In recent years, Australia has been embroiled in an effort to cull kangaroos — this year alone, it's expected to kill over a million of them in an effort to protect endangered species in its grasslands. While the mass culling has sparked outrage among animals rights activists, waging war on its fauna is nothing new for Australia. In fact, Australia has been trying to subdue its animals for decades, and the most infamous historical attempt was an utter disaster.
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On Saturday morning, the front pages of American news outlets were plastered with photos of North Korean "Frankenmissiles" being paraded through the streets of Pyongyang. Less than 24 hours later, the tin-pot dictatorship tested a ballistic missile that reportedly fizzled in a matter of seconds. Now, U.S. authorities are showing signs that a conflict can be averted.
While consumers can learn a lot about a product by reviewing specs and features, it takes hands-on experience to know how something like the iPhone 7 holds up in the real world. We've previously covered how Apple's new smartphone withstands some of the most common stress scenarios, but Gizmodo recently found that the device has several less obvious vulnerabilities the tech giant hasn't disclosed.
For most British folks, it's just not the holiday season without a classic Yorkshire pudding: an eggy, puffed-up-pancake dish, traditionally served before the main course with gravy and meat drippings. Think of it as a sort of meat doughnut.
Video: Cars, motorcycles, trucks, aeroplanes, mopeds, tanks, fighter jets, ships, trains, big rigs and so on. We've figured out that those are the vehicles that work out best for our purposes and our world and our needs. But we had a lot of missteps and weird arse experimental vehicles along the way. Here are eight crazy vehicles that once existed but have disappeared because they were, well, crazy.
Movies like the Terminator series have convinced us that robots are eventually going to kill us all. That's still eventually going to happen but we've got a long way to go before we build a T-1000 or even an Arnold version, because as DARPA's 2015 Robotics Challenge shows, even the best and smartest robots right now are still so hilariously dumb that they can't even walk right.
Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they're on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn't know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know.
If you haven't been following EA's launch of the latest SimCity game, all you really need to know is that it has turned into a momumental fail of a launch. One of the worst in years. Mostly it's down to the always-on DRM, botched game recovery and the massive server queues. Under Australian Consumer Law, if a product is faulty you can get a refund with the manufacturer. EA has a strange policy that says you can't get refunds for digital copies of games obtained from its Origin service, but that all seems a little fishy. Mark over at Kotaku has done some digging about whether you can actually get a refund, and it's well-worth a read if you're a disgruntled Mayor.
In what can only be described as failure by DDoS, the inaugural Click Frenzy online sale event has all fallen in a screaming heap, as retailers struggle to keep up with the hordes of shoppers in search of bargains. What started as a well intentioned PR move has now paralysed the nation's online retailers. Who do I see to say I told you so?