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Australia To Boost Joint Strike Fighter Order To 72 Aircraft: A Brief History Of The Troubled F-35 Program

According to several reports, Prime Minister Tony Abbott will today formally announce that Australia will buy 58 more F-35 Joint Strike fighters — bringing the planned F-35 fleet to 72 aircraft in total. The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is slated for delivery in 2018 ahead of RAAF operation in 2020. But as technically advanced as the stealthy 5th-gen F-35 is, the program has also had its fair share of ups and downs. Let’s take a brief look…


Audi Shows Off The Brains Of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Here in Las Vegas at CES, Audi has showcased continued work on its self-driving ‘piloted drive’ efforts — currently housed in a stylish A7 concept car. While brains of the ‘zFAS’ system need the power to continually monitor surroundings and plan or control trajectory, Audi’s engineers have shrunk the components down to the size of an iPad. The future is coming. Take a look…


Audi CES Press Conference Live Stream

Next big conference out of the gate is German car maker Audi — who we know is working with Google and Nvidia to advance Android integration within cars. Apparently, however, that’s just the start. The event kicks off at 3:30pm AEDT and you can watch all the news unfold live right here…


Intel CES Press Conference Live Stream

CES is powering along and the next major keynote is Intel. Tune in at 1:30pm AEDT today and watch all the news live right here.


Naked Aussie Wedged In Washing Machine Rescued By Emergency Services

Climbing into a top loader and waiting for your girlfriend to come home is probably never going to end well. Especially if you’re naked and calling it a game of ‘hide and seek’. Even more so if it takes the combined efforts of police, firefighters, paramedics, SES plus Search and Rescue 20 minutes to grease you up and out (see video).


Asus CES Press Conference Live Stream

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is go! Luke and I are both here in Vegas — along with the Gizmodo US and UK crew — to bring you all the news. Tune in from 7am AEST this morning as Asus officially unveils its new gear for 2014. Will we see the Transformer Book Duet tablet running both Windows 8 and Android? Watch right here…


Australia's Most Popular Google Searches Of 2013: Tony Abbott, Pancakes And Sonny Bill Williams

There’s maybe no more raw glimpse at humanity’s exposed underbelly than Google’s annual Zeitgeist, a report that shows what we searched for in a given 12 months. This year, our thoughts ran towards death, destruction and politics as much as it did pancakes, Disneyland and Miranda Kerr. What?


2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014.


Nvidia Demos Expanded Developer Toolset: FlameWorks, Flex, GI Works

Yesterday, I got a sneak peek at some of the graphics tech we’ll see in next year’s games. That came in the form of new Nvidia GameWorks dev tools — its visual and simulation SDKs, algorithms and libraries designed to push the limits of Windows and Android gaming. What’s new: advances for in-game fire, smoke, physics and lighting effects. Take a look…


Microsoft's Full 'Sculpt' Keyboard And Mice Range Now In Australia

This year’s refresh of Microsoft’s popular ergonomic gear has arrived in Australia over the last few weeks. Here are the various options you’ll be able to get your dirty little fingers on…