YouTube's dumbest trends video

1:00 PM  Even by YouTube standards, the “fire challenge” hits new lows.

Key denies spyware claims

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

John Key flatly denies suggestions NZ installed controversial spyware to collect data from the Southern Cross cable.

Widepsread Facebook outage

Facebook.

Service to world's largest social network fully restored following outage that affected multiple countries.

Machine serves up music mix

Coolio

Eliot Slevin has created a website that generates playlists from any year you choose, all the way back to 1960.

'Sue mum and dad pirates'

MALCOLM TURNBULL: Australian Communications Minister tells the film studios to toughen up in the battle against piracy.

Film studios should sue “mums and dads and students”, Malcolm Turnbull says.

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YouTube's dumbest trends video

GENIUS LEVEL: A screenshot from a 'fire challenge'.

1:00 PM  Even by YouTube standards, the “fire challenge” hits new lows.

'Sue mum and dad pirates'

Film studios and other content creators should sue “mums and dads and students”, Malcolm Turnbull says.

Widepsread Facebook outage

Key denies spyware claims

gadgets

Nasa reveals 2020 Mars rover

Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on the design and engineering work done for Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012,

Successor to Curiosity to include a include a super-laser and stereo vision.

Hackers can tap USBs

Potential new class of attacks evade all known security protections, top computer researcher reveals.

Quirky 3-D printer pen

One thing iPhone 6 will not have

Smartphones at risk

Two separate threats could put up to 90 per cent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft.

games

Beyond the Fables

The Wolf Among Us

Two themes run strongly throughout Telltale's The Wolf Among Us: disparity and justice.

The Last of Us live

Sony has released the video of The Last of Us' stage show for all to see.

Taste Oddity

Error gives away thousands of games

Arcade to art gallery

Documentary director says he was not hooked as a gamer until he recognised their artistic value.