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17 June 2018 4:03 AM Optus working on World Cup woes after another patchy night

Optus staff are working around the clock to stop their World Cup stream from continually dropping out after some customers complained of patchy coverage for a second time on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during the Egypt v Uruguay match, which was only broadcast 9

5 February 2018 7:33 PM Grant Williams named AFL's new head of umpiring

The AFL has revealed Peter Schwab's successor as umpires boss, with the AFL's former head of community and international development Grant Williams replacing the former Hawthorn coach. Williams, who was also formerly AFL Victoria's general manager and Carlton's general manager of football operations, begins in his new role this week after a three-month 30 1

2 February 2018 12:51 AM Markets Live: ASX turns losses to gains

Apple's revenue forecast for the second quarter was below market expectations, adding to concerns of a plateau in demand for its newer iPhones, including the anniversary edition iPhone X. The company forecast second-quarter revenue between $US60 billion and $US62 billion, while analysts on average were expecting $US65.73 billion, according to Thomson 114

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 32 1

17 January 2018 1:59 AM New brews, same price: Four beers for fans at Optus Stadium

The price of beer will remain the same but fans can choose from four brews at the new Optus Stadium in 2018. General admission fans will be offered three mid-strength beers and one cider from official stadium brewer Gage Roads for $8.50 - the same price for beer at Domain Stadium and the WACA. The special edition line-up from the WA brewer features the Single 30

22 November 2017 5:50 AM A man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 5500 metres feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal. Assuming the 885km/h, 1.6 kilometre-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat 71

21 November 2017 5:34 AM Mid-strength beer only at new Optus Stadium, unless you're in a corporate box

Corporate box attendees at Optus Stadium will be able to purchase full-strength beer while general public areas will be restricted to mid-strength after a determination by the WA Director of Liquor Licensing. The alcohol restrictions, announced on Tuesday, will follow those already in place at the WACA Ground and Domain Stadium. Under the newly awarded 61

16 November 2017 8:08 AM Macron invites Hariri family to France 'not at all' for exile

Paris: Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source says, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East. Speaking in the German city of Bonn after a climate conference on Wednesday, Macron said his invitation was not an offer of exile 117

2 November 2017 12:18 AM A startup that raised $50 million to make a smarter version of Apple's AirPods has failed and shut down

the wildest pair of headphones I've used." The Here One came with a companion app that let you tune the earbuds so they could do things like drown out airplane noise while allowing you to still hear the person next to you, or amplify the bass at a concert, as well various other neat tricks. Despite this nifty technology, and $50 million in venture funding 116

1 November 2017 10:09 PM Alcatel launches the PLUS 12 – a 2-in-1 Windows tablet for $558

Entering a new market as portability and connectivity surges Alcatel are a big brand in Australia – regularly in the top three for phone sales behind Apple and Samsung because of their focus on the affordable end of the market rather and ease of use. Now, for the first time in Australia the brand is reaching outside the mobile phone space and launching 305