That Was Doctor Who’s Starkest Lesson In Years

That Was Doctor Who’s Starkest Lesson In Years

Doctor Who has been a morality play since its earliest days. Ever since the first Doctor picked up a couple of teachers and his young granddaughter for adventures in time and space, it has been a show seeking to educate as much as it does entertain. Last night’s episode carried…

Your Vehicle Is Already Broken, Have Fun Breaking It

Your Vehicle Is Already Broken, Have Fun Breaking It

I bought my first new car in 2008 after several years of proud shitbox ownership. I was coming from a $500 Honda CRX that was missing most of its interior trim and a bumper, alluding to some unknown past that probably had something to do with Grand Theft Auto. Not…

1989 Oldsmobile Actually Thought Celebrity Offspring Could Save Them

1989 Oldsmobile Actually Thought Celebrity Offspring Could Save Them

With a name like Oldsmobile, it’s hard to shake the air of stodginess. By 1989, GM was more than aware. By that point, though, it was hard to make a splash with new technology like front-wheel-drive. Everyone had seen that. But they hadn’t met most celebrities’ kids. And so that’s…

The Weirdest And The Worst Of CES 2020

The Weirdest And The Worst Of CES 2020

The tiniest tech companies and the largest tech companies, and plenty of in between sized tech companies descend on Las Vegas the first full week in January every single year. Their goal is to excite us with new products or advertise plenty of existing ones. In some cases their goal…

Syfy’s Chucky Series Is Officially On The Way

Syfy’s Chucky Series Is Officially On The Way

Last year, we got news that, aside from the Child’s Play reboot, another updated take on the Chucky mythos might be on the way. And this weekend, at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour, it was confirmed. Make room in your heart for more haunted puppet shenanigans, ‘cause Chucky’s…

Sex Tech Was At CES, But CES Sure Seemed Nervous

Sex Tech Was At CES, But CES Sure Seemed Nervous

I was pretty tired by the time I rolled up to Crave’s CES booth at the Sands Expo. It was a cute booth. There was a 1961 Airstream trailer set up with neon lights that invited you to “Own Your Pleasure.” Above was an Instagram-worthy sign detailing Crave’s Pleasure Manifesto,…

Stainless Is Cool But How About A Rust Car

Stainless Is Cool But How About A Rust Car

I’m not a big fan of “patina”. The word I mean, not the faded and corroded look of an old car. It’s somewhere between the name of a bad teen pop star and a rejected pharmaceutical brand. It’s also seemingly exclusively used by people who are so insistent that their…

The Nightmare Climate Scenario That Keeps Scientists Up At Night

The Nightmare Climate Scenario That Keeps Scientists Up At Night

Imagine a world fractured into rival factions, countries distrustful of one another and unwilling to cooperate. Nationalism is on the rise with authoritarianism on the horizon. Inequality is also climbing, and the resource curse is alive and well. Rich countries plunder poorer ones, leaving behind a wave of environmental degradation,…

Weather Bureau Says Hottest, Driest Year On Record Led To Extreme Bushfire Season

The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement released today confirms 2019 was the nation’s warmest and driest year on record. It’s the first time since overlapping records began that Australia experienced both its lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the same year.

Eight Cars That Share Their Name With Condoms

Eight Cars That Share Their Name With Condoms

Did you realise there are some cars that share their names with condoms? I bet most of you can come up with ‘Magnum,’ at least. I’ll admit, I am surprised there’s as many as I found. But, I guess it’s not that shocking, since the marketing of both products has…