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Optus Went Down In Melbourne Today

A “technical issue” with Optus’ 3G network caused mobile customers across some parts of Melbourne and regional Victoria to experience difficulty making calls, sending texts and using data today.


Stop Blaming Tinder For Your Failed Relationships

It seems the death of the monogamous long-term relationship, thanks to Tinder and other dating applications, has been greatly exaggerated, new research from the University of Sydney has found.

Contrary to reports online dating apps, such as Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, are creating a “hook-up” culture of short-term relationships, the study instead found the apps were simply facilitating people’s search for long-term love.


Donald Trump Talking About 'Cyber', Presented Without Comment

These are actual words that came out of a US Presidential Candidate’s mouth at a serious Presidential Candidate debate — a word-for-word transcript — presented without comment.

You know what? You should read them out loud. Go on, do it.


Climate Change Is Making (Crustacean) Men Sexier

A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change — the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion.

The University of Adelaide study is the first to show how mating behavior could change under the warmer waters and more acidic oceans brought by climate change.


If You Use Aussie Streaming Services, Take This Survey

If you’re reading Gizmodo, then chances are you already know a lot about streaming services in Australia. You’re probably very good at watching them and listening to them. If you want to potentially turn that skill into something that might actually influence government policy, then you can take part in a UTS study into Aussie streaming habits.


Win! A Movie Prop From 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

To celebrate the release of Independence Day: Resurgence on digital download, we’re giving away a prop from the film that may or may not have touched the lips of Jeff Goldblum. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment!


Lunch Time Deals: 10% Off Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

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, Microsoft has a flat 10 per cent off every variant of its Surface Pro 4 tablet.


Deals: A DIY Tech Resource For Your Inner Mad Scientist

Your childhood dreams of becoming a mad scientist are about to become a reality. With the DIY Hardware & Internet of Things eBook Bundle, you’ll get access to eight premium e-book resources to help you do just that.


Hungry? Eat This Mutant X-Men Blue Burger (Tomorrow)

X-Men: Apocalypse is out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download tomorrow, so to celebrate the occasion 20th Century Fox has teamed up with the burgermasters at Ribs & Burgers to create a one-off Mutant Burger — a blue bun, chilli, chicken and blue cheese sauced monstrosity that looks goddamn delicious. If your arteries can take it, here’s how to get one.


Happy 1st Birthday, Fibre To The Node

It’s the first birthday of NBN’s fibre to the node rollout. Birthday cake. Candles. Everybody sing.


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