I Love the iPhone 12 Mini, but the Battery Is Killing Me

I Love the iPhone 12 Mini, but the Battery Is Killing Me

When Apple released the second-gen iPhone SE earlier this year, I thought it was pretty good for the price. But what I longed for, I wrote in my SE review, was an iPhone 12 Pro Mini: an almost bezel-free, pint-sized phone with incredible cameras and an in-display fingerprint sensor for…

1,971 Americans Die of Covid-19 on Thursday as U.S. Sets Record For Daily Cases

1,971 Americans Die of Covid-19 on Thursday as U.S. Sets Record For Daily Cases

The U.S. reported 1,971 deaths from covid-19 on Thursday, the highest death toll since May, according to the Covid Tracking Project. The country also recorded over 182,000 new cases and more than 80,000 Americans are currently hospitalised, both grim new records for the U.S. during the pandemic. Public health experts…

Pete Evans Says He’s Quitting Facebook

Pete Evans Says He’s Quitting Facebook

To cap off a week from hell (of his own making), celebrity chef and Australia’s most prominent conspiracy theorist Pete Evans says he’s going to leave Facebook. In a post made on Friday afternoon, Evans posted a picture of a hand making a peace sign to his Facebook. The post’s…

Solar Power Stations in Space Could Be The Answer to Our Energy Needs

Solar Power Stations in Space Could Be The Answer to Our Energy Needs

It sounds like science fiction: giant solar power stations floating in space that beam down enormous amounts of energy to Earth. And for a long time, the concept – first developed by the Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, in the 1920s – was mainly an inspiration for writers. A century later,…

The Fairy Godmother Makes a Comeback in Disney’s Godmothered

The Fairy Godmother Makes a Comeback in Disney’s Godmothered

When you were growing up, every kids’ movie had some form of a fairy godmother. A magical being that teamed up with a young kid to make their dreams come true. However, some reason or another, that’s kind of stopped being a thing, which is where the new Disney movie…

The ACCC Is Cracking Down On Alleged Ice Cream Crime

The ACCC Is Cracking Down On Alleged Ice Cream Crime

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is going after Peters for its single-wrapped ice cream racket in Aussie servos and convenience stores. The consumer watch dog has begun Federal Court proceedings against Peters for anti-competitive behaviour. Peters is responsible for brands such as Drumstick, Connoisseur, BillaBong and Maxibon. I…

Australia is Blocking Another Four Illegal Gambling Sites

Australia is Blocking Another Four Illegal Gambling Sites

Australia’s media and internet watchdog is set to block another group of illegal offshore online gambling websites from access in Australia following an investigation that found they were breaching Australian laws. Earlier this week, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced their intention to block four further websites and…

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Rudy Giuliani on Thursday took one of the last, desperate laps of the fifth-or-so act of a storied career.

Scriptable Supercharges iOS 14 Widgets Like No Other App

Scriptable Supercharges iOS 14 Widgets Like No Other App

With iOS 14, iPhone users finally got a taste of the sweet, sweet widget life anyone who’s used an Android phone in the last decade was already familiar with. I’ve shied away from most of the early widget apps and largely avoided using most widgets in general (and maybe you…

The Stand Casts a Surprising Star for an Antagonist

The Stand Casts a Surprising Star for an Antagonist

Sharkboy and Lavagirl are back in Robert Rodriguez’s superheroic follow-up. Lauren Ridloff talks Eternals reshoots. Zack Snyder teases the zombie mayhem of Army of the Dead. Plus, Christopher Landon has high hopes for a truckload of money to make Happy Death Day 3, and what’s coming on Walking Dead: World…

19 Time-Saving Tips for macOS

19 Time-Saving Tips for macOS

We could all use a little more time in the day — and probably a little more time away from the computer, too — so we’ve collected together our favourite time-savers for Macs. Apply just a few of these to your various workflows and you’ll find yourself powering through everything…

These Are What The First Modern Flashing Turn Signals Looked Like

These Are What The First Modern Flashing Turn Signals Looked Like

Over this past weekend I sent my telepresence robot to BlinkerFest, the annual turn-signal enthusiasts’ meetup, held this year in Barcelona. Due to COVID reasons, only telepresence robots or service animals were allowed to attend, and while an all-remote solution would have made more sense, the deposit on the banquet…

I’m Deeply Envious of Miles Morales’ New Harlem Apartment

I’m Deeply Envious of Miles Morales’ New Harlem Apartment

You spend the bulk of Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales suited up and swinging across the Manhattan skyline busting villains. But there are a handful of moments peppered throughout the game that bring you to Miles’ new home in Harlem, where he and his mother Rio move to give themselves a…

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your time and resources, but with the right gear and apps you can put together some routines that really…

Revisiting 1994’s The Stand Ahead of Its New Adaptation

Revisiting 1994’s The Stand Ahead of Its New Adaptation

In a year that feels like Captain Trips has started creeping on the real world, the timing of CBS All Access’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s plague-apocalypse epic feels eerily appropriate. But Josh Boone and Ben Cavell’s take on The Stand has some big cloven hooves to fill: the hit…

AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review: AMD Finally Does Ray Tracing

AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review: AMD Finally Does Ray Tracing

I was definitely excited when AMD announced all the specs and neat features of their 6000-series graphics cards at the end of October, albeit sceptical of what kind of ray tracing performance AMD’s latest GPUs would have. AMD was quiet about the ray tracing performance, and it could have been…