Banksy’s arrest: The same satirist pulls off the same hoax for a second time

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Web on Tuesday 21 October 2014

For a few hours on Monday, the internet was abuzz with the news street artist Banksy had been arrested and his identity revealed. The story was soon revealed as a hoax, which was apparent from the get-go considering it was published on the National Report, the satire site which a few weeks ago published a story about Facebook’s plans to charge users $2.99 per month.

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NASA releases actual sound recordings from space – and they’re spine chilling

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By Tristan Rayner in Exhale on Tuesday 21 October 2014

“There’s no sound in space,” you cry. “Space is a vacuum, you dolt!” Yes. It’s true. But what if, say someone like NASA, put up some special instruments to listen to electromagnetic vibrations on the Voyager space probe, and translated it into actual sound? Well, it could be the best music you’ll hear all day.

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Spotify Family: Five premium subscriptions on the one account comes to Australia

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Social on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Spotify have announced their latest subscription model, Spotify Family, which allows up to five different people to share the one premium account without treading on each other’s toes.

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Kickstarter raises 50 grand to fund a hip-hop album of cat sounds

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Crowdfunding on Tuesday 21 October 2014

In this post-potato salad world of crowdfunding, it’s hard to know what’s a joke and what isn’t. Well let’s be totally clear about this – thanks to Kickstarter, US hip-hop duo Run The Jewels (RTJ) are releasing an album of cat sounds, entitled ‘Meow The Jewels’. No joke.

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Seebo Maxx: Full review

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By Kristyn M. Levis in Gadgets on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Are you one of those people who want access to hundreds of channels on your TV without having to pay for a monthly subscription? Seebo Maxx has just been launched in Australia and claims to give you that and more.

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Fabricor: The Aussie company using nanotechnology to clean your clothes

Luke McKinney Contributor

By Luke McKinney in Crowdfunding on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Technology only truly changes the world when it stops being exciting. Fire, electricity, microwaves, they were all the stuff of science-fiction (or at least distinctly terrified futurist grunting) until they started making our food better. Now nanotechnology is being applied to clean clothes.

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Siracusa’s epic OS X Yosemite review may be his last

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By Rodney Gordon in Apps on Tuesday 21 October 2014

You may know John Siracusa as the primary author of tech blog Hypercritical, or his podcast of the same name. You may even know him as co-host of the short-lived podcast Neutral or its tech-based spin-off Accidental Tech Podcast with friends Marco Arment and Casey Liss.

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The problem with problems: Google[X] chief on finding the right real-world issues to fix

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By Paul Sawers in Web on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world‘ isn’t the simplest job title you’ll ever see, but that’s exactly what Obi Felten at Google[X] gets to call herself.

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Google’s next-gen Chromecast will have “the same features as the original”

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Gadgets on Tuesday 21 October 2014

The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device.

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The Doctor and the Dalek: Guess Who’s teaming up to teach kids coding?

Paul Sawers Partner

By Paul Sawers in Web on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Tying in with the new coding and computing content initiative announced by the BBC last month, the British broadcaster has announced a new Doctor Who-themed game designed to teach the basics of programming to kids.

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