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Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision

If you’ve ever seen Indigenous Australia’s most-famed hunting weapon, the boomerang, you’ll know it’s a solid piece of wood that can really pack a punch if it manages to hit you. They’re meant to be for knocking down mammals, after all. Drones are surprisingly resistant to a boomerang hits though, at least the one in […]

Razer's 'paid to play' program bribes gamers to use its Cortex software

Lingering in the mind of every gamer is a silly, whimsical idea that very few manage to make a reality. "Gee," we think to ourselves. "It sure would be neat if I could get someone to pay me to play video games." Most of us know it's a futile dream, b…

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Australians are very bad at driving if this dash cam compilation's anything to go by

We’re a sucker for drama. And you’ll see plenty of it, in Dash Cam Owners Australia’s “March 2017 On The Road” compilation, which is part of an ongoing collection of the Facebook page’s most dangerous — but also highly entertaining — cases of woeful driving or near-misses with risk-taking pedestrians. Just a warning, there’s plenty […]

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Instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million

 On the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, Instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses, Recode reports. There are over 31,000 […]

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Crunch Report | Amazon Buys Souq

 Amazon buys Souq, the “Amazon of the Middle East,” Apple acquires Workflow, Instagram blurs sensitive photos and adds two-factor authorization while Facebook rolls out mention alerts and reaction emoji and the latest list of Mac exploits from WikiLeaks. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Elgato's control pad is a livestreaming sidekick

The rise of livestreaming has opened the floodgates of casual broadcasting, turning many computer desks into makeshift studios. Peripherals have started catering to this market, like 360-degree cameras. In this niche, Elgato has released the Stream D…

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How to make Australian trolls angry: Tell them their country isn't real

Find it difficult to tell when something on the internet is a joke? Maybe don’t fly into an abusive rage. 17-year-old Shelley Floryd from Stockholm has been penning Facebook posts claiming “Australia is not real” and man, have they gone viral. SEE ALSO: Twitter turns a discriminatory hashtag (on a blank page) into LOLs “It’s […]

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Facial recognition will help doctors detect rare genetic disease

A group of scientists have used facial recognition for something other than verifying identity or catching crooks on the run. The team from the National Human Genome Research Institute have developed a facial recognition method that can diagnose a ra…

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Mum accidentally sends her kid to school with vodka for lunch

Well it does have a colourful, fruity-looking package, just like kid’s products. An unnamed woman from Queensland, Australia told Facebook that she accidentally sent her five-year-old daughter to school with a pouch of raspberry sorbet-flavoured vodka, because it kind of looked like her daughter’s “frozen juice pouch.” SEE ALSO: UberEATS is delivering alcohol now, but […]

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CREDO and Cloudflare argue against national security letter gag orders

 Earlier this week, the FBI finally allowed Cloudflare and CREDO Mobile to identify themselves as recipients of national security letters, which allow the agency to secretly order tech companies to hand over customer data. (The FBI initially allowed Cloudflare and CREDO to disclose some but not all of their NSLs; TechCrunch reported in January the […]

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