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5 TEDx speakers who are changing the world with technology



TEDx Sydney, an offshoot from the world famous TED Talks, is taking over the Sydney Opera House on May 21. As has come to be expected with the ideas incubator, the festival is bringing with it a bunch of innovative characters — who are taking a creative axe to the tech scene and helping to reshape the world.

Mashable Australia got in touch with a selection of the human disruptors that plan on spreading some insightful ideas around technology at this year’s TEDx conference in Sydney.


Bollywood star Salman Khan found guilty of fatal hit-and-run



One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.

A Mumbai court on Wednesday convicted Khan of culpable homicide, saying all charges against him had been proved, Press Trust of India said.

Khan, who faces up to 10 years in prison, was expected to…

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from National Front



French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.

The party’s executive bureau met Monday and decided to suspend Le Pen’s membership in the party he co-founded, pending a party-wide vote on abolishing the position of…

HP’s new Pavilion desktop PCs crank up the sound with B&O Play



PC sales have slipped considerably over the last few years, but the humble desktop and all-in-one computers are poised to make a comeback this year, thanks in part to Microsoft’s pending release of Windows 10.

For the back-to-school season, HP is firing on all cylinders with new all-in-one Pavilion PCs and colorful Pavilion Tower PCs running Windows 8.1. HP also has a high-resolution Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K monitor it wants you to pick up.

LG’s leather G4 is the swiss army knife of smartphones with a killer camera



With LG’s new flagship G4 Android smartphone, life really is good. No, scratch that, life is great.

The best Android smartphones all have compromises. The Galaxy S6 has a fantastic camera, but dumped the removable battery and storage expansion Samsung so proudly trumpeted on the GS5HTC’s One M9 has great speakers and a sleek design, but it’s camera is junk. The Nexus 6 runs unaltered Android and has a big screen, but it’s too damn big.

The G4 cuts no corners. I dare say, it’s the first…

Military sexual assault still a big problem, new report shows



The U.S. military has been under intense pressure over the past few years to address sexual assault within its ranks.

A new report released Friday by the Department of Defense shows that some of the agency’s efforts may have been successful, but assault and retaliation still happen at alarming levels

In fiscal year 2014, there were 6,131 reports of sexual assault, an increase of 11% compared to the previous year. That figure, says the…

Mapping Freddie Gray’s deadly 45 minutes in the back of a police van



When police officers shoved a black Baltimore resident named Freddie Gray into the back of a van on the morning of April 12, one of his legs appeared limp but he was able to speak. On a video, he can be heard screaming in pain.

By the time officers transferred Gray to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the 25-year-old had a smashed voice box and was apparently fighting for his life.

Gray died a week later, and Baltimore residents have led protest against police…

It’s Britney’s own mobile game, b*tch



There are two types of people in the world: those who have mobile game franchises, and those who don’t.

Britney Spears, it seems, doesn’t want to be in the latter category. Following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and pop star Katy Perry, Spears signed a deal with publisher Glu Mobile to produce a mobile game featuring her image and likeness.

Glu, makers of Kim…

Traveling to a wedding? Here’s how to save money on the trip



On average, wedding guests will spend $673 on each wedding they attend this year, according to a report from American Express.

That’s an increase of 13% from 2014, and 21% from 2013. Expenses in every category — including airfare ($225), hotel ($170), dining out ($116) and dressing up ($95) — increased in comparison to last year.

And then there’s the gift. Or is it gifts?

The increasing number of nuptial events means guests are…

In the wake of Baltimore’s protests, what is Obama doing about race relations?



Six years and three months into office, and the first African-American president still hasn’t solved race relations in this country.

There was Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida; the riots of Ferguson, Missouri; Eric Garner in Staten Island; 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland; and Walter Scott in South Carolina. And now there is Baltimore.

And once again, the son of a Kenyan father and a Kansan mother who avoided making race an issue in his…