How To Use All Your Devices To Keep Your Life In Check

How To Use All Your Devices To Keep Your Life In Check

For most people, the days of only having one computer and one phone have been nigh-on eliminated. We’re buying more and more devices to appease our various needs, from entertainment to organisation, and it can either result in highly efficient and maximised organisation… or chaos. The easiest way to make…

The New Apple Watch Is The Best One Yet, Thanks To A Major OS Upgrade

The New Apple Watch Is The Best One Yet, Thanks To A Major OS Upgrade

The Apple Watch is hands-down the best smartwatch out there. There, I said it. It’s a boring conclusion that is nevertheless the cold, hard truth. You can prefer a round face, or a different operating system. You can scream about better battery life and third-party watch faces until you die,…

Clive Palmer Threatens To Sue Friendlyjordies For Calling Him ‘Fatty McFuckhead’ And Photoshopping Him As Trump’s Baby

Clive Palmer Threatens To Sue Friendlyjordies For Calling Him ‘Fatty McFuckhead’ And Photoshopping Him As Trump’s Baby

Clive Palmer, an Aussie billionaire often called the Donald Trump from Down Under, is threatening to sue YouTuber Friendlyjordies for defamation. The popular YouTube personality and comedian, whose real name is Jordan Shanks, posted a video with the threatening letter he recently received from Palmer’s attorney which, among other things,…

Google Contractors In Pennsylvania Vote To Unionise

Google Contractors In Pennsylvania Vote To Unionise

A group of Pittsburgh-based Google contractors is among the first in the company’s history to unionise, following a successful vote this afternoon, 49 to 24. The 80 or so analysts and machine learning trainers will become part of the United Steelworkers Union.

How The U.S. Lost The War Against The West Nile Virus

How The U.S. Lost The War Against The West Nile Virus

For a brief time at the turn of the millennium, few things might have scared the average New Yorker more than the words “West Nile,” the name given to the mosquito-borne virus that, in 1999, began killing birds and eventually people for the very first time in the U.S.

Mazda’s Chinese Branch Just Teased A Big Rotary Announcement

Mazda’s Chinese Branch Just Teased A Big Rotary Announcement

Our sources in China have informed us, via coded telegraph, that Chang’an Mazda, the joint venture between China and Changan Automobile, is planning a “rotary announcement in six days.” Could this be the introduction of Mazda’s planned rotary range-extender engines for electric cars? The picture shows an original Mazda Cosmo,…

Apple’s Call-Blocking Feature May Be A Little Too Good

Apple’s Call-Blocking Feature May Be A Little Too Good

Apple’s iOS 13 release is crammed with features we’ve been looking forward to getting our hands on for months — I’m looking at you, Arcade and system-wide Dark Mode — but one of the tools that this blogger was most excited for was Apple’s spam-fighting feature to silence those infuriating…

All The Ways You Can Try And Fix A Sticky MacBook Keyboard

All The Ways You Can Try And Fix A Sticky MacBook Keyboard

Since Apple introduced its butterfly keyboard design in 2015, the problems with it have been very well documented — and they’re problems that I’ve experienced as well, with a 2018 MacBook Pro (the one with the third revision of butterfly keyboard, if you’re keeping count). If yours is also acting…

The Lighthouse Is A Manic, Weird Film And We Loved It

The Lighthouse Is A Manic, Weird Film And We Loved It

If watching Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe fuck with each other for two hours in black and white sounds like your idea of a good time, The Lighthouse may be for you. There’s much more to the film, obviously, but the purest joy it provides is watching two stellar actors…

Xiaomi’s Wild New Phone Screen Wraps Around The Device

Xiaomi’s Wild New Phone Screen Wraps Around The Device

Just a few short weeks back the mobile world was all about the foldables. Both Samsung and Huawei rolled up to IFA with their respective bendy offerings, and we tried out both of them. We guess this prompted Xiaomi to demand everyone holds its figurative beer, because it’s now taken…

It’s Kids Vs. The World In A Landmark Climate Complaint

It’s Kids Vs. The World In A Landmark Climate Complaint

UNITED NATIONS — On Tuesday, Greta Thunberg and 15 other young people filed a potentially world-changing climate complaint. On an abnormally steamy day in New York, when sweat built on the brows of the dark-suited diplomats funnelling into the United Nations for a major climate summit, the group of teens…

Netflix Turns Negative

Netflix Turns Negative

Counter to the standard tech ethos — move fast, break stuff, crowbar stodgy old industry players up by their comfortable roots — the fight to control people’s streaming-TV dollars has been more of a slow-motion car wreck, albeit with none of a NASCAR crash’s dark catharsis. And it’s largely been…

Warner Bros. Is Eyeing Jonah Hill To Play A Villain In The Batman

Warner Bros. Is Eyeing Jonah Hill To Play A Villain In The Batman

Now that Matt Reeves’ The Batman has its titular hero and is closing in on its dogged police commissioner, Warner Bros. is getting down to the important business of figuring out which villains are going to populate this incarnation of Gotham City and who’s going to play them.

You Have Never, Ever Seen A Movie Like Butt Boy

You Have Never, Ever Seen A Movie Like Butt Boy

When you hear a movie is called Butt Boy, we all think the same thing. Either it’s a porno or it’s a gross-out comedy. And yet the new film, Butt Boy, is not that. Does it involve butts? Very much so. However, it does so in a way that’s so…

DJI’s $160 Smartphone Stabiliser Shouldn’t Be This Good

DJI’s $160 Smartphone Stabiliser Shouldn’t Be This Good

Smartphones have become an affordable tool for filmmakers on tight budgets, and accessory makers are following suit by giving aspiring directors access to Hollywood-calibre filmmaking tools that won’t blow a shoestring budget. The third generation of DJI’s Osmo smartphone gimbal pairs smooth stabilised camera movements with a much improved compact…

Cats Really Do Bond With Their Humans, Study Finds

Cats Really Do Bond With Their Humans, Study Finds

It’s a widely held assumption, even by some cat owners, that domestic felines don’t get much socially from being our pets. But a new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that many cats form healthy bonds with their humans, in much the same way as dogs and human…