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  • School employee fired after busting joke about student’s spelling on Twitter

    Jan 18, 2017 | 11:53 am

    School employee fired after busting joke about student’s spelling on Twitter While exchanging banter on Twitter is all fun and games, it could also get you into trouble. Just ask this unfortunate employee of Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland who was recently fired for tweeting a witty joke. As part of her role as the district’s web experience coordinator, Katie Nash was also responsible for handling the FCPS’s Twitter account. Following feedback from students suggesting the schools’ tweeting tone came across a tad too dry, Nash “took it to heart” to spice things up and engage with the pupils in a fun way. “We had received feedback from some students in a focus…[…]

  • Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars

    Jan 18, 2017 | 11:39 am

    Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars While Google, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Nutonomy and Uber are working feverishly to be the first to bring self-driving cars onto our roads, there hasn’t been a lot of noise about autonomous vehicle tech in developing countries – until now. India-based engineering firm Tata Elxsi announced today that it’s gearing up to begin testing its own self-driving system in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Although it isn’t building its own cars, the company (which is part of the $23 billion Tata Group that also runs power, steel, communications and software businesses) told Business Standard that it’s already started trials with…[…]

  • What separates a $100 idea from a $1,000,000 one?

    Jan 18, 2017 | 11:22 am

    What separates a $100 idea from a $1,000,000 one? As an entrepreneur you hear this question nonstop, how big can your company get? When looking at startups, the fact of the matter is that some business models are worth more than others. The underlying way to show value as a startup is scalability. Scalability effectively analyzes growth as a standard in your business model. Businesses like Sourcify that focus their company around software are more scalable than consumer product brands like Original Grain. At Sourcify, the algorithm to match entrepreneurs to the right manufacturer in minutes enables them to skip past the service oriented consultancies inherent in the manufacturing…[…]

  • Google now saves your offline mobile searches for when you’re back online

    Jan 18, 2017 | 10:51 am

    No internet connection? Google will save your offline search and answer it as soon as you’re back online.

  • The fastest way to go from total newbie to programming pro is this Coding 101 training

    Jan 18, 2017 | 10:03 am

    The fastest way to go from total newbie to programming pro is this Coding 101 training At the rate the tech world spins, it may feel like everybody knows how to code a webpage or an app except you. Not true…but it’s never too late to put yourself on the right side of the coding knowledge equation, thanks to instruction like this in-depth Coding 101 bundle of courses. Right now, you can pick up this eight-course primer on all things programming for only $49 from TNW Deals. Even if the idea of building your own webpage seems intimidating, this course collection has your back. Programming newbies will get complete tutorials on the basics of coding for…[…]

  • Man claims faulty e-cigarette blew up in his face and knocked out 7 of his teeth

    Jan 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Man claims faulty e-cigarette blew up in his face and knocked out 7 of his teeth Getting an e-cigarette might help you ditch your smoking habit, but it can certainly do some serious damage when things go off. A man from Idaho claims a faulty vaporizer pen blew up in his face, causing second-degree burns to his cheek and knocking out seven of his teeth. The incident took place on the morning of January 14 as Andrew Hall was taking drags from the device while getting ready for work. According to the injured man, he did nothing unusual to trigger the explosion. “I’ve been doing this for about a year now and assure you I did not…[…]

  • Google and LG are reportedly launching the first Android Wear 2.0 watches next month

    Jan 18, 2017 | 08:53 am

    Google and LG are reportedly launching the first Android Wear 2.0 watches next month Last December, Google confirmed that it was planning to launch two new smartwatches featuring its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 platform, in partnership with a third-party manufacturer. According to tipster Evan Blass, that partner is LG. The company is expected to launch the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style at an event on February 9 and kick off sales the next day in the US, followed by other countries over the next two months. Google's two smartwatches will be released with Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017 [image courtesy of: https://t.co/so8uJyEZCy] pic.twitter.com/ruejqXSNSy — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 13, 2016 So…[…]

  • Gabe Newell confirms a new Valve game is coming, doesn’t rule out Half-Life 3

    Jan 18, 2017 | 07:15 am

    Gabe Newell confirms a new Valve game is coming, doesn’t rule out Half-Life 3 It’s been over 12 years since Valve released its smash hit FPS game, Half-Life 2, and fans have been raucously clamoring for a sequel ever since. In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit on Wednesday, Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell answered a bunch of questions from fans of the company’s games; he confirmed that a new single-player title was in the works. Given that the company is notoriously secretive about its projects, the revelation of an upcoming game from the makers of massively popular titles like Portal and Dota 2 after several years is huge. Naturally, someone asked…[…]

  • Super Mario Odyssey in GTA’s Liberty City is the plumber’s worst adventure ever

    Jan 18, 2017 | 05:55 am

    Super Mario Odyssey in GTA’s Liberty City is the plumber’s worst adventure ever For the launch of its new Switch portable console, Nintendo announced a radically different take on its Mario game franchise with Super Mario Odyssey. It sees our favorite Italian plumber explore New Donk City, which is inhabited by humans and more like the real world than other environs he’s ever been in. YouTuber CrowbCat painstakingly recreated the trailer for the new game in Grand Theft Auto 4’s Liberty City, complete with a life-size Mario character. You’ll want to watch the original before checking out CrowbCat’s hilarious remake, which shows how quickly things could go south for Mario if he actually…[…]

  • Google is reportedly bringing its always-up-to-date Android One phones to the US

    Jan 18, 2017 | 05:12 am

    Google is reportedly bringing its always-up-to-date Android One phones to the US In an effort to strengthen its smartphone platform brand, Google is bringing its Android One program to the US later this year, reports The Information. Three people briefed on the company’s plans for the project noted that the first US-bound device, manufactured by an unidentified hardware maker, will arrive sometime around the middle of 2017 with a price tag of about $200-$300. Google first announced its Android One program in June 2014, with a view to make it easier and more affordable to experience Android. The idea was to partner with third-party manufacturers to bring low-cost handsets with the latest…[…]

  • This is what happens when Trump invites all of Facebook to his inauguration

    Jan 18, 2017 | 01:35 am

    This is what happens when Trump invites all of Facebook to his inauguration Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence would like to invite all of us to the Inaugural Welcome Concert and Swearing in Ceremony on Friday. The President- and Vice President-elect took to Facebook to extend this honor to anyone wanting to sign up to willfully receive communication from Trump via email. The invitation was a nice gesture. It seems, however, that most find themselves with prior obligations this Friday. On the plus side, there should be some empty seats if you plan on attending. You can grab an email invitation here.Or just read more coverage about: Facebook

  • Say goodbye to classic Google+ on January 24

    Jan 17, 2017 | 22:42 pm

    But don't be fooled: Google's social network shows no signs of fading quietly into the night anytime soon.

  • Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot

    Jan 17, 2017 | 17:24 pm

    Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot A note-taking company is trying to become something much bigger and more powerful. The post Evernote's New App Is More Than an Update—It's a Reboot appeared first on WIRED.

  • Vine is looping for the last time today

    Jan 17, 2017 | 09:44 am

    Vine has confirmed that January 17 is the app’s last day so you might want to download your loops while you still can.

  • Best Netflix TV shows: 25 great Netflix television series in Australia

    Jan 17, 2017 | 03:15 am

    Make sure you're getting the best out of your Netflix account with these television gems.

  • Postcards From Vegas: The Beautiful, Terrible Sights of CES

    Jan 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    Postcards From Vegas: The Beautiful, Terrible Sights of CES We sent photographer Amy Lombard out to roam the millions of square feet of floorspace at CES. The post Postcards From Vegas: The Beautiful, Terrible Sights of CES appeared first on WIRED.

  • So, You Got a VR Rig. Here’s All the Other Stuff You Need

    Jan 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    So, You Got a VR Rig. Here’s All the Other Stuff You Need Here's a list of devices and accessories to enhance your VR experience. The post So, You Got a VR Rig. Here's All the Other Stuff You Need appeared first on WIRED.

  • As 4K TVs Approach Perfection, Cheap Sets Go on the Attack

    Jan 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    As 4K TVs Approach Perfection, Cheap Sets Go on the Attack OLEDs and high-end LCDs are more beautiful---and more affordable---than ever. But as we near the next TV-sales boom, cheap sets may drive the market. The post As 4K TVs Approach Perfection, Cheap Sets Go on the Attack appeared first on WIRED.

  • Opera Neon wants to light up the future of web browsing

    Jan 13, 2017 | 09:25 am

    The new concept browser from Opera is quite something.

  • Amazon Prime's latest perk is a dedicated anime channel

    Jan 12, 2017 | 20:59 pm

    The etail powerhouse has had little for anime fans to enjoy - until now.

  • Best shows on Netflix: 50 great Netflix TV series

    Jan 12, 2017 | 13:14 pm

    Make sure you are getting the best out of your account with the best Netflix shows available.

  • HTC U Ultra Is a Phone for Teens, or Something Like That

    Jan 12, 2017 | 08:30 am

    HTC U Ultra Is a Phone for Teens, or Something Like That Meet the phone that's just for you. Just for u. Just for #u. The post HTC U Ultra Is a Phone for Teens, or Something Like That appeared first on WIRED.

  • Yes, the internet is being slow: Australia ranked 50th in the world for ‘net speed

    Jan 12, 2017 | 05:56 am

    A quarter of the world has faster average internet speeds than Australia

  • Using autofill in your browser? You may be vulnerable to phishing attacks

    Jan 12, 2017 | 01:49 am

    Autofill could be secretly handing out your personal details

  • Meet a Couple of Web-Surfing, Voice-Activated … Fridges

    Jan 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    Meet a Couple of Web-Surfing, Voice-Activated … Fridges A fridge should do more than just keep your food cold. The post Meet a Couple of Web-Surfing, Voice-Activated ... Fridges appeared first on WIRED.

  • Spotify offers Barack Obama a cheeky job as President of Playlists

    Jan 11, 2017 | 02:40 am

    Spotify has posted an amusing job listing aimed exclusively at Barack Obama as he prepares to leave the White House.

  • Microsoft may use undersea data centres as artificial reefs

    Jan 10, 2017 | 09:33 am

    There are lots of good reasons to build data centres underwater.

  • The best web browser 2017

    Jan 9, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Speed, security, or flexibility - whatever your priorities, we've got the best browser for you.

  • Even Steve Jobs Didn’t Predict the iPhone Decade

    Jan 9, 2017 | 10:30 am

    Even Steve Jobs Didn’t Predict the iPhone Decade On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the phone he said would change the world. And then it did. The post Even Steve Jobs Didn’t Predict the iPhone Decade appeared first on WIRED.

  • Hisense Wants to Make Cheap 4K HDR Look Expensive

    Jan 7, 2017 | 18:34 pm

    Hisense Wants to Make Cheap 4K HDR Look Expensive The new H9 has a wider color gamut to go along with its $700 price tag. The post Hisense Wants to Make Cheap 4K HDR Look Expensive appeared first on WIRED.

  • Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets

    Jan 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets We've spent all week at CES, and we're ready to show you our favorite stuff. The post Best of CES 2017: This Year's Most Interesting Gadgets appeared first on WIRED.

  • Australia's best streaming services compared

    Jan 5, 2017 | 06:09 am

    There's some stiff streaming video competition Down Under, so which service will come out on top?

  • The best web hosting services of 2017

    Jan 4, 2017 | 00:09 am

    We've handpicked the hosts with the most so that you don't have to.

  • Best movies on Netflix UK (January 2017): over 100 films to choose from

    Jan 2, 2017 | 12:30 pm

    Our constantly updated list of the best Netflix movies for you to watch right now.

  • The best Christmas and Boxing day business tech deals

    Dec 26, 2016 | 23:59 pm

    We're listing the best Boxing day tech deals, whether it's broadband, web hosting, routers, printers and a lot more.

  • Shop till you drop? Sell till you drop, more like, as online retail grows across UK

    Dec 26, 2016 | 09:30 am

    An increasing amount of enterprising folks are making extra cash by selling goods or skills online.

  • It's Christmas so watch this 8-bit version of Home Alone

    Dec 25, 2016 | 10:30 am

    The adventures of Kevin McCallister rendered in a retro style just in time for the holidays.

  • Google's Santa Tracker is up and running

    Dec 24, 2016 | 10:02 am

    Santa is on his truly epic annual journey, and you can follow his progress around the planet.

  • Top 10 best mobile broadband deals

    Dec 22, 2016 | 13:17 pm

    We brought together all the best mobile broadband offers on the market