Andy Conlin

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Perth Secrets: 10 Secret Places Nobody Wants To Tells You About In Perth

10 secret places you need to explore around Perth.<p>There is more to Perth than our amazing beaches and Kings Park – and they are amazing!<p>But sometimes …

Hiking

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

Russian Router Malware Just Got Much Worse: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

A simple upgrade made my 10-year-old computer run like new, and it costs less than $70

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p>I've been telling friends and family members for years to upgrade their old computer instead of buying a …

Say hello to Google One

Google is revamping its consumer storage plans today by adding a new $2.99/month tier for 200 GB of storage and dropping the price of its 2 TB plan from $19.99/month to $9.99/month (and dropping the $9.99/month 1 TB plan). It’s also rebranding these storage plans (but not Google Drive itself) as …

Google Search

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.An important part of differentiating your products is …

Adobe unlocks a Lightroom power tool for photo editing

Adobe Lightroom's new profiles feature puts photo editing presets on steroids -- and now you can build your own profiles, too.<p>Profiles now use technology called a 3D lookup table (LUT) that mathematically transforms colors and tones in precise ways. They've long been used in cinema to give movies a …

Tutorials

'Vacant space like a cancer in malls': retail closures start to bite

Many struggling retailers, including Retail Food Group (RFG), Speciality Fashion Group and Payless Shoes, have large commitments in shopping malls. …

Josh Katz’s recipe for shakshuka

Shakshuka means “a mixture” in Tunisian Arabic. I was first introduced to shakshuka by some Israeli travellers I met in Australia many moons ago. This recipe is as good on a cold night as it is for breakfast.<p><b>(Serves 4)<br>For the shakshuka:</b><b><br>2 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>1 onion, peeled and finely chopped</b><b><br>2 garlic</b> …

Recipes

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Ask a money expert: how do I find a stock's dividend yield and valuation?

<i>I want to start buying shares and need to find data on the companies I'm interested in. How do I find some of the most common metrics, such as price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield?</i><p><b>SD, Exeter</b><p>There are a number of free online options available to carry out the required fact-finding. These …

The Korean Spicy Rice Cake Dish That May Replace Pasta Night

Quicker Spicy Rice Cakes<p>Serves 4<p><i>For the rice cakes:</i><p>1 package coin-shaped refrigerated Korean rice cakes (about 1 pound, 4 cups) <br>4 tablespoons canola …

Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. Here’s how to see the map.

Your iPhone knows where you are, and it remembers where you have been. It keeps a record of your frequent hangouts — aka “significant locations” — and uses this data to make location-based suggestions using Siri and to power other features. Don’t panic, though: This data is kept on your phone, not …

Track Down

How to Make Ramen from Scratch

Call ramen Japan’s soul food. Thin wheat noodles in a rich broth imbued with meat, veggies, and toppings, it’s a soul-satisfying meal in a bowl. …

Why These Birds Carry Flames In Their Beaks

Weird & Wild<p>Australia's indigenous peoples have long observed "firehawks" spreading wildfires throughout the country's tropical savannas.<p>Australia is no stranger to fire: The hardy landscape is adapted to blazes, enduring many thanks to humans and lightning. But Australia’s Aboriginal peoples have …

Birds

Welcome to the World's Most Awesomely Awful Places

Take a tour of the most hellish and deadly natural wonders, from sulfur-choked pits to a bloody waterfall.<p>Spectacular but woefully underappreciated natural wonders are tucked away all over the planet. Granted, visiting some of them might leave you sweaty, faint, and gasping for breath.<p>Hardly anyone …

Forget Blade Runner or Justice League — these were the best films of 2017

In 2017, Hollywood soldiered on in the determined belief that big budget blockbusters can drag audiences away from the prestige television …

This 6-Year-Old Makes $11 Million a Year on YouTube. Here's What His Parents Figured Out

He shoots videos on the weekend, when he's out of school. And some of them have billions of views.<p>A few years ago, a preschooler named Ryan was really into watching toy review videos on YouTube. He started asking his parents to set up a channel for him, too.<p>They obliged. As you might imagine, no …

toysreview

9 Key Questions to Ask an SEO Company Before Hiring It -- or Firing It

Here are the questions to ask your SEO company to will give you a better understanding of its strategy before hiring it (or considering tossing it to the curb).<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business is your baby. Whether you own the company or are a …

Google Search

Entire human chess knowledge learned and surpassed by DeepMind's AlphaZero in four hours

Hundreds of years of chess knowledge was learned and then surpassed by Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm in just four hours, it has emerged.<p>The astonishing programme AlphaZero quickly mastered the ancient game, before coming up with completely new strategies, which are now being …

Wingsuit fliers jump into plane flying over Swiss Alps

Usually people jump out of planes to get their kicks but two French daredevils have gone one better: boarding a plane mid-air.<p>First, they had to jump …

Kids struggling in math? Try this “magic” method from Japan

It's an Asian-style mathematics similar to Common Core that's actually fun to do.<p>Confession time: I’m terrible at math. I don’t just mean like …

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Still Puzzle Archaeologists

Without archaeological puzzles, researchers wouldn’t have much of a career. Luckily for archaeologists, known objects turn up where they shouldn’t …

How to optimise images for SEO

Optimising images is a crucial part of creating a user-friendly, Google-friendly website. The three key fields that must be addressed are the image’s title, alt text and caption<p>There’s a common misconception that Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is all about words on a page, but images are just as …

Duolingo for iOS now teaches you Mandarin

Duolingo, the wonderful language learning app, now has the ability to teach you Mandarin. It was one of the most requested language courses in Duolingo history, and just like all the others, it’s free to take part.<p>Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, …

New Technology Creates Beach Water Polo in Australia - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Packaworld.com<p>Imagine playing water polo in a remote patch of ocean 20 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia or enjoying a …

Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter Takes One Hell of a Selfie

This week the planets are taking over—starting with Jupiter, king of the solar system. The Juno spacecraft entered the planet's orbit on July 1, 2016 …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

New research published in the journal <i>BMC Cell Biology</i> shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is …

Biology

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven newly accessible wonders of the world

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

South America