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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

A US ban on the popular video and social media apps will come into force on the weekend, but existing users will still be able to use TikTok and WeChat. Read full article: Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, W...→

US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from this weekend

US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from this weekend

The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration... Read full article: US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from th...→

4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: Wet and humid weekend forecast | Cairns Post

4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: Wet and humid weekend forecast | Cairns Post

A bullseye of temperamental weather is swirling over Australia bringing with it torrential rain and the wettest weather for years in some parts. Read full article: 4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: W...→

Facebook’s Apple, Google killer

Facebook’s Apple, Google killer

FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Read full article: Facebook’s Apple, Google killer...→

‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch

‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch

Pre-orders for the new PlayStation 5 console due out in November were quickly exhausted after going on sale on Thursday and the same thing could happen next we [...] Read full article: ‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch...→

‘Never touch another man’s balls’

‘Never touch another man’s balls’

An incredible video of a wild pub brawl shows why you should never touch another man’s balls when he’s trying to break. Read full article: ‘Never touch another man’s balls’...→

Secret messages in bid to hid illegal rally from cops

Secret messages in bid to hid illegal rally from cops

Anti-lockdown protesters are again trying to outsmart police by using encrypted messaging to conceal the location of illegal rallies across Melbourne. Read full article: Secret messages in bid to hid illegal ra...→

Beached whale’s jaw chainsawed off by suspected poacher

Rescuers have been left “disgusted” after a beached whale’s carcass was mutilated in a horrific act of suspected poaching on a NSW beach this week. Read full article: Beached whale’s jaw chainsawed off by su...→

'Techno activist' hacks his medical data to live longer

'Techno activist' hacks his medical data to live longer

While he doesn’t expect people to 'become a geek' like him, Dr Bertalan Mesko suggests they embrace 'techno activism'. Read full article: 'Techno activist' hacks his medical data...→

How to tell when your phone is listening

Everyone knows you should be careful what you say in front of a microphone, but it’s becoming increasingly rare that you’re ever far away from one. Read full article: How to tell when your phone is listening...→

Tested: Ferrari’s newest beast

Tested: Ferrari’s newest beast

It seems right to point the Roma’s nose in the direction of Rome, so it’s a left turn out of Ferrari’s historic main entrance in Maranello. This is the way to [...] Read full article: Tested: Ferrari’s newest beast...→

Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

Cramming Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy into one package, this is a celebration of some of the best 3D platformers ever made. Read full article: Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of cla...→

Huge change coming to your phone

Huge change coming to your phone

Apple has surprised customers with the announcement that a new operating system update will roll out this week that will change the way your iPhone or iPad loo [...] Read full article: Huge change coming to your phone...→

Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in Christmas showdown with Xbox

Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in Christmas showdown with Xbox

The company will also release a digital edition of the PS5 for $599.95 in Australia, the Tokyo-based company said at a virtual event for the November 12 launch [...] Read full article: Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in C...→

Revealed: When you can get the PS5

Revealed: When you can get the PS5

PlayStation has finally revealed how much it will charge for its new console and when you can get your hands on one. Read full article: Revealed: When you can get the PS5...→

The man pirates should fear

The man pirates should fear

IF you spent the weekend illegally downloading the latest blockbusters, you had better watch out because Australia’s very own piracy crusader is gunning for yo [...] Read full article: The man pirates should fear...→

How to get new Xbox, games for free

How to get new Xbox, games for free

The Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are slated for release in November, but Telstra is giving Australians a chance to get the console and games for free. Read full article: How to get new Xbox, games for free...→

5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threatening” storm set to hit US | NT News

5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threatening” storm set to hit US | NT News

Hurricane Sally is set to make landfall in the US and unlike other storms it has one extra factor that could make it even more deadly. Read full article: 5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threa...→

Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pandemic, recession

Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pandemic, recession

Most car owners expect the value of their vehicles to fall over time, but used car prices have jumped 25 per cent over the past year due to lower global supply [...] Read full article: Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pa...→

Massive changes coming to Apple

Massive changes coming to Apple

Apple has unveiled its new products and changes to its software to improve your devices. This is how it affects you. Read full article: Massive changes coming to Apple...→

Why Kim K is off Instagram

Why Kim K is off Instagram

Kim Kardashian and other celebrities are boycotting Facebook and Instagram in protest over the company’s response to incendiary misinformation and hate speech [...] Read full article: Why Kim K is off Instagram...→

Shocking Chinese fishing boat pics

Shocking Chinese fishing boat pics

A GROUP of Chinese fishermen have been jailed and fined a whopping $7.5 million just weeks after shocking photos emerged of their ship’s hull filled with endan [...] Read full article: Shocking Chinese fishing boat pics...→

Microsoft better off out of TikTok song and dance

Microsoft better off out of TikTok song and dance

It is hard to see what this messy drama has achieved — and why US/China security concerns will not recur. For Microsoft, losing out to Oracle looks less like d [...] Read full article: Microsoft better off out of TikTok song ...→

Apple introduces the new iPad Air

Apple introduces the new iPad Air

Apple has announced a number of new and updated products, but disappointed some by not having anything new to say about its most popular product. Read full article: Apple introduces the new iPad Air...→

Not even COVID-19 can stop Apple Watch

Not even COVID-19 can stop Apple Watch

COVID-19 may have delayed the launch of the latest iPhones, but Apple is hoping the pandemic might help it sell more watches, at the very least. Read full article: Not even COVID-19 can stop Apple Watch...→

Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson family favourite

Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson family favourite

Hyundai has rolled the dice with its next-generation Tucson, adopting a revolutionary new look for the popular SUV. Read full article: Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson...→

Huge sharks pulled from ocean off popular beach

Huge sharks pulled from ocean off popular beach

Two sharks have died after being caught in nets off the NSW south coast, with one so big it apparently couldn’t fit on the boat collecting it. Read full article: Huge sharks pulled from ocean off popula...→

Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’

Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’

A chunk of ice roughly four-and-a-half times the size of the City of Sydney has broken off the world’s second largest ice sheet. Read full article: Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’...→

First rocket launched from SA commercial test site

First rocket launched from SA commercial test site

The first rocket launch from a commercial test site on Australian soil will blast off on Tuesday. Read full article: First rocket launched from SA commercial...→

Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times

Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times

Air pollution from Australia’s ageing and increasingly unreliable coal-burning power stations is responsible for 800 premature deaths, 14,000 asthma symptoms a [...] Read full article: Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times...→

‘Exciting’ evidence of life on Venus

‘Exciting’ evidence of life on Venus

The atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas — which on Earth is associated with living organisms — scientists said on Monday, in a discovering tha [...] Read full article: ‘Exciting’ evidence of life on Venus...→

13 important questions about redbacks

13 important questions about redbacks

‘TIS the season for some of Australia’s most dreaded creatures, from snakes to spiders, to come out and play. Read full article: 13 important questions about redbacks...→

Visa's payment police saves Aussie businesses $560m

Visa's payment police saves Aussie businesses $560m

The global payments giant has developed sophisticated artificial intelligence tools, which it says can assess transactions in a millisecond and judge if they a [...] Read full article: Visa's payment police saves Aussie busin...→

Nvidia's Arm deal sparks quick backlash in chip industry

Nvidia's Arm deal sparks quick backlash in chip industry

Nvidia's deal would put Arm under the control of a US-based combatant amid US-China tensions and as Beijing tries to ramp up a domestic semiconductor industry. Read full article: Nvidia's Arm deal sparks quick backlash ...→

Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers beat ‘speed traps’

Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers beat ‘speed traps’

An Australian smart helmet promising to warn riders of police, road hazards and traffic has sold out in Australia ahead of a global debut stifled by the corona [...] Read full article: Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers be...→

The SUV with insane fuel efficiency

The SUV with insane fuel efficiency

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was one of the first mainstream cars to come as a plug-in hybrid in Australia, it has insane fuel efficiency and the option for e [...] Read full article: The SUV with insane fuel efficiency...→

US TikTok block to start Sunday

US TikTok block to start Sunday

TikTok downloads in the United States will be blocked from Sunday as the Trump administration pushes ahead with plans to ban it from app stores, according to r [...] Read full article: US TikTok block to start Sunday...→

India boosts defences at crucial China border

India boosts defences at crucial China border

A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz b [...] Read full article: India boosts defences at crucial China b...→

4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threatening’ storm set to hit US | Cairns Post

4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threatening’ storm set to hit US | Cairns Post

A slow-moving hurricane inching its way towards the southern United States is so large it could deliver “historic life threatening flooding,” the country’s wea [...] Read full article: 4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threa...→

‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo

‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo

A Melbourne snake catcher and self-appointed anti police corruption watchdog might be in trouble with the same police force he sought to expose after allegedly [...] Read full article: ‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo...→

Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, humid weekend

Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, humid weekend

A “bullseye” of cold weather could be about to bring an entire season’s worth of rain in just a few hours to some parts of Australia, forecasters have warned. Read full article: Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, ...→

Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked

Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been hacked after posting a photo of his boarding pass on social media, with the sleuth behind the crack warning others i [...] Read full article: Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked...→

How a drunk vibrating worm landed Australia a global science prize

How a drunk vibrating worm landed Australia a global science prize

Who knew vibrating a slightly inebriated earthworm on a subwoofer speaker in a backyard shed could land Australia one of the world’s most sought after science [...] Read full article: How a drunk vibrating worm landed Austra...→

Tiny dog caught on CCTV after burglary

Tiny dog caught on CCTV after burglary

A pet dog has been captured on CCTV among the three people who police want to speak to over a burglary in Melbourne’s inner south. Read full article: Tiny dog caught on CCTV after burglary...→

Play the next Call of Duty early

Play the next Call of Duty early

The next instalment of the iconic Call of Duty franchise will release on November 13 this year, and shortly after for the hotly anticipated next generation con [...] Read full article: Play the next Call of Duty early...→

Police chief Katarina Carroll worries about road carnage in holidays

Police chief Katarina Carroll worries about road carnage in holidays

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has expressed concern about ‘carnage’ on Queensland’s roads during the upcoming school holidays following an al [...] Read full article: Police chief Katarina Carroll worries ab...→

Redlynch State College holding its first science fair.

Redlynch State College holding its first science fair.

Students from Redlynch State College show off their science projects at the schools first science fair. Read full article: Redlynch State College holding its first...→

Why ‘venomous’ plant hurts so much

The vicious and venomous stings and bites of Australia’s spiders and snakes is a subject of international fame, but it turns out the plants here also want to d [...] Read full article: Why ‘venomous’ plant hurts so much...→

SA in the running for $70m hydrogen export hub

SA in the running for $70m hydrogen export hub

South Australia is in the running to house a $70 million hydrogen export hub, as part of the federal government’s $1.9 billion clean energy investment package [...] Read full article: SA in the running for $70m hydrogen expo...→

Hisense shows how two screens are better than one ... mostly

Hisense shows how two screens are better than one ... mostly

Having spent some time comparing the new Dual Cell technology to OLED, I have just two things to say: Wow! And, wow, how did they get it so wrong? Read full article: Hisense shows how two screens are better...→

Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters

Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters

A Melbourne tradie who lost his side hustle as a guitarist due to coronavirus has launched a makeshift security force to shield protesters from riot police. Read full article: Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters...→

Been looking at porn? It'll be on Facebook

Been looking at porn? It'll be on Facebook

FACEBOOK has come under fire after it was revealed adult sites could show up in people's Facebook account timelines. Read full article: Been looking at porn? It'll be on Facebo...→

Atlassian launches $70m investment fund

Atlassian launches $70m investment fund

The new fund will invest in early-stage developers building applications specifically for the company's marketplace Read full article: Atlassian launches $70m investment fund...→

Shock price for new Toyota hot hatch

Shock price for new Toyota hot hatch

The new Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch will cost less than $40,000 in Australia thanks to huge subsidies by the automotive giant. Read full article: Shock price for new Toyota hot hatch...→

Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the 2020 Astonomy Photographer of the Year Awards

Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the 2020 Astonomy Photographer of the Year Awards

A first glance at this photo and you would easily believe it’s from one of Australia’s many previous ferocious bushfires. Read full article: Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the ...→

iPhone scam easy to fall for

iPhone scam easy to fall for

APPLE users are being warned about a potential iPhone phishing attack which could be used to steal their credit card and personal details in just seconds. Read full article: iPhone scam easy to fall for...→

Osama bin Laden’s niece endorses Trump

Osama bin Laden’s niece endorses Trump

The distant niece of Osama bin Laden has endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election, warning a similar attack could happen again if he loses. Read full article: Osama bin Laden’s niece endorses Trump...→

Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k

Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k

A departing Facebook data scientist has given up $US64,000 ($A87,860) to avoid signing an agreement not to disparage the company, and has quickly done just tha [...] Read full article: Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k...→

Whale trapped in croc-infested waters

Whale trapped in croc-infested waters

A humpback whale has taken a wrong turn on its migration path to Antarctica and ended up trapped in the croc-infested waters of the Kakadu National Park instea [...] Read full article: Whale trapped in croc-infested waters...→

SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked

SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged to fast track a $250 million project that will connect SA and NSW power grids, as part of the country’s COVID-19 reco [...] Read full article: SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked...→

Fake doctor Bradley Strauch jailed for more frauds

Fake doctor Bradley Strauch jailed for more frauds

A serial fraudster has been jailed for swindling more than $47,000 from Gumtree sellers, all while serving a suspended sentence for an earlier string of scams. Read full article: Fake doctor Bradley Strauch jailed for m...→

‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump plays down climate change

‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump plays down climate change

Donald Trump has told Americans affected by the fires raging across the country’s west coast that temperatures will “start getting cooler”, playing down the im [...] Read full article: ‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump play...→

Signs of life on Venus discovered

Signs of life on Venus discovered

Researchers from Melbourne’s Swinburne University have discovered an exciting hint that Venus might host life — phosphine gas (PH3). Read full article: Signs of life on Venus discovered...→

Shark spotted in northern NSW just week after fatal attack

A shark has been spotted near a popular northern NSW beach less than a week after a man was killed by a great white on the Gold Coast. Read full article: Shark spotted in northern NSW just week ...→

Life on Venus? Phosphine gas found on Venus that could indicate signs of life

The atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas — which on Earth is associated with living organisms — scientists said on Monday, in a discovering tha [...] Read full article: Life on Venus? Phosphine gas found on Ve...→

Social giants must do more to stop intelligence 'scraping'

Social giants must do more to stop intelligence 'scraping'

Experts say Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have continually failed to put in sufficient measures to stop misuse of their users' data and the spread of misinfor [...] Read full article: Social giants must do more to stop intel...→

YouTuber’s Friendlyjordies claims sex acts in NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s holiday house

Aussie YouTube star Friendlyjordies said he hired the home John Barilaro, the Deputy Premier of NSW, to film an attack video and claimed he had sex in the prop [...] Read full article: YouTuber’s Friendlyjordies claims sex ac...→

Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop

Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop

For most people it would be their worst nightmare but you could fairly reason Osama bin Laden had it coming, as a new documentary looks through the contents of [...] Read full article: Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop...→

Millennial founders raise first VC fund after three-year struggle

Millennial founders raise first VC fund after three-year struggle

James Alexander and Hugh Stephens set out to raise a $20 million fund in 2017 to support entrepreneurs fresh out of uni. Now, their persistence has paid off. Read full article: Millennial founders raise first VC fund ...→

TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday

TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday

TikTok downloads in the United States will be blocked from Sunday as the Trump administration pushes ahead with plans to ban it from app stores, according to r [...] Read full article: TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday...→

Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island

Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island

A fisherman has been flown to hospital in Queensland after he was bitten by a shark he’d hooked so hard his companions had to help to pry him free from its jaw [...] Read full article: Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island...→

Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model

Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model

Ford has released a wild new version of the popular Ranger ute aimed at serious off-road enthusiasts. Read full article: Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model...→

Holding back the tide: How Aussie innovators hope to battle coastal erosion

Holding back the tide: How Aussie innovators hope to battle coastal erosion

A product that could play a major role in tackling Australia’s massive coastal erosion problem has been used widely in the US for several years, but the Perth- [...] Read full article: Holding back the tide: How Aussie innova...→

Apple fans furious feature removed

Apple fans furious feature removed

Ordinarily you would expect a software update to add new features and make improvements, but evidently Apple is no ordinary company. Read full article: Apple fans furious feature removed...→

Secret way protests are being organised

Secret way protests are being organised

Anti-lockdown protesters are again trying to outsmart police by using encrypted messaging to conceal the location of illegal rallies across Melbourne. Read full article: Secret way protests are being organised...→

Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO scammers

Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO scammers

Police have been forced to issue yet another warning about tax office scams after a 37-year-old man sent fraudsters $12,000. Read full article: Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO sc...→

What new yellow dot on your phone means

What new yellow dot on your phone means

Everyone knows you should be careful what you say in front of a microphone, but it’s becoming increasingly rare that you’re ever far away from one. Read full article: What new yellow dot on your phone means...→

Tree sting as painful as spider bite

Tree sting as painful as spider bite

The vicious and venomous stings and bites of Australia’s spiders and snakes is a subject of international fame, but it turns out the plants here also want to d [...] Read full article: Tree sting as painful as spider bite...→

How you can get Apple Watch cheaper

How you can get Apple Watch cheaper

Apple is expected to announce updated smart Watch products at this Wednesday’s Time Flies event. Read full article: How you can get Apple Watch cheaper...→

Australians want tech giants to act more to stop child abuse, revenge porn, fake news, cyber-bullying

Australians want tech giants to act more to stop child abuse, revenge porn, fake news, cyber-bullying

Exclusive: Three out of four Australians think tech giants including Facebook, Instagram and Google should be doing more to remove deeply harmful material from [...] Read full article: Australians want tech giants to act more...→

Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams

Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams

A serial fraudster has been jailed for swindling more than $47,000 from Gumtree sellers, all while serving a suspended sentence for an earlier string of scams. Read full article: Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams...→

Makeshift security offers human shield for Melbourne protesters

A Melbourne tradie who lost his side hustle as a guitarist due to coronavirus has launched a makeshift security force to shield protesters from riot police. Read full article: Makeshift security offers human shield f...→

Hurricane Sally slams southerns US with fierce winds, pounding rains

Hurricane Sally slams southerns US with fierce winds, pounding rains

Hurricane Sally has hit with a vengeance, pummelling the southern US with torrential rain, causing widespread flooding and ferocious 168km/h winds which tore t [...] Read full article: Hurricane Sally slams southerns US with ...→

Aussie diplomat Pablo Kang in trouble for eating endangered Cambodian turtle

Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia is in hot water for eating an endangered soft shell turtle and then tweeting pictures of his meal. Read full article: Aussie diplomat Pablo Kang in trouble fo...→

Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sports car revival

Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sports car revival

Nissan is set to farewell conventionally-powered sports cars with a high-performance successor to the 370Z. Read full article: Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sport...→

‘Historic, life threatening’ hurricane Sally is set to smash the US coast

‘Historic, life threatening’ hurricane Sally is set to smash the US coast

A slow moving hurricane inching its way towards the southern United States is so large it could deliver “historic life threatening flooding,” the country’s wea [...] Read full article: ‘Historic, life threatening’ hurricane S...→

China accuses Trump and US of TikTok 'robbery'

China accuses Trump and US of TikTok 'robbery'

China accused the US of "coerced robbery and economic bullying" by threatening to ban TikTok, which is owne... Read full article: China accuses Trump and US of TikTok 'ro...→

Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple's now famous "September Event" would normally introduce a brand new iPhone to the world, but for reas... Read full article: Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what ...→

Why Apple fans happy there’s no new iPhone

Why Apple fans happy there’s no new iPhone

Apple has announced a number of new and updated products, but disappointed some by not having anything new to say about its most popular product. Read full article: Why Apple fans happy there’s no new iPho...→

Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4 revealed at Time Flies event

Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4 revealed at Time Flies event

Apple has revealed updates to the iPad Air and Watch in a video from its California headquarters, but hinted at one of the most-feared new changes in the event [...] Read full article: Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air ...→

Tiny island brings Europe to ‘brink of war’

Tiny island brings Europe to ‘brink of war’

Kastellorizo, lying in the crystal clear waters of the eastern Mediterranean, is an idyllic, bijou beauty. Read full article: Tiny island brings Europe to ‘brink of w...→

New Perth app to alert parents to cyber safety scares

New Perth app to alert parents to cyber safety scares

WA mums and dads are being helped to shield their kids from online dangers and predators with an Australian-first app produced by local researchers. Read full article: New Perth app to alert parents to cyber ...→

Australia bookended by freak weather

Australia bookended by freak weather

With choking heat in the west and significant rain in the east, Australia will be bookended by weird weather as it moves into the weekend. Read full article: Australia bookended by freak weather...→

Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure

Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure

US Customs and Border Protection officials have seized 2000 pairs of wireless headphones it thought were counterfeit Apple AirPods, but were actually a differe [...] Read full article: Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure...→

Google sets out its terms to accept ACCC code

Google sets out its terms to accept ACCC code

Google Australia's managing director Melanie Silva says Google supports a code of conduct governing its relationship with local news media companies but will c [...] Read full article: Google sets out its terms to accept ACCC...→

'Signs of life' detected on Venus

'Signs of life' detected on Venus

Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile have spotted a gas that is associated with life in the clouds of Venus, according to a study in the journal Nature Astronomy. Read full article: 'Signs of life' detected on Venus...→

Impact investors raise $70m to back companies that improve society

Impact investors raise $70m to back companies that improve society

Daniel Madhavan spent most of his career with JB Were before discovering he could make money by backing businesses that do good. Read full article: Impact investors raise $70m to back comp...→

Why not launch a hospitality app during lockdown

Why not launch a hospitality app during lockdown

Just because restaurants are gripped by the most catastrophic downturn in living memory, it is no reason not to bring SevenRooms to Australia. Read full article: Why not launch a hospitality app during ...→

Why China’s spying on 35,000 Aussies

Why China’s spying on 35,000 Aussies

A Chinese database containing information on more than 35,000 Australians could be used to blackmail them, a cyber security expert has warned. Read full article: Why China’s spying on 35,000 Aussies...→

Rescue mission for trapped whale at Wattamolla is a success

After an hours-long rescue mission on Sydney’s south coast, a whale caught up in fishing debris has been freed. Read full article: Rescue mission for trapped whale at Watt...→

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

A US ban on the popular video and social media apps will come into force on the weekend, but existing users will still be able to use TikTok and WeChat. Read full article: Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, W...→

TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday

TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday

TikTok downloads in the United States will be blocked from Sunday as the Trump administration pushes ahead with plans to ban it from app stores, according to r [...] Read full article: TikTok to be blocked in US from Sunday...→

India boosts defences at crucial China border

India boosts defences at crucial China border

A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz b [...] Read full article: India boosts defences at crucial China b...→

4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: Wet and humid weekend forecast | Cairns Post

4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: Wet and humid weekend forecast | Cairns Post

A bullseye of temperamental weather is swirling over Australia bringing with it torrential rain and the wettest weather for years in some parts. Read full article: 4 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide weather: W...→

Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model

Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model

Ford has released a wild new version of the popular Ranger ute aimed at serious off-road enthusiasts. Read full article: Ford ‘s wild new Ranger model...→

‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo

‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo

A Melbourne snake catcher and self-appointed anti police corruption watchdog might be in trouble with the same police force he sought to expose after allegedly [...] Read full article: ‘Truth’ behind servo snake photo...→

Facebook’s Apple, Google killer

Facebook’s Apple, Google killer

FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Read full article: Facebook’s Apple, Google killer...→

Holding back the tide: How Aussie innovators hope to battle coastal erosion

Holding back the tide: How Aussie innovators hope to battle coastal erosion

A product that could play a major role in tackling Australia’s massive coastal erosion problem has been used widely in the US for several years, but the Perth- [...] Read full article: Holding back the tide: How Aussie innova...→

Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked

Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been hacked after posting a photo of his boarding pass on social media, with the sleuth behind the crack warning others i [...] Read full article: Tony Abbott’s passport info hacked...→

‘Never touch another man’s balls’

‘Never touch another man’s balls’

An incredible video of a wild pub brawl shows why you should never touch another man’s balls when he’s trying to break. Read full article: ‘Never touch another man’s balls’...→

How a drunk vibrating worm landed Australia a global science prize

How a drunk vibrating worm landed Australia a global science prize

Who knew vibrating a slightly inebriated earthworm on a subwoofer speaker in a backyard shed could land Australia one of the world’s most sought after science [...] Read full article: How a drunk vibrating worm landed Austra...→

Secret messages in bid to hid illegal rally from cops

Secret messages in bid to hid illegal rally from cops

Anti-lockdown protesters are again trying to outsmart police by using encrypted messaging to conceal the location of illegal rallies across Melbourne. Read full article: Secret messages in bid to hid illegal ra...→

Beached whale’s jaw chainsawed off by suspected poacher

Rescuers have been left “disgusted” after a beached whale’s carcass was mutilated in a horrific act of suspected poaching on a NSW beach this week. Read full article: Beached whale’s jaw chainsawed off by su...→

Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO scammers

Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO scammers

Police have been forced to issue yet another warning about tax office scams after a 37-year-old man sent fraudsters $12,000. Read full article: Outback man, 37, loses $12,000 to ATO sc...→

Police chief Katarina Carroll worries about road carnage in holidays

Police chief Katarina Carroll worries about road carnage in holidays

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has expressed concern about ‘carnage’ on Queensland’s roads during the upcoming school holidays following an al [...] Read full article: Police chief Katarina Carroll worries ab...→

How to tell when your phone is listening

Everyone knows you should be careful what you say in front of a microphone, but it’s becoming increasingly rare that you’re ever far away from one. Read full article: How to tell when your phone is listening...→

Tree sting as painful as spider bite

Tree sting as painful as spider bite

The vicious and venomous stings and bites of Australia’s spiders and snakes is a subject of international fame, but it turns out the plants here also want to d [...] Read full article: Tree sting as painful as spider bite...→

Why ‘venomous’ plant hurts so much

The vicious and venomous stings and bites of Australia’s spiders and snakes is a subject of international fame, but it turns out the plants here also want to d [...] Read full article: Why ‘venomous’ plant hurts so much...→

Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

Cramming Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy into one package, this is a celebration of some of the best 3D platformers ever made. Read full article: Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of cla...→

Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in Christmas showdown with Xbox

Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in Christmas showdown with Xbox

The company will also release a digital edition of the PS5 for $599.95 in Australia, the Tokyo-based company said at a virtual event for the November 12 launch [...] Read full article: Sony to sell PlayStation 5 for $750 in C...→

Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams

Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams

A serial fraudster has been jailed for swindling more than $47,000 from Gumtree sellers, all while serving a suspended sentence for an earlier string of scams. Read full article: Fake doctor’s Gumtree scams...→

Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters

Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters

A Melbourne tradie who lost his side hustle as a guitarist due to coronavirus has launched a makeshift security force to shield protesters from riot police. Read full article: Human shield’s bizzare vow to protesters...→

The man pirates should fear

The man pirates should fear

IF you spent the weekend illegally downloading the latest blockbusters, you had better watch out because Australia’s very own piracy crusader is gunning for yo [...] Read full article: The man pirates should fear...→

5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threatening” storm set to hit US | NT News

5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threatening” storm set to hit US | NT News

Hurricane Sally is set to make landfall in the US and unlike other storms it has one extra factor that could make it even more deadly. Read full article: 5 Hurricane Sally: “Historic, life threa...→

Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sports car revival

Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sports car revival

Nissan is set to farewell conventionally-powered sports cars with a high-performance successor to the 370Z. Read full article: Nissan Z Proto points to legendary sport...→

Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pandemic, recession

Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pandemic, recession

Most car owners expect the value of their vehicles to fall over time, but used car prices have jumped 25 per cent over the past year due to lower global supply [...] Read full article: Used car prices jump 25 per cent amid pa...→

Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the 2020 Astonomy Photographer of the Year Awards

Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the 2020 Astonomy Photographer of the Year Awards

A first glance at this photo and you would easily believe it’s from one of Australia’s many previous ferocious bushfires. Read full article: Australian Peter Ward wins prize at the ...→

Why Kim K is off Instagram

Why Kim K is off Instagram

Kim Kardashian and other celebrities are boycotting Facebook and Instagram in protest over the company’s response to incendiary misinformation and hate speech [...] Read full article: Why Kim K is off Instagram...→

Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple's now famous "September Event" would normally introduce a brand new iPhone to the world, but for reas... Read full article: Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what ...→

Microsoft better off out of TikTok song and dance

Microsoft better off out of TikTok song and dance

It is hard to see what this messy drama has achieved — and why US/China security concerns will not recur. For Microsoft, losing out to Oracle looks less like d [...] Read full article: Microsoft better off out of TikTok song ...→

iPhone scam easy to fall for

iPhone scam easy to fall for

APPLE users are being warned about a potential iPhone phishing attack which could be used to steal their credit card and personal details in just seconds. Read full article: iPhone scam easy to fall for...→

Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4 revealed at Time Flies event

Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4 revealed at Time Flies event

Apple has revealed updates to the iPad Air and Watch in a video from its California headquarters, but hinted at one of the most-feared new changes in the event [...] Read full article: Apple: New Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air ...→

Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k

Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k

A departing Facebook data scientist has given up $US64,000 ($A87,860) to avoid signing an agreement not to disparage the company, and has quickly done just tha [...] Read full article: Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k...→

Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson family favourite

Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson family favourite

Hyundai has rolled the dice with its next-generation Tucson, adopting a revolutionary new look for the popular SUV. Read full article: Hyundai unveils bold new look for Tucson...→

New Perth app to alert parents to cyber safety scares

New Perth app to alert parents to cyber safety scares

WA mums and dads are being helped to shield their kids from online dangers and predators with an Australian-first app produced by local researchers. Read full article: New Perth app to alert parents to cyber ...→

SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked

SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged to fast track a $250 million project that will connect SA and NSW power grids, as part of the country’s COVID-19 reco [...] Read full article: SA-NSW Interconnector fast tracked...→

Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’

Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’

A chunk of ice roughly four-and-a-half times the size of the City of Sydney has broken off the world’s second largest ice sheet. Read full article: Huge ice melt ‘to be expected’...→

Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure

Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure

US Customs and Border Protection officials have seized 2000 pairs of wireless headphones it thought were counterfeit Apple AirPods, but were actually a differe [...] Read full article: Truth about $216k ‘fake’ AirPods seizure...→

‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump plays down climate change

‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump plays down climate change

Donald Trump has told Americans affected by the fires raging across the country’s west coast that temperatures will “start getting cooler”, playing down the im [...] Read full article: ‘It’ll start getting cooler’: Trump play...→

Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times

Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times

Air pollution from Australia’s ageing and increasingly unreliable coal-burning power stations is responsible for 800 premature deaths, 14,000 asthma symptoms a [...] Read full article: Medicine Archives - Tasmanian Times...→

'Signs of life' detected on Venus

'Signs of life' detected on Venus

Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile have spotted a gas that is associated with life in the clouds of Venus, according to a study in the journal Nature Astronomy. Read full article: 'Signs of life' detected on Venus...→

Shark spotted in northern NSW just week after fatal attack

A shark has been spotted near a popular northern NSW beach less than a week after a man was killed by a great white on the Gold Coast. Read full article: Shark spotted in northern NSW just week ...→

13 important questions about redbacks

13 important questions about redbacks

‘TIS the season for some of Australia’s most dreaded creatures, from snakes to spiders, to come out and play. Read full article: 13 important questions about redbacks...→

Impact investors raise $70m to back companies that improve society

Impact investors raise $70m to back companies that improve society

Daniel Madhavan spent most of his career with JB Were before discovering he could make money by backing businesses that do good. Read full article: Impact investors raise $70m to back comp...→

Social giants must do more to stop intelligence 'scraping'

Social giants must do more to stop intelligence 'scraping'

Experts say Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have continually failed to put in sufficient measures to stop misuse of their users' data and the spread of misinfor [...] Read full article: Social giants must do more to stop intel...→

Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop

Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop

For most people it would be their worst nightmare but you could fairly reason Osama bin Laden had it coming, as a new documentary looks through the contents of [...] Read full article: Smutty secrets on bin Laden’s laptop...→

Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers beat ‘speed traps’

Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers beat ‘speed traps’

An Australian smart helmet promising to warn riders of police, road hazards and traffic has sold out in Australia ahead of a global debut stifled by the corona [...] Read full article: Aussie helmet start-up helping bikers be...→

Rescue mission for trapped whale at Wattamolla is a success

After an hours-long rescue mission on Sydney’s south coast, a whale caught up in fishing debris has been freed. Read full article: Rescue mission for trapped whale at Watt...→

Millennial founders raise first VC fund after three-year struggle

Millennial founders raise first VC fund after three-year struggle

James Alexander and Hugh Stephens set out to raise a $20 million fund in 2017 to support entrepreneurs fresh out of uni. Now, their persistence has paid off. Read full article: Millennial founders raise first VC fund ...→

US TikTok block to start Sunday

US TikTok block to start Sunday

TikTok downloads in the United States will be blocked from Sunday as the Trump administration pushes ahead with plans to ban it from app stores, according to r [...] Read full article: US TikTok block to start Sunday...→

US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from this weekend

US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from this weekend

The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration... Read full article: US bans Tik Tok and We Chat apps from th...→

Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island

Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island

A fisherman has been flown to hospital in Queensland after he was bitten by a shark he’d hooked so hard his companions had to help to pry him free from its jaw [...] Read full article: Man bitten by shark off Fraser Island...→

4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threatening’ storm set to hit US | Cairns Post

4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threatening’ storm set to hit US | Cairns Post

A slow-moving hurricane inching its way towards the southern United States is so large it could deliver “historic life threatening flooding,” the country’s wea [...] Read full article: 4 Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, life threa...→

Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, humid weekend

Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, humid weekend

A “bullseye” of cold weather could be about to bring an entire season’s worth of rain in just a few hours to some parts of Australia, forecasters have warned. Read full article: Season’s worth of rain in hours on wet, ...→

‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch

‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch

Pre-orders for the new PlayStation 5 console due out in November were quickly exhausted after going on sale on Thursday and the same thing could happen next we [...] Read full article: ‘FOMO’: Xmas concern for console launch...→

Apple fans furious feature removed

Apple fans furious feature removed

Ordinarily you would expect a software update to add new features and make improvements, but evidently Apple is no ordinary company. Read full article: Apple fans furious feature removed...→