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Tinder introduces Incognito mode, among suite of new safety features
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Tinder introduces Incognito mode, among suite of new safety features

Dating app giant Tinder has released three new safety features and expanded the words and phrases that could trigger AI filters which detect inappropriate and harmful language, before prompting users to report the content. From today, Tinder users can block profiles before they’re matched on the app. Previously users were limited to ‘unmatching’ with people,...

Shark spotted off Dongara, WA in chilling video near dozens of swimmers
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Shark spotted off Dongara, WA in chilling video near dozens of swimmers

Frightening footage of a shark sighting in the water near a large group of swimmers has attracted attention on social media. The video, which was captured by a beachgoer in Dongara, Western Australia, shows the ominous silhouette of the shark cutting through the water just a few metres away from the unsuspecting swimmers. Witnesses can...

Eastern brown snake interrupts woman’s smoko
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Eastern brown snake interrupts woman’s smoko

One of the world’s deadliest snakes has been filmed slithering under a woman’s body during her smoko. However, the woman didn’t seem overly bothered as the eastern brown snake slid underneath, because she’s a snake catcher. Ayla Manson has been working for Harrison’s Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher for about five months. Ms Manson,...

China spy balloon: US speculates on message behind act
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China spy balloon: US speculates on message behind act

A top-ranking senator has claimed China intentionally flew a spy balloon over the United States to send the message that America is in “decline”. “They did this on purpose,” Republican senator for Florida Marco Rubio said about the suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down by the US on the weekend. “They understood that it was...

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT first drive review
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2023 Audi RS e-tron GT first drive review

Familiar surroundings don’t match the silent film playing through the windscreen of Audi’s RS e-tron GT. A carbon fibre dash, flat-bottomed steering wheel, honeycomb quilted sports seats and wide-screen digital dash represent home territory for Audi’s fastest cars. As do the unflappable all-wheel-drive traction and ferocious acceleration. But mountain scenes flashing past the glass aren’t...

Austria avalanche: New Zealand teen ski champ Will Cookson killed
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Austria avalanche: New Zealand teen ski champ Will Cookson killed

A New Zealand teenager killed in an avalanche in Austria has been named as 17-year-old skiing champion Will Cookson. Local news agency APA said the incident happened in west Austria on Saturday, the New Zealand Herald reports. At least 10 people are dead after a series of avalanches across the Austrian and Swiss Alps over...

Ford announces F1 return with Red Bull Racing
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Ford announces F1 return with Red Bull Racing

Ford will return to Formula 1 in 2026, working with Red Bull Racing in the top tier of motorsport. The car maker says it will focus on hybrid elements of the turbocharged engines used by the likes of Max Verstappen, drawing on its experience building electric cars such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The blue...

Port Macquarie hit with mini cyclone, freak storm, SES called
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Port Macquarie hit with mini cyclone, freak storm, SES called

Residents of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast have been blindsided by a freak mini cyclone that ripped through the town. On Friday afternoon just around 4pm, what started off as a regular hailstorm quickly descended into a cyclone as gusts of wind reached up to 120 kilometres per hour. The storm tore...