Australia

knit art

Oh This? Just a Giant Starmap Made By a Hacked 80s Knitting Machine

Australian engineer Sarah Spencer unveiled “Stargazing: A knitted tapestry” over the weekend at the Electromagnetic Field Camp festival.
Becky Ferreira
9.4.18
Internet Insecurity

Teen Allegedly Hacked Into Apple’s Network, Got Caught With ‘Hacky Hack Hack’ Folder

Australian police tracked down the teen after Apple detected the intrusion and alerted the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.18
Out Of Thin Air

Australia Is Deploying 150 Solar Devices That Suck Water From Thin Air

Australia is hoping Zero Mass Water’s solar-powered water stations may bring relief to drought-stricken areas of the country.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.30.18
Meow Meow

An Australian Cyborg Was Fined for Using His Hand to Pay for the Train

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow said he implanted a chip in his hand to simplify the travel process, but a court has quashed that dream.
Sophie Kleeman
3.16.18
Broadband

Australia Is Considering Making It Illegal for ISPs to Advertise Inflated Speeds

ISPs in the US have been called out for similar behavior before.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.2.18
Social Media

Real Humans Will Review the Nudes You Send Facebook as Part of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Program

Facebook is testing a new feature in Australia to combat revenge porn on the platform. This is how it works.
Louise Matsakis
11.8.17
new features

To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes

The social network is testing a new tool in Australia aimed at stopping non-consensual images from spreading ahead of time.
Louise Matsakis
11.7.17
Self-Driving Under the Influence

Computer, I'm Drunk. Drive Me Home?

Australia's National Transport Commission argues fully self-driving cars shouldn’t be subject to DUI laws.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.4.17
go to australia

This Is the First iPhone 8 Teardown

iFixit sent its engineers to Australia to get its hands on the new iPhone first.
Louise Matsakis
9.22.17
alternative energy

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

Who needs Tesla?
Louise Matsakis
8.22.17
Sea Fleas

Flesh-Eating Sea Fleas Feast on Teen’s Feet at Australian Beach

It’s not shark jaws you have to be worried about, but microscopic pincers.
Caroline Haskins
8.7.17
Website 19

Australian Dark Web Hacking Campaign Unmasked Hundreds Globally

The investigation into The Love Zone child pornography site was much larger in scope than previously thought.
Joseph Cox
4.6.17