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Monday, June 13, 2016

Gizmodo Australia


LIVE BLOG: Xbox E3 Press Conference 2016 

The Microsoft E3 press briefing will be kicking off at approximately 2:30am AEST. Like last year, we’ll be blogging all the announcements as they happen, live from Los Angeles. So stay up late or set your alarm clocks! 

This Is Labor's Plan For The NBN 

Two weeks out from the Australian federal government election on July 2, the Labor Party has released its policy documents for its plan for the National Broadband Network. Labor’s NBN plan, it says, will build fibre to the premises (FTTP) NBN to “up to two million more” Australian homes and businesses, double the number covered under the current Liberal rollout plan. The party says that there will be no additional impact to the country’s budget and the NBN’s financial cap.

Scientists Harness The Power Of Tongues  

Stick out your tongue and wiggle it around a bit. Notice how unique and strong this muscle is, and how much it does for you. It’s one of the reasons why scientists are pioneering research into tongue input technology.

Japan's New Godzilla Looks Monstrously Beautiful In This New Art Book 

The one thing that stands out about the new King of the Monsters on display in Shin Godzilla is how goddamn weird it looks. It’s recognisably Godzilla, but all gnarled and messed up in a way that looks quite unlike any take on Godzilla we’ve seen before. Which is why it’s always so fascinating to see, even in artwork.

10 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's Cult Classic They Live 

John Carpenter’s 1988 They Live is set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles where aliens are covertly controlling every aspect of human life. It stars a professional wrestler (Roddy Piper, who passed away last year) and contains one of the most epic fight scenes ever. Naturally, it’s a cult classic. But did you know …

Watch Apple's WWDC 2016 Keynote Live, With Us! 

Do you really like shiny new Apple laptops? Are you a night owl? Does the Swift programming language get you all hot and bothered? Well, have we got the treat for you: Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote kicks off early tomorrow morning at 3AM AEST. Set your alarm clocks, and wake up to watch along with us.

A Doctor Who Dalek Is Helping Exterminate Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs 

A Dalek standing in the foyer of the BBC’s broadcasting building in London was recently found to contain an interesting compound that could be used to solve an ongoing medical crisis.

Watch The Years-Long Process Of Turning A Tree Into A Bowl 

Video: The adage goes, “measure twice, cut once.” Frank Howarth’s projects are a little more complicated than the average woodworker’s, so he measures a slew of times, cuts out test pieces and, yes, still makes mistakes. But it’s all in pursuit of the perfect bowl.

Chill DJ Will Blow Your Mind With Turntable Wizardry 

Video: This is DJ Brace, and this is the video he made to compete in the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championships. He’s made it to the final round where on September 24 he’ll battle 11 other talented DJs live at The Forum in London. And if you give him a listen you’ll know why he’s gotten this far.

How Does Evolution Explain Human Cannibalism? 

Most people only resort to cannibalism in extreme situations — and we usually view them as victims of temporary insanity. Starvation, we say, has “stripped them of their humanity.” But a closer look at these stories shows that cannibalism follows behaviour patterns that are consistent with evolutionary theory.

How To Pick The Best Luggage For Your Next Flight 

We’ve spent over 300 hours researching and testing luggage over the past three years to find the best bags for travelling the world. But the best piece of luggage for a business trip isn’t necessarily the best one for a family vacation. And it definitely isn’t ideal for a multiweek trip across Southeast Asia.

9 Ways To Tell If A New TV Show Is Going To Be Worth Watching 

It’s the start of the fall TV season, and this week alone a ton of pilots have aired. You can’t always judge a show by its pilot — they’re usually filmed months before the rest of the show, and terrible pilots lead to great shows and vice versa. So how can you decide which show to invest in? Here are nine signs to look out for.

This Is Labor's Plan For The NBN 

Two weeks out from the Australian federal government election on July 2, the Labor Party has released its policy documents for its plan for the National Broadband Network. Labor’s NBN plan, it says, will build fibre to the premises (FTTP) NBN to “up to two million more” Australian homes and businesses, double the number covered under the current Liberal rollout plan. The party says that there will be no additional impact to the country’s budget and the NBN’s financial cap.

The Best USB Microphone On A Budget 

The prospect of “getting into audio” is a daunting one. After sifting through loads of conflicting information on gear and best practices, even the most basic setups for podcasters and musicians starts costing, and quickly. Hence, the rise of the plug-and-play USB microphone.