A Brief History Of Tron 3 Not Happening

A Brief History Of Tron 3 Not Happening

Nearly 20 years passed between the first and second Tron films and, at this rate, it may be the same between the second and third. Rumours began swirling in earnest today about the long-rumoured Tron 3, and while they may or may not actually be true, we’ve learned over the…

Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

It’s likely that in the past few weeks or months, you’ve come across an ad for a UV disinfecting gadget. It makes sense! There’s a novel coronavirus going around wreaking havoc! Your phones are filthy, your bags are filthy, your masks are full of your own face sweat and spit….

Revealed: The Sun’s Secret Plan to Become a Lithium Factory

Revealed: The Sun’s Secret Plan to Become a Lithium Factory

Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from? We know it is mined here on Earth, but where it is created in the universe is less well understood. We studied hundreds of thousands of stars like our own Sun and found…

5 Cool Tech Deals On Amazon Australia Today

5 Cool Tech Deals On Amazon Australia Today

Update your speakers, build out your smart home or save on SSDs with this range of Amazon Australia deals. 2 Sonos Ones: $484 You can use them as standalone smart speakers with Alexa or Google Assistant, or as the rear speakers with the fancy (and very nice) new Sonos Arc…

Google, Twitter, and Facebook Stop Handing Over User Data to Hong Kong Cops

Google, Twitter, and Facebook Stop Handing Over User Data to Hong Kong Cops

When Hong Kong passed its shiny new national security law last week, the city’s authorities were probably expecting a bit of pushback from the locals, who’ve called the new regime everything from “chilling” to “draconian” to nothing less than the Chinese Communist Party’s “takeover of Hong Kong.”

Our 25 Favourite Summer Blockbusters of the 2000s

Our 25 Favourite Summer Blockbusters of the 2000s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theatre won’t have a blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s winter months into spring, autumn, or even next winter. Since we can’t enjoy summer…

The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

Smart home gadgets have gotten a lot better over the past few years, and thanks to big improvements in wifi connectivity, energy efficiency, and more, it’s possible to control almost anything in your house with just your voice. Most of us are spending even more time at home recently (whether…

America Had A Miata Before The Miata Was A Miata

America Had A Miata Before The Miata Was A Miata

I decided to take a little break from my annual Fourth of July celebration to talk to you about an American car that I think deserves more attention than it gets: the Crosley Hotshot. The humble little Hotshot helped define a sportscar formula that still works today.

11 More Musicals That Need A Stage Show Film Like Hamilton

11 More Musicals That Need A Stage Show Film Like Hamilton

The incredibly (and deservedly) successful Hamilton: An American Musical has finally arrived on Disney Plus. The live stage show was filmed back in 2016 with its original cast (yep, that means Lin-Manuel Miranda himself in the title role) and was due to be released in spring 2021, but thanks to…

How Telstra’s New Phone Plans Compare to Optus and Vodafone

How Telstra’s New Phone Plans Compare to Optus and Vodafone

This week Telstra refreshed its entire range of phone plans, increasing data allowances across the board, but upping prices at the same time. Every plan is now at least $5 more expensive per month, but comes with a minimum of 10GB extra. So how do they stack up against Vodafone…