News: Tech & Science

Aust scientists find HIV 'hiding place'

Friday  02:38,   20 october 2017

Australian scientists have found where intact HIV hides in the body, which could help lead to a cure for the deadly disease.Scientists have found where HIV "hides" in the body to evade detection by the immune system, leading to hope a cure is one[...]

Ariana Huffington, who made millions from online media, just created an app to get people off their smartphones

Friday  01:51,   20 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Ariana Huffington's wellbeing organisation Thrive Global has created an app for Samsung devices that helps users spend less time immersed in technology. In August last year, Huffington departed the online news and opinion site Huffington Post,[...]

Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

Thursday  12:30,   19 october 2017

Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it's testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google[...]

Facebook's discovery-focused 'Explore Feed' hits the desktop

Thursday  10:36,   19 october 2017

Facebook's tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the "Explore" feed are progressing, it seems. Previously available on mobile devices in the main navigation, Facebook's new Explore Feed is now appearing for users on the[...]

Nissan's Rogue is its first US car with semi-autonomous driving

Thursday  10:36,   19 october 2017

You won't have to wait long to try Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist on American streets. Again, ProPilot Assist isn't as slick as Tesla's Autopilot. It won't roll out to meet you in the driveway, or change lanes just by[...]

Google Confirms Android 8.1 Coming Soon To Pixel Phones

Thursday  10:06,   19 october 2017
Know Your Mobile

Google's already prepping Android 8.1 for launch on the Pixel series and Pixel 2 seriesIt's not far off either, Google promises it will arrive "in the coming weeks," as part of an official blog post on te Pixel 2 camera[...]

How to make Facebook less annoying to use

Thursday  10:05,   19 october 2017

Facebook: can't live with it, can't live without it. If you're despairing at the dross served up by the world's biggest social network every time you log in, then we've got some advice for you - it doesn't have to be that[...]

In horrifying news, researchers have discovered the mind still works after death.

Thursday  08:51,   19 october 2017

When the heart stops beating, for all medical and scientific purposes, it is the end of life. But not the end of consciousness, according to researchers.The heart stops pumping blood. The lungs stop receiving blood. The brain no longer works. The[...]

5 website development trends that rocked 2017

Thursday  08:51,   19 october 2017

Over the recent past, websites have entirely become vital corporate tools. They are used at least in every field from marketing to engineering. The high demand for websites has put developers on the spot, a situation that explains the current[...]

Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and profile transfers

Thursday  08:51,   19 october 2017

Nintendo's convertible Switch console has a new software update available, and owners will likely want to grab version 4.0.0 of its OS right away. In a world full of Twitch streams and YouTube Let's Plays that should be well received.[...]

Ever wondered why chip packets are so damn noisy? Science has figured out why

Thursday  07:56,   19 october 2017

<p>If you’ve ever had midnight snack cravings or sat in a quiet cinema, you’ll definitely know the pain caused by noisy chip packets.&nbsp;</p>According to Prof. Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist at Oxford University, chip[...]

Scientists Just Found The Perfect Spot To Build An Underground Colony On The Moon

Thursday  06:50,   19 october 2017
Gizmodo Australia

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava.&nbsp;For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar[...]

Giant Robot Battle Between U.S. and Japan Has a Winner

Thursday  05:20,   19 october 2017

The U.S.-based Megabots team challenged Japan's Suidobashi to the "world's first giant robot duel."The American challengers Megabots surprised viewers by showing up with not one, but two giant robots, Iron Glory and Eagle Prime,[...]

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

Thursday  03:46,   19 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Bigelow Aerospace says its inflatable space hotel could be ready for lunar orbit by 2022. One of the company's pods is already attached to the International Space Station.Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas-based space pod company, wants to send an[...]

#MeToo campaign reaches millions as women stand solid

Wednesday  19:33,   18 october 2017

A simple hashtag has united women around the world in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations that rocked Hollywood. TV star Alyssa Milano, who was vocal on Twitter following the bombshell allegations against the movie mogul, asked women to[...]