MyGov Doubles Capacity As Australians Continue To Lose Work

MyGov Doubles Capacity As Australians Continue To Lose Work

The MyGov website has once again received a user capacity boost from Services Australia after the demand for the website exceeded government expectations. In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic Australians are increasingly reporting job losses, and the need for welfare services is growing. The capacity boost for MyGov means…

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N Now Comes With Easy Mode

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N Now Comes With Easy Mode

We’ve already seen how easy it is to learn to drive manual on the Hyundai Veloster N’s stick shift, even if it wasn’t quite what you expected. But if you’d rather not bother, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N now comes with an auto.

France Wants Apple To Ease iOS Bluetooth Restrictions And That’s A Bad Idea

France Wants Apple To Ease iOS Bluetooth Restrictions And That’s A Bad Idea

A few weeks ago, France announced it was developing its own covid-19 contact-tracing app, dubbed StopCovid. The app, while intended to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus, raised privacy questions, and now, the French government is reportedly tussling with Apple, claiming the company’s iOS Bluetooth policy is stifling its…

Guy Builds Human-Scale Lego Go-Kart And Oh Boy It’s Good

Guy Builds Human-Scale Lego Go-Kart And Oh Boy It’s Good

Finally, here’s a development in the realm of human-beings-doing-things-on-Earth news that isn’t a total miserable shitshow: someone has used a 3D printer to build an 8.43 times scale version of a Lego go-kart, complete with working rack-and-pinion steering and (eventually) electric power. It’s pretty wonderful.

Why Is It So Hard To Figure Out If The Coronavirus Is Airborne?

Why Is It So Hard To Figure Out If The Coronavirus Is Airborne?

Scientists are debating a key aspect of the coronavirus that causes covid-19: whether the virus lingers in the air for long enough and in a great enough quantity for airborne transmission to be a common source of infection. It seems like a simple enough question, but it’s actually posing quite…

Calm Yourself With Endless Super Mario Clouds

Calm Yourself With Endless Super Mario Clouds

Gizmodo is looking at a lot of net art these days, but you’ll have to scan further than Google Arts and Culture to find it, so we asked net artists for help. Today, critic Paddy Johnson tells us about how a chance meeting with Cory Arcangel changed her life.

Dummy Is The Hilariously Filthy And Raw Show We Need Right Now

Dummy Is The Hilariously Filthy And Raw Show We Need Right Now

Quibi launched earlier this month and despite initial reports, it’s available in Australia. There’s a good mix of short form content but I’ve been holding out for Dummy. Starring Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and written by Cody Heller, it tells a re-imagined story of the time Heller discovered her partner,…

Incredible Video Shows A Humpback Whale Mother Nursing Her Calf

Incredible Video Shows A Humpback Whale Mother Nursing Her Calf

Nursing is a rather straightforward process for most terrestrial mammals, but the same cannot be said for humpback whales, in which a swimming mother and calf have to carefully coordinate their movements. Unprecedented video taken off the coast of Hawaii shows this delicate process in action.

Welcome To My Smart App Hell

Welcome To My Smart App Hell

A few weeks ago, I was in the middle of KonMari-ing my apps when I had a mild, extremely first-world meltdown. Somewhere between trying to decide which health apps I needed to delete and rearranging my screens, I threw my phone down onto the couch, buried my face in my…

Netflix For Android Just Got A Screenlock Button

Netflix For Android Just Got A Screenlock Button

If you’re a clumsy bish like me, you probably know the pain of watching Netflix on your device and accidentally bumping the screen. I do it all the time, which makes my show pause, skip or even exit. It’s annoying and always results in barely distinguishable swears and groans. Fortunately,…

You’re Probably Going To Have To Look At A BMW X8 Soon

You’re Probably Going To Have To Look At A BMW X8 Soon

In a move that has strong “Fuck Everything, We’re Doing Five Blades Now,” energy, the once-beloved German performance automaker BMW is further straying from god’s light, if a recent trademark caught by X7forum.com, via Automotive News, is anything to go by.

Could Another Star Trek Icon Be Heading To Picard’s Second Season?

Could Another Star Trek Icon Be Heading To Picard’s Second Season?

Patty Jenkins teases Cheetah’s life of crime in Wonder Woman 1984. The surprise next season of Lucifer has hit a roadblock. There’s already plans for a second season of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Plus, Neil Gaiman offers an update on the Sandman show, what’s to come on Westworld, and Archie…

What The ‘Humans Are The Virus’ Meme Gets So Wrong

What The ‘Humans Are The Virus’ Meme Gets So Wrong

There’s been a line of thinking burbling around certain corners of the internet that the coronavirus is good, actually. That it’s nature’s way of healing itself or alternately punishing us, Old Testament-style.

Criminalising Protests Is A Dangerous Idea

Criminalising Protests Is A Dangerous Idea

Despite the U.S. Constitution granting us the right to peaceful assembly, many U.S. states have been pushing forth laws to make that a crime. That’s not only a bad idea but an incredibly dangerous one.

All The Species Declared Extinct Last Decade

All The Species Declared Extinct Last Decade

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises, died in 2012. George’s story is the perfect extinction story. It features a charismatic character with a recognisable face, an obvious villain, and the tireless efforts of naturalists.

Check Out This Dramatic Nighttime Desert Racing Footage

Check Out This Dramatic Nighttime Desert Racing Footage

The new Race Motion video series is a collection of badass clips from desert races. That’s it. But they’re intensely cinematic and I’m big into them, so please enjoy the latest instalment in this visually impressive series: The Mint 400 at night.