News: Tech & Science

How To Clean Your Video Game Consoles

Saturday  03:07,   24 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Your video game console is filthy. Choked with dust, smeared with fingerprints or riddled with insects. The biggest threat to your video game consoles and accessories isn't a flung controller. Today's hardware is generally built sturdy[...]

World's coral reefs face new peril from beneath within decades

Saturday  03:07,   24 february 2018
The Age

Coral reefs could start to dissolve as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists say.The world's coral reefs, already enduring multiple threats from bleaching to nutrient run-off from farming, also face another challenge [...]

Australians Spend Over $3 Billion A Year On Video Games

Saturday  03:06,   24 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

You'd think such a huge industry would get Government support for local development, hey? The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association just released 2017's figures on video game consumption in Australia - $3.23 billion, holy wow. That's[...]

Snapchat parent's stock plummets after Kylie Jenner tweet

Friday  19:06,   23 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Snapchat's parent company lost some $1.3 billion in market value on Thursday after reality star Kylie Jenner's tweeted that she was no longer using the messaging service. "sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? "sooo[...]

MWC 2018: What to expect from the world’s biggest phone show

Friday  15:12,   23 february 2018

Team Engadget is en route to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, and while the show officially starts on Monday, you'll start to see some of this year's key news and announcements as soon as this[...]

Nissan's self-driving taxi is ready for passengers

Friday  15:12,   23 february 2018

Nissan will start testing its self-driving taxi service Easy Ride in a few days in hopes of launching it in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Passengers will be able to tell the app via text or voice what activity they want to do[...]

Found a snake in your home? Unless you want to get bitten, this is what you should do next

Friday  14:35,   23 february 2018
ABC News

There's more to telling snakes apart than just their colours. Snake catchers are warning everyone to stay away from any snakes they cannot correctly identify, after one man picked up a venomous brown snake for a photograph.That's the advice from [...]

SpaceX’s satellites for beaming internet access to earth are now in orbit

Friday  08:21,   23 february 2018

SpaceX is now one step closer to delivering broadband access via satellite, as it’s successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket (seen above) that delivered two Starlink demo satellites into low-earth-orbit. The company’s been working on this for some[...]

‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

Friday  08:21,   23 february 2018

A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience -- a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place entirely within a mock phone interface. The game will [...]

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android

Friday  08:02,   23 february 2018

Make your new phone feel like homeBecause all Android phones strongly recommend you log in with your Gmail account – and lose a lot of functionality if you don’t – the chances are you won’t have to do very much work for your new Android device to be [...]

Instagram is dissolving its global community team

Friday  06:50,   23 february 2018
The Verge

Instagram is dissolving its Global Community Team, which worked to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world, The Verge has learned. The move was designed to eliminate duplicate efforts among some members[...]

Meet the SpaceX ships that will never go to space

Friday  06:50,   23 february 2018
Popular Science

These ships catch waves (and rockets)[...]

SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net By 'a Few Hundred Meters'

Friday  03:11,   23 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the[...]

World's oldest-known rock art created by Neanderthals, not modern humans

Friday  01:35,   23 february 2018
ABC News

The world's oldest-known rock art — simple red ochre ladders, dots and hand stencils — was created by Neanderthals, a new study suggests.They painted a ladder, dots and hand stencils on the walls of three limestone caves at least 20,000 years[...]

Spectacular predawn launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

Thursday  21:55,   22 february 2018
CBS News

Just two weeks after launching a Tesla Roadster into orbit, SpaceX gets back to businessJust two weeks after launching a Tesla Roadster into space in the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX got back to business Thursday, launching a[...]