Android Apps That Teach You the Art of Penis Puppetry

They call it the "ancient Australian art of genital origami," and considering the country's youth I suppose the Melbourne comedy-circuit duo's 13-year-history is a fair claim. But disregarding all that, the beginner and expert-level apps are chockablock with dick tricks. » 8/08/11 7:00am 8/08/11 7:00am

Pressure-Powered Portable Devices? Preposterous! Or Perhaps Not...

The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality. » 6/21/11 8:40pm 6/21/11 8:40pm

Streuth! Aussie Robots are Being Taught Their Very Own Spoken Language

And I don't just mean a particularly-bogan strain of Orrstrayan, either. Researchers at two Queensland universities are creating a robot lexicon for a new language spoken purely by the shiny metal-bummed 'bots, which have been dubbed the Lingodroids. Makes sense. » 5/17/11 11:00am 5/17/11 11:00am

Aussies Sweating Down Under Can Avoid Skin Cancer With This Free iPhone…

I spent my first 18 years in Australia, so know all too well how harsh the sun can be there—and how an app such as SunSmart could stop the slew of lobster-faces walking around in summer. » 11/26/10 8:00am 11/26/10 8:00am

Fair Dinkum, Google's Forced Aussie Booze-Comparison Site Groggle to…

Streuth! Orrstrayans just can't catch a break. All they wanted was some cheap tinnies and maybe a bottle of Bundy rum, but Google had to stick its double-pluggers in and insist booze-comparison site Groggle change its name. » 11/11/10 3:20am 11/11/10 3:20am

Australian Tech Ads From the '80s Are as Odd as Their Animals

Capitalizing on the wave of hysteria post-"a dingo took my baby!," second-hand hard drives are shown as dangerous as Australia itself. Let's face it, any advert from the '80s is always going to crack a smile. [Gizmodo Au] » 9/06/10 2:00pm 9/06/10 2:00pm

Farting Camels and Pigs Targeted by Murderous Australian Environmental…

If they're not culling kangaroos, they're wanting to kill off farting camels, pigs and water buffalo—there's just no pleasing those Orrstrayans. The Australian environmental group views these methane gas-expelling creatures as harmful to the ozone layer. » 8/17/10 2:40pm 8/17/10 2:40pm

Australian Hospital Resembles Strange Outback-Dinosaur

Due to open sometime in 2014, this $1.08bn (USD) children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia has been inspired by a "living tree," with the various wooden windows jutting out like treehouses sat on branches. » 7/02/10 6:20am 7/02/10 6:20am

Life-Sized Spaceships Made From Plywood

Aussie artist Peter Hennessey spends his time creating 1:1 scale models of spacecraft. The Hubble is above, but he's also done the Voyager, Mission Control and even a Lunar Rover. [Hennessey via MAKE via DesignBoom via BoingBoing] » 6/08/10 2:50am 6/08/10 2:50am

Australian Sun Installation Can Be Controlled By iPhones or iPads

Melbourne is famed for having four seasons in one day, so it's only fitting that a 14m (diameter-wise) animated scale model of the sun should be suspended in the sky, controllable with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. » 6/07/10 11:40am 6/07/10 11:40am

UK's Sky TV Makes Upside-Down Remote For Australians

In honor of some sport nobody here cares about, British satellite company is releasing upside-down remotes for Australians—because the two are playing each other in said sporting match. [Forever Geek via Technabob] » 6/30/09 5:00pm 6/30/09 5:00pm

Retromodo: Astounding Analog Traffic Signal

This analog traffic signal was in use from the 1940s through the 1970s in Australia, eventually replaced by whatever it is they've got going there now (Koala bears on poles holding flash cards, we think). It's fantastic. » 6/02/08 3:40pm 6/02/08 3:40pm

Australians Boast 5Gbps Wireless Speeds

As usual, just as 802.11n is being finalized news hits about a much faster wireless specification. An Australian NICTA team claims to have made a CMOS chip capable of 5Gbps transmission speeds at a distance of 32ft. Their so called "GiFi" transmitter is small and cheap, but is not yet approved by the IEEE nor… » 2/23/08 2:34pm 2/23/08 2:34pm

Australian Miners Wreck It

If you have always wondered how Australian miners amuse themselves when they are bored, wonder no longer. It is way cooler than any of us expected: they take a massive mining truck and use it to destroy land cruisers that are found unoccupied, all for funzies. Is there anything more fun than destroying large metal… » 11/11/07 10:02pm 11/11/07 10:02pm