This Is How Hollywood Wants The Government To Fight Piracy In Australia

Crikey got hold of a response paper from Hollywood studios to the government’s proposed crackdown on copyright infringement. It’s not exactly a surprising paper, except that it’s surprisingly aggressive.


ACCC Chairman Speaks: Here's Why We're Suing Valve

When it comes to win/loss ratios, the ACCC has a pretty impressive strike rate. It’s won cases against some of the world’s biggest companies over how they do business in Australia, and now the Australian consumer watchdog and it’s consumer champion in chief, Chairman Rod Sims, is on the warpath against Valve, one of the world’s biggest video game companies.


A Replacement Cap That Turns Your Water Bottle Into A Super Soaker

Do you carry around a plastic Nalgene or Camelbak water bottle with you? Have you ever wished there was an easier way to soak a friend or co-worker with it? If you answered yes to both of these questions,, congratulations! You have a pulse, and you’ll want to check out the Aquabot.


Monster Machines: NASA Approves Construction Of The World's Most Powerful Rocket

For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. But the next generation Space Launch System is now part of that select few, having completed NASA’s rigorous review process and been found worthy of actual development.


This Guy Is Driving A Batcycle Around Japan In A Perfect Batman Costume

Briefly: Apparently there’s a crazy dude going around in Japan in full Batman uniform driving a batcycle. And that’s perfectly fine by me, quite honestly. Go Batman, go!


One City Wants To Turn Foreclosed Homes Into Part Of Its Sewer System

When it rains, it pours. It pours down streets, into sewers, and often right into people’s basements. What if we could flood the abandoned basements and spare the occupied ones? Milwaukee has a novel sewer solution that just might be a silver lining in the foreclosure crisis.


TNT-Coated Carbon Nanotubes Could Generate Future Electricity

Light the touchpaper and stand well back, because we’re about to… make sustainable electricity? That’s the idea according to a researcher from MIT, whose vision for future power generation involves a healthy dose of TNT.


The Beauty And Scary Power Of Mother Nature In One GIF

Aw, look, it’s a rainbow. Maybe that means the rain is going to stop. Maybe that means the dark clouds are going away. Maybe it means we should go outdoors soon… NOPE. Maybe not. As these people were filming a rainbow, Mother Nature decided to blast out a lightning bolt right in their face.


There's A Miniature Ocean Trapped Inside This Kitchen Island

Forget about wasting all that valuable space underneath a kitchen island by filling it with pots, pans, and other bakeware. Designer Robert Kolenik has a much better idea: turn it into a gigantic saltwater aquarium that seemingly doubles as the perfect place to toss food scraps.


I Flew Like A Bird Using Oculus Rift

It should be a truth universally acknowledged that any man or woman using Oculus Rift will look like a dumbass. As awesome as it is to experience Oculus Rift, to everyone else, you are a crazy person with a black box strapped onto your face groping at thin air. And then I, of course, had to strap myself to some wings, stick my feet in the air, and flap my arms to Birdly — an ambitious virtual reality flying simulation.


Look At These Images From The First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 — set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space — launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Pixel Road on Windows Phone, Easy Battery Doctor on Android and RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 on iOS. Download them all without spending a cent!


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