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Gizmodo's Static Podcast With Lifehacker & Kotaku : Episode Two

Australian eSports, gendered toys, Star Wars: Battlefront, the best movie gadgets, tipping wait staff and artisanal salami made from celebrities. Yes, really.

Captain America: Civil War Gets A Surprise First Trailer

Video: For a movie that isn’t coming out until June next year, you think we’d have to wait longer to see the first full-length trailer. But that’s not Marvel’s style with Captain America: Civil War. The first trailer just debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the US, and it’s awesome.

What It's Like To Use The iPad Pro As A Tablet

Apple’s souped-up iPad Pro is supposed to be a laptop replacement — yet as many have already pointed out, it just isn’t up to the task. So I decided to use the iPad Pro as its namesake suggests: As a huge arse iPad. To my surprise, I liked it.

What It's Like To Use The iPad Pro As A Laptop

I don’t like laptops. There, I said it. I don’t hate them, but for years I’ve felt they can be improved in many different ways. So when Apple made the iPad Pro, I paid attention. Could this be the product I’d been dreaming of all this time? The short answer: No. The long answer: Also no. But it does have a few surprises.

The Easiest Way To Buy From The US

The biggest sales days of the year in the US are just around the corner — Black Friday is this week (November 26), and next Monday is Cyber Monday — with many retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of retail prices. If you want to take advantage of this from right here, even with retailers that don’t ship to Australia, Shipito is the answer you’ve been looking for.

App Deals: Synthesise Music With Fluid Dynamics

Today’s best deals include Call Notes Pro on Android, CP 1919 on iOS and 4-in-1 Fitness on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Here's Every Major Software Update The Tesla Model S Has Had Since Launch

Car And Driver just named the entry-level 70kWh Tesla Model S 70D as one of its 10 best cars of 2015, and one of the factors in that decision was the fact that, almost uniquely in the automotive industry, the Model S evolves for owners. Cars get software updates over their (free) 4G mobile data connections or over Wi-Fi, and new features like autopilot have been released alongside fixes for customer complaints.

MIT Might Re-Bury That Time Capsule For 2957

When construction crews began digging to construct a new building at MIT they had no idea they’d find a time capsule. Which is why they inadvertently cracked the large glass capsule when it was first uncovered. But now the folks at MIT plan to restore the 1957 time-travelling tube, and since the directions clearly state that it shouldn’t be opened until 2957, MIT might even re-bury it soon.

NBN Might Have To Replace Optus' Messy, Broken Cable Network

Remember the cool $800 million NBN Co dropped on buying the Optus HFC network? Leaked documents have revealed that the NBN Co is thinking about replacing it entirely. Why? Because it’s such crappy infrastructure.

It's 9HD-Day Today, Re-Scan Your TV Channels

Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it’s using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life — all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.

Here's The First Airport To Run 100% On Solar Power

Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely on power from the sun. It became totally energy self-sufficient in August. How’s it holding up?

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