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Samsung Is Giving The Sydney Opera House A Hundred Tablets For Kids

If you’re a Year 3 or Year 4 student about to go on an excursion to learn about one of Australia’s most iconic and storied buildings, you’re in for a treat. Samsung has bequeathed 100 Galaxy Tab S tablets, and a carefully designed educational app called Quest to Stop the Mischief-Making Opera Ghost, to teach kids more about the Sydney Opera House.


The Colour, Sweat And Spectacle: Gizmodo Runs The Sydney Color Run

5 kilometres; tens of thousands of smiling faces. Four zones of food-dyed cornstarch colour assault all up in your bits. This is the Swisse Color Run, the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’. Last Sunday, Gizmodo Australia’s Luke Hopewell, Campbell Simpson and Danny Allen slapped on our protective sunnies, braved a lack of early morning coffee and put together this video of our Olympic Park battle.


Sydney's Australia Day Ferry Race Looks Amazing As A Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse

Video: Created from hundreds of photos captured by a digital SLR with a tilt-shift wide-angle lens, this video of annual Australia Day ferry race makes the vessels look like part of a children’s toy set — except for that massive 30,000-ton Navy carrier.



.Melbourne Domains Are Pretty Popular Already

The .melbourne domain name suffix launched in November, and since then there have been over 4000 applications for the city-level domain definer. Some of those registrations are inventive, to say the least.


#IllRideWithYou: Sydney Stands Up To Racism And Bigotry With One Beautiful Hashtag

Sydney was thrown into disarray yesterday, after an armed siege in the the busiest part of the city. It’s over now, but the tragic hostage drama has sparked anti-Muslim sentiment across the city, following reports that the incident may be politically motivated.

In a move that has completely floored me, Sydney’s and Australia’s social media users have united under one hashtag banner, pledging their solidarity with those who fear racially motivated and bigoted reprisals on public transport. This is #IllRideWithYou, and it’s beautiful.


Sydney's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals For Watching Fireworks On New Year's Eve 2014

New Year’s Eve is a spectacular night in Sydney — we go all out when it comes to the fireworks and light shows across the Sydney Harbour, Opera House and the rest of the city. There’s one issue — if you want something a little more exciting than sitting in front of a TV, it can be a little hard to find a good view.

Lining up at the Botanical Gardens, crowding around Circular Quay or any other public vantage point around the harbour is an absolute guessing game, though. If you’re going to throw a party anyway, why not pool a bit of cash with your friends and hire out an Airbnb rental?


The City Of Sydney's LED Lights Saved $370,000 And Cut Power Usage By 34 Per Cent

LED lights are great. They’re more energy efficient than incandescents, they provide better quality light than sodium and tungsten lamps and they’re less prone to failure than fluorescents. (Although Hollywood movies will never look the same.) The City Of Sydney has installed over 4000 LED globes in city street lights so far, and the results speak for themselves.


It Stormed In Sydney And Social Media Went Nuts

Image Cache It got a little hairy in Sydney last night, what with one of the largest storms the city has seen in recent memory lashing us up and down the coast. Because nothing happens unless social media is involved these days, the internet went nuts. Here are some of the best posts.


The Line For The iPhone 6 In Sydney Is The Biggest We've Ever Seen

Whoa. Just…whoa. The line for the iPhone 6 in Sydney stretched one block long and two blocks wide this morning, slowing foot traffic on the city’s busiest street to a nightclub-style dodge-and-crawl-affair. It’s the biggest line we’ve ever seen.