Instructables is a great site for finding neat projects or learning new skills, but locating quality content can be hit and miss. If you want an alternative to digging around, you can always hit up "Instructables Classes", a curated section full of fantastic, well-produced video tutorials. More »
- You can't really construct your own Doctor Strange-style Sanctum Sanctorum, full of weird and wonderful magical artefacts. However, thanks to technology, you can do a decent job of getting close. One of the first pieces you might outfit your mystical home with is Flyte's "STORY", a wooden clock that represents time via a levitating magnetic ball. Sounds simple, but it looks nifty as hell. More »
- Everyone's excited about Game of Thrones, but HBO has another, less epic fantasy, series that's also been consistently great. Silicon Valley. It returns to HBO for its fourth season in the States on April 23 and will, hopefully, turn up on the Comedy Channel locally. HBO has released a short teaser that is rather interesting -- and a little confusing -- given how season three ended. Spoilers ahead if you're not up-to-date with the show! More »
- AFL fans around the country have long come to terms with the fact that, when it comes to modern broadcasting technology, the sport steadfastly lives 50 years in the past. True, free-to-air finally moved to proper high definition video last year, but now the AFL and Telstra have stuffed up the digital side of things, restricting the maximum size one can watch the stream on mobile devices to "iPhone size". More »
- Uber drivers collecting GST isn't anything new, ever since the Australian Taxation Office weighed in on the situation back in 2015. However, you may not have known that Uber took the ATO to court over the decision. The case came to a conclusion on Friday, with the Federal Court ruling in favour of the ATO. More »
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- Last week, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow took a beating for claiming Australians won't use a gigabit broadband service, even if it was offered for free. He hit back at his detractors with a lengthy opinion piece, explaining his position. We take a look at some of the arguments he made and breakdown why they are flawed. More »
- Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University just finished a deep dive into the results of 26 separate peer-reviewed studies of the effectiveness of commercially available, computerised brain training programs.
Here's what they found. More »
- Queensland University researchers have found that eating carbohydrates during intense exercise can help your body recover, and keeps your immune system in peak condition. More »
- Sydney's George St Apple store was evacuated just before 1pm AEST today, with police confirming "a police operation" on the corner of King and George streets.
The store was evacuated "as a precaution" and traffic has been diverted, with up to six police cars spotted blocking both sides of the building. While the store is still closed, police are allowing customers to queue while they wait for Apple staff to let people back in. More »
- Following the Wall Street Journal asking questions about repeated examples of Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic remarks in Pewdiepie's recent videos, Disney severed all of its ties with Youtube’s biggest star. Shortly afterwards, Youtube cancelled his show and removed his channel from its premium advertising service. With the charge of anti-Semitism the Wall Street Journal took Kjellberg’s work very seriously, as is their right, and clearly his partners did so too. More »
- Telstra added 292,000 customers on the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the second half of 2016 but margins on those connections are down due to increasing competition in the market. Here's what you need to know. More »
- Which film do you think made more money at the box office. Spider-Man 3 or Batman (1989)? The original Superman or Captain America. Civil War? Here is a list of every DC and Marvel comic-based film released in cinemas*, ranked by their global box office takings.
(There's also videos of either trailers or scenes from each film, in case you need to jog your memory). More »
- This week's inspiration comes from the rising popularity of Riverdale over on Netflix. Loosely based on the old school Archie comics, it's beengiven a bit a dark and murderous twist that seems to be resonating with modern audiences nicely.
Not all comic book movies are about latex clad superheroes. If you're looking for something a bit different, you might like these. More »
- Hello...salut...ciao…hola...ni hao.If your command of a foreign language barely extends beyond that simple greeting, then the Rosetta Stone Language Learning software was created for you. More »
- The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in Sydney's West, South and South West. More »
- And it looks pretty swish. More »
- TheIdeaFix is one of the best cosplayers on the planet. He doesn't just dress up as a character, he becomes them, as he's done for everything from The Hobbit to The Avengers to, in this case, John Wick. More »
- From small electronics to electric cars is a natural progression, right? For Myer and Tesla, yes. apparently the Melbourne CBD flagship store in Bourke St Mall is getting a little Tesla showroom inside the department store. More »
- The sun's UV-B radiation has less of a damaging effect on fish (yes, fish) who exercise (yes, exercise) more.So, um, what does this mean for us? And why did this study occur in the first place? More »
- Despite receiving a less-than amazing reception from critics and audiences, Suicide Squadmade $700 million at the box office so of course it is getting a sequel.
And Mel Gibson might be directing it. More »
- You don't have to shell out thousands of dollars to build a system that'll make your music -- whether it's on PC, whether it's on your phone, whether it's on a record collection -- sound amazing. We got hold of a simple, three-piece stereo audio kit with two bookshelf speakers, an amp and a turntable that will handle just about anything you throw at it, and all at a price that didn't break the bank. More »
- Telstra today released its 2017 half-yearly results, which revealed Telstra TV as a roaring success story for the company. There's now 622,000 of the devices in homes around the country, which Telstra says makes it the fastest-growing streaming box in Australia. More »
- And thank the good lord it doesn't take place on Melbourne Cup weekend. More »
- CSIRO is teaming up with start-up Ecocentric on the 'Numen' sytem - which recognises the electrical 'fingerprint' of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. More »
- The ACT Asbestos Health Study, which looks at the health concerns of people who have lived in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation, has released a third report.The findings show one in three people "had seen a health professional" for mental or physical health issues specifically related to living in a house with loose-fill asbestos. More »
- Sites like Hulu offer convenient click-and-stream viewing convenience, but their pesky geo-restrictions are an unfortunate reality. With Getflix, you can kick these online censors to the curb and stream your favorite content no matter where you’re traveling. More »
- Video. HP's slick new video series -- promoting network printer security, of all things, and by proxy selling its own network printers-- stars Christian Slater as the Wolf, a hacker taking down big businesses while dressed to impress. More »
- Video. It's been almost 12 years since the release of Batman Begins, but the Christopher Nolan film just scored itself an honest trailer and it is, well, pretty honest. More »
- This op-ed from NBN's chief executive Bill Morrow is being posted to the National Broadband Network company's blog today, and is being republished here in full by Gizmodo. Do you agree with his explanation? Do you disagree? Let us know in the comments. More »
- A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals that the British politician "reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of life on other planets". More »
- For the first time, Australian researchers have been able to see where helium atoms are trapped within individual mineral grains, leading to information that can help work out thgeological history of the Earth's crust - and help with onitoring natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. More »
- If you're streaming or making YouTube videos, or if you're videoconferencing with your business partners, you should want the absolute best. Logitech says its newest Brio webcam is also the highest quality webcam you can buy -- and it has the specs on paper to make us believe that. More »
- Video. I...what? How? Just watch this. More »
- Queensland University's Creative Advertising lecturer, Michael Klaehn, says the word "love" was tweeted more than 2.5 billion times in the past year and today "it will be the hottest word on the Twitterscape, most likely paired with one of the top 10 global love Emojis or hashtags".Vom. More »
- When you're getting it on with your other half, do you put on some smooth tunes - or are you one of the people that have made the Cantina Band song from the Star Wars. A New Hope Soundtrack by John Williams the top track Aussies add to their Spotify "sexy times" playlist?I love this fact far too much. I have never felt more patriotic than I do right now. I'm just so proud of you all. You're all such giant nerds and I love you all so much. More »
- 45 per cent of Aussies are dirty, dirty cheaters. Not only in the bedroom, but in the loungeroom, while they are on the Xbox, on their smartphone at the gym, on the way to work on the train.The nature of this betrayal is deep, long lasting, and is damaging relationships. I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you.
Your partner is likely to be sneaking episodes of that series you're watching together without you. More »
- Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, and Westpac are attempting to gain permission from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to negotiate as a group for access to Apple Pay and the Near Field Communication (NFC) function on iPhones.
No, scratch that - they'd just be happy with the NFC, actually. More »
- If you've only got one virtual reality setup at home, you might be able to relate to this.
Happy Valentines day, VR widows! More »
- The Oppo R9s is a smartphone that will cost you less than $600 to buy, but that promises an experience -- camera, interface, design and build quality -- on par with a $1000-plus iPhone or Pixel or Galaxy. Can it keep that promise? More »
- Government agencies and organisations that fall under the Privacy Act (we're talking businesses with a turnover of more than $3 million a year) will need to, by law, notify both the privacy commissioner and affected individuals of 'eligible' data breaches.That's right, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, AKA Mandatory Data Breach Notification finally passed the senate yesterday, and will be in place within the next 12 months. More »
- One of Australia's biggest operators of coal-fired power stations, Energy Australia, has come out and said the solution to reducing customers' bills is a transition to renewable energy. More »
- We've had a couple of readers ask how they can watch FX's new X-Men-esque TV show Legion in Australia. It's being broadcast on Foxtel -- and Foxtel is cheaper than ever. But if you don't want to sign up to Foxtel, this post is for you. More »
- Forget chocolates, tacky greeting cards, flowers that are technically already dead; Pornhub are giving the people what they really want this Valentine's Day - free (premium) porn.
Nicely played, Pornhub. More »
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the latest actor confirmed to be joining the upcoming Han Solo movie in a "performance capture" role, and now reports are saying she will play the first major-character female droid to feature in a Star Wars film. More »
- Bali is a lovely place, if you get out of Kuta and travel to somewhere nice and picturesque like Ubud. That's exactly where filmmaker Sam Evans went when he put together this 360-degree 4K video, which makes Australia's favourite holiday destination look nicer than it has any right to. More »
- We see a lot of activism in our social media feeds, but what does it take for a movement to really take off - to go viral? And what effects does virality have on the long term goals of a charity? More »
- It seems like the days of actual internet outages are coming to an end. Telstra's new Gateway Frontier modem router will give you 4G wireless internet while you wait for your NBN or other wired connection to be installed, and in the case of a wired network outage it'll automatically switch over to its backup 4G to keep you connected. More »
- After a couple of weeks of agonising wait, we finally know when we'll be able to sit down with a giant bucket of popcorn and enjoy the second film in Keanu Reeves' no-holds-barred John Wick saga. Want to know when that is? Come on in -- we have something to tell you. More »
- Most of us are familiar with sore muscles after a workout. But for the first time, what is actually going on when you're aching - at a cell level - has been discovered. More »
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