In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the Mavic Air wins the game, and things will never be the same.

Late last year NBN announced an immediate halt to any new Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial connections while it worked on "improving the service for existing customers", a move which was tipped to cost taxpayers between $420 to $790 million, according to NBN's own figures.

Today, NBN's half yearly result showed an increase of $450 million in costs to the HFC network - an increase that Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland says isn't even including the costs of the "halt".

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Our secrets, sometimes quite intimate, have increasingly been pilfered and exposed by hackers. So what's to stop them from going a step further and killing us using the technology we rely on?

While it might sound far-fetched, it's certainly possible.

Valentine's Day is coming, and you know what that means. Yes, Hallmark cards and red roses will fly off the shelves.

But even better than chocolates is your favourite side-piece, PornHub, continuing the yearly tradition of giving away premium access. So you won't just get any old regular porn. You'll get fancy porn.

I lifted the magnetic latch of Focal Eclear’s cardboard storage box, its soft lining reminiscent of acoustic foam, as though pushing open a heavy mahogany door. Within, I found the open back headphones reclining on a chaise lounge by an open fire, shirt open.

“I’ve been waiting for you,” Eclear said in French-accented English, cradling a glass of red wine.

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A couple of days ago, a Twitter bot posted a screenshot from a video game called "StarTribes: Myth of the Dragon Lord". Except, no such game exists. It took some digging from Amberle, an eagle-eyed follower of the bot, to track down the image's likely origin: 1992's Laser Lords. The problem is, the contents of the screenshot never appeared in the final game.

Your social networks aren't just there for arguing politics with your uncle or looking at your neighbour's lunch - they're also good for the serious business of finding your next place of employment. Here's how to perfect your searching on each of the major networks to maximise your chances of landing your dream job, or something close to it.

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Last year, Samsung introduced an innovative new product to the TV buying public dubbed 'The Frame'. These Yves Behar-designed models attempt to make TV panels feel less like technology and more like art. Boasting a minimalist construction and ultra-thin bezels, each unit resembles a jumbo picture frame.

Originally only available in 55-inch and 65-inch iterations, you can now snap up a 43-inch model which is better suited for the bedroom (and kinder to your wallet). Here are the details.

University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute researchers just changed the game for future cancer research.

Together they have created "The Virtual Biobank" - a world first platform hosting 3D copies of human cancer tissues. With tissue samples digitised, it means everything is accessible for researchers whenever they need it, wherever they are.

First answer: it's easier to buy one. And that's cool. But there are people who, given a Raspberry Pi, a 3D printer and a stick of chewing gum, are going to build their own facsimile running emulation software so they can play whatever they like. Christopher Foote is one such person. The fruits of his labour: the "PiSwitch".

Maybe I've lived a sheltered life and this sort of thing is commonplace. In hell. I know people have compulsions they can't control, but is it really a good idea to enable them with stuff like this, the "Pop It Pal", a pimple popping simulator? I suppose... if it makes money.