10 Totally Excellent Fictional Movie Bands

10 Totally Excellent Fictional Movie Bands

Since today marks the release (in the U.S. anyway) of a new movie featuring a pair of dudes who just wanna rock, but also have to do things like time travel and save the world, we got to thinking about other standout bands — some heroic, some flat-out evil, and…

Nevada Man Hospitalised After Apparent Coronavirus Reinfection

Nevada Man Hospitalised After Apparent Coronavirus Reinfection

Scientists in Nevada are the latest to report a likely case of reinfection from the coronavirus that causes covid-19, with genetic evidence backing up their claim. While it remains to be seen whether reinfection will be a common phenomenon, this newest case suggests that a second infection can cause more…

These PowerPoint Alternatives Are Free and Easier to Use, Too

These PowerPoint Alternatives Are Free and Easier to Use, Too

PowerPoint offers plenty of features for whipping up presentations, but it’s also the same software that everyone’s been using for the past three decades. On top of that, it’ll set you back $10 a month, or about $100 a year, as part of Microsoft 365. These alternative programs are fresher,…

Why Your NBN Speeds are Slower Than What You Pay For

Why Your NBN Speeds are Slower Than What You Pay For

NBN speed tiers seems pretty straight forward. The higher the number the faster the connection. But what your plan says you should get isn’t what you actually receive in the real world. Here’s why. Different NBN Speeds explained NBN plans are categorised by their speed tiers. This basically means they…

Why We’re Working to Put Africa’s Jellyfish on the Map

Why We’re Working to Put Africa’s Jellyfish on the Map

Jellyfish can be found in almost every ocean in the world. These beautiful, graceful creatures are a sight to behold; their swift, pulsating motions gently propel them through the water. But the scene can quickly turn ominous as the animal transforms into a ferocious, formidable predator. These creatures have no…

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational

The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do maths thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often…

Samsung Is Hosting a Second Galaxy Unpacked Event Next Week

Samsung Is Hosting a Second Galaxy Unpacked Event Next Week

Earlier this month, Samsung announced a full refresh of its mobile portfolio. However, there were some important details that didn’t get announced — especially at it pertains to Samsung’s next flagship foldable phone — so Samsung has decided to finish the job by hosting a second event next week.

AR Plus Apple TV+ Sounds Like Something No One Wants

AR Plus Apple TV+ Sounds Like Something No One Wants

It’s clear that Apple is banking big on its streaming service TV+. The tech giant has made the service free for a year with new Apple devices; it’s introduced streaming bundles exclusively available to TV+ subscribers; it’s paying unfathomable sums of money to acquire visionary directors and talent; and now,…

Climbing Mount Everest Has Gotten Easier, Study Finds

Climbing Mount Everest Has Gotten Easier, Study Finds

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the hardest athletic feats a person can do. But new research out this week suggests that it has gotten easier to pull off in recent years. The study found the success rate of climbing the highest mountain on Earth has doubled in the last…

The reMarkable 2 Is the Tablet That Will Convince You to Go Paperless

The reMarkable 2 Is the Tablet That Will Convince You to Go Paperless

Up until about two years ago I was convinced that electronic paper was an outdated technology that no one really needed. What completely changed my mind was the original reMarkable, an E Ink tablet that so perfectly recreated the pen on paper writing experience that I haven’t used a real…

Five Techniques We’re Using to Uncover the Secrets of Viruses

Five Techniques We’re Using to Uncover the Secrets of Viruses

Viruses are often termed “the invisible enemy”. They aren’t visible with the naked eye, or even by using a standard optical microscope. So how do we know they exist or what they look like? There are biochemical methods, such as the ones used to confirm COVID-19 infection, that look for…

Many More Health Workers Than We Ever Thought are Catching COVID-19 on the Job

Many More Health Workers Than We Ever Thought are Catching COVID-19 on the Job

Yesterday, the Victorian government released much-anticipated figures showing the proportion of the state’s health-care workers who caught COVID-19 at work. Victoria’s chief medical officer Andrew Wilson said yesterday that 70-80 per cent of health workers testing positive to COVID-19 were infected at work. That’s compared with 22 per cent in the…

Belarus Turned Off the Internet. Its Citizens Hot-Wired It.

Belarus Turned Off the Internet. Its Citizens Hot-Wired It.

In early August, Belarus — known as Europe’s last dictatorship — went almost entirely offline for 72 hours. On Wednesday August 26, for approximately one hour, Belarus shut down key parts of the capital’s internet once again; allegedly, the order had come directly from official state bodies.