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Are Photographic Memories Real (And Could You Have One?)

There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual photographic memory, whether developed by nature or nurture? Here’s the truth.


Why Aren't More Customers Flocking To The NBN?

The NBN has become an election issue in Australia with claims being made that the Australian public doesn’t want to pay for the higher speed options. Just 15% of consumers have so far opted for speeds of 100 Mbps (Mega bits per second), with the bulk (47%) using the 25 Mbps service and the remaining 33% on the slowest speed of 12 Mbps. In short, customers aren’t buying fast broadband — because that isn’t what they are being sold.


Smartphone Showdown: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs HTC 10 Vs LG G5

LG, Samsung and HTC have released their new flagship smartphones for the first half of 2016. They’re all pretty great — but which one is best? That largely depends on what you look for in a smartphone. We compare the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10 and LG G5 to help indecisive Android fans make the right decision.


Massive Telstra Outage: NBN And ADSL Services Are Down Across Australia

Telstra has once again been knocked out of action with widespread network outages affecting broadband customers across the country. NBN and ADSL voice and data services in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and a number of regional centres haven’t been working properly since midnight.


Nokia Is Limping Back Into The Smartphone Market

After years spent fading away in a Microsoft-controlled wilderness, Nokia is looking to resurrect its consumer brand via a third party. There will be new phones and tablets, and they’re reportedly coming to Australia. Here’s what we know so far.


From Disrupter To Disrupted: Could Apple Be The New Nokia?

Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above US$132 a year ago, is now around US$94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had recently acquired more than 9.8 million Apple shares. Since last year’s market peak, Apple has lost around one quarter of a billion dollars in market capitalisation, with a reduced valuation just above US$500 billion. In the wake of these financial dips, Apple has ramped up its spending on R&D — but that’s no guarantee it is building the ‘next big thing’.


Yahoo Releases Open Beta For Yahoo Mail On Android

Android: Yahoo may not be the first app you think of to manage your email, but the company’s mobile apps are still pretty sweet. Now, you can sign up for the beta version of the Android app to get the most cutting edge features first.


Twelve Quotes From Authors To Remember When Starting Your First Book

When working on your first book, you’re faced with an extremely daunting task. Regardless of whatever training or practise you’ve had in the past, it’s still your first novel. At times it will be a highly enjoyable venture, but much of it will be excruciating. There are moments where you might want to throw in the towel, or where you’ll feel completely lost. And when that happens just remember the wise words of the successful authors below — they hold the roadmap back to finishing your novel successfully.


Why We Cringe At The Sound Of Our Own Voices

If you’ve ever heard your own voice played back on a recording and thought “do I really sound like that?” you’re not alone. Most of us at least cringe when we hear how we sound to others, and The Science of Us explains why, and what it says about us.


iiNet Is Having A Massive Network Outage

Problems on iiNet’s network that started this morning at around 4am still haven’t been resolved, and a subsequent crash of the company’s contact centre has only added to customers’ frustrations. Ten hours on, iNet’s website suggests that a fix may be as many as three hours away.


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