I love the Surface Laptop. I don't want to give it back. You can't take it from me.
Two tiny cube satellites orbiting out of contact and out of control around the Earth since May have been rescued by a team of UNSW engineers. NASA, CSIRO, Optus and the Defence Department weren't able to help, but a Dutch sound technician with access to a satellite dish from the 1950s stepped in to save the day.
Cryptocurrencies are risky as hell. A new competitor in the blockchain currency world, Ethereum, has recieved a lot of attention recently for its ridiculous gains in value. Many feared that a flash crash last week was a sign of shady dealings on the exchange, but the company behind it is reassuring investors that they will be paid back in full.
In early 2015, 33-year-old Chris Herron was declared legally blind, and was told he had an 80-per cent chance of losing his sight entirely in three months. Now, he's almost fully recovered, and has launched an audiobook channel that helps scifi and fantasy authors... just like how they once helped him.
Following the Kremlin-directed cyberattacks that upended the Democratic Party last summer, then-President Barack Obama reportedly approved the use of cyberweapons targeting sensitive Russian computer systems, according to a new report from the Washington Post — one of the most comprehensive so far to describe the administration's response to the Kremlin's aggression.
The next season of Game of Thrones is looking more like a movie franchise than a season of television. With fewer episodes and longer runtimes, including a record 81-minute season finale, it promises to be a groundbreaking cinematic experience on the small screen. If you want proof, all you have to do is watch this three-minute trailer mashup that looks like it belongs in a movie theatre.
Hutchinson, Kansas isn't the kind of place you'd wind up if you weren't looking to. The placid prairie town sits a solid hour's drive south of I-70, the interstate that most travellers use to blow across 684km of Kansas cornfield and cattle pasture as quickly as possible. But as soon as I entered the silver-roofed museum, which is flanked by an authentic Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle and a Gemini-Titan II rocket, I knew the extra hours of driving were going to be worth it. After all, how often is one greeted at the door by a Blackbird spy plane?
Bad news if you were hoping to beat a drug test by blaming it on your breakfast. A British company called FDL, a "global supplier of speciality ingredients," is claiming to have developed a new type of poppy seed with reduced levels of morphine that won't produce a false positive result on a drug test.
Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had infiltrated the country. Among the more shocking revelations is the discovery of a Nazi plot to destroy the Panama Canal — an act that would have changed "the history of the whole world."
The phenomenon that is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds knows no bounds. When I'm home, I play PUBG. When I'm at work, I watch YouTube videos about PUBG. The most recent little gem I've stumbled on is a phenomenally detailed guide to sound in the online multiplayer competitive Battle Royale-style shooter, and it's so useful. If you play the game, you need to watch this.
The Nintendo Switch is a tiny console with tiny controllers all powered by tiny batteries with tiny capacities. Charging is just part of life with the Switch, which is why it's spawned hundreds of power accessories, including this portable battery that looks like the most boring Switch game you can play.
A sleepy industrial park in the inner west of Sydney is a world away from remote Birdsville, Queensland and the 100 or so locals who call it home. About 2-3 day’s drive with the sun in your eyes. But this is where the voyage begins, as finishing touches are made to KFC’s full-blown original recipe big rig. Dubbed “The Colonel”, it’s ridiculous and over the top. There’s a slide on the side. A festival within a festival headed to the Big Red Bash — the world’s most remote music festival that sees Birdsville’s population grow to over 7000. All in the shadow of a giant red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson desert.
The Circle is author Dave Eggers' look at a company that combines all the most amazing parts of Apple, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Periscope, Snapchat, WhatsApp and all of a million other Silicon Valley darlings into one glittering conglomerate, a shining beacon of technology and interconnectedness. Amazing, and unsettling.
After the inevitable lull in releases that follows every E3, this week is back with a bang. There's not a great deal of flagship releases, although Breath of the Wild is getting its first DLC, Arizona Sunshine makes its way over to PSVR, America's Army is coming to the PS4 and there's a new Danganronpa game. And the PS4 is finally getting Elite Dangerous, too.
But I can't shake the feeling that I'm forgetting something. Why, of course. Crash Bandicoot is out this week.
The upcoming Hyundai i30 N is the first proper high performance car from Hyundai — not a sporty car like the Tiburon or Veloster, but an actual sports car. And it's being tested for Australian conditions, too, with a blast around Mount Panorama last month showing off its wheel-cocking chops and the lovely sound of its turbocharged four-banger popping fuel through the exhaust on the overrun.
Ever wondered what Harry Potter would do if he wasn’t the Chosen One, and just worked in a coffee shop? Or if Iris West was the one struck by lightning instead of her fiancé? Or maybe Luke Skywalker decided to take after his mother and solve problems diplomatically, while his more emotional sister took up her father’s lightsaber? Then try the world of fan-fiction- an online community fanbase that is built on this idea of what-ifs.