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Seeing These Card Tricks Up Close Almost Makes You Believe In Magic

Video: Magician Patrick Kun isn’t breaking the wheel when it comes to these magic tricks, but the way he packages them — short, sweet and right in front of the camera with little to no explanation — makes watching magic so much more fun. There’s no long build up, there’s no need to weave a senseless story, there’s no psychological ploy. It’s just slick visual trickery, right in front of you.


An $US80M Bank Hack Has Been Blamed On $10 Routers

Sometimes it pays to spend. The central bank of Bangladesh has found that out the hard way, as police are blaming its loss of $US80m during a hack on crappy $10 routers.


Alphabet's Taking A Long, Hard Look At Its Money-Bleeding Projects

Despite being enormously profitable, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has ballooned its expenditures on experimental projects. It’s gotten so bad that the company said it intends to make sure all that spending makes sense.


Australia's New $5 Note Design Will Help The Vision Impaired

The Reserve Bank announced back in February that a new $5 note would be out from 1 September 2016. Today, it has revealed that we’ll get to see the new design on 12 April.

The note will be the same basic colours, size and “include the same people” so it looks like we shouldn’t be expecting a radical redesign in the looks department. What will be new is a ‘tactile’ feature to help the vision-impaired distinguish between different denominations of banknotes.


San Francisco Still Owes Steve Jobs $174 For Overpaid Parking Tickets

It turns out Steve Jobs’ legacy isn’t all rounded corners and chamfered edges: he also (accidentally) bequeathed the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority $US174 in overpaid parking fines. He’s not alone — the SFMTA is trying to return $US6 million in overpaid fines dating back to 1995.


Why Visa Having A Developer Platform Actually Matters

Yesterday, a very dull press release from Visa announced an actually important thing: the world’s largest payment processing network is opening up to developers. Yawn all you like, but this is big news.


Would An ATM Break Open If You Dropped It From A Crane 30 Metres In The Air?

Video: For anyone who needs money and also has access to a crane and can somehow finagle an entire ATM out of thin air, you now have your blueprint into breaking an ATM open. Those machines are tough! Breaking ATMs for cash is the stuff of movies and TV shows, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Just drop it from a 30m in the air like Crash Zone did with a crane and watch it spit out cash all over the place.


Apple Made A Lot Of Money Last Quarter

Apple is reporting a record quarterly revenue of $US75.9 billion ($108 billion), surpassing the the $US74.6 billion ($106 billion) it reported last year.


The Difference In Quality And Levels Of Coins

Video: The British Royal Mint makes three types of commemorative coins: bullion, brilliant uncirculated and proof. Bullion is basically made to the same standard of regular coins in circulation, brilliant uncirculated coins (a real mouthful) are finished with more attention to detail than bullion coins and proof coins are of the absolute highest quality and care.


GoPro Awards Is Offering Up $US5 Million A Year For Your Videos

Back in July GoPro announced a way for you to get paid for the videos you shoot via a licensing portal, but now it’s upping the ante. With GoPro Awards, an ongoing contest pays you for the photos and videos you shoot. $US500 for a photo, $US1,000 for a raw video clip, and $US5,000 for a video edit. Not bad.


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