics in 2014 related to how tech drives societal change.

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By David Brunnstrom and Piya Sinha-Roy WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to put the blame on North Korea, despite a U.S. official's indication on Wednesday that Washington may soon formally announce the involvement of the Pyongyang government. ...

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Dean Hachamovitch — the man who oversaw the development of Internet Explorer for ten years — has left Microsoft. Hacahmovitch announced the news in a short blog post, in which he said he was "ready to enjoy a different point of view on both tech and life," 24 years after he joined Microsoft. In an interview with GeekWire, Hachamovitch said that the company "really has changed a lot" since he joined in 1990, and that he was "overdue a change."

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