Continental Is Reckoning With Its Gruesome Nazi Past

Continental Is Reckoning With Its Gruesome Nazi Past

The German auto parts supplier Continental recently released a years-in-the-making study detailing its Nazi-era past, including the use of 10,000 slave laborers at a time, CEO Elmar Degenhart said, when Continental “was an important part of Hitler’s war machine.”

Watch A YouTuber Make A Simple Amphibious Car

Watch A YouTuber Make A Simple Amphibious Car

Whomst amongst us has not heard the call of the open ocean, yearned to feel the kiss of salt spray on our cheeks, the feeling of cool water pooling around your ankles as you listen for your motor to suck in a big gulp of water? You could do what…

Amid the Hydrogen Hype, Let’s Talk About What Will Actually Work

Amid the Hydrogen Hype, Let’s Talk About What Will Actually Work

For 50 years hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of a “hydrogen economy” is now enjoying a new wave of enthusiasm — but it is not a silver bullet. Amid the current hydrogen hype, there is little discussion about…

So the iPhone 12 Launch Event Might Also Be Delayed

So the iPhone 12 Launch Event Might Also Be Delayed

A few weeks back Apple confirmed the release of the new iPhone 12 range would be delayed. But now it seems like the launch event may be, too. iPhone 12 launch delay Rumours about an iPhone 12 delay have been circulating over the last few months. Apple then confirmed this…

The Most Innovative Gadgets Of The 2010s

The Most Innovative Gadgets Of The 2010s

Last decade we saw the smartphone move from overpriced gadget to something more necessary than a laptop or desktop. We saw the e-reader settle on a design so perfect it’s barely changed in seven years. We saw games systems that made us rethink how we game and laptops that made…

How to Prepare for the Next Time the Cloud Goes Down

How to Prepare for the Next Time the Cloud Goes Down

Internet access is pretty essential to get anything done these days, whether it’s chatting with working-from-home colleagues in Slack, binge-watching the latest hit Netflix show, or writing up reports in Google Docs. Most of the apps we rely on run from the cloud, and it’s all too easy to just…

Facebook Here, May We Interest You in Some Transparency?

Facebook Here, May We Interest You in Some Transparency?

If you haven’t been on the receiving end of updates from Facebook comms, then you’re lucky to have avoided the equivalent of a weekly robocall pitching you new and exciting offerings. We got another one today, this time on the subject of “Recommendation Guidelines.”

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick Is Customisable Right Down to the Joystick and Buttons

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick Is Customisable Right Down to the Joystick and Buttons

If there’s one genre of gaming where players are incredibly picky about their controllers, it’s fighting games. So to appeal to as many gamers as possible, 8BitDo has made its new arcade stick completely upgradeable with software that changes how the controller behaves and hardware that can be easily modded…

Bill & Ted Face the Music Caps the Franchise Most Excellently

Bill & Ted Face the Music Caps the Franchise Most Excellently

Take Excellent Adventure, tie in Bogus Journey, shove them through time as well as a modern lens, and you’ve got Dean Parisot’s Bill & Ted Face the Music, the very funny, very moving, very fitting third film in the saga. It is most triumphant, with only a sprinkle of heinous.

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than 2 kg

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than 2 kg

Lenovo is shrinking the chassis of the Legion 7i from 0.79 in. to 0.7 in., and the weight from 2.1 kg to 1.7 kg., making the up-coming Legion Slim 7i the lightest and slimmest gaming laptop it’s ever made. The company is attempting to tackle the holy-grail of laptop design:…

What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

How many sentences, since March, have started with the words “when all this is over”? Billions, probably, but fewer of late, as each of us reckons with the fact that this will never be over, not really. Psychologically, economically — we’re wrecked. A vaccine will certainly help, but it can…

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

A new official report shows blackouts in eastern Australia’s grid this summer are unlikely. While that’s welcome news, it casts doubt on the wisdom of a recent government decision to tighten electricity reliability standards – a decision that will cost consumers. The report from the Australian Energy Market Operator, published…

As California Burns, Australians Watch On and Buckle Up

As California Burns, Australians Watch On and Buckle Up

California is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state’s history are burning at the same time, and are only partially controlled. Already, seven people have died and 2,144 structures are damaged – and their fire season still has months to run. The outbreak continues…

The Hyundai Palisade Literally Stinks: Owners

The Hyundai Palisade Literally Stinks: Owners

The Hyundai Palisade and its sibling the Kia Telluride are so popular the two automakers can barely keep up with demand. But that may soon change, as many owners have taken to forum pages to report odours of “smelly socks” and even garlic.

Wolverines Return to Mount Rainier After 100-Year Absence

Wolverines Return to Mount Rainier After 100-Year Absence

Conservationists at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State have spotted a wolverine mother and her two offspring, known as kits. A reproductive female hasn’t been seen in this national park for over a century, which suggests ecological conditions in the area are improving.

Seeing Hurricane Katrina in 2020 Vision

Seeing Hurricane Katrina in 2020 Vision

I thought I understood time until 2020. There are regularly days when I am not sure which day of the week it is until it’s time to go to bed. Then there are weeks where I’m not sure what year it is. This week, as we neared the anniversary of…

Let’s Celebrate That Cobra Kai Is Now on Netflix

Let’s Celebrate That Cobra Kai Is Now on Netflix

As great as the Karate Kid sequel show Cobra Kai is — let’s face it, it got buried on YouTube. Sure, everyone watches and uses YouTube, but most of them don’t pay to watch its original content. Now the show has made the move to Netflix and it feels like…

Elon Musk Reveals His Cyborg Pigs

Elon Musk Reveals His Cyborg Pigs

On Friday, Elon Musk demonstrated the tech behind his brain-computer interface startup, Neuralink, in a livestreamed demo that involved significantly more pigs than anyone expected.

Sleep Scientists Want to Cancel Daylight Saving Time

Sleep Scientists Want to Cancel Daylight Saving Time

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a U.S. organisation representing sleep scientists and clinicians, has called for the eradication of the century-long practice of daylight saving time, in which clocks are moved an hour forward in the spring and returned back an hour in the winter. The twice-a-year transition, they…