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Tech

Samsung's New Folding Phone Is Breaking Before It's Even Been Released

1 min read

Reports of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold screen breaking in the hands of technology reviewers before the phone's release have been cropping up all over the Internet.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Dothraki On Duolingo: You Can Now Learn 'Game Of Thrones' Languages On Your Phone

1 min read

With the final season of the HBO hit series just days away, fans can start their High Valyrian education using the app Duolingo, which allows users to learn the language of the Seven Kingdoms.

Tech

Tech

World's Oldest, Largest Dating App You Might Not Know About

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Badoo claims to be the world's most widely-used dating network, with over 419 million registered users in 190 countries across 47 different languages.

The Project

The Project

Tinder For Food Will Revolutionise How You Order At A Restaurant

1 min read

Phwoar! What a dish!

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

When Raping Women Becomes A Game It's Up To All Of Us To Say Game Over

4 min read

It’s 2019, and someone thought it was okay to make a video game about raping women.

Tech

Tech

U.S. Pressures China Into Selling Gay Dating App Grindr

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U.S. national-security officials have ordered a Chinese company to sell gay dating app Grindr, citing the risk that the personal data it collects could be compromised.

Tech

Tech

Australia's Tech Reputation In Doubt, Microsoft Warns

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Australia's reputation as a globally-renowned safe place for companies to store data is under threat because of its new encryption laws, computing giant Microsoft has warned.

National

National

Can Your Council Eavesdrop On Your Conversations?

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Using surveillance devices to listen to, record and monitor people's conversations is reportedly at the heart of a new plan from Brisbane City Council.

National

National

Mums Inspire Their Girls To Be Their Own Captain Marvel

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Young girls and their mums are coming together at coding workshops aimed at changing their perception of what the internet can -- and should -- look like: more Captain Marvels and less men in hoodies.

News

News

Energizer-Branded Phone Gives You 50 Days Of Charge – OI!

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A new phone promises to provide unprecedented battery life – though it’s far from ultra-slim.

Health

Health

Would You Brush Your Teeth With Broken Glass?

2 min read

That's what scientists who've created a toothpaste ingredient out of glass want to know.

Life

Life

Artificial Intelligence Has Replaced Drive-Thru Staff At This Fast Food Restaurant

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An American fast food restaurant has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) to its drive-thru service, but an Aussie tech expert says he's not convinced others will rush to follow.

Health

Health

A Woman Had 500 Holes Burned Into Her Eye By Her Bright Phone Screen

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A woman who used her phone with the screen on full brightness has ended up with 500 holes burned into her eye.

James Norman

James Norman

Why Banning Phones In Restaurants Is A Great Idea

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A few weekends ago I was sitting with my partner at one of our favourite St Kilda cafes. We couldn't help but notice the scene at the table next to us.

World

World

'Truly Remarkable': Scientists Use Harpoon To Skewer Space Junk

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A European satellite could be the answer scientists are looking for to clean up tonnes of space-junk orbiting through space around Earth.

Tech

Tech

Dating Apps Expose Lovebirds To Scammers And Hackers

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Finding love before the smartphone era often entailed an endless procession of bad dates, missed connections, and a lot of serendipity.

Life

Life

'Drinkable' Chips Created To Free Up Your Hand

2 min read

A snack food company in Japan has released an innovative new bag of chips that you can eat one-handed -- leaving the other clean and free to keep scrolling through Instagram.

National

National

Why Are Thousands Of Billboards Telling Us To Look Up?

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You may have seen one of the 7000 signs that have popped up around the country in recent weeks with two words: Look Up.

Tech

Tech

Bizarre Case Of The Company That Can't Pay Its Customers Because Boss Died With Password

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The founder of a currency exchange in Canada who unexpectedly died last December appears to have taken the company's access to its encrypted funds with him. 

Tech

Tech

Apple Bug In FaceTime Lets Callers Listen In Before Call Is Picked Up

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Apple Inc said it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call.

National

National

The WWII Japanese Submarine Buried Deep In Sydney Waters For 75 years

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Deep below the surface of the waters in Newport lays an untouched piece of history from the second world war.

Life

Life

Running Out Of Phone Battery Is Literally Ruining Our Lives Says New Study

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Aussies' FOBO -- that's Fear of Battery Obliteration -- is so bad that some of us get sweaty palms, teary and anxious when our phones die.

Music

Music

Spotify Now Lets You Block Or Mute Artists You Don't Wanna Hear

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Laters, R. Kelly!

Tech

Tech

WhatsApp Is Making Changes To Fight Fake News

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Facing increasing concern about the misuse of its platform, messaging program WhatsApp is taking a stand.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

I Didn’t Think My 10-Year-Old Needed A Phone But I Was Wrong

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One day early last year, my daughter came home from school and said, “Lots of the other grade sixes already have their own phones.”

Life

Life

Panic Now 'Cause A WhatsApp Bug Might Let Strangers Read Your Messages

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A glitch has been discovered in the supposedly secure message sending app after one woman claimed she could read a stranger's messages on her new phone.

Life

Life

Flirty Or Friendly: What Does Signing Off Text Messages With An 'X' Really Mean?

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Innocent affection, lusty desire or just a handy way to conclude a convo -- a digital kiss can say (or not say) so much.

News

News

Screen Time Is No Worse For Teens Than Eating Potatoes

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New research has found computer screens, tablets and smartphones have almost no effect on a child's well-being.

Life

Life

This Is Why You Have So Many Tabs Open All The Time

3 min read

It seems there are two types of people in this world. Some who keep their web browser clean and tidy, with the minimum number of tabs or windows open as possible.

Tech

Tech

Clothes-Folding Robots And Redundant Cows: The Best New Tech At CES 2019

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Las Vegas is currently packed with international media, the biggest consumer technology brands and thousands of startups.

Life

Life

WhatsApp's New Feature Is A Group Chat Nightmare Waiting To Happen

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The update allows users to secretly reply to an individual message within a group chat -- and we can already hear feet being put in mouths across the globe.

Health

Health

Checking Your Phone When You Wake Up Is Ruining Your Day -- And Your Brain

3 min read

Almost all of us share this bad morning habit and it's making us super stressed.

News

News

Sudden Scent of Roses Can Reduce The Number Of Car Accidents

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There is now a scientific reason to stop and smell the roses or in this case, smell the roses and safely stop your car.

Life

Life

Instagram's Latest Update Has Left Users Traumatised

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The feature in question is horizontal scrolling, forcing users to navigate their Instagram feed in much the same way as they watch Instagram stories.

Tech

Tech

California Gives Green Light To Passengers In Self-Driving Car

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Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday.

Dougal Wallace

Dougal Wallace

Forgive Me Santa, For I Have Sinned

3 min read

I didn’t mean to.

Health

Health

How Screens Are Sabotaging Your Sleep And What To Do About It

4 min read

A total before-bed phone ban might not be the answer.

Life

Life

The Most Random Things Aussies Googled In 2018

3 min read

Which we've answered for you.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why A Book Is The Worst Present You Could Get For Christmas

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There are two types of people in this world -- those who are weirdly obsessed with printed, paper books. And those who aren’t.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Online Users Are The Cash Cows Milked By Google, Amazon And Facebook

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Some say it was necessary.

News

News

Children And Teens Watching Porn For 'Technique'

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Why some experts wants children as young as six and seven to be taught about porn.

National

National

If Encryption Laws Go Through, Australia May Lose Apple

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Apple may pull out of the local market, the Aussie tech industry could be crippled and hackers could crack previously unbreakable codes under "outrageous" encryption legislation the government wants to ram through parliament.

Life

Life

WhatsApp Will Be Rolling Out Ads And Users Are Pretty P*ssed

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This is not a good start.

Life

Life

This Simple Hack Will Save Your Phone Charger From Breaking

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All you need is a pen. Seriously.

Life

Life

FYI: Instagram Is Changing Your Profile Page

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But will fans of the 'Gram LIKE it?

Life

Life

Amazon Just Backflipped And Re-Opened Its Global Store To Australians

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Just take our money.

Life

Life

Facebook Messenger Just Rolled Out A Very Dark Update

1 min read

Like, literally.

Sophie Pezzutto

Sophie Pezzutto

Why Porn Stars Are Turning To 'Camming' To Survive

5 min read

With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.

Tech

Tech

Tech They Get, But A Job May Not Be As Easy According To Gen Z

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Starting a career can be a challenge for young people, especially in a time where technology is transforming the way jobs are done and how industries function.

Tech

Tech

Wikipedia 'Deaditors': The People Who Let The World Know When Famous People Die

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Millions turn to Wikipedia to confirm the death of a celeb and in some cases the website crashes. But who is behind the speedy edits? 10 daily tracked down the guy who documented Michael Jackson and Princes' deaths.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

An Amish Family's Story Opened My Eyes To How I Was Raising My Kids

6 min read

On a lazy Saturday morning, I lie in bed and scroll through Facebook.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

AI Is Just As Biased As We Are, And The Implications Are Scary

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On Monday night, Q&A hosted a special episode for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Health

Health

Wearable Device Could Keep Watch On Young Aussies' Mental Health

2 min read

It's smart, simple to use and passes as a Fitbit without much of a second glance. 

News

News

Tim Cook: Data Is Being 'Weaponized' Against Users

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Apple's Tim Cook warned that personal data is being "weaponized" against users, and endorsed endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S.

Good News

Good News

The Young Ear-trepreneurs Doing It For Their Grans

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A couple of mates, unshaven and hanging out in their hoodies -- Noam Korbl and Akiva Szental aren't what you'd expect from the founders of a hearing aid company.

Life

Life

This Genius App Will Call You Out For Apologising In Emails

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Sorry, not sorry.

Tech

Tech

The 'Smart Loo' That Tracks Your Health With Every Wee

2 min read

You soon may be able to monitor your health from the comfort of the porcelain throne.

Career

Career

Listen Up: Here's How To Break Into Tough Male-Dominated Industries

5 min read

Wise words of boundary-busting wisdom from a woman who's done it herself.

News

News

Woman Buried Under Giant iPhone Tombstone

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A 25-year-old Russian woman has taken her love for technology to the extreme by being laid to rest under a tombstone in the shape of her most prized possession. Her iPhone.

Comedy

Comedy

Tap To Pray: Sydney Church Introduces Collection Platewave

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Now it’s more convenient than ever to be pious

Tech

Tech

40 Percent Of Aussies Would Choose Mobile Data Over Running Water

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And nearly one in three Aussies would cancel a date if the venue didn't have internet coverage.

Tech

Tech

Driverless Tractors, Underground Robots And Bees With Backpacks

1 min read

The future of science and technology has landed in Brisbane.

Stephen Fenech

Stephen Fenech

Is The 'iPhone Excess' Worth The Money?

4 min read

If you're playing Apple Keynote bingo, you would have heard the word “beautiful” numerous times during the launch event.

Life

Life

Hold The Phone. The Nokia 8110 Is Back From 1996

2 min read

Neo called. Well, we wish...

Tech

Tech

Trade War: Trump Tells Apple To Move Production To U.S To Avoid Tariffs

3 min read

A range of Apple products could be impacted including Watches, Airpods, Beats headphones and Mac Minis.

National

National

Woolies Trials Australia's First-Ever Scan and Go Store

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The end of the checkout is nigh.

Features

Features

How Tech Is Bringing Actors Back From The Dead

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How “synthespians” are taking hold in Hollywood

Tech

Tech

Facebook And Instagram Briefly Stop Working, Entire World Collapses

1 min read

People took to the only social media platform left to them: Twitter.

Crime

Crime

The Phone App Aimed At Reducing Police Harassment

5 min read

The Black Lives Matter-inspired campaign to turn attention on police.

Life

Life

Yo, Bookworms: You Can Now Read Classic Novels on Instagram

2 min read

It puts the story in Insta Story.

Tech

Tech

These Robots Are Helping Sick Kids Stay In School

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More than 6000 children in Australia miss out on school due to illness or injury.

Crime

Crime

He Had Naked Photos Of Her, She Couldn't Leave

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"I was scared to report him because of this sick trump card he had"

Tech

Tech

'Massive Power Grab': Privacy Experts Lash Gov't Encryption Proposals

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"The legislation is very specifically saying it's not a back door, while simultaneously ensuring they install multiple side doors and windows."

Good News

Good News

Schoolkids Build Solar Lights For Overseas Students

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"I’m very privileged that I get to give them a solar light and make a big difference in their world"

Tech

Tech

'A Joke': Critics Take Aim At My Health Privacy Changes

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"It’s a bit of a joke," critics said.

Life

Life

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day With 70 New Characters

1 min read

There's even something in there for us Aussies.

Tech

Tech

Why So Many People Are Opting Out Of My Health Records

6 min read

"So many risks", IT and privacy advocates say.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Instagram Has Revealed Yet Another Awesome Feature

2 min read

And it won't let you miss a beat.

Sponsored

Sponsored

MasterChef Hits The Top End For The Most Picturesque Elimination Yet

2 min read

Say hello to picture-perfect scenery and goodbye to beloved Brendan (for the second time).

Sponsored

Sponsored

5 Ways To Lift Your Food Photography Game

3 min read

A feast for the eyes.

Views

Views

Your Phone Is A GPS Bracelet. Big Brother Is On The Line.

5 min read

Most Australians would react with shock and horror at the prospect of the Government being able to know where they spent last night or how many times they visited the casino last week.

Life

Life

Inside The World's First Community Of Livable 3D-Printed Homes

1 min read

The project aims to cut building costs and environmental damage.

Tech

Tech

Why Silicon Valley Tech Bros Keep Inventing The Bus

4 min read

It's not all about ego.

Politics

Politics

PM Wants Zuckerberg To 'Explain Himself To The Australian People'

2 min read

"We'd love to see the boss" Turnbull said.

Views

Views

The Cyber-bullying Talk Parents Must Have With Their Kids

3 min read

The world has changed fast, and parents have to be ready.

Views

Views

Apple's Top 10 Upgrades Are Siri-ously 2018

5 min read

Strap in, Apple fans -- from Memojis to Group Facetime to Walkie-Talkies, there's plenty to get excited about.

News

News

Will Automation Make The Cost Of Living Cheaper?

4 min read

It could, but it's not as simple as more machines, less money.

Tech

Tech

Amazon Echo Recorded A Family Conversation And Sent It To A Random Person

1 min read

When being listened to isn't a good thing.

Tech

Tech

Robots Could Be Key To Managing Australia's Ageing Population

4 min read

Two Aussie sisters pave the way for better communities by building robots.

Views

Views

The 10 Biggest Tech Myths Doing The Rounds

4 min read

Thinking you're untouchable if you own a Mac is dangerous.

News

News

Uber Opens Up International Contest For A Third Flying Taxi City

2 min read

Uber aims to launch the new service by 2020.

News

News

Body Worn Cameras: Will They Keep Police Accountable?

3 min read

The cameras will keep citizens safe and officers accountable.