All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Australia’

Humans Wiped Out Tiger, Not Disease, Shows Study

A new study from the University of Adelaide has shown that humans, not diseases, were responsible for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as thylacine, was a marsupial carnivore found in Tasmania until the species went extinct in the 1930s. According to researchers, the Tasmanian government encouraged the hunting of the animals from 1886 until …

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Python On Plane Wing Is Your WTF Story Of The Day [Video]

I promise not to make any stupid “Snakes on a Plane” jokes. A Python was spotted on the wing of a Quantas Airways plane during a two-hour flight from Cairns, Australia to Papua New Guinea. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the serpent was spotted by a passenger about 20 minutes into the flight, in an incident that more closely …

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Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted

A team of astronomers has detected detected huge outflows of charged particles streaming out of the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The outflows were detected using the CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in Australia, and the new research has been published today in the journal Nature. “These outflows contain an extraordinary amount of energy – about a million times …

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Crocodile Leaps at Tourists in Australian National Park [VIDEO]

Australia has a reputation for housing some of the strangest and most frightening wildlife that the good Earth has to offer. And apparently, even the cute little crocs in the country are thirsty for your blood. Ok, “cute little croc” might be a misnomer. Crocodiles are dangerous at any size – especially this fast guy who decided to go after …

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Australian ISP Tells Entertainment Industry To Start Offering Better Service

After numerous delays, the six largest ISPs in America will be joining forces with rights holders to implement a six-strikes policy. The program will seek to educate Internet users on legal methods for obtaining content online. There’s already a discussion for a similar program in Australia, but one of the nation’s leading ISPs has just walked out of those talks. …

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Samsung Ribs Apple for Australian Maps Fiasco with Hilarious Ad Installation

Earlier this week, it was pretty big news that Apple Maps was apparently leading Australian motorists into the middle of a national park instead of the cozy confines of Mildura. Sure, Apple Maps had seen plenty of bad press before, but until then they had never been accused of endangering lives. Despite the often over-the-job jeering, you can’t really feel …

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Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia

It appears that Apple isn’t the only maps provider that’s leading Australian motorist astray. According to police in Colac, a small city in the Western part of Victoria, Google maps are leading people down a dangerous path. Police say that the road in question, Wild Dog road, is a one-way track that’s not suitable for the traffic it’s getting. “My …

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Bon Iver, One Direction Top Aussie Facebook Trends in 2012

Like tons of other internet properties, Facebook is joining to party and slowly releasing its year-end data. Earlier this month, we learned that the number one Facebook game of 2012 was SongPop. Today, Facebook has released the top 2012 trends for Australian users. The Facebook data looked at the top ten mention, the top then check-in locations, and the top …

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Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue

It appears that Apple has made some adjustments to their beleaguered Maps product after it was accused of leading Australian motorists into a prickly situation. Yesterday we told you that local police in Mildura were warning people to be wary of Apple Maps when attempting to navigate to their town, as the directions were a little bit less than ideal. …

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Apple Maps Now Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere, Australia

UPDATE: Apple has partially fixed the problem. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yeah yeah, we all know that Apple Maps suck. But apparently the problem is worse than adding a few extra minutes to your commute or getting you lost in an unfamiliar city. According to reports, Apple Maps are stranding motorists in the middle of nowhere without food or water. The news …

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Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant

Trains are dangerous things. And if you’re not careful around them, you could end up dying in the dumbest way possible. That’s the message behind a new viral ad campaign for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains. They’ve tapped a local artist to record a catchy little tune and set it too the cutest little death animations you’l ever see. The result …

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Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia

Google has lost a defamation suit in Australia, which could have bigger ramifications for how it handles situations when people complain about search results. A man from Melbourne sued the search giant after he tried to get Google to remove images of him alongside a well known criminal from the country. A Supreme Court Jury reportedly found that the man, …

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