News: Tech & Science

Weekend Asteroid Flyby Confirms We're Worrying About The Wrong Space Rocks

Sunday  04:31,   22 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

An asteroid approximately the size of a football field flew close by Earth only a day after it was first spotted this weekend. An asteroid approximately the size of a football field flew close by Earth only a day after it was first spotted[...]

How To Not Get Scammed When Selling Things Online

Sunday  04:31,   22 april 2018
Lifehacker Australia

If you're looking to cull some of your unwanted books, say, or other possessions, you'll want to be careful of how (and to whom) you're selling your old stuff.If you're looking to cull some of your unwanted books, say, or other[...]

Incredible photographs show aurora Australis illuminate the sky in what's been dubbed the most spectacular display of southern lights in DECADES

Sunday  04:31,   22 april 2018
Daily Mail

Beautiful lights and colours lit up the sky (pictured) as part of the Aurora Australis event in Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand on Friday night. Did you see this spectacular display?A spectacular display of lights lit up the skies in Tasmania,[...]

Apple’s recycling robot disassembles 200 iPhones an hour

Saturday  17:10,   21 april 2018
MSN

Named “Daisy,” Apple’s new robot builds on its previous iteration, Liam, which Apple used to disassemble unneeded iPhones in an attempt to scrap or reuse the materials. Like her predecessor, Daisy can successfully salvage a bulk of the material[...]

AT&T Accused of Stealing Streaming-News Technology System

Saturday  15:30,   21 april 2018
Bloomberg

AT&T Corp. was sued by a tech firm that accuses the largest U.S. provider of pay TV of stealing the startup’s technology for providing online streaming news and interfering with its launch. Dallas-based AT&T reneged on an agreement to[...]

LG G7 ThinQ will come with dedicated Google Assistant button

Saturday  15:10,   21 april 2018
CNET

It’s the first phone to have a physical button that calls up only Google’s digital assistant, and it follows Samsung's own Bixby button on the Galaxy S9.The flagship phone, slated to be unveiled in a New York event on May 2, will sport a[...]

Ancient Lakes on Mars Dried up Billions of Years Ago, Study Concludes

Saturday  14:31,   21 april 2018
Newsweek

Ancient Lakes on Mars Dried up Billions of Years Ago, Study ConcludesA study published Thursday confirmed that the cracks identified on Mars' surface last year by the Curiosity rover are indeed evidence of ancient lakes that likely dried up about[...]

Cracks on Mars Reveal a System of Ancient Lakes

Saturday  11:50,   21 april 2018
Newsweek

These curious cracks suggest that the lake levels changed often over time.The study, published online in Geology, proved that cracks on Mars' surface previously photographed by Curiosity are indeed desiccation mudcracks which could have only been[...]

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Saturday  11:40,   21 april 2018
Reuters

Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros[...]

Brilliant Baboons Escape From Texas Biolab Using Their Captors' Own Barrels

Saturday  11:30,   21 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Using just a 208l barrel, three baboons liberated themselves.Using just a 208l barrel, three baboons liberated themselves the confines of a biomedical research facility this weekend for about half an hour before they were captured and returned to[...]

Google wants to replace texting

Saturday  05:06,   21 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

Google is leading a group that's supporting a new universal standard for text messaging.Google is making a major change to the way Android handles text messages, and it's a direct attempt to stay competitive with Apple's iMessage[...]

Why You Won't Leave Facebook, According To Science

Saturday  03:55,   21 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

<p>Despite Facebook's recent and continued failings, we aren't going anywhere, because well - we are Facebook, an expert says.</p>Dr Saalem Sadeque is a Marketing lecturer at CQ University in Perth who firmly believes that despite[...]

Web agency not fit-for-purpose, government review finds

Saturday  02:06,   21 april 2018
MSN

auDA faces the axe if it cannot undertake significant reform, following a months-long review of its operation.A review into the administration of the .au top-level domain, the findings of which will be released by the Turnbull government on[...]

Casio reveals Pro Trek smartwatch with built-in offline GPS

Friday  15:31,   20 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Wear OS is getting yet another watch added to its portfolio, this time an outdoorsy number by Japanese manufacturer, Casio.&nbsp;&nbsp;Casio revealed the Pro Trek Smart Watch this week, the latest addition to its PRO TREK series of outdoor[...]

New 'exploding ant' species also blocks invaders with its massive head

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
ABC News

The recently discovered species also blocks invaders with its massive head. But the repertoire of ant defence is as weird as it is wide.When confronted by an enemy insect, these tree-dwellers latch onto their foe, tear open their own body wall and[...]