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Five Steps To Get Fit For Tough Mudder

In just under a month, I’ll be stumbling through the 2016 Tough Mudder mud run. Last year, I managed to get through the course with no training, smartwatch and all. This year, I want to do a bit better. But that means actually doing some exercise and (hopefully) getting fit.


This Is How We're Getting To Mars: Elon Musk

There was some concern recently that Elon Musk wouldn’t be attending Guadalajara for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress, where SpaceX had scheduled to reveal the technical construct transporting humans to Mars for colonisation. The reason for this concern was the “fast fire” that occurred during a static fire test of the AMOS-6 mission, which was carrying Facebook’s internet.org satellite.

The satellite was lost, Mark Zuckerberg was “disappointed”, and the damage to the site where the incident occurred was extensive. Many thought since this is the second vessel SpaceX have lost in 15 months and given the complexity of the investigation into the root cause, Musk would prioritise investigation and cancel his presentation. But there he was.


Google's Pixel Hype Train Has Reached Australia

A few days ago, we spotted a Google logo and the outline of a phone in Sydney’s Circular Quay, with a photographer snapping away. Matching those same phone-shaped images we’ve been teased with, Google’s Aussie Twitter account is now dialing up the hype.


Aussie Musicians Have United Against Sydney's Lockout Laws

Video: Sydney’s lockout laws have annoyed plenty of citizens, but they’ve had an even harsher effect on live music within the city’s entertainment precinct. The artists affected have put up memorial plaques around Kings Cross and surrounding areas as a silent protest, and there’s a video showing them going up — set to a brand new track from Flume.


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.


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!


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.


Australian Scientists Just Froze Light, Like Kylo Ren

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.

Lead researcher Jesse Everett said controlling the movement of light was critical to developing future quantum computers, which could solve problems too complex for today’s most advanced computers.


Vodafone Hands Out 2GB Of Free Data To Say Sorry For Network Woes

It felt like déjà vu on Sunday night when Vodafone suffered a network outage that affected its mobile services nationwide. Customers experienced problems with data, texts and calls for seven hours, harkening back to the telco’s ‘Vodafail’ days. Vodafone is now doing damage control by giving every mobile customer 2GB of bonus data. Here are the details.


Android Wear Smartwatches Are Getting Serious

Just after Apple got serious about fitness with the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung went rugged with the Gear S3, the Android equivalent is getting some much-needed love in the form of two new smartwatches — the Polar M600 for fitness junkies, and Nixon’s fashionable but supremely functional Mission will handle a 100-metre dive underwater.


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