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Disrupted: The Festival of Ideas launch 2019 program

Disrupted: The Festival of Ideas launch 2019 program

Disrupted: The Festival of Ideas has just launched the program for their 2019 outing and it’s filled with thought provoking talks and seminars. The free event takes place at the State Library of WA on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Keynote speakers, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Leigh Sales, Prof Geoff Gallop, Dr Tracy Westerman, Bri […]

Why are computer voices male or female? What is a genderless voice?

Why are computer voices male or female? What is a genderless voice?

Everywhere we go we’re surrounded by computerised voices. From our phones to in store announcements, navigation systems and online virtual assistants. Overwhelmingly these voices are female. Amazon tested many voices for their Alexa virtual home assistant before deciding to give the device a female personality. A spokesperson for the company told PC Mag that they came […]

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Will Tumblr survive without adult content?

Will Tumblr survive without adult content?

Popular social media platform Tumblr has announced that after 17th December it will no longer allow adult content. Many experts believe the platform will struggle to survive once the ban is implemented. Tumblr said adult content contained within photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples would be banned, and any […]

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Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Popular dating app Grindr teased at a new initiative called Kindr a few weeks ago. The project was revealed to be a move towards fighting discrimination experienced by users on the app, but few more details were provided. This week, Grindr has officially launched the program, revealing the first in a series of videos that discuss […]

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Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Dating app Grindr has teased a mysterious new initiative in response to criticisms of bullying, racism and transphobia between users. The application posted images of featuring “Kindr”, coupled with the slogan ‘It’s time to play nice’ across their social media platforms and on the service itself. The teaser features a short audio clip that highlights […]

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New Apple advertisement features same sex weddings

New Apple advertisement features same sex weddings

If you’re about to get married and looking for a videographer to capture that special day, maybe you don’t need to. A new ad for Apple shows what you can do with the latest iPhone. Set to Courtney Barnett’s version of the INXS classic Never Tear Us Apart the new commercial captures a bunch of same […]

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ReachOut launch new online service to assist young people with mental health

ReachOut launch new online service to assist young people with mental health

ReachOut Australia, the digital mental health service for young Australians and their parents, today launched a brand new platform providing a one-stop-shop for young people to connect to personalised support when they need it most. ReachOut Australia CEO Jono Nicholas was joined by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Telstra CEO Andrew Penn to unveil […]

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Techs and the City: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good On the anniversary of 9/11, it is worth remembering how technology came into play. When the towers collapsed the earth was littered with the untold stories of over 3000 people yet some of their messages got out thanks to mobile phones. As firemen raced upward to kill the burning blaze of the jet […]

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The Ina Wave (NSFW)

The Ina Wave (NSFW)

Earlier this year OUTinPerth reporter Sophie Joske went where no OIP reporter has gone before by reviewing a sex toy. Joske’s review of the Gigi 2 must have gone down well because not long after a large box arrived in the OUTinPerth office filled with some new models on the market. Now Sophie has delivered […]

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Calls for prank HIV test to be banned

Calls for prank HIV test to be banned

‘Embarrassing Bodies’ Doctor Christian Jensen is the leading calls to have a prank HIV test banned. The phone app, which is available through the Google Play store for Android phones, purports to deliver a preliminary HIV test through a fingerprint scan on a phone. The program then suggests to the user that the HIV virus […]

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