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See Your Year's 'Best Of' On Facebook And Twitter With ThinkUp

Ever wonder what your most popular tweets were in 2014, or what kind of subject matter you tend to post about most often? Social media aggregator ThinkUp is spending the month of December racking up insights from the past year, and they’re super fun (not to mention useful).


Despite iPhone 6 Success, It's Still An Android World

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was its most successful launch on record. However, figures from Gartner suggest that in the July-September 2014 time period, Android devices sold more than six times as much worldwide.


The Most Popular Online Porn In Australia's Biggest Cities [NSFW]

The in-no-way-shocking figures are in: Australians like porn. But which city favours same-sex lady love, and which one is more interested in when events reach their (ahem) peak?


Windows 8.1 Is Finally Bigger Than Windows XP

Windows XP officially took its last gasp back in April, but that didn’t mean it stopped being used. Yet November marked an interesting development: there are finally more machines using Windows 8.1 than Windows XP.


How Old You'll Be When You Marry In Australia (And How Long Your Divorce Will Take)

In 2013, 118,962 couples married in Australia and 47,638 couples were divorced. We’re older when both those things happen — but just how much older depends on where you live and whether you have been married before. Plus: how long divorce takes and how many of us don’t get married in church.


IT: Where The Money Is Spent And The Best Jobs To Seek

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune is probably working in IT. Staff remain the single biggest expense for IT departments — but that won’t necessarily be the case in the very near future.


The Age You'll Live To For Every State In Australia

Australians are living longer than ever — whether you’re male or female, chances are you’ll be older than 80 before you die. Here are the life expectancies for men and women in every state in Australia — plus how many people died in 2013.


Want A Job At Google? Learn MATLAB

Google remains one of the most desirable tech employers, and we’ve covered tricks for getting hired there in the past. One potential entry point? Bone up on statistics and learn MATLAB.


Who Is Signing Up NBN Customers The Fastest?

It’s not clear for many of us when (if ever) the National Broadband Network (NBN) will ever arrive. But for people who can already connect to the high-speed fibre network, which providers are they actually choosing?


How To Stop Confusing Correlation And Causation

Just because two statistics appear to follow the same pattern, that doesn’t mean you can assume that one causes the other. Jonathan Borwein & Michael Rose from the University of Newcastle explain the fundamentals of correlation and causation.