This Tool Lets You See How Every Website is Tracking You

This Tool Lets You See How Every Website is Tracking You

We all know we’re being tracked online. That’s the business model of the “free” internet: a website remembers your friends birthdays or lets you upload selfies. In return, they get to hoover up every bit of information about and serve you ads. Fair trade? Well, people seem to do it!…

New Research Shows Funnel Webs Don’t Set Out to Kill Humans

New Research Shows Funnel Webs Don’t Set Out to Kill Humans

Funnel webs are considered one of Australia’s most fearsome spiders, but their ability to kill humans is by accident rather than design, our new research shows. In findings published today, we reveal how the highly toxic and quick-acting venom of male funnel-web spiders is likely to have developed as a…

A Guide to Marvel’s Tinkerer, the Miles Morales Game’s Fixer Foe

A Guide to Marvel’s Tinkerer, the Miles Morales Game’s Fixer Foe

Our latest look at Miles Morales’ video gaming escapades last week revealed that his new PlayStation game is giving him a techno-powered foe to fight in the form of the Tinkerer. And while Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ take on the character is very different to what we’ve seen before, they do…

This Budget Pet Camera Is Perfect for Neurotic Pet Owners

This Budget Pet Camera Is Perfect for Neurotic Pet Owners

Despite my partner’s disdain for pet cameras, it makes sense that I, the neurotic dog mum, would want one. Every time we leave the house for several hours, there’s a small part of me that’s convinced our furballs have died gruesome deaths due to freak accidents. I imagine their ghosts…

The Nvidia RTX 3080 eBay Debacle Exposed a Scalper Bot Civil War

The Nvidia RTX 3080 eBay Debacle Exposed a Scalper Bot Civil War

Last week, RTX 3080 scalpers pissed off a lot of Nvidia GPU fans by buying up all the graphics cards and attempting to resell them for hundreds of dollars more than the actual MSRP. Unfortunately, this is a common scalper tactic: Buy up as many items of a single product…

China Just Made A Major Carbon Neutrality Promise

China Just Made A Major Carbon Neutrality Promise

As a way to avoid making commitments to address climate change, U.S. leaders will often make the bad faith argument that their actions aren’t as important as those of the world’s top carbon emitter, China. Well, America, I hate to break it to you, but China just massively upped its…

All We Can Save Redefines ‘We’ in the Climate Fight

All We Can Save Redefines ‘We’ in the Climate Fight

The how-to-fix-it climate genre has become an increasingly crowded space in nonfiction publishing these days. From Eric Holthaus’ Future Earth to Christiana Figueres’ and Tom Carnac’s The Future We Choose, the roadmap to fixing the damage done to the climate is being filled in. All We Can Save is the…

The Four Most Promising Worlds for Alien Life in the Solar System

The Four Most Promising Worlds for Alien Life in the Solar System

The Earth’s biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are: liquid water, at least one source of energy, and an inventory of biologically useful elements and molecules. But the recent discovery of possibly biogenic phosphine in the clouds of Venus reminds…

Are Aussie Broadband’s New Plan Prices Worth It?

Are Aussie Broadband’s New Plan Prices Worth It?

Aussie Broadband increased some NBN plan prices last month, and has now started getting in touch with existing customers to let them know their bill will be going up. Aussie’s NBN 100 plan prices are going up by $10 per month, taking Aussie’s unlimited NBN 100 / 20 plan up…

This Is What Happens When You Put Your AirPods Through the Washing Machine

This Is What Happens When You Put Your AirPods Through the Washing Machine

I wasn’t actually planning on finding out, to be honest with you. Or maybe my subconscious was, because I rather unexpectedly found out what can happen when you accidentally leave a set of Apple’s pricey AirPods Pro in your washing machine. AirPods vs Washing Machine I’m an idiot. Ask around,…

Why I Implanted Computer Chips In My Hands

Why I Implanted Computer Chips In My Hands

I have computer chips in my hands. The tiny (two millimetre by 12 millimetre) glass ampules are nestled just under the skin on the back of each of my hands and were implanted by a local body piercer several years ago. The chip in my right hand is a near-field…

Updates From Black Widow, The Walking Dead, and More

Updates From Black Widow, The Walking Dead, and More

Get another close look at WandaVision. HBO wants to make a vampire drama…about hip-hop. Our first look at Pandora’s surprise return is here. Plus, what’s to come on Lovecraft Country and The Boys. To me, my spoilers!

Studies Show Far-UVC Light Can Kill Coronaviruses Without Harming Humans

Studies Show Far-UVC Light Can Kill Coronaviruses Without Harming Humans

Ultraviolet light can kill microscopic creatures like bacteria and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds in their genetic material. But UV light also damages human DNA, causing eye and skin damage and increasing our risk of cancer. It turns out, though, that there’s a loophole: a specific wavelength of UV…