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As winter settles in and the nights grow longer, Sydneysiders head outdoors to see the city light up for Vivid Sydney. This year, CNET has your pick of the best tech-filled things to see.
Art is getting technical at this year's Vivid Sydney festival, with a lighting installation that maps real-time flight data across 1,600 LEDs for an ever-changing light and sound display.
The popular audio streaming service brings in a host of new features, Dallas Buyers Club is in its own copyright hot water, Apple might be looking at larger iPad Pro and Sydney's Vivid Festival kicks off.
Reinvent your favourite piece of technology and you could be travelling to Sydney to attend a Vivid Ideas Exchange talk, plus a Blu-ray copy of "Blackhat" starring Chris Hemsworth.
Part of the Vivid Festival line-up, Game On brings interactive gaming and YouTube stars together for a two-day showcase with panel discussions, concerts, gaming competitions and more.
Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.
Arguably the site of the world's best New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney is now lighting up the sky in the middle of the year with a massive art project.
Slicing blades, repurposed power drills and crashes aplenty -- engineers and electronics hobbyists are stepping out of their sheds with machines designed to fight, and the crowds are loving it.
By messing with the brain's sense of location, a team of researchers in Sweden figure out how make people believe they're wearing each other's bodies.