Australia’s Bushfires Brought 113 Species Closer To Extinction

Australia’s Bushfires Brought 113 Species Closer To Extinction

Australia has been through the wringer this year. The disastrous bushfire season has led to a dramatic increase in carbon emissions, crazy conspiracy theories, firefighter deaths, some billions of dollars in damage, and the heartbreaking loss of more than a billion animals. A new report shows how more a hundred…

Sony Now Lets Anyone Make Their Own Remotes For Its Cameras

Sony Now Lets Anyone Make Their Own Remotes For Its Cameras

Sony announced on Tuesday another feature for its digital cameras that the company hopes will expand their adoption among professional photographers: a software development kit that allows third-party developers to create their own custom tools to remotely control and operate the cameras.

Tinder’s New Safety Features Won’t Prevent All Types Of Abuse

Tinder’s New Safety Features Won’t Prevent All Types Of Abuse

The dating app Tinder has faced increasing scrutiny over abusive interactions on the service. In November 2019, an Auckland man was convicted of murdering British woman Grace Millane after they met on Tinder. Incidents such as these have brought attention to the potential for serious violence facilitated by dating apps.

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is An Assault On Clean Air And Water

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is An Assault On Clean Air And Water

The Trump administration submitted its 2021 budget proposal to Congress on Monday, and folks, it’s great! Just kidding. It’s awful on many fronts, especially when it comes to the climate and environment.

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Social media is awful and whatever pleasures it confers in the form of mildly amusing memes or a fleeting sense of community/belonging are massively outweighed by its well-documented downsides whose psychic consequences are of interest to its owners only in the sense that past a certain threshold people might turn…

The Best Thing About This Smartwatch Is The Strap

The Best Thing About This Smartwatch Is The Strap

There’s no shortage of stylish Wear OS watches—it’s literally Fossil’s main reason for existing at this point. The company and its small army of designer brands make up the bulk of Android-friendly smartwatches out there. The problem is, they’re all functionally interchangeable. They run the same software, sport the same…

How Bad Is Apple’s Keyboard Problem? Even Hollywood Recognises It

How Bad Is Apple’s Keyboard Problem? Even Hollywood Recognises It

It’s almost gotten to the point where Apple is as well known for its terrible keyboards as it is for changing the world with personal computers and smartphones. But now that the latest cause to be championed at the Academy Awards is Apple’s hardware failures, maybe we’ll finally get the…

Mongooses Stink Less, Have Bigger Balls After Invading Islands

Mongooses Stink Less, Have Bigger Balls After Invading Islands

Over the last 150 years, the males of certain invasive mongooses have undergone some serious tweaks to their sexual anatomy. New research suggests that the mongooses’ anal pads—which produce a scent that is apparently very alluring to female mongooses—have become comparatively shrunken, while their testicles have gotten bigger.

U.S. Indicts 4 Chinese Military Members Over 2017 Equifax Hack

U.S. Indicts 4 Chinese Military Members Over 2017 Equifax Hack

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that four members of the Chinese military have been indicted for the 2017 hack of Equifax that compromised the data of at least 145 million people. The theft of social security numbers, addresses, and driver’s licence information has been characterised as the largest…

Inside The World’s Biggest Truck Factory

Inside The World’s Biggest Truck Factory

I love trucks. I love how-it’s-made style documentaries. This one is a how-it’s-made documentary on how Mercedes builds trucks. It’s relaxing. You’ll like it a lot.

It’s Time For Hearses To Go Electric

It’s Time For Hearses To Go Electric

Green funerals are becoming rather fashionable these days, with options like urns that grow into trees and biodegradable caskets becoming increasingly popular. But what about getting to the graveside? My humble suggestion is that hearses go electric. It actually makes a lot of sense.

Amazon Trees Write Autobiographies, Preserving Human History In Their Wood

Amazon Trees Write Autobiographies, Preserving Human History In Their Wood

Tropical forests are one of the world’s largest carbon stores and they help regulate the global climate. But they’re being erased at a terrifying rate. Deforestation claimed an area the size of Belgium in 2018. These habitats are often cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and grazing pasture…

The 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Had The Good Cars

The 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Had The Good Cars

A few weeks back we brought you the news from the 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo. But that race was filled with Hyundais and Toyotas. This week’s Rallye Monte Carlo Historique had Alpines, Porsches, and not one, not two, but three mighty Lancia Stratos (Stratoses? Stratii? Straterix?) taking part. You know,…

50 Years Ago, Doctor Who Gave Us One Of Its Most Chilling Scenes Ever

50 Years Ago, Doctor Who Gave Us One Of Its Most Chilling Scenes Ever

Half a century ago today, Doctor Who introduced us to the Silurians, an ancient race of reptilians who had lived on Earth long before the dawn of human civilisation awoke them from their underground slumber. An icon of “˜70s Doctor Who, their debut adventure is still one of the Third…

Even The American Military Is Struggling With Right-To-Repair

Even The American Military Is Struggling With Right-To-Repair

Imagine that you’re stationed at an outpost deep in a conflict zone. Your MRAP’s alternator is busted and you’ve got a spare, but your mechanic tells you that she’ll void the warranty if you let her replace it. It’s either tow the whole thing out or let it sit there…

ViacomCBS Appears To Be Gearing Up To Launch A New Mega-Streaming Service

ViacomCBS Appears To Be Gearing Up To Launch A New Mega-Streaming Service

A megamerger between Viacom and CBS last year signalled that CBS was beginning to look like a strong competitor among rival streaming services, even as other anticipated products launch this year. Now, ViacomCBS’s top brass is reportedly considering launching another streaming offering that would bring together CBS All Access and…