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Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

Friday  07:35,   22 september 2017

Apple Inc's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple's Sydney city store[...]

Bose Announces New Wireless SoundSport Free Earphones

Friday  07:35,   22 september 2017
International Business Times

The Bose SoundSport Free can deliver up to five hours of battery life and are sweat resistant with an IPX4 water resistance rating.Bose announced its first pair of wireless in-ear earphones called the SoundSport Free. The new pair of wireless[...]

Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends

Friday  07:35,   22 september 2017

In what might be one of the most overdue updates of all time, Instagram is finally testing a feature that lets you see if someone is following you directly from their bio. Previously, you'd have to laboriously scroll through your followers list to[...]

The man whose biblical doomsday claim has some nervously eyeing Sept. 23

Friday  07:05,   22 september 2017
The Washington Post

Who is David Meade? He doesn't say much about himself, at least not any specific, verifiable information.David Meade, the self-described “specialist in research and investigations,” has earned a fair amount of publicity online for predicting[...]

Russia just successfully tested one of its newest ICBMs -- here's what it can do

Friday  03:36,   22 september 2017
Business Insider Australia

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday that it had successfully tested one of its newest intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Russian Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday that it had successfully tested one of its[...]

Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago

Friday  02:35,   22 september 2017
Brisbane Times

Scientists will use a meteorite found by two gold prospectors in Queensland's gulf lands to help discover how Earth was formed four billion years ago.On the meteorite “black market” this piece of iron and nickel-rich rock from space is worth[...]

Cosmic rays come from far-flung galaxies

Thursday  21:31,   21 september 2017

New research has revealed that cosmic rays hitting the earth come from far-flung galaxies.Ending a 50-year debate over the origin of the rays, a global collaboration of scientists has found there is only a one in million chance they could have come[...]

Petrified poop: 75-million-year-old dino dung drops bombshell

Thursday  18:00,   21 september 2017

Chunks of raw meat? Boring. A plateful of ferns? Ho-hum. Newfound fossil poop shows some dinosaurs preferred exotic fare: crab-like crustaceans and rotten wood. Chunks of raw meat? Boring. A plateful of ferns? Ho-hum. Newfound fossil poop[...]

Asteroid Odd Couple: Spitting Space-Rock Duo Is Truly Bizarre

Thursday  17:55,   21 september 2017

The two asteroids, collectively known as 288P, are locked in orbit around each other and are also spewing water vapor into space like comets.The two asteroids, collectively known as 288P, are locked in orbit around each other and are also spewing[...]

Hurricanes release the energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs

Thursday  17:54,   21 september 2017

The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from? Those who have experienced a hurricane know the devastation one can[...]

Where to get the best deal on an iPhone 8

Thursday  16:55,   21 september 2017

With the iPhone 8 hitting stores tomorrow, experts have run through the best deals to find one right for you. The newest gadget from Apple features ground-breaking technology, including an upgraded camera, faster performance and wireless[...]

Salt-resistant goldfish found in rivers prompt biologist to issue warning

Thursday  16:22,   21 september 2017
ABC News

Dumped pet goldfish are found in Australian estuaries, prompting fears the fish — which are highly adaptive and can grow to 2 kilograms — could make their way into connected river systems and kill off native species. Last year, scientists from the[...]

Ransomware Targeting Millions With Email Attack

Thursday  16:02,   21 september 2017
International Business Times

A ransomware attack hidden in an email attachment purporting to be from Herbalife is hitting millions of inboxes around the world. The campaign was first spotted by cybersecurity firm Barracuda Labs on Tuesday, at which point the attack had been[...]

China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

Thursday  15:23,   21 september 2017

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals. The "Apollo Fund" will invest in 100 [...]

Cold World, Hot Topic: Can Microbes Survive on Mars?

Thursday  15:17,   21 september 2017

Work is underway to investigate how hitchhiking microorganisms on spacecraft might survive, grow and possibly adapt to the harsh environmental conditions on that distant world. Additionally, new research is centered on mimicking sites on Mars that[...]