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Gotham Returns, As Delightfully Insane As Ever

In these uncertain times, it’s nice to have constants in our lives, whether they be friends, family, or Gotham. It’s genuinely comforting to me to know that the show, which is ostensibly about the eventual rise of Batman, is still hard at work making sure it is getting the Batman mythos as relentlessly wrong as possible.


Four Unexpected Bonuses Of Driving A Hybrid

We all know that the cost of running a hybrid car is cheaper than a traditional internal combustion engined vehicle. That much is obvious — otherwise, why bother? — but there are some added extra features, that we didn’t know about, that give you a pretty good reason to consider one as your next car, especially if you’re a regular commuter. Here are four hidden advantages of owning a hybrid.


What Parrot's New Drones Can Do

Parrot has a bunch of new drones out right now — from the Disco, the first easy-to-fly fixed-wing drone that promises to give a “fully immersive” flight experience, to a pair of shiny new minidrones.

Here’s all the details.


Encouraging Kids To Create Robotics Solutions

Stockland’s Robotics Challenge launches today, and calls on school children across Australia from 8 to 15 years to submit a creative idea on how robotics technology could improve their community. The winner will be flown to the Sunshine Coast to take part in the Stockland Young Innovators Day and meet Chip, a humanoid robot and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.


Android Wear Smartwatches Are Getting Serious

Just after Apple got serious about fitness with the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung went rugged with the Gear S3, the Android equivalent is getting some much-needed love in the form of two new smartwatches — the Polar M600 for fitness junkies, and Nixon’s fashionable but supremely functional Mission will handle a 100-metre dive underwater.


Here's What Happens If Melbourne Ditches Cars

Over half of the world’s population live in cities, and rapid urbanisation is only expected to increase in the coming years. By 2050, large cities in the USA, China and India are predicted to see their populations increase by 33 per cent, 38 per cent and 96 per cent respectively. Population growth in cities means increasing demands on transport systems.

What health gains could be achieved if cities shifted from private car use to cycling and walking? What if a “compact city” model was promoted, where distances to shops and facilities, including public transport, are shorter and within walking distance?


The New Holden Astra Is Packed Full Of Tech

On a new car costing less than $22,000, you wouldn’t expect the world in terms of in-car entertainment and safety tech. Holden’s new Astra, though, has one of the most comprehensive driver assistance safety packages and luxury features of any car in its price bracket that we’ve seen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard in the cheapest model, and there’s a clear progression in what you get when you step up to the premium RS and RS-V.


Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones: The Gizmodo Review

Testing headphones is a fun job for a music lover. Even if they suck, you get paid to listen to music. Yet sometimes, a set comes along that makes you want to listen because it’s suddenly more fun. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless are those headphones for me.


Lunch Time Deals: $200 Off The Ultimate All-In-One Remote Control

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has an Instant Deal that slashes the price of the Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control in half, saving you $200.


ABS Says IBM Screwed Up The Census

More details about exactly what lead to the Census website shutdown on 9 August have come to light — with The Australian Bureau of Statistics stating in a Senate inquiry IBM “failed to properly implement” geoblocking, leaving it wide open to denial of service attacks.


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