Leaked: Australian Government Plan To Deal With Piracy

Attorney General George Brandis has been banging his head against his desk for months now trying to figure out how to stop pirates stealing content in Australia. Thanks to a leak of the government’s upcoming discussion paper on the topic, we now know what the AG plans on introducing.


Abromatherapy And The Pursuit Of Modern Silence

What did you do last night? Maybe watched a movie; enjoyed some pizza and the Destiny beta or maybe just prep for the week ahead. I usually do all of these things come Sunday night, but last night was different. Last night I needed calm. Silence. An escape from the hamster wheel of technology and to focus on me. Last night I engaged in my first ever round of Abromatheraphy, and I can’t recommend it enough.


The Ways Modern Secret Societies Use The Internet To Hide In Plain Sight

Secret societies are as old as humanity, and they sure as hell aren’t going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than ever to come by, secret societies face all kinds of new challenges. And Matt King has seen some of their newest tricks first hand.


How To Find Your Uber Passenger Rating

Are you a nightmare passenger or a perfect scorer on Uber? Find out with this handy tweak.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Gets Its First Real Trailer

Forget viral campaigns and fan-made fakes: the first real trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part One) is here, and it’s awesome.


Tesla Motors' Elon Musk Was On The Colbert Report Last Week

Last Thursday night’s episode of The Colbert Report in the US included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. If you don’t have access to The Comedy Channel in Australia through Foxtel, don’t sweat — we’ve got you covered.


The National Gallery Of Victoria Is Hosting A Masquerade Ball For Robots

Dr. Wade Marynowsky’s Nostalgia For Obsolete Futures is an interactive exhibition opening next month at the National Gallery of Victoria. Blending performance art, sound and video installations with robotics, the work includes four super-creepy programmed and Victorian-era-dressed robots that will roam the Gallery’s foyer.


This Dreamy Drone Tour Shows The Rebirth Of Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s swiftly mutating downtown district is usually viewed at street level. Now, thanks to filmmaker Ian Wood, we get a top-down perspective of the city’s transformation in this gorgeous video, which he shot with a lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter and camera system. 20 stories up, there’s change afoot as well.


LG G3: Australian Review

How have they done this? How? How has LG taken last year’s monumental disappointment and turned it into one of this year’s most exciting phones? You know what? I don’t even care how, all I care about is how good it is to use. This is the LG G3, and it’s the phone that demands your attention.


Report: The Next Nexus Phone Might Be A Gigantic Motorola

Google and Motorola may have parted ways in January, but it if this latest Android Police rumour holds up, it appears to have been on good terms. The Nexus 6 may be a hefty Moto device, and while details are scant, it does have a delightful nickname: Shamu.


How Can We Better Spend Australia's $9 Billion In Research Funding?

Australia allocates around A$9 billion a year of taxpayers’ money for research, but how do we know if that money is being spent wisely? With the Australian Government threatening to reduce the amount of money allocated to research, it is time for researchers to take a more serious look at how to improve the research funding system.