Contact Tracing Apps Are Vital To Fighting Coronavirus, But Who Decides How They Work?

Contact Tracing Apps Are Vital To Fighting Coronavirus, But Who Decides How They Work?

Last week the head of Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency, Randall Brugeaud, told a Senate committee hearing an updated version of Australia’s COVIDSafe contact-tracing app would soon be released. That’s because the current version doesn’t work properly on Apple phones, which restrict background broadcasting of the Bluetooth signals used to tell…

Robert Pattinson Just Blew Up Most Of Your Tenet Theories

Robert Pattinson Just Blew Up Most Of Your Tenet Theories

Matt Ryan really wouldn’t mind playing Constantine again in the new Justice League Dark show. The CW’s Superman and Lois has found its big bad. Neve Campbell’s still not sure if she’d be down for a fifth Scream, in spite of recent reports. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still teasing his Metal Gear…

The Big Bass On Sony’s New Cheap Earbuds Is Incredible

The Big Bass On Sony’s New Cheap Earbuds Is Incredible

When headphone makers claim their devices offer boosted bass performance, it often means they’ve tweaked the sound through software to artificially emphasise low-end frequencies. Sony’s new WF-XB700 wireless earbuds do it the right way, with drivers twice as large as what you’ll find in most other earbuds. They’re loud, they thump,…

Facebook Reaches $52 Million Dollar Settlement With Its Hard-Hit Moderators

Facebook Reaches $52 Million Dollar Settlement With Its Hard-Hit Moderators

Finally, some good news for Facebook’s beleaguered moderator community. According to preliminary settlement records first uncovered by The Verge earlier today, the tech giant has agreed to pay a total of $US52 ($80) million to its current and former content moderators to compensate them for the massive mental strain that…

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Review: The New Standard

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Review: The New Standard

Like a lot of people, as I’ve been stuck inside quarantined from the outside world, I’ve started to look for little home improvement projects. And when it comes to smart home tech, after dipping your toes in the water with smart lights or a smart speaker, a common next step…

How To Get Into Marvel Comics In 2020

How To Get Into Marvel Comics In 2020

With over 80 years of stories to catch up, getting into Marvel Comics in 2020 is a massive task — but it’s not impossible. While comics can require a significant time investment, there’s plenty of fantastic stories that still deserve your time and attention. Here’s some ways to begin reading…

The Swarm Is A Disaster Movie Only A Murder Hornet Could Love

The Swarm Is A Disaster Movie Only A Murder Hornet Could Love

With all this talk of murder hornets, our thoughts turned to the disaster movies of the 1970s that blatantly exploited that era’s own insect eco-terror: killer bees! Though there were several movies that eagerly sought to cash in on killer bee paranoia, one stands out as the most deliciously terrible….

Lego Jumps On The Virtual Meeting Background Bandwagon

Lego Jumps On The Virtual Meeting Background Bandwagon

Video meetings are now very common, because people can’t meet in person and apparently just “not having meetings” isn’t really acceptable. All those video conferencing apps let you set up your own custom backgrounds too, and plenty of companies have been releasing images to try and make the usual meeting…