A health care worker in the DRC preparing a dose of the Ebola vaccine.  (Illustration:  Junior D. Kannah/AFP, Getty Images)

Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak in History Is Finally Over

Local health officials and the World Health Organisation today finally declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola that had plagued the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa for nearly two years. It was the second-largest outbreak of the deadly viral disease in recorded history, infecting over 3,400 people…

Here’s The New Genesis G70 Before You’re Supposed To See It

Hyundai and their sister company Kia have been showcasing some impressive design work lately, and the company’s up-market brand, Genesis, seems to be getting an entirely new corporate face and design vocabulary, which we’ve first seen on the 2021 Genesis GV80, released earlier this year. Now that bold design is…

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The Best iPhone Plans in Australia Right Now

Apple just unveiled iOS 14, which is bringing a whole heap of new features to iPhones like home screen widgets, App Clips, better group chats, and more. You won’t need a new iPhone to get iOS 14. If your iPhone runs iOS 13, you’ll still be able to upgrade to…

Tesla’s Terrible JD Power Results Are Off The Chart

I have been getting emails from JD Power for days hyping their latest Initial Quality Study, which came out today. I appreciated the reminders but IQS is usually a pretty boring affair, only slightly more intriguing this year because Tesla, for the first time, would be in it. Turns out,…

Kilmer finds he's no fan of Mars in Red Planet. (Image: Warner Bros.)

Val Kilmer’s 14 Greatest Genre Movie Roles

Val Kilmer has made all kinds of movies throughout his long career, and many of his most high-profile performances (think Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and his groovy debut in Top Secret!) can be found in drama and action films. But when the Juilliard-trained actor —…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 23

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter twenty-three today.

Apple's Pro Display XDR has a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port. (Image: Apple)

Why More and More Video Monitors Are Relying on USB-C

Just when it seemed that we’d all settled on one industry standard video input/output to make use of, along comes another one to complicate matters — you’ll now find USB-C competing with HDMI and other ports on modern computing and gaming monitors. Here we’ll explain why that’s happening, and what…

Australia Needs Better Defences Against State-Based Cyberattacks

The Australian government recently announced plans to establish the country’s first taskforce devoted to fighting disinformation campaigns, under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Last week, Foreign Minister Marise Payne accused China and Russia of “using the pandemic to undermine liberal democracy” by spreading disinformation to manipulate social…

Netflix is Getting a Chicken Run Sequel

While it’s somewhat depressing to hear that the Aardman Animations classic Chicken Run turns TWENTY YEARS OLD this month, the pill is very much sweetened with the news that a sequel is coming. Netflix UK announced the film on Twitter, stating that it’ll go into production next year (plasticine chickens don’t need…

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[FOR PLANTS] Don’t Read This If You’re Human [JUST PLANTS PLEASE]

Let’s be honest: While humanity has done a lot to support the arts, humans themselves make for a terrible live audience. If they’re not coughing or talking or picking their noses, they’re probably tapping at their phones. On Monday, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house offered an intriguing solution to this problem,…

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Fear of K-Pop Fans Sends Pro-Trump Convention Registration Offline

After K-pop stans and Tiktokers flooded the online registration for Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Students for Trump has quietly removed online sign-ups for its convention today in Phoenix, the Daily Mail first reported. While it’s unconfirmed that the stans were solely responsible for the meager turnout, which has…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 22

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter 22 today.

J.K. Simmons Says He’s Already Shot His Next J. Jonah Jameson Cameo

The new Spongebob movie is squeezing out of movie theatres and heading digital. Boots Riley’s next surreal adventure is a TV show about a giant man. V/H/S is getting a reboot. Plus, when to expect Lucifer’s return, and David F. Sandberg takes on demonic horrors in a new Lionsgate project….

Watch A Firefighting Airtanker Rain Red Death On A Ford Expedition

Forest fires are getting bigger, thanks to climate change, and when it comes to fighting forest fires, bigger fires require bigger planes. This training video was released during the height of the destructive 2019 fire season by folks who know a thing or two about big fires and fighting them:…

The Pop Culture Robots that Influenced Smart Voice Assistants

Last year, nearly one third of Australian adults owned a smart speaker device allowing them to call on “Alexa” or “Siri”. Now, with more time spent indoors due to COVID-19, smart voice assistants may be playing even bigger roles in people’s lives. But not everyone embraces them. In our paper…