Montague and Capulet. Coke and Pepsi. Sony and Nintendo. Apple and Samsung. Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare, cola, computer games or gadgets, history is littered with two rivals battling it out for supremacy and bragging rights. When it comes to electronics, the battle between the two big dogs in smartphones has raged for years. Like a humble and workman-like Lionel Messi to a flashy, self-promoting Cristano Ronaldo, Samsung has been happy to climb to the top of the smartphone market without generating Apple-like levels of hype.
Ever walked past a music store, a telegraph pole or a bar and saw a poster that said your favourite band was playing? Did you take a look and then realise that the gig happened three weeks ago, on a night which you were totally free and bored? If you answered yes (I did), then I feel for you. But it shouldn’t happen again – now there is an app for that.
Guidely: The apps that you need for major travel destinations like NYC, Berlin, London – and Sydney!
In this mobile world, you can arrive at a destination not speaking the language or not knowing a local, and still get the most out of wherever you are – if you know which apps to get. These are the apps that will give you the best bang for your buck during your limited time travelling!
We all see things differently, but showing people how the world looks to them is a unique talent – and Australian Michael Alesich’s world is full of wonder. He told us that this project was a chance to show people his surreal world.
The right words to describe the beachside town of Bentota, south of Colombo in Sri Lanka, are a mixture of relaxing, peaceful and idyllic. And frankly, they don’t go far enough: this is luxury that won’t cost you a fortune, and will surprise you.
AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka is luxury and relaxation done right. Located in Bentota itself, famed for its coastline and sunsets over the Indian Ocean, AVANI is perfectly situated right on the warm, gentle waves.
This is beautiful. Kevin Moran, from Chicago, hatched a plan to propose to his girlfriend, Molly, while in a photobooth to capture the moment in a unique way. As it happens – the photos are spectacular and there’s video footage from the booth as well.
Being trapped in an elevator isn’t always the first choice people make when thinking of karaoke locations, but these nine healthily inebriated Brits in an elevator on campus at the University of the West of England in Bristol made the most of it. Stuck for an hour, the nine were caught by fellow students indulging in some sing-songs to pass the time – who can blame them, based on amazing elevator shaft acoustics.
For anyone who has been to a wedding – the coming together of two people deeply in love, on their special day, is actually all about sharing alcohol with friends and family. As this very accurate GoPro footage will attest.
Good-looking Melbourne literary journal Going Down Swinging has been trapping cleverly ordered words in both print and audio recordings and releasing them into the world since 1980. They’ve published over 1054 writers and artists, including some by big names like Neil Gaiman, Cate Kennedy and Helen Garner and are a favourite in the LAEM haunted […]
NASA is giving you the chance to send yourself to Mars – and the trip won’t be half bad, given you’ll be travelling via Orion, NASA’s brand new spacecraft designed for to again take humans to space, the Moon – and yes – Mars. So how do you get a boarding pass?
As Australians, we’ve seen our fair share of kangaroos on farms and roadsides. Heck, even in the big cities there’s occasionally kangaroos on the loose in backyards. But this scene, showing two big buck kangaroos going toe-to-toe, is pretty dinky-di impressive.
A giant interactive dinosaur based on a Muttaburrasaurus has been built in a playground in Melbourne, with the aim of the Medibank project to get youngsters out and exploring outside again. The Muttaburrassurus was discovered by a farmer in 1963 – stumbling across a fossilised skeleton near the Queensland town of Muttaburra. A huge herbivore, it lived in Australia around 100 million years ago and may have weighed up to 2.8 tonnes.
Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, is a mighty beast, falling from 979 meters (3,212 feet) in the air. By the time the water reaches the bottom after a fall of 807m, it’s a fine mist which continues as the Gauja River. Named after the American aviator Jimmie Angel – the first person to fly over the falls in 1933 – Angel Falls is located in Venezuela and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Now this is one cleavage, sorry, clever guy. Yelp reviewer, ‘Charley C’, has been reviewing a number of restaurants with descriptions including ‘tender’, ‘firm’, and ‘DDD: Doubly Delicious Dinner’. But we’re not sure the reviews are genuinely about the food, and not really about something a little more, er, risque. Charley has reviewed four restaurants on Yelp, and offered up 34 tips. And, oh yeah, he has lots and lots of pics of what he describes as ‘Double Deeeelicious’ food.