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UNSW's Sunswift Solar Car Smashes A World Land Speed Record

Another one for the record books! The Sunswift eVe solar car, put together and maintained by the University of New South Wales’ dedicated engineering team, has just smashed a 26-year-old electric land speed record at a track in Victoria. Once the world’s top motorsports governing body signs off, that is..


Can Someone Please Stop Microsoft From Doing Whatever The Hell It Calls This, Please?

Video: Oh God. Please stop, Microsoft. Please.


Here's A Poster For The Next Instalment Of 'The Hobbit'

Image Cache: So they’re still making those Hobbit movies, eh? I can get behind that, I guess, especially when the poster is as epic as the one that’s just been released for the latest instalment.


Watch This iPhone 5s Get Obliterated By A Train

There’s not much that can survive being hit by a train. Not even an iPhone. Turns out that when you lay one down on the tracks to become freight train fodder, it ends really badly.


Mini Cooper S: Australian Review

What happens when you take a much-loved car brand and re-release its iconic vehicle for the 21st century? What happens when you then tweak that re-release after a couple of years, and change a few things along the way? Mini’s revitalised Cooper S hatchback is more spacious, faster and more fuel-efficient than the previous model, but it’s not the perfect city car.


Dendy's Movie Streaming Service Will Probably Have Some Great Titles For Australia

Australia needs more movie streaming services, sure, but what it needs more is services that carry decent film titles. The worst case would be having a flagship service launch with no content! Thankfully, Dendy’s upcoming movie streaming service for Australia will have some great titles from major studio players.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Bloons on the Amazon Appstore, Table Tennis Touch on iOS and IQ Safe on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The Defender: A Smart Self-Defence Wand To Get You Out Of Trouble

You probably have a friend that doesn’t feel safe in their neighbourhood at night. It might even be you that doesn’t feel all that secure when roaming the streets. You might have a small knife, pepper spray or even a gun in your backpack, satchel or purse to deter potential assailants. If any of this rings a bell, you might want to consider backing The Defender: a “smart personal protection device” designed to keep you safe in dangerous situations.


Telstra Will Switch Off Its 2G Network By 2017

“It’s time to say goodbye, old friend.” Telstra has made clear its intention to phase out its 2G network by the end of 2016, freeing up that portion of spectrum for extra 4G bandwidth.


'World's Dumbest Criminal' Fails To Successfully Rob A Harvey Norman

If you’re planning a major gadget heist from a store like Harvey Norman, you need a few things. Cunning, speed and a getaway car that works. Sadly, this alleged crim had none of the above, after police nicked him trying to get away from a freshly-robbed store in a broken down car.