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​Australia's visa system to support 'global war' for high-end tech talent

The Australian government has reignited its visa reform discussion, with Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge telling …

Australia

A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found …

A tiny collision beneath the South Pole just changed how we see the universe

Scientists using data from a detector embedded in a huge block of ice at the South Pole have traced an eerie and elusive particle back to one of the most powerful objects in existence. In the process, they've unlocked a whole new way to look at the universe.<p>The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in …

Microsoft is updating the Windows Notepad app for the first time in years

A surprise for Windows users<p>Microsoft is giving its Notepad app for Windows a surprising amount of new features. While the software giant hasn’t updated Notepad for years, the next Windows 10 update will include some highly requested additions. Microsoft is clearly listening to Windows 10 users who …

Software

Elon Musk's rescue sub arrived in Thailand

Musk said it could also work as "an escape pod in space."<p>Elon Musk has a plan.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur and engineers at his private spaceflight company SpaceX designed a “kid-size submarine” that they said could help with a harrowing rescue operation underway to retrieve a group of boys trapped …

Elon Musk

'Overwatch' skin raised more than $10 million for breast cancer research

Back in May, <i>Overwatch</i> added its first paid skin for the much-loved (and sometimes loathed) healer Mercy. At $15, it was nothing to sniff at, but all proceeds went to a good cause, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).<p>Blizzard has just revealed that the drive raised over $12.7 million. …

Breast Cancer

How a Failed Car Company Gave Rise to a Revolutionary New Battery

Fisker's solid-state battery powers electric vehicles--and drones and flying taxis.<p>Since Alessandro Volta created the first true battery in 1800, improvements have been relatively incremental. When it comes to phones and especially electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries have resisted a slew of …

Electric Vehicles

In Thai Cave Rescue, This Ancient Practice Likely Saved the Trapped Boys' Lives

The soccer players and their coach are out of the cave. But things could have gone very differently.<p>All 12 of the trapped soccer players and their coach have been freed from the flooded cave complex in northern Thailand. The one fatality from the incident was former Thai Navy diver Saman Gunan, who …

Hundreds of naked Australians brave the cold for mass nude photoshoot

Hundreds have ditched their robes in Melbourne, Australia for an epic mass nude photoshoot.<p>U.S. artist Spencer Tunick, famed for his mass nude …

Ant-Man and The Wasp’s $80 million open is a surprise success

Marvel’s original power couple surpass 2015’s debut by more than $20 million<p><i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> is looking at an opening weekend in the $80 million range for North America beating expectations for the franchise and giving Disney another enviable moneymaker as the summer movie season chugs on.<p>The …

Your iPhone or iPad probably indicates you're well off 

Researchers investigating differences between groups of Americans have an interesting observation: owning an iOS device is the <i>best</i> indicator that someone is in one of the top income brackets. Even better than using Grey Poupon.<p>They are trying to discover whether rich and poor, white and minority, …

Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team

Made out of a Falcon 9’s liquid oxygen transfer tube<p>Just days after engineers from SpaceX and the Boring Company traveled to Thailand to assist with the rescue of a soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex, CEO Elon Musk says that they are working on a “tiny, kid-size submarine” …

Elon Musk

Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cooks up crispy food without clogging your arteries

If you’re looking to spice things up in your kitchen, there’s no better way to do it than with a Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer. This 3.7-quart air …

JK Rowling can't stop laughing after Trump boasts about his writing abilities

Regardless of your views on President Trump, we should all be able to agree that the man is not a great writer. His speaking and reading skills are …

The unique stress of running a successful indie studio

It's a big year for Capybara Games. <i>Below</i> is actually coming out, five years after its announcement and three years after its original promised release date, but that's only the half of it.<p>"I'm just starting to come to the realization of what's left in 2018," Capy co-founder Nathan Vella says. …

Mobile Gaming

Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they'd found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing.<p>Rescuers at the scene outside Chiang Rai in northern Thailand cheered, exchanged …

Thai Navy

All the 'Game of Thrones' players dressed up for Rose and Kit's wedding and we can't look away

Jon Snow and Ygritte finally tied the knot, everyone! And all your <i>Game of Thrones</i> faves were there to celebrate.<p>On Saturday, Kit Harington and Rose …

Bot-No-Jaem: The Korean YouTube star famous for doing nothing

A South Korean student has achieved instant fame, an adoring female fan base, and primetime TV appearances through viral YouTube videos in which he does practically nothing in front of the camera.<p>Highlights of YouTuber Bot-No-Jaem’s 1-7 hours-long livestreaming sessions include adjusting his …

All-you-can-eat restaurant goes bust after people ate all they could

Here's a sage reminder that the all-you-can-eat business model can go very, very wrong.<p>A hotpot restaurant in China went bust after two weeks because …

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is a refinement of a classic formula

It's December 1999. I'm sitting in my best friend's smoke-filled bedroom, frantically mashing the buttons of an N64 controller and having the time of my life. Six months later, I'm in the same smokey hovel, but now I'm deftly dodging attacks, timing blocks and dancing between the platforms of …

Retrogaming

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Plume is turning home Wi-Fi into a subscription service

You have to subscribe even to buy a router<p>A Wi-Fi router startup is trying to shake up how we think about home Wi-Fi in a major way: by turning it into a subscription service.<p>The plan comes from Plume, one of several companies that have popped up over the past few years to capitalize on the growing …

This super clear video of a nearly perfect tornado is stunning

Mother nature is terrifyingly beautiful.<p>Storm chaser James Hammett caught footage of this tornado in Laramie, Wyoming. Driving along a highway, he …

The D-Mask may be the high-tech future of diving and snorkeling

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>As with most well-established sports and outdoor activities, the gear used in scuba diving and snorkeling continues to evolve, …

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

iOS 12: Five features we’re excited about

Apple has a lot of new features to explore in the latest version of iOS 12.<p>From personalized Animoji to a Siri that can help you do more things at once, there's lots to dig through in the developer beta. Because this is a beta release, features and functionality are subject to change between now …

Amazon has a giveaways section full of free stuff and how did we not know about this before?

You can get free stuff on Amazon.<p>This is not a drill. Amazon apparently has this massive giveaway section and we somehow didn't know about it until …

Apple’s About to Make Your iPhone Cooler (And Help You Use It Less)

Just shy of 10 years after the debut of the App store, Apple seems to feel conflicted about the hyperconnected world it has helped create. The most …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …