This Shot Of The Moon Is The First Photo Taken By A 3D-Printed Telescope

You might spend a few thousand dollars on a telescope that can see the moon’s surface in detail, but a team of astronomers at University of Sheffield spent just a fraction of that. Using a 3D printer and a Raspberry Pi camera module, the team built a telescope that can shoot 5MB images of sky.


Government Panel Says Australia's Laws Can't Keep Up With Technology Like Uber

Aussies love tech, so much so that when new apps and services enter the marketplace, it can be hard for our reactive legal system to keep up. That’s what we’ve seen with the entry of companies like Uber into the country, as State Governments and taxi lobbies try to squash it before it takes root. A new review into competition policy says that our legal competition framework just can’t keep up the Ubers of the world, and change is needed if Australia wants to be a forward-thinking economy.


How The Pirate Bay's Clever Hardware Setup Keeps The Site Alive

Various countries and corporations have been trying to shut down the Pirate Bay for years, and yet, the site keep soldiering on. This is not an accident. It’s actually the result of an ingenious cloud-based hardware setup that’s spread all over the world and more or less bulletproof.


Today Is Earth's Equinox And This Is How It Looks From Space

Video: Right now, the Earth is at its equinox. Today, the duration of the day and the night all around the world would be the same because the sunlight is hitting the Earth at the perfect angle to align its shade with Earth’s spin axis. You can see it in this video, captured by the Russian satellite Elektro-L.


8 Videos Of New iPhones Getting Dropped, Soaked And Torture-Tested

You knew it was coming. Videos of people torturing the newest rash of iPhones are starting to emerge online, including one by SquareTrade, which shows the new iPhones being tortured in every way imaginable. So how did Apple’s latest crop hold up? Surprisingly well, with a few caveats.


Report: Apple Is Shutting Down Beats Music

TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to shut down Beats Music, the streaming music service that it acquired earlier this year. The blog’s Josh Constine says that he’s confirmed the news with five sources at both Apple and Beats. And, to be honest, it makes sense.



Heroin, Guns, Stolen Credit Cards: Meet Evolution, The New Silk Road

There’s been a power vacuum in the online drug trade since black market Silk Road got busted. It won’t last. The internet abhors a vacuum just as much as nature. The proof is Evolution, a smarter, more morally bankrupt version of the Silk Road that’s on the rise.


GE's New Chip Lets You Easily Hack And Mod Its Appliances

At one time hardware manufacturers frowned on consumers trying to hack or modify their products, but they’re slowly coming around to the idea. In fact, GE finally sees being able to hack an appliance as a value-added feature, so the company is releasing an interface board that makes it easy to mod your fridge, dryer, freezer or whatever.


iPhone 6 Soaked In Liquid Nitrogen Shatters Like A Terminator T-1000

RatedRR bought six of the iPhone 6 for the purpose of torturing them in every way imaginable. The first test was to submerge one in liquid nitrogen and then use a hammer to smash it. Like the T-1000 in Terminator 2, the phone shatters in a billion pieces. The drop test also shows the iPhone 6′s new glass shatters just like any glass.


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