How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Webcam

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Webcam

You’re maybe using video calling software a heck of a lot more than you were, say, a month ago—and you don’t want to be the only remote worker out there without a video feed to your name. If your home computer setup doesn’t come with a webcam built-in, then you…

8 TV Episodes To Watch For Some Self-Aware Silliness

8 TV Episodes To Watch For Some Self-Aware Silliness

Fourth wall jokes. Secret references. General tomfoolery. It’s great when shows take a step back and allow us to have a little extra fun with them. Sometimes it’s just a harmless goof”other times it’s actually deepening the story and our relationship to the characters. Here are a few times our…

Raspberry Pi’s Cheapest Computer Could Ease Ventilator Shortage

Raspberry Pi’s Cheapest Computer Could Ease Ventilator Shortage

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has seen a recent surge in demand for its boards due to the covid-19 pandemic. Part of that demand comes from people experimenting with the cheap computers with newfound time to kill at home, but the foundation is reserving some of its Pi Zero inventory for…

10 YouTube Essays That Will Broaden Your Pop Culture Education

10 YouTube Essays That Will Broaden Your Pop Culture Education

YouTube is a great place to find clips of cats and goats becoming best friends (holy crap it actually exists), but it’s also where you can learn about almost anything—including the art of entertainment. We’ve pulled out some awesome video essays to help you entertain and educate yourself about the…

Updates From The Suicide Squad, The Walking Dead, And More

Updates From The Suicide Squad, The Walking Dead, And More

The writers of Crazy, Stupid, Love are working on a zombie movie. James Gunn assures fans The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are still on track, Nic Cage gets all Five Nights at Freddy’s in a new look at Wally’s Wonderland. Plus, big teases for The…

Wargaming Paint Companies Are Pivoting To Hand Sanitiser

Wargaming Paint Companies Are Pivoting To Hand Sanitiser

We’re all looking for things to do while we’re under various states of lockdown and social distancing. You might be taking the opportunity to knock away at a few model projects, tackling a backlog of things to build and paint. Well, the people behind those models and paints are also…

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek is one of the most beloved bits of sci-fi TV around, but perhaps most beloved of all is its sophomore entry into the franchise: The Next Generation, the apex of Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future writ large. Want to dive into this classic series but don’t…

Tech Workers Speak Out In Support Of Amazon Warehouse Strikes

Tech Workers Speak Out In Support Of Amazon Warehouse Strikes

Strikes have rippled across Amazon’s vast logistics network in recent weeks, led by workers who feel the company isn’t doing nearly enough to protect and compensate them during the global coronavirus pandemic. This afternoon, their white-collar colleagues across a variety of tech firms began showing solidarity for these warehouse and…

Now’s Your Chance To Name A Colour

Now’s Your Chance To Name A Colour

Humans have names, plants have names, animals have names, even terrifying diseases have names, so why shouldn’t colours? Crayola has always been great at coming up with creative names for its crayons, but now’s your chance to help give a unique name to all 16.7 million colours represented in the…

This Is How Sudanese Militants Get Their Hands On So Many Toyota Pickups

This Is How Sudanese Militants Get Their Hands On So Many Toyota Pickups

We’ve known for a long time that Toyota’s Land Cruisers and Hilux pickup trucks are the go-to vehicles for armed groups of dubious legitimacy. You see them on the news all the time in locations across the Middle East and Africa. But how do these trucks, usually called technicals, make…

Samsung Finally Says Bye To Its S Voice Assistant

Samsung Finally Says Bye To Its S Voice Assistant

Samsung is pulling the plug on its S Voice assistant, the company’s first attempt to compete with Apple’s Siri, on June 1 of this year. In reality, Samsung itself pushed S Voice aside with the launch of its new assistant, Bixby, a few years ago. But now the company is…

Researchers Made Silicon Glow And It Could Make Computers A Lot Faster

Researchers Made Silicon Glow And It Could Make Computers A Lot Faster

After 50 years of continual invention and innovation into making computer chips faster, Moore’s Law isn’t as dead as it seemed. Researchers have figured out a way to make silicon glow, according to a new report from Wired. That means instead of doubling the amount of transistors in computer chips…

U.S. Health Authority Warns Alex Jones To Stop Selling Fake Coronavirus Cures

U.S. Health Authority Warns Alex Jones To Stop Selling Fake Coronavirus Cures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over several products being sold on his website that are presented falsely as being curative in connection with the coronavirus, including toothpaste and something Jones calls “immune gargle.”

The Race To Make Ventilators Is Not Like World War II

The Race To Make Ventilators Is Not Like World War II

Elon made it sound like a breeze. It started on March 18th with a casual tweet to a fan promising that Tesla would make ventilators “if there is a shortage,” setting off an avalanche of replies educating him that there was, already, a shortage. Within hours, Bill de Blasio tweeted…