Why Australia is spending millions to make GPS signals more accurate

Why Australia is spending millions to make GPS signals more accurate

Maybe Australians haven't noticed, but the little blue marker showing where you are in Google Maps, or even Apple Maps, isn't as accurate...
Emmanuel Macron's 'delicious wife' comment leaves people scratching heads

Emmanuel Macron's 'delicious wife' comment leaves people scratching heads

There's no doubting French President Emmanuel Macron's excellent grasp of English. But given French and English share numerous words that sound similar but have...
Facebook expands downvote tests on comments

Facebook expands downvote tests on comments

Mark Twain had it right: There’s no such thing as a new idea. To wit: Facebook is currently testing arrows to let...
Facebook's facial recognition feature could help find missing persons

Facebook's facial recognition feature could help find missing persons

Facebook's new facial recognition features makes some people uneasy, but the tool could help find missing people. Australian organisation Missing Persons Action Network (MPAN)...
Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

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The world's oldest recorded spider built herself a hole, then just stayed there till age 43

The world's oldest recorded spider built herself a hole, then just stayed there till...

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'Smell of gas' causes library evacuation, turns out to be pungent durian

'Smell of gas' causes library evacuation, turns out to be pungent durian

Durian, the pungent (and highly polarising) fruit has often caused people to dry-retch when its odour hits their nostrils, but over the weekend,...
The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

This is the second annual TechCrunch Include Progress Report. Covering diversity and inclusion in the tech industry cannot be done in a vacuum....
Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture

Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture

Yafit Lev-Aretz Contributor Share on Twitter Yafit Lev-Aretz is a Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute, New York University Law School. More posts by this contributor If...
Somehow this 12-year-old kid managed to fly himself to Bali alone

Somehow this 12-year-old kid managed to fly himself to Bali alone

Maybe the kid just wanted to find himself at a yoga retreat. A 12-year-old Australian boy really ticked off his parents by using the...

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