MP3 compression of digital audio files made music more portable.
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The MP3 audio file transformed the way we accessed music online. So what does it mean now that licensing and support for the popular format is to end?
There is a pair of jeans for every occasion.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.
Claims that ABC News siphons readers away from Fairfax publications are unfounded.
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Explaining Fairfax's struggles, CEO Greg Hywood blamed the ABC for distorting the market - but the national broadcaster actually drives traffic to its commercial competitors.
The dramatic opening of Star Wars.
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Star Wars was a swashbuckling space fantasy that inspired some of the technology we see today, four decades after the film's release.
Aussie retailers need to catchup to new, speedier rivals.
Research shows consumers value speed when it comes to shopping. Australian retailers need to react or they will lose.
The iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in action.
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Captain Jack Sparrow sails the high seas again in the fifth outing of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. So did the filmmakers get the science right in the action packed adventure?
The Guardian’s Facebook Files give a much-needed glimpse into how Facebook moderates content.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
Many banks are worried that coal investments could be left stranded on their asset books.
A new Climate Council report points out that the Paris Agreement's carbon budget leaves no room for the development of massive new coal reserves such as the proposed Carmichael mine.
The “WannaCrypt” malware has disrupted vital infrastructure in countries around the world.
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"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
What’s going to happen next in Alien: Covenant?
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The latest outing of the Alien film franchise pits another human crew against a terrifying enemy. But how does the science stack up?
Will flying cars ever really take off?
Flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction for years, and now companies are now starting to look at such options. But what will it take to get our cars off the ground?
Tired of seeing the same thing on Twitter?
Twitter is made up of numerous communities clustered around all manner of topics. If all you see is the same, it's time to break out of your filter bubble.
Low-cost housing development on the city outskirts can expose owners to higher costs in the long run.
People are taking on larger future risks and costs just so they can buy a house. Increases in new home owners are seen as a positive development, but what if they can't afford the ongoing costs?
Brisbane cycle path signage: Slow!
Smart cities are usually optimised like a business for speed and efficiency. Placemaking can slow down cities to improve health and wellbeing and promote more democratic engagement of citizens.
A large American tax cut could impact investment in Australia.
The Trump tax cut will create new investment in America, but at the expense of countries like Australia
They’re back: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket voice by Bradley Cooper).
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The Guardians of the Galaxy team are rocking the universe again in the latest volume of the science fiction blockbuster. But how does the science stand up to some number crunching?
Planning policies in many cities advocate higher-density housing for reasons of sustainability and efficiency.
Research suggests stakeholders' understandings of urban consolidation vary. And they often subvert policies to suit their own ends.
Community murals can rekindle an area’s shared memories and sense of identity.
Photo: Martin Purcell. Reproduced with permission
Over the past 15 years, community groups in a rundown inner-city district have created public murals as part of a successful process of reversing decades of stagnation.
Cyclone Debbie didn’t present strongly on twitter according to the ATNIX.
News sharing on Twitter focuses on a broad range of topics, even as Cyclone Debbie dominated other news sources, as shown by the Australian Twitter News Index for March 2017.
Do school uniforms repress culture and identity?
By providing a blanket approach to uniform policies, schools risk repressing cultural identity and diversity.