What was on the table for the early colonists?

What was on the table for the early colonists?

Updated July 29, 2018 14:46:28 Long before cultural diversity gifted Sydney its vibrant and accessible foodscape, colonial settlers were reliant on stews, native spinach and even imported ice to keep their meals exciting.Jacqui Newling, the resident colonial gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums, has long been researching the types of food served in the city's historic…
Knife attack on Adelaide shopping centre cleaner declared a major crime

Knife attack on Adelaide shopping centre cleaner declared a major crime

Posted July 11, 2018 20:28:29 Police have declared a knife attack on a shopping centre cleaner in suburban Adelaide a "cowardly" and "appalling" major crime.A cleaner at the Parabanks Shopping Centre in her 30s was attacked on Monday night and has had significant surgery on serious facial and back injuries.Detective Inspector Billy Thompson said the…
Here are the winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards

Here are the winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards

The 2018 Hugo Awards were held last night at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California. The Hugo award, voted on by members of the fan community, is considered the highest honor for science fiction and fantasy literature. Like the previous couple of years, women almost completely swept the awards. N.K. Jemisin took…
Valve is still making Half-Life 3 jokes

Valve is still making Half-Life 3 jokes

Valve chief Gabe Newell has poked some good-natured fun at the long-running saga surrounding the (non-)release of Half-Life 3, his company’s now mythical next big game, in a skit during the Dota 2 International tournament. In the video, Newell appears in a recording booth and delivers some deadpan lines for a Dota announcer pack –…
DJI confirms Mavic 2 Pro is on the way with interchangeable lenses

DJI confirms Mavic 2 Pro is on the way with interchangeable lenses

DJI has new versions of the Mavic Pro on the way, and thanks to a mistakenly published advertisement, the company has now confirmed to CNET a few specs and features ahead of the drones’ official reveal. There appear to be two big changes coming to this generation of the Mavic: first, the introduction of a…
WhatsApp’s new group video calling feature is now live

WhatsApp’s new group video calling feature is now live

Back at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, WhatsApp announced that it would be bringing group calling with both voice and video support later on this year. Now, WhatsApp says the feature is live for users around the globe on iOS and Android starting today. The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously,…
Talking to Master Replicas’ Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine

Talking to Master Replicas’ Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine

“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Even with the background hum of New York Comic Con all around us, the iconic voice of Hal 9000 — the sentient computer from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey — made me intensely nervous as its red eye stares back from Master Replicas’ booth on…
Samsung trade-in promotion can put up to $600 back in your pocket

Samsung trade-in promotion can put up to $600 back in your pocket

The best deals of the year are yet to come, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday now on the horizon. But we’ve seen some pretty good deals already in October. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on the not-so-new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is celebrating the release of a few new colors in the…
Rakuten’s site-wide sale takes 15 percent off of your purchase

Rakuten’s site-wide sale takes 15 percent off of your purchase

Rakuten is hosting another one of its site-wide sales today, and you can knock 15 percent off of your total at checkout with the offer code SAVE15. The promotion will end tonight at 3AM ET / 12AM PT, October 3rd, and basically everything offered on Rakuten is eligible. Strangely, the only products excluded are Kobo…
Volkswagen fires Audi CEO after Dieselgate arrest

Volkswagen fires Audi CEO after Dieselgate arrest

Audi executive Rupert Stadler has been forced out of the company as a result of his alleged role in the Dieselgate scandal. Stadler was fully removed from his post as CEO on Tuesday, as well as his position on the boards of Audi and Volkswagen Group, according to the German automakers. Stadler was suspended from…