These Architects Want To Build a Surf Park That Floats In the Ocean

Australia is home to some of the best surfing in the world, but at least a few surfer-slash-designers aren't content to leave their city to find great waves—so they're proposing an urban "surf park" right in the Melbourne's harbor. » 11/18/14 2:33pm 11/18/14 2:33pm

This Tilt-Shift Timelapse Video Makes Miniature Melbourne the Cutest…

If there's any photography effect that's more fun to look at than the time-lapse, it's tilt-shift photography, the camera trick that makes a normal real-life scene look like it's actually built out of miniatures. But the coolest effect is a mix of the two, like in this tilt-shift time-lapse of Melbourne, Australia… » 4/26/13 12:20pm 4/26/13 12:20pm

How to Conduct a Pipe Organ Concert with a Kinect

The Kinect has been re-purposed for projects ranging from piloting UAV drones to steering shopping carts, so why not use one to play Melbourne Town Hall's 4-story organ like a gigantic theremin? » 4/11/12 1:00am 4/11/12 1:00am

These Guys Skipped Out on a Bar Tab By Parachuting Off a 63 Story…

Have you heard this one before? Four guys dressed in business suits walk into a fancy bar and order a Negroni cocktail... that might sound like a start of a bad joke but in reality it's the beginning of a ridiculously awesome stunt. After finishing their drinks, the daredevils skip out on their tab by jumping off the… » 3/16/12 12:40pm 3/16/12 12:40pm

BASE Jumping off Cliffs Never Looked So Scary Awesome

The maniacs at Melbourne Skydive Centre are still falling off things with style. I've only ever gone cliff-diving once, and it was nothing like this. This looks shades of terrifying and exhilarating that I can hardly imagine. » 9/17/11 11:00am 9/17/11 11:00am

What This Interactive Tron Skating Ramp Needs is Some Olivia Wilde

For Australia's Tron: Legacy premiere, skaters slid around Eness' interactive ramp; iPod Touches loaded with custom apps that measured air time to control the graphics. Tony Hawk, this isn't. In fact, it's rather like Wipe Out, isn't it? [LiveForFilms] » 12/20/10 6:40am 12/20/10 6:40am

Stolen iPhone Provokes Aussie Police to Fire Up the Helicopter to Track…

Hailing from Australia myself, I know first-hand how slowly life trickles by. "A stolen phone? No worries mate, we'll juzz git the 'elicopter outta the shed, fire 'er up, and chase that drongo down fer ya using GPS. True blue!" » 12/15/10 1:00pm 12/15/10 1:00pm

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

Rear-Projection Urinal Lets You Pee Over Football Games or Bill O'Reilly

A pub in Melbourne came up with what potentially could be the best and wrongest multimedia device ever invented: A urinal with a rear projector, so you don't miss a single second of a game when you have to pee. » 8/10/09 9:20am 8/10/09 9:20am

Australia Building Huge Electric Car Grid: 600,000+ Stations By 2012

Apparently not content with just one giant ongoing infrastructure project » 10/24/08 5:50am 10/24/08 5:50am, Australia has committed to fully outfitting three of its biggest cities for widespread electric car use. In hardware terms, that amounts to 200,000-250,000 charging stations for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with an additional 150 battery…

Blaupunkt SD27 Car Receiver Too Hip For CDs

CDs are slowly going the way of the VHS tape and the Blaupunkt Melbourne SD27 car receiver/audio player is just further proof of that. The receiver has no CD player at all—instead, it plays MP3s and WMA files, includes an MMC/SD card reader and has an LED display that'll show all of your ID3 files and folders. » 9/20/07 9:00pm 9/20/07 9:00pm

New Apple Store: Melbourne, Australia

This new Apple store proposal is part of a $200 million redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia. It features a glass atrium ceiling, and will be adjacent to a hotel and shopping complex connected by a clear, circular-panel walkway. Over the last 100 years, this site has been redeveloped twice, most recently housing the… » 2/10/07 1:55pm 2/10/07 1:55pm

Is that Your Phone Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Well, if you can't get a Frank Lloyd Wright, Gaudi or Ieoh Ming Pei, you may as well get that local Aussi architect to build you a highrise that looks like a telephone. And plunk it in the middle of Melbourne too. Why not? Obviously, Milliionaire "Crazy" John Ilhan, an Australian communications magnate has no problem… » 10/28/05 10:06am 10/28/05 10:06am