Video: A boy and his dog. It's a tale as old as old as time. Well, except in this case all the dogs are plagued and have been shipped off to a garbage island to die.
Huge, detailed, brightly coloured images flickered across the screen, illuminating the whole room like the lights off one of those laser light disco balls at the skating rink. My brother's eyes bulged. "It's too much," he gasped as I scrambled for the remote just to pause the vivid assault on our eyeballs. He'd just come over to help me set up the enormous 65-inch Q9 television from Samsung, and after adding on the feet — which required laying it across my entire bed, and then wrestling it onto the stand (it weighs over 27kg), we sat down to watch one of my favourite test shows Sense8.
The show is great for testing TVs because it's bright and colourful with a wide array of skin tones that can end up looking orange or muddy on a cheaper TV. I wanted to know if a super expensive set like the Q9 was ever worth it when it's totally possible to get great TVs for $1500 or less. As soon as I hit play I had my answer — a pricey TV can be a real game changer.
Ever since the deal was first announced four years ago, Marvel and Netflix's superhero output has been building to the climactic events of The Defenders, the crossover crown jewel. But it turns out that the long-awaited team-up of NYC's mightiest (and hardest drinking) heroes will end up being the least-seen of all the shows.
Taking your hard-earned dollars away from one carrier and giving them to another instead is not a decision to be made lightly, no matter how much you've grown to loathe your current provider of cellular services. If you're thinking about switching carriers to take advantage of big deals for cool new phones, than here are some key checks and preparations to make before you commit to switching your allegiances.
If your enthusiasm for today's iPhone 8 launch is lacklustre, or maybe if you're more of an Android fan, there's another expensive bigphone launching today: the $1499 Samsung Galaxy Note8.
When Avast announced that 2.27 million people had downloaded a malware-riddled copy of its performance optimisation software CCleaner, it was initially believed that a second payload — that can control a system — was never delivered to victims. It's now clear that wasn't the case, and it appears the attackers may have been targeting tech firms for the purposes of industrial espionage.
HyperX says the Cloud Alpha new headset "maintains the DNA" of its previous models - which had a focus on avoiding that top-of-the-head headache an hour into your session with super comfy memory foam - but this the company's first gaming headset with dual chamber technology, so the audio quality should be a whole lot better.
Shazam audition tapes could tease the movie's villain. Yet another member of the Marvel family has been confirmed for Infinity War and Avengers 4. The Joker origin movie is close to taking a big step forward. Plus, new looks at the returns of Gotham and The Walking Dead, and new footage from Zoo's season finale. Spoilers now!
Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begun, but as grim new photographs show, these tropical islands have their work cut out for them.
Thanks to QUT, Australia's first facility to produce commercial grade lithium-ion batteries is up and running.
It is the only place in the country capable of making the batteries - which are in the same format as those used to power Tesla cars - because of it's low humidity electro-manufacturing dry rooms.
Video: White water rapids are Mother Nature's way of telling humans to find another route to their destination. Even with proper safety gear like a helmet and life jacket, navigating tumultuous currents like this is a risky thrill. But it gets exponentially more dangerous when you stack six rafts atop each other and attempt to shoot the rapids.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine — a Republican representative in Oklahoma — as NASA's new leader. Like most people in this administration, Bridenstine actively supports ideas antithetical to his (soon-to-be) agency: he's an avid supporter of private space companies and denies that human activity impacts climate change. Now, Bridenstine wants to take a seemingly good idea — studying Mars' weather — and turn it into a misleading talking point about climate change on Earth. Probably.