Design

FBI spying on residents with aircraft

This small plane is among a fleet of surveillance aircraft by the FBI, which are primarily used to target suspects under federal investigation. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Source: AP THE Federal Bureau of Investigation is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the US carrying video …

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Design

What’s it like to drive a Lamborghini?

Like art. Source: Supplied WHEN you were a kid, odds were one of the posters on your bedroom wall was of a raging bull. For me, it was a 2004 Gallardo. At the time I didn’t even know how to pronounce its name, who knew that spoken properly in Italian …

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Technology

Freaky tubes above Earth we never knew about

By creatively using a radio telescope to see in 3D, astronomers have detected the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth. Courtesy: CAASTRO By using a telescope in a new way, University of Sydney student Cleo Loi has detected the existence of …

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Technology

The Silk Road to nowhere

Ross Ulbricht, pictured with his sister Cally, claimed his intentions were good. Source: Supplied A RUTHLESS villain profiting from a trade in human misery, or a digital crusader well ahead of his time? Either way, Ross Ulbricht will never taste freedom again. The criminal mastermind behind darknet marketplace Silk Road …

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Technology

The next big thing on Netflix is … ads?

Are we about to see ads on Netflix? Picture: Daredevil / Barry Watcher Source: Supplied THINK Netflix was your solution to ad free viewing? That could soon be about to change. The streaming company is currently experimenting with ads that run both before and after a user watches a TV …

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Technology

What forms the holes in Swiss cheese?

The mystery has been solved. Source: AP Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Despite what you may have been told as a child, they are not caused by mice nibbling away inside cheese wheels. Experts from …

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Technology

Woman throws out $260k Apple computer

The computer that started it all. Source: Supplied A RECYCLING center in Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her …

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Technology

Phone fail amid mass Telstra outage

Thousands of Telstra customers have been affected by a massive outage this morning. Source: Supplied Telstra mobile services are down across parts of Australia this morning, with many people unable to send or receive calls. Calls are answered with a prerecorded message advising customers the area they are trying to …

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