So Beauty and the Beast landed in Australian cinemas this week. Here are some other kidnapping and Stockholm Syndrome themed movies you can watch RIGHT NOW. No Taken, because life is cruel. More »
- Image Cache. Is that...is that Brad Pitt as Cable?! More »
- Australia's first dog-sharing website has made having a part-time pooch possible with the launch of a free borrowing feature which connects the "desperate and dog-less" with dog owners to "dog share."
Those longing for puppy love can get their pet-fix by providing walks or dog sitting for time-poor dog owners in their local area. No money exchanges hands, simply the companionship of a new best friend. More »
- The latest entry in Huawei's smartphone range is the GR5, available next month as a Vodafone exclusive - with other carriers to follow later in the year. More »
- Here's your chance to make a difference - Innovation and Science Australia wants feedback on its newly released plan for the future of Australian innovation, science and research. More »
- Apple caught a lot of flak for axing the iPhone 7's headphone jack - while the phone's jack-less design cuts down on bulk, owners are forced to choose between using their lone lightning port to power their headphones OR charge their devices. Unless, of course, they own these 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cables. More »
- The Dash Cam 45 and Dash Cam 55 are the latest from Garmin, equipped with automatic incident detection, GPS capabilities and voice control. More »
- Tomorrow, Aldi's regular weekly Special Buys haul of random shopping goodies includes a bunch of tech -- including a $79 media player that'll give your budget 4K TV some much-needed smarts. Here's what it is, and how it works, and why you might want it. More »
- The world record for staying underwater without breathing is over 24 minutes. Most normal humans would begin to suffer brain damages after a mere three minutes without oxygen. However, there are experts out there that have trained their bodies to survive in the most harsh conditions possible. These are their secrets. More »
- Over the past 60 years, Marvel Comics has created more than 7000 characters, including hundreds upon hundreds of costumed superheroes. Many boast unique powers and compelling backstories that are ripe for TV - yet only a tiny fraction ever get to star in their own Netflix series. Often - as in the case of Iron Fist - the decision of what and what not to adapt seems bizarre.
During a recent set visit, we asked Netflix Originals' vice president to explain how the company picks and chooses its fict
- A bunch of new tools are coming to Instagram - designed to "foster kindness" on the platform. I'm not sure they'll stop me waking up to comments like these, though. More »
- The likelihood of 3D printing functional organs just took a huge step forward, with scientists at the University of California working out a way to print not just the organ, but also the blood vessels needed to transport nutrients, oxygen and metabolic waste. More »
- There's a Justice League trailer dropping this weekend, so here's a couple of teaser trailers to tide you over, featuring Bruce "Everyone Knows I'm Batman By Now, Right" Wayne, and everyone's favourite Extreme Makeover transformation, AquaDrogo. More »
Australian Climate Change Authority Members Quit, Blaming Government 'Right Wing Anti-Science Extremists’John Quiggin and Danny Price have resigned from the Climate Change Authority, with Quiggin speaking out against the lack of Government interest in the advice the authority has to offer, and "right wing anti-science activists" within both the media and the government itself. More »
- This might be the stupidest movie trailer I've ever seen, and that's not a bad thing. I mean, the tagline for this movie is "Lifesaving takes a pair" so I think I'm right not to be taking it seriously here. More »
- Think you "got" Interstellar? You might be wrong.
Mikey Neumann does it again, revealing levels upon levels you might have missed. More »
- This is advice I hope you never need but should know anyway. A nuclear attack is everybody's worst nightmare, and the immediate aftermath is just as bad, if not worse, than the explosion itself. Here's what you should do if you survive the initial blast. More »
- Who's going to fly with us on a special charter flight from Sydney to test out Qantas's mid-air Wi-Fi? Here's where you find out. More »
- COTSbot, developed by the Queensland University of Technology, is the world's first robot to target crown-of-thorns starfish. And now, for the first time, the general public will have a chance to fire its injector arm. More »
- You know how when you get a new pair of headphones, taking them out of the box is always a task? You always end up ripping the box to bits because the headphone cable is tangled throughout and hidden away behind plastic and cardboard.
But not Beats' new BeatsX wireless headphones. I cracked open the gorgeous box you see here, pulled a little tab, and saw the headphones presented in their full, tangle-free glory. That's when I thought yeah, that's what's up. More »
- LG (currently) has the monopoly on OLED screens, and for good reason - the technology is notoriously expensive and difficult to engineer. But the results? Genuinely the closest you will get to a high-quality cinema experience in the home.
But after spending the night with LG's latest OLED range, I'd say it's even better. More »
- Virtual reality has been around for decades, but it's only of late that the technology has properly matured with reliable consumer-grade headsets, room-scale tracking, high quality touch controllers and a library of games worth exploring.So now that people can get into virtual reality in a range of ways - from mobiles to consoles to the top-end headsets - what's changed? Here's everything you need to know about VR. More »
- Set far in the future of humankind, Mass Effect. Andromeda chronicles the journey of a group of intrepid pioneers who become the first humans to travel outside our galaxy. Yet even as it builds this unknown world, Mass Effect never forgets those who are pioneering today, throwing in a handful of loving references to SpaceX and the ESA, among others. More »
Experts Speak Out About The Government's National Science Statement: What Does It Mean For Australia?The Federal Government has released The National Science Statement, outlining a four stage plan to boost science and technology in Australia. Namely, by "engaging all Australians with science, building scientific skills, producing new research and technology, and improving Australians' lives through research".
Here's what experts have to say about the plan. More »
- Next Monday, Qantas's first plane with in-flight Wi-Fi and internet access will take to the skies. We'll be onboard, live-blogging away and running Gizmodo from 40,000 feet.
And so could you!
(The being onboard bit, that is, not the running Gizmodo bit. We wouldn't do that to you.) More »
- Tesla's third Australian service centre is set to open up in Brisbane in the second half of 2017. More »
- Stan has officially launched the ability to download and then view programs offline, free for subscribers. More »
- PCs come in all shapes and sizes. there's the bog standard beige tower, a unit that fits inside the palm of your hand, a rig that looks just like a console, and then mecha-inspired creations like the one above.
Building a PC doesn't have to be daunting, though. And while there are tons of reasons to build a PC, ranging from better graphics to cheaper games to greater versatility, there's also some things you should know before you start. More »
- There are over 600 notable programming languages out there, but few are as versatile and user-friendly as Python. This foundation language is perfect for aspiring programmers, and mastering it is even easier with the Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle. Now at a lower sale price, this comprehensive bundle has the training you need to break into the lucrative tech industry. More »
- A proposal by University of NSW scientist Bill Ballard to study the DNA of a two year old Australian dingo - called Sandy Maliki -has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition.
What makes it "most interesting" is that it may uncover what helps a wild animal become domesticated. More »
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- How do we know? Twitter, of course. More »
- Now here's a pretty damn tempting deal. when you pre-order an LG G6 through Telstra, you'll also be signing up for a free 43-inch 1080p LED TV worth $1099. More »
- The North Face's brand new Access Pack is all about getting to your gear more efficiently. It trades away two zippers for a quick-release, quick-access clip that opens up the main compartment with a single flick, making it easy to get at your stuff when you need it. More »
- If you’ve been watching the news in recent days, you’ll know we have an energy crisis, partly due to a gas crisis, which in turn has triggered a political crisis. More »
- Expert analysis has predicted a shocking result for Australian retailers within the first five years of Amazon entering the local market. We're talking major losses for JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Harvey Norman.
The figures are so damning that Harvey Norman may have already lost market value in part based on the analysis, with Gerry Harvey taking a $100 million hit to his personal wealth. More »
- How many "cups of goon" does it take for this to seem like a good idea? Around ten, apparently. More »
- A University of Queensland scientist is among a team of international researchers bringing us closer to a new generation of steel and metal alloys. What's wrong with what we currently have? Well, at the moment we have an issue with hydrogen absorbing into metals and making them brittle - and it has meant massive failures in major engineering and building projects.But it looks like embrittlement may soon be a thing of the past. More »
- The US is planning to place a ban on US-bound passengers flying in from approximately a dozen countries carrying "most" electronic devices, following a terrorism threat. More »
- Jeff Jones has quit Uber, with the company confirming in a statement the president would be moving on after six months in the role, and a statement from Jones himself telling quite the story. More »
- "When the price on an assassin's head goes up each time he kills, it's Nerf or nothing."This is the perfect collaboration of two of our favourite things. More »
- Built on-site in Moscow over only 24 hour hours and costing only $10k, this 3D printed house was part of a showcase from Russian company Apis Cor. More »
- When the Australian Department of Parliamentary Services publishes the phone bills of politicians on the Parliament House website, the private mobile phone numbers connected to the accounts are usually removed completely.
Not this time. More »
- Here's a list of things I can do with my eyelids.Blink.
That's pretty much it.Here's a list of things I can't do with my eyelids. pull a car weighing 3.5 tonnes. More »
- The way we buy mobile data is pretty unusual, if you think about it. Unlike other utilities, like water and electricity, we're asked to estimate our usage in advance, and what we don't use, we lose. Worse still, if we underestimate our usage we might get slugged $10 for an auto data top-up.It's no wonder that data rollover is a feature we're often asked about. In Australia it's difficult to find plans that let you carry unused data from one month into the next month, but it's not impossible. Her
- "Pilgrim, there are other worlds than these. Come with us on the adventure."*wipes away solitary tear* More »
- Everything is under control. Situation normal. We're all fine here, now, thanks. How are you? More »
- QLED is Samsung's name for its latest quantum dot LED-backlit TVs, and QLED means business. Samsung is promising black levels that you'd only otherwise expect to see on a top-of-the-line OLED TV, and colours that are not only incredibly vibrant and bright, but also accurate. The Q8 is a $4500-plus screen that'll make your Netflix sessions look amazing. More »
- When did mid-range phones get good? When did they get waterproof, with good cameras, great battery life, and design that looks just about as high-end as anything else you can buy?In so many different ways, the Galaxy A5 and A7 are a cheaper and more restrained version of Samsung's own chart-topping Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from last year. More »
- Need a new laptop? Need some extra storage? You can take care of those things with a single swipe of your credit card when you shop at the Microsoft Store this month. More »
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