Leaked: Australian Government Plan To Deal With Piracy Hits The Web

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.


Guardians Of The Galaxy: Australian Review

If anyone needs me, I’ll be camping outside my local cinema waiting until I can go and see Guardians Of The Galaxy again. Here’s why.


Monster Machines: Sonic Cannons Are Going To Wreck US East Coast Ecology In Search Of Oil

The Obama administration’s record on environmental responsibility took a huge hit last Friday when the Feds approved not only energy exploration off the Eastern US seaboard for the first time in 40 years, but also the use of sonic cannons, which have been linked to immense disruptions of oceanic life. Who cares about the survival of the world’s 500 remaining Atlantic right whales; Virginia and the Carolinas need more fossil fuels to burn!


Chopping Down A Super-Tall Tree In Brisbane Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

Video: It probably requires a lot of planning, a lot of strategic rope placement and a lot of brass balls, but once you’re all the way up there and everything is set, chopping down a tree with a chainsaw looks like crazy amounts of fun. This GoPro footage from the chainsaw’s perspective proves that.


You Can Actually Buy A Flux Capacitor Car Charger Now

The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool’s Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful products ThinkGeek pretended to announce on April 1 this year, the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor car charger is the one to get the IRL nod.


Catch Of The Day Is Finally Cancelling Its Users' Compromised Accounts

Catch Of The Day announced on Friday last week that it had been hacked. That hack happened in 2011, though, and a lot of people rightly weren’t happy about it. Plenty of people wanted to delete their accounts. Now, it looks like that’s finally happening.


All Music Festivals Should Offer These King-Size Sleeping Modules

If you have ever experienced going to a music festival and sleeping in a tent you already know how shitty that can be. Well, these Belgian designers came up with a cool looking and comfortable solution for that: Hexagonal sleeping cells each containing a king-size bed.


Mind-Twisting Short Shows That Ignorance Is Bliss

Video: Imagine that you have the ability to know how many times people lied in their life. Or how many days they will live just by looking at a number displayed on the top of their heads. That’s the premise of this mind-twisting short film by Robert Hloz: Two people with that rare ability meet randomly on the street.


There's An Actual Piece Of The Wright Flyer Inside Bremont's New Watch

Starting in 2010, Bremont has been paying homage to significant moments in the history of technology with a unique line of watches that includes the Codebreaker which celebrated the work of the WWII Enigma machine crackers. Now the watchmaker is honouring the Wright Brothers’ achievements with a new timepiece that includes an actual piece of the original Wright Flyer.


Watch This Bot With A Broken Leg Learn To Walk Straight Again

Humans are highly adaptable creatures, and we’ll do anything we can to prevent an injury from completely immobilising us. So if robots are supposed to eventually take over all of our duties, they need to learn how to quickly bounce back from damage as well — which is what this research with walking robots is hoping to achieve.


Sony BRAVIA X9500B 4K TV: Australian Review

Big TVs are great. Big, smart TVs are even better. Big, smart, ultra-detailed TVs are basically heaven. Sony has a new $20,000 4K Ultra HD telly that is, for my money, the best TV you can buy today. I spent a day with Sony’s 85-inch BRAVIA X9500B, and it was quite fun.