Google Is Going To Charge Cops For Your Data

Google Is Going To Charge Cops For Your Data

Google announced that it was going to start charging U.S. law enforcement authorities for legal data disclosure requests, such as subpoenas and search warrants, related to its users. The company receives thousands of petitions from authorities every year and has decided to charge to help “offset the costs” associated with…

Google’s Having Second Thoughts About Its Dogshit Redesign

Google’s Having Second Thoughts About Its Dogshit Redesign

Over the years, Google’s become somewhat notorious for killing off its projects, beloved or otherwise. The most recent casualty happened today, with the announcement that the company’s backing off of a controversial search engine update—one that made organic search results and paid-for placements nearly impossible to distinguish.

Clayton Christensen, Father Of ‘Disruptive Innovation,’ Dies At 67

Clayton Christensen, Father Of ‘Disruptive Innovation,’ Dies At 67

Unless you’re an avid reader of the sort of books CEOs tote around, you may not have heard of Clayton Christensen. You have, however, felt the impact of his work. Christensen, who died at 67 on Thursday due to complications from cancer treatment, is the scholar responsible for coining the…

Disney Is Going To Kill Bambi’s Mum Again

Disney Is Going To Kill Bambi’s Mum Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalogue of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.

Here Are The Latest Updates On The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

Here Are The Latest Updates On The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

American health officials have identified a second U.S. case of the deadly new coronavirus that’s sent parts of China into lockdown, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. While officials say that the risk to the U.S. from the virus remains low, the overall situation worldwide is set to…

You Should Hoard Physical Copies Of The Video Games You Love

You Should Hoard Physical Copies Of The Video Games You Love

When the Nintendo Switch arrived, I decided it was the first console on which I’d buy all my games digitally to improve its portability. Not having to wrangle a pile of cartridges was great, but I’m starting to rethink that approach after EA recently revealed its iOS version of Tetris…

For People Who Can’t Smell, Life Can Be Full Of Peril

For People Who Can’t Smell, Life Can Be Full Of Peril

A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: people who can’t smell the world around them normally. In it, sufferers describe feeling depressed, unable to enjoy eating, and sometimes even scared for their lives.

Cars And Coffee Has A Serious Problem

Cars And Coffee Has A Serious Problem

A red, lowered GMC Sierra stopped in the middle of a busy road to rip a fat burnout. Right behind it, a plum-coloured Ford Mustang followed suit, thick plumes of tire smoke erupting from its rear tires. A white Hellcat attempted a drift across a busy intersection during ongoing traffic,…

Google I/O Puzzle Cracked, Event Details Revealed

Google I/O Puzzle Cracked, Event Details Revealed

Another year, another Google I/O. Each year the company teases it’s developers conference by making people solve a puzzle to discover the date of the event. This year it is space themed and titled ‘Collaboration of the Cosmos’. At the time of writing the puzzle is less than 10 hours…

Should We Be Worried About The New Wuhan Coronavirus?

Should We Be Worried About The New Wuhan Coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan coronavirus as a global health emergency. It wants to gather more information and will meet again at midday on Thursday in Geneva (late Thursday night, Australian time).

Sonos Backpedals, Says ‘All Products Will Work Past May’

Sonos Backpedals, Says ‘All Products Will Work Past May’

Just a few short days ago, Sonos dropped the bomb that some of its older products would no longer receive software updates starting in May 2020. In the initial announcement, Sonos reasoned that the ‘legacy products’ were all reaching the end of their useful life. It then told users they…

Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts’ Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts’ Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you…

14 Women Directing Genre Movies We’re Excited To Watch

14 Women Directing Genre Movies We’re Excited To Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that!

The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers just removed U.S. federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small waterways and many of the nation’s wetlands. Later today, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the change at a conference of the National Association of Home Builders,…

Engineer Builds A Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Engineer Builds A Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…

Scientists Are Re-Engineering Viruses To Cure Bacterial Infections

Scientists Are Re-Engineering Viruses To Cure Bacterial Infections

The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic resistance has been found in numerous common bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, gonorrhoea and salmonellosis, making them difficult ” if not impossible ” to treat. We’re on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”, where there are fewer treatment options…