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An Aussie Prospector Found A $250,000 Gold Nugget (With A $10,000 Metal Detector)

As geeks, we get excited about phones that are 10 per cent faster than their competitors, and camera sensors that capture 20 per cent more light. That technological arms race is equally ferocious in the metal detector world, as crazy as that sounds, and avid hobbyists can spend serious money on new toys that they compare with their mates. Sometimes, though, it pays off — like for one (anonymous) Aussie gold-digger that found a 4.1-kilo nugget in Victoria’s Golden Triangle.


Iraq Wants To Hunt Down ISIS With This Killer Robot

Military robots are nothing new — whether in reality or pop culture nightmare scenarios. But the Bagdhad Post reports that a new bot could be the first to fire its weapon on Iraqi soil. It’s called alrobot — Arabic for “robot” — and it’s a deadly machine.


Dyson's New $749 Smart-Fan Heats, Cools And Purifies Air

The smartphone is a perfect example of a streamlining multiple gadgets into a single device that improved functionality and took up less space. You no longer need to carry a separate digital camera, MP3 player and mobile phone. In the same vein, Dyson’s new Pure Hot+Cool Link is a fan, a heater and an air purifier all at once.


This Tiny Articulated Arm Creates Perfect Camera Moves On The Cheap

As the video capabilities of compact cameras and smartphones has steadily improved, we’re starting to see more video production gear shrinking in size. Edelkrone’s new Wing promises to replace a bulky rail and dolly setup for filming buttery smooth moving shots, helping to make your next YouTube video look like a Hollywood masterpiece.


People Don't Crash Drones, Drones Crash Drones

The first examination of more than 150 reported civil “incidents” around the world involving drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) has been completed.

The main cause of crashes? Not human error, surprisingly. “Technical problems” were the cause of 64 per cent of incidents occurring between ­2006 and 2016.


Netgear's New Mesh Router Promises Blistering Speeds

Routers are going through a design renaissance of sorts, and Netgear is a microcosm of that change. Take, for instance, the company’s popular Nighthawk router — black, angular, full of antennas. It’s everything the Netgear’s newest router isn’t. Called Orbi, this router embraces the well-design future of your home’s internet brain, explored the last few years by Google’s OnHub and smaller startups like Eero and Luma.


11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. They’re easy to build and most can be up and running in under an hour.


Top 10 Ways To Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of the most useful and important parts of using a computer and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the Wi-Fi in your home.


An Arts Degree Might Just Robot-Proof Your Career

As the workforce becomes increasingly automated, jobs requiring creative and emotional intelligence will be the most robot-proof, according to QUT Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham.

“Parents once worried about what use an arts degree was for their kids. Now the digital creative economy is a growth area for Australia and the rest of the world. Even the usually staid Australian Bureau of Statistics claims culture is big business,” Professor Cunningham said.


Genius Clamp Ensures You'll Always Win The Bed Cover Wars

Do you find yourself going to war every time you climb into bed at night? Fighting with your significant other over the sheets and doona, trying to ensure you stay covered all night? The Cover Clamp permanently tips the odds of victory in your favour, ensuring you’ll never again wake up uncovered and cold.


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