For the past five years, Nvidia has been building itself a shiny new headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. When it is completed at the end of this year, the 500,000 square feet structure will house up to 5000 employees across two floors. The site has been specifically designed to encourage collaboration with large congregational areas, open plan offices and staircases to enable chance encounters. During GTC 2017, we were given a sneak peak inside the building which remains a work in progress. Here are the photos.
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The way we buy mobile data is pretty unusual, if you think about it. Unlike other utilities, like water and electricity, we're asked to estimate our usage in advance, and what we don't use, we lose. Worse still, if we underestimate our usage we might get slugged $10 for an auto data top-up.
It's no wonder that data rollover is a feature we're often asked about. In Australia it's difficult to find plans that let you carry unused data from one month into the next month, but it's not impossible. Here are some of the best.
Ford doesn't sell self-driving cars - yet. But some of the associated technology has begun to creep into its commercially available vehicles. Its latest premium SUV, the Ford Escape Titanium, boasts automated brakes that kick in without any input from the driver when it senses an incoming collision. Terrifyingly, we got behind the wheel to test out this feature for ourselves. Here is the video.
The NBN comes in many shapes and sizes. In addition to the myriad technology types being deployed, there are also different NBN "tiers" that determine the speed you receive and the price you pay. A recent study by customer satisfaction research group Canstar Blue has revealed the most affordable plans for each available speed tier - from 12Mbps all the way up to 100Mbps. Here is the list.
TV is a cutthroat business - whether it's cable, streaming or free-to-air. In 2017, a bunch of beloved shows will be bidding adieu to their dwindling fan bases to make room for the next hopeful hit. Here are all the shows that you care about whose days are sadly numbered. Marco Polo, we hardly knew ye. *Sniff*
Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google Spaces, a service that most of us never knew existed to begin with. Let's take a tour of some of our favourite services Google's killed off over the years.
Nowadays, almost every smartphone on the market is proudly 4G capable. The majority of mobile phone plans have followed suit - with everyone from Telstra to Vaya offering 4G network connectivity as standard. Consequently, the idea of a "3G-only" plan sounds positively archaic.
However, there are significant benefits to a 3G plan, ranging from cheap prices to generous data allowances of up to 90GB a month. If speed isn't hugely important to you - or you live in an area with flaky 4G coverage - the plans in this roundup could be worth considering.
If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models - which is all they ever talk about. In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs upwards of $1000. For half the price, it's possible to snap up a great handset with all the essential features - including fast performance, an excellent camera and decent battery life.
During its entire eight-year existence, the cost of pushing fibre all the way to the home has proved a political headache for the NBN. The former Labor government planned for almost universal fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) but the Coalition, citing excessive costs, sacrificed performance and scaled the rollout back to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) — leaving old copper lines in place for last few metres.
In its latest half-year financial presentation on Thursday, the NBN revealed the cost of connecting each home to FTTP, FTTN and other technologies in its catalogue.
Telcos always wants to install new fixed-line services, including those on the National Broadband Network (NBN), during working hours; the most inconvenient time for a lot of people. They usually require someone at the installation premises and some people have to take time off work just to wait for a technician to come over. But it looks like there will soon be an after-hours installation service for the NBN - for a price.
Rejoice, you can download Netflix movies and TV shows to watch offline. Unfortunately, it only downloads to your built-in storage by default, which can lead to some slow, cluttered phones. If you'd rather use the extra space on your SD card for all those Stranger Things episodes, here's how.
Setting up a little notification system to alert you when the laundry is finished is a time-honored DIY electronics project. If you fancy using a Raspberry Pi Zero for one, GitHub user Shmoopty shares his project.
If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you're just dabbling or a video wizard, you can shoot videos so good-looking that people won't believe you used a phone. Here's how.