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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.


Android Angry Birds Gets Downloaded 30 million Times

Wow. Who would’ve thought that a bird game about evil pigs and their evil piggy dictators could be so popular. The free Android app is breaking all kinds of records, now that it has been downloaded an astounding 30 million times.


UK Teens Busted for Running Criminal Version of Facebook

Three British teens who ran the world’s largest online crime forum, were jailed in court this week for their roles in the site which served as a clearing house for credit card details and valued at more than $US26 million.


TeleChoice on Apple: We’re Excited To Stick With Android

After a brief chat with TeleChoice CEO Ehab Abdou today at the launch of their new sponsorship with the Sydney Swans, I came away with a distinct vibe that while Apple has its salivating fanboys, Android has its fair share of fans too. With over 150 TeleChoice stores operating across Australia and a serious passion for the Android platform, Abdou is in a unique position to comment on the developing Apple versus Android war.


PC Sales Set For Slow Year: Blame The iPad

Market analysts Gartner must really love the iPad. Not only have they lowered their annual forecasts for global PC sales by 14.6 per cent for the coming year to 440million, but they’ve also provided a rather absurd reasoning for their economic predictions: iPad’s are really, really popular. Who didn’t see that coming?


Top 10 Most Admired Companies Feature Same Old Tech

While ‘admired’ might a bit of a misnomer for some of these companies, the annual list of the who’s who in the corporate world is out again. Fortune Magazine releases their Top 50 list each year and not surprisingly, the list doesn’t switch around much. Apple fans, the Gods are smiling once more. You’re number one.


Video: Fire-Resistant Clothing Handles 1100C Flames

NewScientist are calling it the video that deserves to go viral and we rather agree. The fire resistant suit has been designed for driver Andy Green and his 1600km/hr BloodHound rocket car. And rather than turn to ash, the suit handles the extreme heat and flames with relative ease.


We’re Not The iPad 2: Local Pricing Announced for ViewPad 10s

Just so you know, we’re not all completely mind-boggled by the iPad 2 today. Yes, there are alternatives. We’ve posted about it here before, but you could do worse than consider ViewSonic’s ‘we’re not an iPad, we’re a ViewPad’, if you’re still desperate to grab an Android powered tablet under $600.


Light Up Your Entire Home With One Switch

We’ve all been there: tired and possibly inebriated while searching for a light switch, bumping into ghostly walls and making a general mess of things in the dead of the night. Now comes a handy all-in-one switch that has the potential to make those 4am stumbles a thing of the past.


The Coolest Picture of Lightning You’ll Likely See Today

Given the good timing of this shot, the photographer called it a ‘once in a lifetime’ image. The picture was taken with several filters added and six second exposure time.


Look Here: Lenovo See Future In Eye-Controlled Laptops

Your eyes and not your hands will perform the bulk of navigation tasks in the future, if technology progresses the way Lenovo hopes. Their prototype eye-controlled laptop is being unveiled to the public this week at the annual CeBit Tech Fair in Hannover, Germany. Among the usual touchscreens, tablets and handheld motion devices, Lenovo’s all-seeing computer lets you point, scroll and click just by using your eyes.