Are We Living in the Matrix? A New Documentary Tries to Find Out

Are We Living in the Matrix? A New Documentary Tries to Find Out

After a trip to the dentist, viral superstar David said it best: “Is this real life?” Most of us assume: yes. Of course, the reality we are living in is exactly that. Reality. Others go the other way. They believe everything around us is a simulation, much like was imagined…

Google-Fitbit Merger Wins EU Approval, With a Few Conditions

Google-Fitbit Merger Wins EU Approval, With a Few Conditions

Last year, Google announced it was going to acquire Fitbit for a whopping $US2.1 ($3) billion. Immediately, the news raised privacy concerns as Google is a tech giant with a lot of ad data on the cusp of absorbing another company with a hoard of health data. The deal itself has…

I Love This Bike So Much

I Love This Bike So Much

Peloton is a cult. I say that lovingly and without judgment, because I am now part of it, and if you buy one, you will almost certainly become part of it, too. I didn’t realise how much I loved it until I recently found myself on Peloton Reddit trying to…

A New Fitness Tracker Sensor Can Learn and Recognise Almost Any Activity

A New Fitness Tracker Sensor Can Learn and Recognise Almost Any Activity

Depending on the sport, different athletes rely on different exercises during their fitness routines and while fitness trackers have gotten smarter, they can generally only recognise a handful of motions like swimming, riding a bike, or running. Bosch has developed a new self-contained chip that can be taught to recognise…

SEAT Makes An E-Scooter Now And The Battery Is Adorable

SEAT Makes An E-Scooter Now And The Battery Is Adorable

Spanish carmaker SEAT began production of its MÓ eScooter 125 on Tuesday. The electric scooter has a lot of tech onboard but, mostly, I just want to take its little battery for a walk and maybe try to feed it a puppucino.

Texas Is Leading A New Antitrust Suit Against Google

Texas Is Leading A New Antitrust Suit Against Google

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Wednesday that his state is spearheading a new antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the tech giant of “illegally” abusing its market power to pocket money from publishers across the web. Paxton is joined by other Republican state AGs from Idaho, Indiana, Utah, Kentucky,…

The Expanse’s Best Season Yet Begins With a Three-Part Thrill Ride

The Expanse’s Best Season Yet Begins With a Three-Part Thrill Ride

The day is finally here: season five of The Expanse has begun. Since Amazon dropped three episodes at once — “Exodus,” “Churn,” and “Mother” — our first weekly recap is a three-parter. We tried to be succinct, but honestly, we’re excited as hell and these episodes are epic. Here comes…

Donald Trump Ends Efficient Showerheads’ Reign of Terror

Donald Trump Ends Efficient Showerheads’ Reign of Terror

In its closing five weeks, the Trump administration is making some bold governance moves. No, it hasn’t suddenly decided to work to stem the tide of record covid-19 deaths, hospitalisations, and deaths. Instead, it’s focusing on what really matters: making sure every showerhead can deliver 11 litres of water per…

Wonder Woman 1984’s Triumphant Opening Welcomes Us to Themyscira

Wonder Woman 1984’s Triumphant Opening Welcomes Us to Themyscira

It takes a lot of work to become Wonder Woman, but luckily Diana of Themyscira started prepping pretty damn early. Warner Bros. has released the first three minutes of Wonder Woman 1984, showing a young Diana (Lilly Aspell) entering her first faux Amazon “Olympics” as her older self gets ready to…

Buildings Are Becoming a Huge Source of Carbon Pollution

Buildings Are Becoming a Huge Source of Carbon Pollution

Carbon emissions from buildings reached an all-time high, according to a new United Nations report. In 2019, buildings were responsible for 9.95 gigatons of carbon — up from 9.7 gigatons in 2018 — accounting for 38% of the world’s output of the planet-warming gas.

Hibernating Lemurs May Be the Key to Cryogenic Sleep for Human Space Travel

Hibernating Lemurs May Be the Key to Cryogenic Sleep for Human Space Travel

Science fiction is shifting into reality. With humanity’s plans to return to the moon this decade and further ambitions to travel to Mars in the next, we need to figure out how to keep astronauts healthy for these years-long missions. One solution long championed by science fiction is suspended animation,…

What’s The Loudest Sound In The Universe?

What’s The Loudest Sound In The Universe?

The human tolerance for sound is, on a galactic level, puny. Volcano eruptions, jackhammer-intensive construction work, My Bloody Valentine concerts, these tinnitus-inducing phenomena are barely whispers besides the majestic, roiling bursts and collisions going on in outer space. Of course, much of this activity is technically soundless, space’s atmosphere lacks…

Among Us Just Hit Nintendo Switch in Australia

Among Us Just Hit Nintendo Switch in Australia

The surprise indie hit of 2020, Among Us, just dropped on Nintendo Switch in Australia. So get ready to shoot your innocent mates out the airlock. Among US finally comes to Nintendo Switch The news dropped earlier this morning as part of Nintendo’s Indie World presentation. It is now live…

Spider-Man 3 Somehow Has More Raimi Trilogy Actors Rumoured to Return

Spider-Man 3 Somehow Has More Raimi Trilogy Actors Rumoured to Return

Black Adam’s cast continues to expand. Scott Gimple teases the Walking Dead anthology show. Hailee Steinfeld leaps into action in new Hawkeye set pictures. The Resident Evil reboot shows off its Spencer Mansion. Plus, what’s to come on His Dark Materials and more. To me, my spoilers!