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Human bodies frozen – can science wake them up?

cryonically frozen

It’s 50 years on since James Bedford was the first human to be cryonically preserved — frozen and stored indefinitely in the hope that technology would one day revive him.  The science of cryonics has been widely touched by science fiction films and TV shows (remember Forever Young, the 1992 film starring Mel Gibson?), as

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Can Facebook help you make your home more sustainable?

facebook

By Tim Forcey, University of Melbourne Facebook has always been controversial, with many users worrying about how the information they post might be used. Lately, the social media behemoth has also been criticised for facilitating the spread of fake news. But over the past 18 months I have learned that the technology of Facebook groups offers

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Fridge apps to reduce food waste and save money

shopping app

I have never been good at sticking to New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s to floss my teeth more or to join a gym, I just don’t manage to keep them up. But this year I am setting myself a better goal – one that will save me money, time and be good for the planet.

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Video: How good are your Christmas Lights?

Christmas Lights

We know at this time of the year many people are enjoying the benefits of their local Christmas Lights show. One Shepparton (Victoria) resident is setting the Australian standard in Chrissy Lights displays with this very special ACDC “Thunderstruck” themed Christmas Light Show. Greg Jaeschke created the display and we are led to understand that Greg

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Yahoo accounts hacked – WARNING

Yahoo accounts hacked

A dire warning is out this morning for Yahoo account holders! Yahoo accounts hacked in 2013 are still vulnerable and it has suffered another hack! The company said this morning that it discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct

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Is social media good for you?

According to new research from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users, reports Associate Professor Nikki Rickard and Dr Peggy Kern. Whether I’m standing on the tram, sitting in a café, or walking down the street, I’m

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Too old for tech? – not likely!

Selfie snapping seniors

We are selfie snapping, internet browsing, facebooking, yet Millennials are in denial that another generation may just love modern technology just as much as them. New research has revealed over 50s have embrace modern technology with open arms browsers despite popular belief. Traditional stereotypes of baby boomers as technophobes are long over due for review, according to new

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Beware scam emails this Christmas Holiday Season

The Australian Government has emailed alerts to hilight an increase in scam emails this holiday season. In recent months, scam emails claiming to be sent from reputable organisations are being used to harvest your personal details or to infect your computer with malicious software such as ransomware. Based on previous experience across Australia, email-based scams

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Online shopping tips

online shopping tips

‘Tis the season to be merry and with the count down on to Christmas, online shopping is not only convenient, but the online pre-Christmas sales could see you filling the stockings for less.  According to consumer advice website, CHOICE, it is estimated 87 per cent of Australian consumers will shop online in the lead-up to Christmas. “It’s

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Phone discounts for NSW Seniors Card holders

Vodafone today announced a range of initiatives, including a partnership with Seniors Card NSW, aimed at senior discounts across the country money on their phone bills and boosting their knowledge of smartphone technology. Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW are working together to give existing Seniors Card NSW members discount mobile

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