Brett Symons

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Kindle Oasis review: is it better than a book?

Pros<p>Screen works well in all light conditions; excellent design; great selection of ebooks in Kindle Store<p>Cons<p>expensive; cover slightly ruins the …

Inside the WoW server Blizzard wants to shut down

World of Warcraft was a cultural phenomenon. It made a thunderous impact on those who played it back in 2004, and even for a few expansions …

Does your cat have an accent?

A group of animal behaviorologists believe cats may pick up regional “accents” from their owners and that there may even be several dialects of cat in different parts of the same country.<p>The scientists, from the University of Lund, in Sweden, will spend the next five years recruiting cats from …

These Are the New Features Coming to Windows This Summer

Microsoft is making some enhancements to its Windows platform that are set to arrive this summer, the company announced on Wednesday.<p>The free …

Apps

Leak Says Mass Effect: Andromeda Will Have "Seamless Open World Galaxy"

A reported marketing survey for Mass Effect: Andromeda has made it out into the wild, revealing some possible details about BioWare's upcoming entry in the spacefaring RPG franchise.<p>Survey slides popped up on Reddit and NeoGAF recently (via PCGamesN), asking people a series of questions about the …

Woman's home demolished after Google Maps error

A woman whose house was damaged by a tornado late last year now owns nothing but rubble.<p>A demolition crew destroyed her building by mistake on Tuesday after Google Maps provided wrong directions.<p>Instead of navigating workers to a duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, Google Maps took them a …

Maps

'I'm too young to die': the disease of disadvantage forcing Indigenous children to have open-heart surgery

No child should bear the scars of open-heart surgery. It is a procedure most often associated with old age, to treat conditions such as coronary heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms.<p>Northern Territory alcohol plan could revive banned drinkers' register<p>Read more<p>But in rural and remote Indigenous …

The American Concordes that never flew

It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what happened to the US plans to master supersonic passenger flight?<p>In November 1962, the British and French governments announced a deal that caused great distress in the boardrooms of American planemakers.<p>The two countries …

Aviation

The Witcher 3 is the best open-world game of the year

<i>Every year the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. As with last year, we're running a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff explaining why certain games earned top marks from</i> …

George Lucas: I Sold Star Wars to 'White Slavers'

The best way to check your internet speed is dropping Adobe Flash

Ookla Speedtest is moving to HTML5<p>Ookla's Speedtest tool is the fastest and easiest way to check your internet speed, and it's about to get even better when it stops relying on Adobe's all-but-dead Flash platform and moves entirely to HTML5. Ookla is in the process of beta testing the new version …

Software

Google Calendar adds reminders so you can nag yourself into getting stuff done

Google Calendar is getting a big feature update today: Reminders. It means Calendar can now nag you until you complete a task.<p>Reminders – available now on Android and iOS – are set to recur daily until you dismiss them permanently. They’ll show up at the top of your Calendar list each day along …

Secret Service agent gets 71 months in prison for stealing from Silk Road dealers

Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to 71 months in prison, after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice earlier this year, as first reported by <i>Ars Technica</i>. Bridges was part of the team investigating the Silk Road, ultimately resulting in the …

Corruption

Unauthorized App to Let You Play PS4 Games on Your PC

It remains to be seen how long Remote Play PC will be live before Sony shuts it down or disables it.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Living Rooms

Uncovering Australia's Indigenous past: Forgotten 1920s photos reveal insight into coastal Aboriginal people

A rusty tin containing 1920s photographs, hidden away in a Port Macquarie back shed has cast new light on the lives of coastal Aborigines at the turn …

Australia

Fallout 4: Semper Invicta - Become a Brotherhood Initiate

This quest becomes available immediately after completing the Brotherhood of Steel Quest: Call to Arms. Continue through this brief mission to …

Initiate

7 Days: A week of iPad Pro-blems, Zune's swansong, and Windows update upset

<i>7 Days is a weekly round-up of the Editors' picks of what's been happening in the world of technology - written with a dash of humor, a hint of</i> …

Windows 10

Pet owners warned to check vet's antivenom stocks after dachshund snakebite death

A family from Melbourne's eastern suburbs have warned fellow pet owners to check on their vet's antivenom stocks this summer after their dog died …

Pets

Paris attacks: five things the world must do in response

Terrorism works when it distorts our judgment with fear and anger, and we misjudge our responses. Terrorism turns our strength against us. It can …

Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren Lightsaber Finally Explained

When the first teaser trailer for <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> debuted nearly a year ago this month, one of the most talked about new elements of the …

Kylo Ren

Steam Controller gives disabled player one-handed 'Skyrim' controls

Valve's Steam Controller, like PC gaming in general, is highly customizable. Whether you think its large, circular trackpads are an annoyance or a revolution, there are plenty of ways to tweak how they perform in-game. One thoughtful user, Chris Hepburn, has remapped the buttons in <i>Skyrim</i> to help a …

Why one PC maker decided not to ship a Steam Machine this year

The Steam Machines PC gaming computers were pitched as a mighty alternative to Microsoft’s Windows when Valve announced them in January 2014. But when the company’s hardware partners announced their Steam Machines this week, only three of the original 14 vendors had products.<p>Since 2014, Valve has …

Fallout 4's greatest asset is its color palette

Of all the ways <i>Fallout 4</i> outshines earlier entires in the series, the way it uses color is perhaps the most apparent. The game is a vast improvement over its predecessors in one simple way: It's <i>loads</i> more vibrant. In 2008's <i>Fallout 3</i>, nearly everything in the post-nuclear apocalyptic Washington D.C. …

Boston

Adorable Baby Koala Poses for Her Very First Photoshoot

Australia's Symbio Wildlife Park is currently paying tribute to their adorable koala Imogen. The lovable joey will be celebrating her 1st birthday this coming weekend, so the park wants to look back on her life thus far. Even though Imogen is now happy and heathy, circumstances weren't always …

Cute

World Of Warcraft – Legion Brings Insanity To Shadow Priests

As announced at Blizzcon, the character classes in World of Warcraft are going over a revamping to make them more in tune with the lore of the class …

Gameplay

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Online Life

World of Warcraft: Legion will 'feel like you're in a piece of art'

Gallery: World of Warcraft: Legion will 'feel like you're in a piece of art'<p>Gallery: World of Warcraft: Legion will 'feel like you're in a piece of …

Media Industry

Food Safety Week aims to educate Australians to prevent accidental food poisoning

The Australian Food Safety Information Council estimates there are more than four million cases of food poisoning every year, and this Food Safety …

Eggs

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