Australia, we are in luck. The Geminid meteor shower is making its annual appearance in our skies, and all 41+ meteors an hour (if you're lucky enough to be in the Top End) will be brighter than ever, thanks to the moon taking a hike for the event. Tonight marks the "peak" of the shower - here's how you can watch here in Australia.
Last week recurring donation platform Patreon announced a change to its payments structure from an intuitive, once-a-month setup to a convoluted one that may as well have relied on used car salesman maths. Creators and patrons alike made their displeasure known, loudly. Today the company's CEO Jack Conte announced unequivocally that the changes won't take place.
Let's face it - if there's a pro photographer in your life, they already know what they need, and what they want. But if you've got a loved one whose Instagram is starting to look a little more polished than usual (and it's not because they are stealing stock photos), these gifts might be just what they've been hoping for.
Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can't believe it's a real movie. I can't believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times - multiple times - but it also feels fully authentic to the Star Wars universe. And this is why The Last Jedi is so good, even if there are a few hiccups along the way.
Tidal was supposed to be the one. A streaming service run by artists, for artists, featuring high fidelity audio and a business model that would share more of its revenue with the people that actually made the music. However, based on a report from Norway's Dagens Næringsliv, Tidal may only have enough funds to last another six months.
Halfway between Brooklyn and Montauk, a steel cupola propped up on wooden legs once looked out over the Long Island Sound and beyond the horizon. Built in the first years of the 20th century, Wardenclyffe Tower served as the centrepiece of a real-life mad scientist's laboratory. Lever pulling, lightning bolts, maniacal laughter - this is where that sort of thing was supposed to happen. And it almost did.
Two hackers responsible for creating the massive Mirai botnet that knocked large swathes of the internet offline last year have pleaded guilty. The pair commandeered hundreds of thousands of connected devices to hurl spam traffic at the DNS service Dyn, which took Reddit, Twitter and other major websites offline in October 2016.
There's always been a unsettlng realness to Hot Toys' absurdly detailed figures. The absurdity of seeing such a lifelike visage in such a small scale is disconcerting. But then there's the times when such visages aren't just wildly lifelike, but also boring their tiny little plastic eyes into your very soul.