It's been in the works for nearly a year and Google's great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. The Chrome browser has begun to automatically filter out ads that don't meet certain quality standards. As a result, your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here's what you need to know.
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This week, news of massive security vulnerabilities afflicting every modern model of Intel processor went public, even as developers for practically every major platform frantically rushed to roll out fixes. Much more information has now become available about Meltdown and Spectre, a group of attack methods malicious parties could use to break into some of the most sensitive inner workings of any device using the affected CPUs.
My mum's hard to shop for before the holidays. A lot of parents are, I'm sure. But with mum, you get no clues beyond the classic, "Oh I have plenty of stuff." When pressed, she might offer, "I liked that candle you got me for my birthday that one time." Any other suggestions are met with the simple, "You know spending Christmas with you is all I ever really want." Same to you, Mum, but I'd also like to get you a nice gift!
The Guardian are currently running a poll to find Australia's favourite bird and, perhaps surprisingly, the Australian White Ibis is sitting pretty ugly, at the top.
Some people aren't all that happy about that and sure, I get it, they creepily stare at you while you eat and then scrabble for your scraps. But I put to you what has become a controversial opinion, backed up by facts: they don't deserve the hate.
Your home Wi-Fi might not be as secure as you think. WPA2 -- the de facto standard for Wi-Fi password security worldwide -- may have been compromised, with huge ramifications for almost all of the Wi-Fi networks in our homes and businesses as well as for the networking companies that build them. Details are still sketchy as the story develops, but it's looking like a new method called KRACK -- for Key Reinstallation AttaCK -- is responsible.
The blue $1 IKEA FRAKTA carrier bag is an iconic part of the Swedish furniture store's line-up. It's a Good Bag, and one of the most recognisable things in the world. Even Balenciaga made one (for $3000). As part of a new set of Scandy furniture, the FRAKTA has been redesigned in a few different colours.
The Tamagotchi is 20 years old this year, and it's back. Not only is it back, but it's back in Australia too, from November.
You'd think it wouldn't be surprising that a movie that begins with the words “a long time ago” is in fact about the past, but here we are. By now, it's clear that Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy (Episodes 7, 8, and 9) is defined primarily by its relationship to the past -- and that Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is doing its best to upend everything about how this works. The Last Jedi is a Star Wars film, but not how we know it. The key to all of this is history.
So you've run out of patience with your old MacBook Pro, and have now been tempted over to the world of Windows by Microsoft's shiny new array of 2-in-1 devices. How exactly do you get started? The questions is: can you really move all of your important files over easily? Here's everything you need to know about switching from Mac to Windows.
It's likely that you've got details of your whole life stored on your phone -- the people you know, the banks you've used, the videos you've wasted hours watching -- and you don't necessarily want that info getting out into the wider world. If you're keen to lock down your handset against unwelcome visitors, you need to take a few steps.
AMD has just released its fastest processor yet after more than a half decade of research and development, and Intel's Kaby Lake processor is now available in every form that matters for a PC builder -- so how you do choose the brains of the operation when you're piecing together your own P? This guide will take some of the guesswork out of the decision for you.
Recent research out of Harvard Business found women in the technology sector have 50 per cent less access to funding, and only 7 per cent of venture capitalist money supporting their products -- but the women who are financed typically perform 63 per cent better than their male counterparts.
There are a growing number of initiatives actively impacting the gender disparity in the tech sector - from Girls Who Code to Female Founders Fund - but we don't hear about the success stories from these initiatives often enough. Let's take a moment to highlight the careers of nine female entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Anastrozole, a medication for breast cancer treatment, costs $19.20 for a box of 30 1mg tablets in Australia. In Britain, it costs $2.45.
On average, prescription medication costs four times more in Australia than the rest of the world, and it means six per cent of patients are either delaying, or just not taking necessary medication.