Netflix Movie Night: 10 Mammoth Monster Mayhem Flicks

It’s going to be a wet, cloudy, windy, horrible couple of days across most of Australia this weekend. Stay indoors, rug up, and settle in with some all-out monster madness — here are 10 of the best monster movies that Netflix Australia has to offer.


How Much Of This Gen-Y Internet Slang Do You Understand?

I’m used to much of my slang falling on baffled, deaf ears. But how confusing is Gen Y internet slang really?


Neat Photo Shows A US Navy Sailor Inside A F/A-18 Hornet Afterburner

Dayshot: It looks like the entryway to a portal. Or like the pod of some spacecraft. But it’s a US Navy sailor checking out the afterburners of a fighter jet. From the US Navy: “Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Draper, from Palmdale, Calif., inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).”


The Fantastic Pushbullet App Has A Competitor With Microsoft OneClip

I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro and one of several Android phones laying around the Gizmodo office, and sharing content between those two ecosystems is a bunch of garbage. Third-party apps like the fantastic Pushbullet app every phone should have help, but Microsoft thinks it has a better solution for the Windows crowd with OneClip.


Uber's Experimental Cars Spotted On The Streets Of Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, Uber announced that it was joining forces with Carnegie Mellon Univeristy to create its own autonomous taxis. Now, the first cars labelled “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” have been spotted driving around the roads of Pittsburgh in the US.


Facebook Messenger Now Has 'Caller ID' So You Know Who's Messaging

Briefly: Facebook is today rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that will tell you who’s trying to get in touch — with a big photo, description of your connection and other public information — the first time they contact you.


Scientists To Sequence Lil Bub's Genome

A team of geneticists is ready to unlock the secrets behind Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub’s unique appearance. Lil Bub, whose full name is Lillian Bubbles (her friends call her Bub), may be the most recognisable cat on the Web. Although Bub is an adult now, she still looks like a kitten, with wide green eyes and short legs and her tongue sticks out, giving her a perpetual happy-go-lucky expression.


This Plush Ghostbusters Set Includes The First Stuffed Bill Murray

The film’s recent 30th anniversary has brought with it a wonderful influx of Ghostbusters merchandise that’s perfectly engineered to separate nostalgic (and now grown-up) fans from their hard-earned money. We should be outraged, but who could be with these over-sized ghost-busting plush characters that actually play dialogue from the movies?


Hardcore Recycling: Using Old MRI Magnets In A Physics Lab

Dayshot: When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them.


High School Student Discovers The Best Way To Hide Evidence Of Murder

US high school student Brynn Myers decided to tackle a forensics topic for her science fair project this year. And in the process, she discovered how to commit murder and hide the evidence thoroughly.


Crazy Rumour: Kanye Might Dump Jay Z's Tidal To Launch Swish On Beats

Here’s a ludicrous rumour we’re going to explore just for the heck of it because the thought of Kanye West and Apple and Dr. Dre doing something together makes me want to throw a cartoonishly large old-time cash register off a building just to watch millions float away in the wind.


This 'Kettle' Rod Is A Brilliant Energy-Saving Way To Make Tea

Do you use an electric kettle to make tea? Then you’re using way too much water and too much power heating an overfilled vessel. But! We found this cool new Kickstarter project that saves energy and looks sleek in a kitchen.