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Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

Top 10 Austin Breweries of 2018

Power ranking the local leaders in craft beer

Beer

Apple confirms it runs iCloud on Google's cloud

Ever wondered where Apple stores all your iCloud backups? Between photos, files, contacts, and other data for millions of customers, that’s a whole lot of storage space that the company would have to make room for and manage. Now, it’s confirmed that iCloud actually lives on Google Cloud …

Apple says a failed component on the logic board of some iPhone 7 devices caused a 'No Service' problem even when cell service was available

iPhone users suffering from a curious "Airplane Mode" glitch that surfaced more than a year ago received a measure of vindication on Friday after Apple acknowledged the problem and to repair the problem for free.<p>The issue dates back to September 2016, when some iPhone 7 owners reported that their …

IPhone 7

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes review – shocking and important

A remarkable account of our addiction to the sweet stuff and the far-reaching implications for our health<p>Back in 1934 just three in every thousand adult Americans had diabetes. By 2012 that had risen to one in seven, with a new case being diagnosed every 16 seconds. In the UK, one in 16 people now …

Diabetes

The Supra Is Back, But This Time It's A Toyota-BMW Collaboration

The Supra is back. Yes, the fast, cool-looking Toyota coupe that featured in the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie series and was once quicker than a Porsche 911, but half the price, will make a long-awaited return after a 16-year hiatus. And given the fact that Toyota and BMW joined forces to co-develop the …

Autos

A Common Sugar Additive Might Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

Antibiotics are only part of the problem.<p>A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the …

Public Health

Fluance Fi70 Bluetooth sound system review: A gorgeous conversation piece

I don't like to gush in reviews; it comes off a bit tacky, and this is supposed to be an objective look at a piece of technology, but heed this …

Audiophile

New Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals Major Disappointment

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is going to be the first major handset revealed in 2018, and its launch will set the path for discussions about mobile technology for the next twelve months. The latest leaked images suggest that the South Korean company is going for an iterative approach, rather than any …

Electronics Industry

Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers next to Prince William could be the best photo of 2017

The Wallabies fullback is no stranger to getting around in his budgie smugglers but doing so next to Prince William was quite a sight to see.<p>All …

Kurtley Beale

Regurgitator bassist Ben Ely on 20 years of 'Unit', and punk rock for kids

Cemented in the annals of Australian music history, Regurgitator have enthralled audiences for decades with their effortless energy and cheeky wit. …

Klipsch offers up premium powered floorstanders, the R-28PFs

Klipsch has two new sets of powered speakers -- the R-28PF floorstanders and the R-14PM powered monitors -- which offer digital connections and Bluetooth.<p>Until recently you had two options when buying a new sound system -- a fully fledged stereo or AV system with separate amplification and masses …

Audiophile

Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is part art piece, part room shaker

The $1,800 MA770 is modern extravagance<p>Have you ever fancied a studio-grade, connected speaker made of custom concrete? If so, Master & Dynamic has you covered: its MA770 nearfield soundstage speaker is encased in concrete, weighs 35 pounds, and comes with an equally hefty cost of $1,800. Now, …

Audiophile

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

Cooking

Apple TV is losing badly to Roku and Amazon in the living room, survey finds

Will a 4K Apple TV be an effective counter to cheap streaming sticks?<p>Apple TV is continuing to lose ground to Roku and Amazon in the living room, a survey by Parks Associates has found. The consumer research company sampled 10,000 US homes and based its results on those which had at least one …

Smart TV

Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

Samsung is working on a smart speaker to take on Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home, and soon Apple’s HomePod. The existence of a Samsung smart speaker and plans to release a speaker soon were shared with CNBC today by DJ Koh, president of the mobile division at Samsung.<p>Koh did not share …

It's lucky I'm not a politician, because I just found out I'm probably British — and I've got a US social security card

Like most Australians I've watched the parade of politicians brought down by section 44 in recent months with a mixture of amusement and scorn.<p>How …

Mighty fills an iPod shuffle-sized hole for Spotify subscribers

Everything that’s old is new again. That’s how the tech game is played. Products evolve and leave vacuums for new startups to rush in and fill. For Mighty, the long, slow death of the MP3 player presented just such an opening.<p>The company launched a Kickstarter last year with the promise of …

iPod

Queens Of The Stone Age: greatest rock band alive? - Music News - triple j

Are Queens Of The Stone Age the world's best living rock band? Because damn, after their headlining Splendour set, it sure feels like it.<p>Saturday …

Queens of the Stone Age

Microsoft Partners With Johnson Controls for New Cortana Thermostat 'GLAS'

Microsoft and Johnson Controls today revealed a new product partnership in a smart thermostat called "GLAS." The thermostat has been built by Johnson Controls, the company that made the first electric thermostat, with Microsoft providing all of the internal software, including the ability for users …

Home Automation

Onkyo’s new stereo receiver offers unique HDMI switching

The Onkyo TX-8270 is the most feature-packed stereo receiver the Audiophiliac has ever tested!<p>I've long been an advocate of stereo home theater, but there was one stumbling block: stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers lacked video switching of any kind. For years I've asked manufacturers about …

Audiophile

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Mobile Technology

These $3,000 headphones roll up like a metal link bracelet

But you probably can’t afford them<p>On-ear and over-ear headphones generally tend to offer dramatically better sound than smaller, in-ear buds. The trade-off is, in exchange for better music, you have to carry around the bulkier, larger devices.<p>But what if you didn’t? What if you could roll up a pair …

Audiophile

Can you find the Mars rover in this incredible orbiter photo?

NASA shares a fascinating view from its Mars-orbiting spacecraft that challenges you to find the Curiosity rover tucked into the rocky landscape.<p>Do you see NASA's Mars Curiosity rover in this photo? Here's a hint: it's the tiny bluish spot in the middle. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) …

Mars Rover

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The Ten Best Restaurants on the Drive from LA to Vegas

With Sin City such a short drive from Los Angeles, there’s little reason not to make the trek to the land of penny slot machines and gluttonous buffets. But with so much of the drive taking place in a restaurant wasteland, it’s important to plan the dining experience to maximize the road trip. …

Los Angeles

Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse Review

I’m a huge fan of Corsair’s mechanical gaming keyboards, but I’ll admit I had never used a Corsair gaming mouse until the Glaive landed on my desk a …

Computer Science

The Finkel review explained: what's in it, and why you should care

The review will provide governments with a blueprint for energy security across the grid. It will also look at affordability and sustainability, as …

Kevin Rudd