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How Dolby Vision Works, And How It Could Revolutionise TVs Forever

There are three ways that television displays can be improved, two of which you’re probably already familiar with: you can up the density of the pixels or increase the refresh rate. But Dolby has taken to improving the third factor: It’s building a better and brighter pixel.


Get Ready For A Big Week With Gizmodo Australia

It’s always on at Gizmodo Australia. We’re always bringing you the latest news and reviews from Australia and around the world, but this week is particularly packed with great content. Check out what we have in store.


Here's What The Tesla Model S Will Cost In Australia

The Model S from Tesla Motors is coming to Australia, and we now know the all-important price ahead of its official release date.


Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story Of How Monster Lost The World

There’s never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of planes, clubs and footpaths everywhere: as mammoth, beloved and expensive as their namesake. But Dr Dre didn’t just hatch the flashy lineup from his freight train chest: The venture began as an unlikely partnership between a record-industry powerhouse and a boutique audio company best known for making expensive HDMI cables.


Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: Where Gadgets And Dreams Collide

It’s not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It’s kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That’s what it’s like to visit Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.


I Wore The US Navy's Oculus Rift, And It Showed Me The Future Of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the US Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.


How LIVR Fooled The World (And Why The World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it.


How Moto Tech And Pixar Brains Turn Phones Into Storytime

If you own a Moto X, chances are you noticed a small, red hat appear in your notification tray. You either assumed your phone had been hacked and set it on fire, or you boldly clicked the mysterious chapeau and were whisked off to a 3D world that was like being inside a Pixar movie.


Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface For The 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn’t just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop.


Telstra's New Plans To Include Yearly Phone Upgrades And Way Cheaper Data

Exclusive: New Telstra contract plans are coming, and they’re finally going to make Telstra’s pricing competitive again. Sources inside the telco who have been working on the new plans have tipped us off as to what we’re going to get, and you’re going to love it.


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