Inspiration can strike at any time, and presumably the creator of this unique BBQ happened to be watching Contact while trying to come up with a new design. How else can you explain its concentric ring design that looks like some kind of worm hole generator or time machine? Unfortunately, Cesarre’s Kara’s raison d’être is […]


“Keep Calm and Carry On” is now one of the most recognizable slogans in British history. Its resilient message has become extraordinarily commonplace, with the phrase used to sell everything from mugs to flight bags and baby clothes. An engraving shop on my daily commute even invokes its customers to “Keep Calm and Order Signage”. […]


Google is adding 13 additional languages to Gmail, bringing its total language count to 71, the company announced on Monday. Gmail — which now covers languages spoken by 94% of the world’s Internet population — can now be formatted to Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, […]


A recently published study that manipulated Facebook News Feeds has sparked outrage among users who are criticizing the ethics behind the experiment, which was conducted by Facebook and several universities. Researchers tweaked the feeds of 689,003 users to show a disproportionate number of positive or negative statuses for one week in January 2012. They found […]


FireChat, the elegant mesh networking app that lets you talk to you friends without an internet connection, just got even better. While you’ve been able to use the app on iOS and Android devices separately for months, a new version of the app lets you cross the platforms. It sounds pretty neat! Read the rest […]


Google has a lot to do. Since its last developer conference, wearables have taken off, web-driven home automation became a real thing, in-car apps are taking shape, tablets have changed, and a full-on price war for cloud services has begun. The company has certainly made some moves in these areas, but it’s saved plenty of […]


Apple suppliers are reportedly gearing up to start production for its larger-sized iPhones next month, a new report suggests. According to a Bloomberg report, sources familiar with the matter say production for Apple’s two larger smartphone devices — one with a 4.7-inch display (compared to the 4-inch iPhone 5S screen) and an even bigger 5.5-inch […]


Fresh out of holiday ideas? Well, Google Flight Search now has an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that allows you to find a random destination to jet off to. But it’s not quite as crazy as it may first sound: you can set a budget, time limits and boundaries, then see at-a-glance where your money could […]


You’ve seen it at the club. A desperate friend, begging the bartender for a socket. You’ve been a support network for it at the office, frantically fishing through your stuff for a compatible charger. You’ve even experienced it yourself. And it hurts. Oh, it hurts. A dying smartphone battery is a terrible thing to bear. […]


Taxi drivers often ask me what I do for a living, and when I say I work for CSIRO, they get animated and show they know and love us: “Yes, you did Wi-Fi and the plastic money.” It’s only part of the story of the organisation that has been pushing the edge of what’s possible […]


There’s been a lot of fuss made of Chromecast in the last month or so. After a few false starts, however, the simple, low-cost streaming stick for the Google-faithful is finally on Australian shelves. Here’s how much it is and where you can get it. Chromecast dongles will be available today for $49. Compared to […]


The 5.5-inch G3 is the first mainstream smartphone with a Quad HD display, which has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 for a pixel density of 538 ppi. Although it’s generally accepted the human eye can’t discern improvements in pixel density above 300 ppi on a smartphone, LG executives at the event insisted that they […]


Mobile payment systems like Isis promise a world where paying for something is as easy as waving your cellphone over a store terminal. But what if all you had to do was nod? That’s the promise of Eaze, a Google Glass app launching in beta on Friday that lets Glass users hook up a virtual […]


Scientists from IBM Research have discovered “a new class of polymer materials” — plastic composites, regularly used in smartphones and laptops and cars and planes — that could potentially transform almost every electronic device you use every day. The new plastics are entirely recyclable, can self-heal, and are incredibly strong and light. IBM Research staff […]


A top European Union court ruled on Tuesday that consumers can ask Google to remove potentially damaging content about them, also known as the preposterously-named “right to be forgotten.” One problem: It’s exactly opposite of the way the Internet should work. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from


Experts believe the Internet of Things — the concept that all devices, objects and systems could be web connected and share information in the future — will have a widespread effect on the way we live our everyday lives by 2025. According to a new report conducted by the Pew Research Center, about 83% of […]


Your fancy chinaware has finally been updated for the sci-fi-loving 21st century. A legendary ceramic pattern called Willow has graced the face of housewares since the 18th century. This popular style, known for its intricate blue and white designs, was inspired by the porcelain dishes that England imported from China. Read the rest of the […]


Imagine if today’s leading corporations were warring houses in Game of Thrones. Would Twitter plot to slay Facebook at the Facebook/Instagram wedding? Would Google be the master of whisperers, who knows everyone’s secrets? Would IKEA make a ready-to-assemble Iron Throne? One thing’s for sure: everybody’s logos would be way cooler. The following logos were created […]


Mozilla just released an extensive new Firefox redesign, with cleaned up visuals and some great new features. It looks pretty different from the old Firefox — and rather similar to Google Chrome — with some deep customisation options and nice integration between desktop and mobile browsers. Read the rest of the original article here! * […]


There have long been rumors that Apple is working on its own virtual reality goggles, and now we have proof: A lengthy, image-soaked head-mounted display patent was awarded to the Cupertino company earlier this month. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from