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Shooting Challenge: Farewells

Welcome to The Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, where Giz readers get to pit their photographic skills against each other for the admiration of their editors on a dedicated theme each week. This week’s challenge: Farewells. Entries close tomorrow — Tuesday 10am.

Wii U Landing In Australia By Christmas

Some good news for Australian Nintendo fans keen on getting their hands on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console – the Japanese gaming giant has promised that the next-next generation gaming system will launch in in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia this year.

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Troublesome towers, titillating telehealth and tiresome Telstra – it’s another week in NBN news.

Recordit Covers Your Ikea Shelves With Album Art

Ikea’s Expedit shelving system is as popular a piece of furniture as you’re ever likely to find, but the open square look is a like leaving your window open for strangers to look at your stuff. Fortunately, New York designer Shane Kealey discovered that the empty squares are about the same size as record covers, and developed the Recordit! system to fill in the gaps.

What On Earth Is A Wastelander Panda?

There’s something in the water in Adelaide. I don’t know what it is exactly, but after watching this prologue video to an upcoming TV show from independent Aussie filmmakers Epic Films, I’m beginning to think I wants some.

Lunchtime Deals: Crucial 512GB SSD For $665

It’s time to ditch those tedious moving parts in your laptops hard drive and stick a high capacity SSD in there. This Crucial M4 offers half a terabyte of storage with a 6Gbps SATA connection for super fast transfer speeds. For $665 including shipping, your laptop and work efficiency will thank you. [B&H Photo Video via OzBargain]

Nokia Lost A Billion Euros Last Quarter

The move to Windows Phone 7 has been a difficult one for Nokia. Even though the switch was announced almost a year ago, handsets have been sparse, although well received in the few regions around the world they have launched. But that hasn’t halped the bottom line, with the Finnish giant losing one billion Euros in the final quarter of 2011.

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Steam App Makes Spending Money Way Too Easy

Like saving money? Then it’s probably best not to download the new Steam app for iOS and Android, which lets you not only chat with Steam friends, read the latest gaming news and browse groups and profiles, but will keep you informed on those awesome Steam sales.

iOS Magsafe Connector Patent Is A Great Idea

The 30-pin dock connector used by all iOS devices is old and dated. Sure there’s a thriving ecosystem of peripherals out there that use the connection, but given the elegance of the devices, the dock feels clunky. But that could all change soon, with Apple applying for a patent that would bring it Magsafe connector technology to its iOS devices.

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of Thursday (Night)

Kid Got Lost Inside A Computer In The 1950s The inevitable Tron prequel?

MIT’s Folding City Car Is Finally A Reality Amazing. Bet it never takes off.

HTC To Stop Making So Many Goddamn Phones That might help the Android fragmentation issue a little bit…

Siri Can Translate Languages For You With A Tweak Wunderbar!

How The US Government Used A Con Artist To Catch Google’s Criminal Activities Two wrongs DO make a right — if you’re the US government, that is…