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Dubai 3D Prints A Whole Office Building In A World First

The world’s first 3D printed office building has opened in Dubai, as part of a push to make Dubai and the UAE a world leader in the 3D printing industry. The one-storey, 250 square metre building is just a prototype for a further program, but it is the first of its kind that has been fully equipped and is able to be used as a functional office building.


Thursday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

6 Of The Best Aussie Food Delivery And Ordering Apps Picking up your phone and actually making a phone call to order tonight’s dinner is old school.

Australia’s ‘Three-Strikes’ Piracy Plan Is On Hold Remember when copyright holders were planning a “three-strikes” scheme in Australia?

Deadpool 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: This Is Detail Deadpool is one of the first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that you can buy, and it’s definitely the newest theatrical release that you can get hold of.

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Deadpool 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: This Is Detail

Chimichangas. (I’m told that’s a thing.) Deadpool is one of the first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that you can buy, and it’s definitely the newest theatrical release that you can get hold of. As well as just being a good — if brutal — movie, it’s also one of the two 4K movies that you should go out and buy if you want to justify your big expensive 4K TV to your friends. Of course, if you already have one.


Lunch Time Deals: $50 Off An iPad Air 2

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. Today, and for the next couple of weeks, Apple’s 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 gets a fair bit cheaper with a $50 discount at JB Hi-Fi.


These Are The Tech Issues The Major Parties Will Have To Address This Election

With just over a month to go before Australia’s federal election, you’re going to be hearing a lot from every side on the economy, negative gearing, health and the environment. But anyone who reads Gizmodo is going to have be listening for answers to Australia’s most pressing tech questions — and ACCAN has identified the five most pressing issues prioritised by tech-minded Aussies.


6 Of The Best Aussie Food Delivery And Ordering Apps

Picking up your phone and actually making a phone call to order tonight’s dinner is old school. Way old school. Apps are the future — they give you a convenient menu for all your favourite restaurants or cafes, and let you either order ahead if you’re picking up a coffee or a snack, or include cheap and fast delivery. We seem to order a lot of fast food, so we’ve put together a very quick guide to some our our favourites.


Xiaomi's New 4K Mi Drone Is just $640

Chinese smartphone and smartgadget giant Xiaomi has a reputation for building new, high-end tech that you might expect to see from Samsung or Apple — or in this case, DJI — and pricing it aggressively to attract buyers that might not otherwise be interested. The new Mi Drone, which looks eerily similar to a DJI Phantom, has a starting price of just 2499CNY — about $530 — and the top-of-the-line 4K variant is just $640. That’s literally one quarter of the price of its main Chinese drone rival.


Tesla Held An Aussie Model S Owners Meet-Up, At A Petrol Station Without Petrol

The new-look Tesla Model S has landed on Australian shores — with a surprisingly short turn-around after its April facelift — and the electric car company marked the occasion last night by holding a meet up for Victorian owners, at a petrol station that wasn’t a petrol station.


Samsung Might Skip The Galaxy Note 6 And Go Straight To 7

A Korea IT News report suggests that Samsung will skip the ‘6’ in its Galaxy Note series of large-screen, stylus-toting Android smartphones and go straight to the Galaxy Note 7, in a move to harmonise the phone’s name with its more popular and mainstream Galaxy S7. There’s no superstition or subterfuge behind this alleged move, but it’s just a relic of the fact that the original Note launched a year behind the Galaxy.


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