Tracey O'brien

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Edward Snowden explains exactly how the CIA would hack your Samsung TV

To hack into your Samsung TV, the CIA isn't breaking into your house. They're hacking it when you order on Amazon.<p>That's what Edward Snowden pointed …

Samsung posts B-roll of Galaxy S8, GearVR and Gear 360 (10 videos)

Following Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday, the company has now uploaded B-roll footage of its new products to its Samsung Newsroom YouTube channel. This includes a total of ten videos, showing off things like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus’ display and camera, the new Bixby AI …

Gear VR

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

Cooking

Samsung 'The Frame' TV is literally wall art, costs $2,000

It looks like a picture frame, complete with digital still art, but The Frame is actually a TV.<p>Today's TVs can look nice enough hanging on the wall, but nobody would mistake one for an actual painting. Until now.<p>Samsung's newest TVs try their damnedest to mimic real art. Called The Frame, the "TV" …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Set Up Your Mac for Wi-Fi Calling

You can, in fact, make phone calls from your Mac. Wi-Fi (<i>WiFi</i>) calling is one of the perks you get when you choose to go with Apple’s complete …

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Blew a Hole in Earth's Crust

A huge chunk of the planet was liquified in the explosive impact event.<p>About 65 million years ago, a space rock six miles wide came hurtling towards …

15 Brain-Boosting Foods

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center developed a diet that helped lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53% in study participants who …

Nutrition

DeWalt Backpack Carries Tools, Charges Gadgets - Technabob

These days we carry a ton of gadgets with us everywhere. It can be a real pain trying to keep all of those devices charged up. Conventional charging …

Google's Pricey Mistake With Your Premium Pixel

Google’s mission with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is relatively clear. These are high-end devices designed to showcase Google’s prowess in software and hardware. Unlike the developer-focused Nexus devices the two Pixel models are targeted at the consumer market. They will be portrayed as …

Mobile Technology

The 7 Most Useful Features Coming to Your Android Phone

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Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Truck driver's ability to help Tarrington crash victims to be questioned, court hears

The capacity of a truck driver involved in a fatal collision near Hamilton to stop and render assistance will be called into question, the …

Crime

WA artists share their secrets to building a successful career from YouTube fame

Up-and-coming Australian filmmakers, comedians and music producers have revealed how they harnessed the internet to cut out the middle-man to reach …

Sumatran rhino birth hailed as major boost for the critically endangered species

The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in …

Extinction

Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, HTC, BlackBerry and ZTE are all being sued because their phones have music players

Creative is suing Samsung, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo and Motorola. What could they possibly have on these huge names of the tech …

Spacelapse of rare Mercury transit captured by NASA telescope

Prince's Drum Samples: Now, at Your Fingertips

Francis Preve's free 'PurpleDrums' sample pack puts the immortal LM-1 and Linn Drum machines in your hands.<p>Prince wasn't just a master songwriter, he was also a prolific multi-instrumentalist, bouncing between bass, keys, guitar, and drums without skipping a beat. Now, you can turn that crippling …

Crows swoop on puppy, carrying it away from back garden

The owner of a chihuahua puppy remains hopeful the dog is still alive after it was snatched from her backyard and carried away by crows.<p>Four-month-old Fudge, who was small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, was swooped upon by crows while outside her owner Heather Sinden’s home in Melbourne’s …

Birds

Scorchers: the hottest films of summer 2016

Ghostbusters, Star Trek, X-Men, Bourne – it’s blockbuster time. So should you swing with Tarzan, hit the road with Brent, or enter the warzone of Iraq with Tina Fey?<p>Summer culture: Music | Theatre | Dance | Art | Comedy<p>Florence Foster Jenkins<p>Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep have some lovely chemistry in …

Film Industry

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Army has recruited the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home to help injured soldiers through the process of rehabilitation.

Recycling your mobile phone? Beware the empty price ‘promise’

I’ll admit it, I didn’t read the small print. So I almost paid the price when a £26 offer was cut by more than two-thirds<p>I’m an idiot, I don’t mind admitting it. In a fit of stupidity, and only seeing pounds signs, I was lured in by flashy marketing and failed to read the small print when looking …

Mobile

How to make your Android phone work more closely with your PC or Mac

If you think about it, the computer you use the most during the day is your smartphone. But you still probably have a Mac, PC, or maybe even a …

Apps

Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI will start outperforming humans in the next decade

Computer systems that can see, hear, and understand language better than their creators<p>On yesterday's investor call, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked how the machine learning technology behind its recent introduction of bots to Messenger would manifest itself in the future. "So …

Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

From the minute the band walked on stage Saturday night at the Barclays Center, it was clear this wasn't going to be an ordinary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show. Instead of coming out in pairs, house lights up, the stage lights went to purple and the musicians took their places …

David Bowie

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: Tiny Desk Concert

Hillsborough vigil sings You'll Never Walk Alone - BBC News

Costa Concordia skipper fights for sentence appeal in court

Former cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino has started an appeals trial in Italy to overturn his 16-year prison sentence. The prosecution has …

Shipping

What happens to stolen money after your card has been skimmed?

"I checked the transactions online and there had been three withdrawals from an ATM in Punchbowl, taken between the fourth and fifth of April, when I …

Identity Theft

How to extend the life of your smartphone by years without it slowing down

Earlier this year Apple's stock took a big hit when its earnings release showed that iPhone sales had decreased and its earnings were down for the …