May 24, 2024

We Must Resist the Urge to Censor

We have seen far too often how this ‘do something, anything’ mentality operates in practice. Commentary The knife attack earlier this month in Perth, in which the assailant was subsequently shot and killed by police, is the second seemingly religiously motivated knife attack within a month. In both cases, the alleged attackers were young males, […]

May 23, 2024

US Should Not Surrender Leadership in GaN Semiconductors: CSIS Researchers

The United States is at risk of surrendering its leadership in gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology to China in the absence of new policies and investment, according to researchers from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “China’s goal is to become the leader in GaN semiconductors. It is pouring substantial resources into […]

May 23, 2024

Girl Suffering Gender Dysphoria Attempts to Remove Breasts After Watching YouTube

Rachael Wong, CEO of Women’s Forum Australia, said the story was being used to promote greater access to gender-reassignment surgery in New Zealand. A New Zealand teenage girl suffering from gender dysphoria has attempted to conduct a self-mastectomy after watching a tutorial video on YouTube. The incident was reported in an article published on May […]

May 22, 2024

Cyberattacks: Microsoft President Brad Smith to Testify Before House Homeland Security Committee

Lawmakers will also look at how Microsoft ‘plans to strengthen security measures’ following a 2023 cyber intrusion by ’threat actors’ affiliated with China. Microsoft’s vice chairman and president, Brad Smith, will testify before Congress next month on the tech giant’s alleged “security shortcomings” following multiple cyberattacks, lawmakers announced on May 21. Mr. Smith will testify […]

May 22, 2024

Social Media Now Literally the Subject of Your Nightmares

Social media-related nightmares can act as stressors, disrupting users’ sleep cycle and causing awakenings during the night. The more time you spend scrolling Facebook, TikTok or Instagram, the greater the possibility of having unpleasant dreams, or even nightmares. According to a research paper published in the BMC Psychology in March, people who spend more time […]

May 21, 2024

South Australian, Chinese Researchers Partner on Sustainable Biofuel

Australia aims to become a major exporter of biofuels especially because of the country’s comparative advantage to support production of the resource. Aviation experts from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will work together with their Chinese counterparts to develop a sustainable biofuel industry in both countries. The said partnership builds on the $1.7 billion […]

May 21, 2024

Tech Giants Shift Focus to Southeast Asia Amid China’s Declining Investment Appeal

Representatives from Apple, Microsoft, and NVIDIA have met with leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, and proposed large-scale investments. China’s political and economic environment is in a state of decline as geopolitical confrontations with Western countries increase. This has led to a significant shift in foreign investment from China to Southeast Asia. Recently, tech giants […]

May 20, 2024

Mums, Dads, Grandparents Raise Alarm on Digital ID, Not Just ‘Tinfoil-Hat Brigade’: MP

Australia’s digital bill has been sent to the Federation Chamber for debate, and then back to the House on May 16. Australia’s digital ID legislation isn’t just concerning the “tinfoil-hat brigade,” it’s also worrying mums and dads, grandparents, business owners, and farmers according to a parliamentarian. Nationals MP Pat Conaghan, who represents the electorate of […]

May 20, 2024

Elon Musk Launches Starlink Satellite Internet Service in Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia—Elon Musk traveled to Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. Wearing a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community health clinic in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, where he launched the Starlink […]

May 19, 2024

FCC Chair Seeks $6 Billion to Continue Internet Subsidies for Low-Income Households

The FCC’s commissioner, Brendan Carr, told the House Appropriations subcommittee that he opposed Ms. Rosenworcel’s requests. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked members of Congress for $6 billion in emergency aid on Thursday to continue funding internet subsidies for low-income households. Ms. Rosenworcel also requested a nearly 15 percent increase to the agency’s […]