Today, Tesla starts selling the Model X in Australia. It’s a $130,000-plus all-electric SUV that seats up to seven adults in comfort, can travel nearly 550km on a single charge, and can accelerate up to 100km/h in just over 3 seconds. Like the Model S, you can charge it for free at Tesla’s network of Superchargers. Where the Model S was based around a relatively simple concept, though — a luxurious car built around a huge battery and electric motors — the Model X integrates that technology into every door and panel. It’s one of the most complicated cars you can buy, and you’ll start seeing it on Australian roads soon.
Driverless cars are very cool, but the technology that enables their self-driving smarts requires a novel mix of raw computational and deep learning power, using both general-purpose CPUs and GPUs to crunch real-time data and match it to a massive catalogue of imagery and vehicle profiles. A brand new Nvidia processor, the company says, has the power to finally make it happen.
Getting banned from Twitter can be incredibly easy or hard as hell. Breitbart blogger Milo Yiannopolous, for instance, only got banned last month after years of encouraging his followers to harass people. He eventually messed with the wrong person when he incited a barrage of racist harassment against Leslie Jones. After Jones said she was quitting Twitter, a lot of websites (including this one!) wrote about the incident and Yiannopolous was removed from the site. Did it have to do with all the bad press? Who knows!
It’s hard to imagine after years of Chris Evans in the role that John Krasinski was at one point incredibly close to becoming Marvel Studio’s Captain America. Krasinski dropped out at pretty much the final hurdle, but according to him, the reason he knew he wouldn’t get it? Chris Hemsworth’s abs.
One of the things Sydney has always held claim to — alongside the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and Centrepoint Tower — has been the IMAX building in the city’s Darling Harbour. Stretching 35.7 metres wide and 29.7 metres tall, the IMAX screen inside is — or was — the largest in the world, with three times the surface area of a regular IMAX (and, importantly, bigger than Melbourne’s). Now, the IMAX Cinema and retail stores around it will soon close for three years, and it’ll be demolished to be replaced by a slightly smaller screen — albeit inside a much fancier building.
We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with Prince Charming.
Every Thursday we team up OzBargain power poster tightarse to run through some of the best deals that have caught his attention. This week: 14 bottles of quality wine just $89 at Cellarmasters, spend more than $2000 on a Microsoft Surface laptop/tablet to score free 1TB Xbox One with 3 games ($648 value) — and more!
On Wednesday, a tornado described by the US National Weather Service as “large and extremely dangerous” tore through central Indiana, overturning cars and levelling a Starbucks store, Weather.com reports. Miraculously, no injuries have been reported.
Optus owns and maintains the largest fleet of satellites across Australia, but at the same time the number-two telco can’t rival its larger competitor Telstra for mobile network coverage in rural and remote parts of Australia. It makes sense, then, for Optus to boost its coverage in black spots using a series of small cells — lower-powered portable radio nodes that are much easier to install than a full mobile tower — that connect to its satellite network. And that’s exactly what the company is doing.
One Christmas morning in 1989, I opened a big present, bigger than me. It was the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with PowerPad and Zapper. Nearly three decades later, I unboxed a futuristic block of aluminium: an NES clone called the Analogue Nt. And I felt that childhood glee all over again.