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Microsoft plans to launch dedicated Xbox cloud gaming hardware

06.10.2021 · Posted in Hardware Articles, Technology Articles

Microsoft will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming, the company announced today. It’s also working with a number of TV manufacturers to build the Xbox experience right into their internet-connected screens and Microsoft plans to bring build cloud gaming to the PC Xbox app later this year, too, with a focus on play-before-you-buy ...

Australian beaches overrun by snake-infested foam

Massive storms in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland have brought massive piles of seafoam to the shores—a churning concoction of seawater, algae, salts, fats, and other pollutants, deep enough for a dog to get lost in. — Rea... ...

Australian drones monitor beaches, and not just for sharks

Shark-detecting drones have been commonplace over Australian beaches for a while now. The same skyward technology is now spying for large groups of people. As the summer season ramps up down under local officials want to minimize any COVID-19 super s... ...

An Australian Aboriginal choir’s haunting cover of Tom Waits’ “Make it Rain”

Australian singer-songwriter Emma Donovan leads all-female, all-Indigenous choir Spinifex Gum in this earth-shaking cover of Tom Waits' "Make it Rain." Part of it is sung in the traditional Aboriginal Yindjibarndi language. (Nag on the Lake) s... ...

The angry Australian animal Australians are actually scared of

09.30.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Australia has a reputation for terrifying, deadly animals, from brown snakes to redback spiders to buff red kangaroos that can disembowel you with their feet. Fortunately, most of these **** creatures will won't start anything if you just leave them ... ...

*Really* miss flying? Join over 100 other weirdos on this 7-hour ‘flight to nowhere’.

09.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

New seats on Qantas' previously sold out "Great Southern Land" scenic joy flight have now been made available, giving travel-starved Australians another chance to pay almost AU$800 to board a plane, fly in a big circle for seven and a half hours, and... ...

Take a virtual tour of what is very likely the brightest festival on the planet

09.14.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

‘Parrtjima - A Festival in Light’ is an annual festival held in Alice Springs Desert Park, Australia. The fest is usually held as a physical event, but due to the unprecedented circumstances of 2020, Parrtjima has decided to offer an alte... ...

Australian man returns home to find “huge snakes” emerging from ceiling

A man returned to his home in Brisbane to find two carpet pythons, measuring 9.5 feet and 8.2 feet, falling through the kitchen ceiling. CNN reports that snake catcher Steven Brown, of Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, removed them from the property. Received a call to Laceys Creek after customer found 2 very large ...

Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

One of the areas of autonomous driving technology with the most potential to have a near-term and dramatic impact remains trucking: There’s a growing lack of drivers for long-haul routes, and highway trucking remains a relatively uncomplicated (though still very challenging) type of driving for AV systems to tackle. Many companies are pursuing the challenge ...