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Most of the U.S. is still shut down and will be for the foreseeable future. With much of the population hunkering at home, major metropolitan areas across the country, including New York, Los Angeles and Denver, are reporting an uptick in speeding tickets issued in the past few weeks. Some cities are even directing police to be more lax with speeding enforcement. More »

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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Surface Neo, Microsoft’s dual-screen PC that runs a new operating system called Windows 10X, will miss its planned release date of holiday 2020, according to reports from ZDNet and CNBC. The company is said to have shifted its focus to get Windows 10X to run well on single-screen devices like laptops and 2-in-1s. The Surface Duo, the dual-screen Android phone that Microsoft announced alongside the Neo last year, is apparently unaffected so...

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With a number of non-essential services being forced to shut down in the wake of the coronavirus spread, jobs across the country are disappearing at an alarming rate. Despite the bad news, economists believe the downturn is temporary and with other industries maintaining steady in the meantime, there's still hope. More »

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Should members of the public be wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s a controversial question, with different countries and authorities giving different advice. More »

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Samsung announced today that it will donate 2,000 devices to the U.K. National Health Service's Nightingale Hospitals, as well as provide them with UV phone sanitising machines. With the coronavirus pandemic currently stretching healthcare systems to their limits, hospital staff could use all the help they can get. "Healthcare workers are working tirelessly to protect our nation at its time of greatest need," said a Samsung U.Kpress release. "This is why we have developed a series of measures...

Source Feed: Mashable
Categories: samsung, nhs, national health service, coronavirus, covid 19

Online play on the Nintendo Switch should be easy. Firing up a game of Mario Kart 8 or visiting a friend's island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons should be as simple as selecting the online option. But that's not always the case. Sometimes you might get hit with a weird 'communication error' despite having a solid internet connection. If you've ever encountered this and don't know how to fix it, try this. More »

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The Great Toilet Paper Crisis of March 2020 has started to subside but now many Australian households have newly-installed bidets, a new warning has been delivered — maybe don't make your own bidet if you're not a professional. More »

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Zoom has been beefing up its security measures ever since it vowed to fix its “biggest trust, safety and privacy issues.” Now the company has revealed that it has officially formed a security advisory council and that one of its members is Alex Stamo...

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Categories: gear, news, security, zoom

Sketch comedy might be a little harder now that you can't get all the funny people in a room together, but these three Saturday Night Live veterans make it work... sort of. Jimmy Fallon invited Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig for a Zoom-era twist on the classic sketch format: the overwrought soap opera. Fallon, one of the most infamous breakers in SNL history, can't quite keep it together as Ferrell cycles through some incredibly budget long-lost-brother costume changes. Even Wiig has to turn...

Source Feed: Mashable
Categories: kristen wiig, will ferrell, tonight show starring jimmy fallon, sketch comedy, social distancing

I’ve been so busy stumbling over myself in a haze of stokedness over the new Ford Bronco that I forgot that we’re almost due for an F-150 update. Check out this freshly leaked set of pictures, showing what sure looks like the next Ford pickup cab interior. And there’s more to look at than the big swaths of screens. More »

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It's safe to say there's no sandwich more perfect than the grilled cheese. But there are a few tips and tricks you've got to nail down to get that crunchy and gooey goodness that will get everyone talking for days to come. And the owner of the renowned Penny's Cheese Shop in Sydney is here to guide you through. More »

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LG’s flagship phones over the past couple years have all looked extremely similar to each other: good luck picking out the G7, the V40, the G8, the V50, the G8X, or the V60 from a lineup unless you have a photographic memory for their number of cameras. The company appears to be changing things up for an upcoming device, however, which it says will use an altogether new design language. LG describes this design language as “a nod to the natural world with a visual form factor that differs...

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Today President Donald Trump delivered a White House briefing on the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 10,000 in the U.S. alone. Trump has been widely criticised for his handling of the coronavirus, having claimed it would "miraculously" disappear by April and baselessly pushed an unproven drug as a cure. We're just over a week into April and the virus is still spreading, the U.S. reporting the highest infection count in the world with over 350,000...

Source Feed: Mashable
Categories: donald trump, coronavirus, covid 19, tiger king, joe exotic

With Mobile World Congress canceled, the calendar for new phone introductions is up in the air, but LG is already moving towards a new device, and tonight teased the “design language” for another phone. Presumably this device will represent the next...

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Categories: 3d arc design, camera, g8x, g9 thinq, gear, lg, news, raindrop, smartphone, v60

I’ll admit that I made the mistake of looking at the Vilner Garage website and seeing the actual people behind the boutique rich-guy car customising outfit, because now I feel a little bad about what I’m about to do, which is shit on this press release they just sent out about a stupid Dodge Demon they customised the interior of. Then again, they have a history of extracting taste from cars via the application of a lot of labour and money, so I guess they know what they’re getting...

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Television can be a rough business—just look at what’s happening right now, with social distancing guidelines shutting down productions across the world. Even under normal circumstances, how Hollywood runs means that shows have to end before their time, leading to botched storylines and clumsy epilogues. Here are some key examples. More »

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If you wanted to know how many confirmed coronavirus cases there are in your suburb, there's now an official NSW government site that lets you search every postcode in the state. The page shows the amount of people who have been tested and cleared, confirmed cases and lives lost. The site is yet to be officially announced and is currently sitting in preview mode, but you can access it now. More »

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I don’t know about you, but my long weekend plan is mainlining Netflix for four days straight, and I bet I’m not the only one. A Netflix binge is however one of the more demanding activities you can inflict on your connection, especially when you’re only getting up to get more gin. If you’re not confident in your internet, you may want to beefier plan to avoid slowly descending into buffering induced madness. These are the ones Netflix itself thinks are the best in Australia. More »

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Numerous tech and automotive companies have stepped up to make ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that now includes gaming PC builders. Maingear has developed a ventilator, the LIV, that uses an old version of its F131 PC case as the chass...

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Categories: coronavirus, covid-19, gear, health, liv, maingear, medicine, news, ventilator, ventilators, video

Telstra has quietly doubled the amount of data you get in its entry-level plan. The good news is that this won't disappear after the coronavirus crisis is over - the extra gigabytes are here to stay. More »

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Elon Musk responded to a tweet recently that criticised the cost of the Tesla Model 3 in Australia. The CEO of Tesla agreed in his response, stating that the price did indeed seem high. While EVs aren't cheap, the Model 3 has been pegged as a budget Tesla. But when you dig into the costs, it's quite the opposite here. So why are Teslas so expensive in Australia? More »

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Most of Australia will be stuck indoors for four days this Easter. While we can occupy ourselves with cleaning, cooking and gardening, streaming is most likely how we'll end up spending it. To enable you, here's everything coming to Netflix Australia over the long weekend. More »

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You can eat well and exercise, but to round out your identity as a Person Who Makes Healthy Choices you may feel like you need to drain a large water bottle a few times a day. The benefits of chugging H2O are myriad and legendary, but are they real? More »

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WeWork has bailed on April rent on some of its locations as the beleaguered coworking space company goes into a financial spiral amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from Bloomberg. More »

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Most things in Australia can kill you, and apparently that also applies to our native wildlife. The cane toad, an invasive species, threatens both domestic and native animals with its poisonous skin. As it turns out, one native darling — the rakali or Australian water rat — has found a way to eat them and it's doing it in the most brutal, precise way possible. More »

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If it wasn’t already clear that Google is less than fond of the Hangouts name, it is now. As noticed by Android Police, the internet giant has rebadged Hangouts Meet as Google Meet. The old branding is still present for mobile apps. However, we would...

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Categories: gear, google, google meet, hangouts, hangouts meet, internet, news, video calling, video calls, video chat, videoconferencing

A common complaint with gas ovens, especially older ones, is that they bake food unevenly. A pizza stone can help remedy this. More »

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A Netflix binge is one of the more demanding ways you can use your internet connection, and it sure sounds like we’ll all about to be streaming a lot more in the near future. If you're not confident in your connectivity, you may want a more robust plan to keep up with your attempts to not go mad when social distancing or self-isolating. More »

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Animals fatally maul, sting, trample and chew about a million humans per year. Pretty nice of them, given the numbers on our side - the average of 551 million chickens killed in Australia every year, for instance. In an ideal world, no one would ever get mauled by a bear, or contract rabies from a feral squirrel. But for this Giz Asks, we're asking which creatures are most desperate for our blood (or, in fairness to the animal kingdom, which are most likely to kill us by accident). More »

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About 90 per cent of everything is crap, according to Sturgeon's Law. With anime, it's probably closer to 99.9 per cent. A lot of the stuff is nonsensical, over whimsical and/or uncomfortably violent and pervy. But just like every other genre, there are some absolute gems hidden among the refuse that deserve to be cherished by all. Here are 11 anime classics that you should definitely take a chance on — with links to buy in Australia. More »

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Look, we’re all adults—and if you’re not, there are plenty of other Gizmodo articles to read (although let’s be honest, they’re all sexy). Social distancing is tough for a lot of reasons, one of them being how it affects our sex lives. It’s important to find creative ways to keep yourself satisfied and we’ve got a few suggestions for you. More »

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s automated, artificial intelligence-powered calling service Duplex is now available in more countries, according to a support page updated today. In addition to the US and New Zealand, Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada, and the UK, reports VentureBeat, which discovered newly added phone numbers on the support page that Google says it will use when calling via Duplex from a distinct country. Duplex launched as an early beta in the...

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Facebook’s support for the fight against COVID-19 now includes a simple but important addition: keeping people in touch. It’s partnering with the UK’s National Health Service to offer up to 2,050 free Portal video calling devices to the country’s hos...

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Categories: facebook, gear, health, medicine, news, nhs, portal, uk, video calling, video calls, video chat

Planned obsolescence is annoying regardless of which smart gadget you’re talking about, but it particularly grinds my gears when it comes to TVs. Sure, you don’t have to destroy your wallet for a decent 4K smart TV anymore—but I know plenty of friends and gadget nerds who do shell out for something a ‘lil nicer for their home theatre setups. The thing is when you do spend hundreds, or even thousands, on a smart TV the idea is you’ve made an investment. You probably expect it to work for...

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The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed text on their website to remove guidance for physicians on the possible usage of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two drugs touted as a wonder cure for covid-19 by Donald Trump, on patients. More »

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Disney+ hasn’t had much trouble attracting customers now that its honeymoon phase is over. Disney has revealed that its streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers in the five months since launch. International expansion played a significan...

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Categories: disney, disney plus, entertainment, gear, hotstar, internet, movies, news, streaming, television, tv, walt disney, walt disney company

Thursday’s launch to the space station will mark the end of America’s dependence on Russia for human spaceflight, but NASA may buy more seats on Soyuz rockets.

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Categories: science, science / space

Twitter users who logged into their account on Wednesday were greeted with a new notification. A screenshot of the Twitter notification about the privacy policy change. Image: MASHABLE “The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” read Twitter’s pop-up message. “Specifically, your ability to control mobile app advertising measurements has been removed, but you can control whether to share some non-public data to improve Twitter’s...

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Categories: twitter, advertising, mobile data, privacy policy, tech

Not to get all “change your entire life with one weird trick,” but I really do think cleaning the gunky, crusty, drippy lids and sides of your various condiments is a tiny hack that can enhance your mood and improve your overall sense of wellbeing. More »

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Deputy Hawk was late to our phone call. To be fair, the man was on duty.  “I mean, this raccoon was the size of a Volkswagen,” Michael Horse, the actor behind the Twin Peaks icon, tells me through triumphant chuckles. “I built a chicken coop the guys from Alcatraz couldn’t escape from, so this raccoon must have had bolt cutters or something. ” Nestled in his northern California home, Horse regales me with the details of his raccoon rumble (and apologizes repeatedly for keeping me waiting)...

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Categories: anniversary, twin peaks, david lynch, michael horse, dana ashbrook

You may have seen the below video about a breathing technique for patients with COVID-19. In this video, Sarfaraz Munshi, a physician from Queen’s Hospital in the UK, demonstrates a technique to help patients suffering from COVID-19. More »

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Taiwan has told all government agencies to stop using Zoom, citing security and privacy concerns with the video-conferencing service.  On Tuesday, Taiwan’s executive branch issued the advisory, which is also directed to "specific non-government agencies." In response, Taiwan's education ministry has banned local schools from using Zoom.  The advisory doesn’t spell out the security and privacy concerns it has with Zoom. But in the US, the product has faced a wave of hijacking attempts from...

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Categories: taiwan, zoom, tech, cybersecurity

If ever it were a good time for Netflix to give parents more control over their kids’ viewing experience, it is now, while our kids are home and watching more shows than ever. And they’ve come through with some basics that will help ensure kids aren’t watching content that is inappropriate—or shows you simply don’t want them to see. More »

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Billionaire Bill Gates has said he reads about a book a week. Our friends at Business Insider sifted through years of Gates' book recommendations to find 12 that made especially strong impressions on him and then collated them into a handy infographic. More »

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Twitter is rolling back a privacy setting that allowed users to control whether or not some of their data was shared with the company’s advertisers. The company began notifying users of the change Tuesday, saying that the update will help Twitter “co...

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Categories: advertising, gear, news, privacy, social media, twitter

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