Upstart smartphone builder OnePlus's motto is Never Settle. And with its recent launch into Australia, OnePlus is here to upset the apple cart — it's selling a phone that will go toe to toe with top Androids and the best of Apple. This is the OnePlus 5, a flagship-killer Android phone that looks like an iPhone, for half the price of either.
It's been 50 years since the classic British science fiction series The Prisoner debuted on television. Since then the show been remade, re-aired, copied and referenced, but never duplicated. Though it wasn't on the air for long, The Prisoner is a show worth celebrating, and these officially licensed posters do just that.
The Star Wars movies may get all the big headlines, but theatres are far from the only place the franchise is expanding. Official online video content has been growing in recent years and that continues today with the launch of a brand new show — one that highlights the power of Star Wars beyond just storytelling.
This year, the FBI appears to for the first time have overlooked a reporting obligation established by the US Attorney General's office, and in doing so, the bureau appears to have greatly low-balled the total number of times it authorised confidential informants to engage in criminal activity last year.
Have you ever gazed up at the sweeping blue sky and thought, God, it's boring up there? It seems like Sebastian Thrun — who launched Google's self-driving car program and is the CEO of the flying car startup Kitty Hawk — sure has. On Tuesday, he shared his vision of a sky clogged with tons and tons of glorious soaring metal at TechCrunch Disrupt.
"I don't know" and "yes" are very different things. "I don't know if my child is allergic to peanuts" does not mean, "yes, I should feed my child peanuts." "I don't know if this berry is poisonous" does not mean, "yes, I should eat this berry." And "I don't know if light drinking will harm my pregnancy" does not mean, "I should drink alcohol while I'm pregnant."
Moana made global history by being Disney's first feature-length film to center on a Polynesian princess, drawing inspiration from the legends of multiple South Pacific Ocean cultures. In New Zealand, though, the movie's connecting with local audiences of Maori descent in a unique and important way.
One big question surrounding autonomous vehicles is whether or not human beings will actually want to use them at all. While fully autonomous taxis seem more plausible at first than commercially available, single-owner autonomous cars,Automotive News says that, according to a new survey, 55 per cent of respondents wouldn't be cool riding in a fully self-driving vehicle.
An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte's worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based "cyber resiliency" firm. A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month — without so much as a password between it and the public web.
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both returning for the sixth Terminator film. James Cameron, who made the first two films, is producing, with Tim Miller (Deadpool) directing.
Two months ago, an iceberg half the size of Jamaica tore itself loose from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf. As it slowly drifts north, this massive berg is exposing an area that's been covered in ice for the past 120,000 years. An international agreement has now been put in place to protect this emerging area and keep it in pristine condition.
Blade Runner 2049 is already looking to answer some of the biggest mysteries about the world of the iconic movie (although maybe not Blade Runner's most enduring mystery). But a new rumour swirling around the sequel about one potential returning star opens a whole new can of worms for 2049 to tackle.
It's easy to forget that the current series of X-Men movies started with Matthew Vaughn. Six years ago, the Kick-Ass and Kingsman director made the reboot X-Men: First Class, and was getting ready to make its sequel before semi-mysteriously dropping out. And while Vaughn and others have previously dropped a few hints about that departure, new details make it even more disappointing.
In a highly unusual hacking case, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records. Investigators say that parents received "extremely graphic threats via text messages" and that hackers sent the school board a ransom note demanding bitcoin payments in exchange for the destruction of hacked data.
It's like clockwork: every month or so, you'll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, colour-changing straws or colour-changing nail polish, or "smart stickers" that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There's the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage that garners hundreds of thousands of views in a few days. But after a fleeting moment in the news cycle, the stories — and ostensibly, the products themselves — disappear.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the umbrella guns, missile-firing cars, and suit-wearing secret agents that you've been wanting to see. More surprisingly, the second movie to spring from the Kingsman/The Secret Service comic-book franchise makes a good case for what can be gained in adapting works across different mediums, like a heart beating underneath all that explosive cheesy popcorn.
On Monday, a team of scientists in Australia announced an exciting breakthrough: For the first time, researchers were able to turn light into sound on a microchip. But — as crazy-sounding new physics applications tend to be — it's probably going to be a long time before you see one of these chips on a computer you can buy. More importantly, what the heck does "turn light into sound" even mean?