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The new Lee Body Optix jeans will help contour and slim your legs
Looking skinny in a pair of jeans just got easier with a line of denim that claims to slim a wearer's figure with contouring.Yep, contouring usually refers to makeup as made famous by Kim Kardashian. But now, Lee Jeans has launched...
09/24/2017 11:08 PM
PwC Herald Talks: Ulrich Frerk says businesses need to connect to IoT or risk being left behind
Adroit founder Ulrich Frerk says businesses need to connect to the Internet of Things or risk being left behind as consumers seek more convenience."If you don't connect your company and products to the internet and make them smarter...
09/24/2017 09:00 PM
Secret to scientists' new superfruit project in the flesh
Kiwi scientists are set to combine blueberries with the goodness of their colourful cousins, bilberries, to create a healthy new brand of superfruit.The $5 million, five-year, Plant and Food Research-led programme will investigate...
09/24/2017 04:16 AM
Could we breed a better bee? $6.3m study to investigate
Could we breed better bees?A leading Kiwi geneticist says new technology may help us build populations of honey bees that are more resilient and make better pollinators.Bees remain the backbone of our primary sector, contributing...
09/24/2017 02:56 AM
How Chinese brands are beating Samsung, taking on Apple
After carrying around a pink iPhone 6S for a year and half, Shanghai college graduate Jiang Xinyi switched brands, saying goodbye to Apple which is seen as the most affordable luxury product by Chinese millennials.What the 23-year-old...
09/24/2017 12:05 AM
Phone seller breaks $1500 iPhone 8 plus
This could be the world's first broken Apple iPhone 8 Plus.A hapless phone seller in China reportedly cracked a brand new iPhone 8 Plus as he prepared to sell the handset, which goes on sale today in 29 countries.Pictures have...
09/23/2017 11:59 PM
The amazing advances that will transform lives in 50 years' time
It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction.But the lines between truth and science fiction are set to blur, with an expert predicting a raft of extraordinary new inventions.Concepts that were once confined to make-believe...
09/23/2017 11:04 PM
Why we will barely own anything in the future
In 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage at home, we'll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one.Most of us won't own cars, holiday homes or work at the same office...
09/23/2017 03:30 AM
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't issue new class of stock
Mark Zuckerberg says the company is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let the him keep tight reins on the company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy.A shareholder class-action...
09/23/2017 02:59 AM
How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone
It's 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.The...
09/23/2017 02:57 AM
Amazon signs deal to boost its US restaurant delivery service
Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep.The e-commerce titan has been working to crack the code on food delivery for at least a decade. Now that Amazon has a major toehold in the grocery industry following...
09/23/2017 12:31 AM
How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon, Nasa fake news spread globally
Nibiru conspiracy theories about the end of the world have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse on September 23, 2017 - today.Planet X, or Nibiru, refers to...
09/22/2017 10:59 PM
This underwater 'Iron Man' jetpack lets you swim faster than Michael Phelps
The goal was an ambitious one: Create an underwater, "Iron Man"-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Olympian Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool.In the process, Ryan Kung and David Shulman,...
09/22/2017 09:49 PM
Bill Gates reveals one big decision he would rethink if he could turn back time
Bill Gates has revealed the one decision he wishes he could change if time travel were possible - and it might surprise you.The Microsoft founder said he wouldn't change too much in case he altered the course of history, reports...
09/22/2017 08:56 PM
When an eggplant is not an eggplant: Workplace emoji etiquette
It was once dubbed "penmanship for illiterates" but emojis - the little symbols used to punctuate digital communications - have become so mainstream that 92 per cent of the world's 3.2 billion internet users admit to using them. Emojis...
09/22/2017 08:00 PM
Weird Science: Why do we like to drink at night?
Could the desire to drink that glass of wine or beer in the evening be linked to our brain's immune system?In a first-of-its-kind study using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving...
09/22/2017 05:00 PM
Sophie Casanova and Andrew Dempster: Prospecting for water on Mars
• Sophia Casanova , PhD Candidate - Mining Engineering, UNSW and Andrew Dempster , Director, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research; Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW...
09/22/2017 05:00 PM
Gear Friday: The Samsung Frame
Television makers try something new every year to sell more sets. We've gone from 3D to curved screens, high resolution and now... Samsung's thinks art is it, with its Frame TV.That means no more outlandish sci-fi design: the Frame...
09/22/2017 01:00 AM
Facebook releasing 3,000 Russian-bought adverts to US Congress
Facebook is releasing the content of around 3,000 adverts bought by Russian interests to Congressional investigators, saying it was "actively working" with the US government on the probe into Russian interference in the presidential...
09/21/2017 10:52 PM
A simple 'like' can reveal who you'll vote for
Predicting which way you'll vote tomorrow could come down to a simple "like" on Facebook.That's according to a University of Canterbury PhD researcher who has published a new paper looking at how publicly available social media...
09/21/2017 10:29 PM