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Smart home saviour: Man saves house from Australian bushfires with an app

As bushfires raged through South Australia, a man watched the flames approach his farm while he was 3,000km away, but not entirely helpless to act.

By November 26, 2015


Australian Roads Minister's stern reminder: Hoverboards are banned

Marty McFly made them cool and Justin Bieber has even ridden one, but a politician in Australia has played the "Christmas Grinch" warning against buying hoverboards, which are banned on local roads.

By November 24, 2015


'Simpsons' fan fights to change Australian currency to dollarydoo

The dollarydoo was made popular in the "Bart vs. Australia" episode of "The Simpsons," and now one guy has started a petition to make it Australian's official currency.

By October 16, 2015


Australian police get McLaren and Aston Martin supercars

For a few weeks, police in New South Wales will get to drive around in style to help raise awareness for the Police Legacy charity.

By September 13, 2015


R2-D2 is PG-13: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' rated in the US

The MPAA has a bad feeling about the "sci-fi violence" of the new Star Wars film, not that it'll make any difference.

By November 26, 2015


How you can watch all six Star Wars movies before 'The Force Awakens'

Here's how you can buy, download or stream the six movies of the original and prequel trilogies in the US, Australia and the UK.

By November 21, 2015


Netflix says it 'should have avoided' unmetered deals with Australian ISPs

After partnering with Australian service providers to offer unlimited streaming, Netflix has reaffirmed its support for net neutrality and admitted the deals were a mistake that won't be repeated.

By April 15, 2015


What makes a Kickstarter campaign kick?

With crowdfunding becoming a more viable option for people to finance their passion projects, an in-depth look at raw numbers lays out the path to success.

By November 25, 2015


Mandatory Data Retention laws pass Australian Parliament

Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.

By March 26, 2015


Australian police seize 3D-printed gun parts and knuckle dusters in raid

Police have arrested an Australian man for alleged possession of a number of 3D-printed weapons and enough parts to make four separate handguns, in addition to other charges.

By February 10, 2015