Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves set for big new update

Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves set for big new update
MICROSOFT’S multiplayer pirate adventure Sea of Thieves is getting a significant free update on July 31, bringing skeleton crews and a three-player ship to the oceans in Cursed Sails.

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Former Toyota boss Dave Buttner to replace Holden chief Mark Bernhard

Former Toyota boss Dave Buttner to replace Holden chief Mark Bernhard
THE executive who helped drive Toyota to 15 years of dominance in Australia is about to become the new boss of Holden — as General Motors attempts to reverse a massive sales slide since the end of local manufacturing.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s academic hiring spree nabs robotics experts

Mark Zuckerberg’s academic hiring spree nabs robotics experts
FACEBOOK announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence on Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.

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No Man’s Sky gets multiplayer update

No Man’s Sky gets multiplayer update
IT HAS taken nearly two years, but the promised multiplayer capability for Hello Games’ chill space exploration game No Man’s Sky is finally coming on July 24 as part of a significant update for the game.

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‘She was literally covered from head to toe’

‘She was literally covered from head to toe’
A CALIFORNIA cleaning woman was left clinging to life Monday morning after she was attacked by a large swarm of bees that “covered her from head to toe” in an attack so severe, rescuers skipped protocol during their response.

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Former Toyota boss Dave Buttner to replace Holden chief Mark Bernhard

Former Toyota boss Dave Buttner to replace Holden chief Mark Bernhard
THE executive who helped drive Toyota to 15 years of dominance in Australia is about to become the new boss of Holden — as General Motors attempts to reverse a massive sales slide since the end of local manufacturing.

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Aussie drivers tested by road rule question

Aussie drivers tested by road rule question
YOU are driving along a road and come across a person riding a horse. The horse appears to be agitated by the sound of the car and the rider is having trouble getting the animal under control.

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Rare ‘five planet’ stargazing chance

Rare ‘five planet’ stargazing chance
THE next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers — there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best we’ve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar eclipse.

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Map that shows how wild weather is pommeling Australia

Map that shows how wild weather is pommeling Australia
WILD weather is careering its way through the country’s southeast, uprooting trees and swelling rivers, as winds well in excess of what was forecast just hours ago pound into capital cities.

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