Australia's biggest online shopping event is officially open for business! This year the deals are crazier than ever. How crazy? How about HDTVs for $10? Or Fitbit fitness trackers for under $5? Or maybe $200 Myer gift card for $2! Here are the links to the cream of the crop.
Bill Gates doesn't seem to be all that interested in maintaining his title as richest man in the world these days. He mostly focuses on philanthropy, but don't think for a second that he's lost his capacity for initiating a new benchmark for his rich competitors. Brace yourself: A new era may be approaching in which tech gazillionaires own the town you live in.
Throughout the 2016 US election and for the better part of this year, WikiLeaks sent private messages via Twitter to the US president's adult son Donald Trump Jr, according to newly leaked correspondence first reported by The Atlantic. Trump Jr only occasionally responded and apparently ceased all communication less than a month before the US election.
"We have demonstrated our ability to scale and deliver, and with the same determination we seek to further improve the end-to-end experience for households and businesses, from migration to use of the network," NBN CEO Bill Morrow says.
Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, on the other hand, says NBN's Q1 results - which show $405 million in revenue - are "quite disappointing."
Reddit, that bastion of human kindness and human depravity, is the perfect source for Evil Week. With anonymous handles and endless discussions taking place, people are more than happy to reveal some of their most devious behaviours. One particular thread of note highlighted some of the most 'unethical' and possibly illegal life hacks that you really shouldn't feel good about performing. Here are the best bits.
Uber has struck a multi-billion dollar deal led by investment companies Softbank and Dragoneer. The agreement will not only give SoftBank a major stake in Uber - it is looking to buy up at least 14 per cent of the company - but it will help put a rest to one of the many ongoing battles for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Click Frenzy - AKA Australia's answer to Black Friday - officially begins at 7pm tonight. However, a bunch of retailers have jumped the gun early, just like they do every year. Here are the best deals so far, with links to buy.
Facebook has been on a mission to stamp out the spread of misinformation and propaganda since last November, after reports first began to shed light on the role that social media played in the US election. But the fact-checkers the company has relied on don't seem to have much faith in the tech giant's plan to fix the mess it created.
The arrival of the new 280-character limit on Twitter has made the social media network a lot harder to quickly scan and just further proves that words in tweets are useless. So, how should we all use this multi-billion dollar platform now? One imaginative developer has shown us all how to play Tetris, and it seems like the perfect way to forget about all the Nazis.
President Donald Trump denied on Saturday reports that he had ordered the Department of Justice to halt the $US85.4 billion ($1,275 billion) merger between AT&T and Time Warner unless the combined company sells off Turner Broadcasting, a group of cable channels which includes Trump's hated arch-enemy CNN.
Mark Karpelès, the former chief of spectacularly failed Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is on trial in Japan on charges he embezzled millions from the company before its collapse. He, Mt. Gox, and his current company Tibanne (which owns 88 per cent of Mt. Gox) are all bankrupt.
Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Lyft and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn't know. In most cases, you're providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. As long as that data stays private, it's all gravy: You safely get home from the bar, the driver and service get paid, and no-one needs to talk about why you were out at 2AM on school night. But what if anyone - strangers, exes, coworkers, your boss - could find out where you've been? What if they knew your routine? Would you care?
This week, cursed images of an enormous stuffed animal with legs seemingly made to strangle you in your sleep spread across the internet after a Twitter user shared some Amazon reviews of the 2m Joyfay Giant Teddy Bear. Some shoppers assumed they were ordering a larger version of a childhood teddy, but were disturbed to receive a furry creature with disproportionally long legs.