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Every Major Aussie Streaming Service Compared

Foxtel’s new entertainment platform, Binge, recently launched in Australia. This mean that the streaming market is busier than ever. Each service will be fighting to keep your attention and money so we thought we’d take a look at what each offers based on pricing, concurrent user offerings, display quality and…

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How to Watch the NEOWISE Comet From Home

The NEOWISE comet is currently visible from Earth, if you’re lucky enough to be able to catch it. Of course, not everyone lives in optimal viewing locations, or the right hemisphere. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You can take a look at the comet from the…

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Google Bans Ads for Snooping Products and Services

Google’s banning ads for so-called “stalkerware” apps, invasive programs largely associated with jealous exes or abusive partners to spy on another person without their authorisation. Though given that the online search giant already adopted a blanket ban against stalkerware apps in its Play Store, one has to wonder why such…

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Of Course Disney World’s Reopening Video Works As Horror

In celebration of Disney World’s reopening after shutting down earlier this year in response to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic that’s killed over 130,000 people in the US alone, the Disney Parks and Jobs dropped a video over the weekend enthusiastically welcoming park guests “home.” Here, “home” refers to a…

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Uber Is Running Out of Ideas on How to Save Its Own Arse

Even for regular schmucks with no background in economics or labour law, one of the glaring problems with Uber’s claim that its drivers are independent contractors rather than employees is that Uber sets the price of rides. Without the ability to set their own rates, or a contract drivers have…

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Instagram Finally Issues a Complete Ban on Conversion Therapy Content

Speaking with the BBC on Friday, Instagram’s public policy director for Europe said that the company will be altering its tactics for dealing with any posts related to conversion therapy. While the platform has condemned ads for conversion therapy services for a while and has community guidelines calling out any posts…

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The Hork-Bajir Chronicles Was One of Animorphs’ Most Powerful Books

Much as K.A. Applegate’s Animorph series tell a story about a group of kids bonding with one another while adventuring worlds and physically transforming into a variety of animals, the books are also an examination of the devastating impacts that ongoing wars, imperialism, and slavery have on societies.

Scientists Fight to Save a Glittering Green Bee After the Summer Fires

The green carpenter bee (Xylocopa aerata) is an iconic, beautiful native species described as a “jewel of nature” for its metallic green and gold colouring. Carpenter bees are so named because they excavate their own nests in wood, as opposed to using existing holes. With a body length of about…

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Hiking Tech to Take on Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Hit the great outdoors in style and comfort with this range of hiking tech, designed to help you make the most of your bushwalking adventures. Some gear will enhance your trek, while some will make sure you make it back home to tell the tale.

Look At What They Did To The Poor Toyota Corolla

While we’re all busy twiddling our thumbs waiting for that GR-turned Corolla hot hatch to show up, we will instead reportedly be served a different mutation of the car with the all-new 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross.

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Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have levied on restaurants…

At Least One Star Trek Alum Isn’t Back for Picard…Yet

John Carpenter hypes up Halloween Kills’ body count after its delay into 2021. Bryan Cranston talks to the animals in Disney+’s first look at The One and Only Ivan. Adult Swim’s Uzumaki adaptation finds its frightful star. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, an update on the Percy Jackson…

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TikTok: Our Biggest Problem Is Dumb, Horny Teens

It’s hard not to feel bad for TikTok. Back in 2018, we were calling the short-form video monolith the only app that was still capable of wringing anything close to “unbridled joy” out of our jaded, miserable lives. Less than two years later, it’s facing a potential ban from our…