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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gizmodo Australia

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 Stock Is Now In Australia 

After recent mass recalls of the Galaxy Note7 in response to a manufacturing fault causing battery fires, Samsung has confirmed (safe) replacement stock will be available from today — along with software updates to the original recalled devices to limit the battery to 60 per cent.
Here’s what you need to do if you’re a Note7 owner. 

URB-E Electric Scooter: Australian Review 

Commuting is bullshit. Trains are bad and buses are worse, and riding a bike is Actual Hard Work. That’s why electric bikes are convenient — all the usefulness of a bicycle, with electric power to get you up hills. But that’s cold comfort if you don’t have anywhere to store your bike when you’re in the office. Enter the URB-E, a compact electric scooter that folds up out of the way to hide under a desk, but that can also zip around the city without requiring any human effort.

Toy Companies Hasbro And Mattel Will Go To War In A New Amazon Show 

If you grew up in the 1980s, odds are your play time was dominated by Hasbro and Mattel. Decades later, the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the two companies will be the subject of Toy Wars, a streaming series from Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz and Seth Gordon.

The Beautiful Symmetry Of Sherlock 

Video: I’ve never actually watched an episode of Sherlock, but I’ve heard enough good things about the BBC series to know that it’s one of those Good Television shows. You know, the ones that smart-ish people love telling other smart-ish people that they need to watch.

John McAfee's Company Is Crashing After A SEC Subpoena  

MGT Capital Investment, the penny stock turned “technology company” led by noted trickster John McAfee is crashing on the New York Stock Exchange following a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Philips New LED Bulbs Change Colour With The Flip Of A Switch 

The Philips Hue system is one of the few smart home solutions that work as well as you need them to, having been around for quite a few years now. But if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on the requisite wireless hub and colour-changing bulbs, Philips now has a cheaper alternative with its new SceneSwitch LED bulbs that don’t require any additional hardware.

Chinese Billionaire's Son Bought Eight iPhone 7s For His Dog 

We live in a world of great economic disparity. The rich indulge in unimaginable luxuries. The poor starve. And the son of a Chinese billionaire bought his dog eight iPhone 7s, just for funsies.

A Creepily Fun Photo Tour Of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights 

There aren’t many places you can experience Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Purge, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead all in one place, and survive the experience. In fact, there’s just one: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.

Facebook, Definitely Not A Media Company, Will Broadcast The US Presidential Debates 

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make one thing absolutely clear: “[Facebook is] a tech company, not a media company.” That may or may not explain why Facebook is partnering with one of the largest news organisations in America to cover three of the biggest nights in US television history.

It Feels Like It's Been 27 Years Since We Got A New MacBook Pro 

Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, Apple introduced its first battery-powered Mac, the Macintosh Portable. I could take this time to reflect on 27 years of portable Macs and all they have given to us (the cameos in Sex and the City alone are life changing), but instead I’m just reminded that if feels like it has been 27 goddamn years since we got a new MacBook Pro.

Avatar Continues Its Return To Public Consciousness With A Giant Museum Exhibit 

The better part of a decade has passed since audiences last visited the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Now, with a new set of films coming, the franchise has slowly begun to return to the mainstream. There’s a Cirque du Soleil show touring, a Disney theme park coming soon and they have just announced an interactive museum exhibition.

Home 3D Printing 'Just Not There Yet' Admits MakerBot 

MakerBot was going to change the world. It was going to bring 3D-printing, long a product limited to designer offices and workshops, into the home (or at least the garage). But earlier today, under a veil of marketing speak and glitzy videos, the company announced a new focus on commercial — not consumer — products, and in so doing, finally admitted what we’ve all known for a while. No one really wants a 3D printer in their house.

The Tall Man Makes His Final Stand In The First Trailer For Phantasm: Ravager  

Video: The world of horror lost one of its icons in January, when Angus Scrimm passed away at the age of 89. Fortunately for his fans, the actor was able to film one last turn as Phantasm‘s evil Tall Man (released in Australia as The Never Dead) — and now we’re getting the first look at that performance in this first trailer for Phantasm: Ravager.

Where We Will Grow Food After We Scorch The Earth  

A relatively small number of crops make up a lot of the world’s diet. But, as the world gets hotter, the places that we’re able to grow these crops are moving.

Ancient Skeleton Uncovered At The Antikythera Shipwreck 

Marine archaeologists have found the partial remains of a 2000-year-old skeleton while conducting an excavation at the Antikythera shipwreck, the famous site that yielded the freakishly-advanced Antikythera Mechanism. Incredibly, the ancient remains could still contain traces of DNA.