How to Choose the Best Disposable Face Mask for the Environment

How to Choose the Best Disposable Face Mask for the Environment

Face masks are part of our daily lives during the pandemic. Many are made from plastics and designed to be used just once, which means thousands of tonnes of extra waste going to landfill. Masks may help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But according to one estimate, if everyone…

Paranormal Activity Is Coming Paranormal Back-tivity

Paranormal Activity Is Coming Paranormal Back-tivity

Six years after declaring the series as dead as Micah at the end of the first Paranormal Activity (apologies for 14-year-old spoilers), Paramount Pictures and producers Jason Blum and original writer/director Oren Peli have resurrected the franchise.

I Can’t Believe I Actually Like the Alexa Shower Speaker

I Can’t Believe I Actually Like the Alexa Shower Speaker

I’m well aware that inviting Alexa — and therefore Amazon — into my shower is probably not-so-smart. Nevertheless, I love shower karaoke and my bathroom Bluetooth speakers weren’t cutting it. Some fell down off the tile wall because of their weak suction cups. Others sounded muffled because of the shower…

Miami May Start Paying City Employees in Bitcoin

Miami May Start Paying City Employees in Bitcoin

Miami’s mayor, Francis Suarez, is champing at the bit to rebrand his city as a haven for tech entrepreneurs and the tax dollars that come in their wake. His latest branding effort involves a push to make the city offer its municipal workers the option to get paid in bitcoin,…

Oh Man Buddy, Don’t Do That

Oh Man Buddy, Don’t Do That

Here, we have a classic conundrum. You’ve got your car (in this case, a little primer-coloured van) on one side of a thing (in this case, some kind of drainage ditch) and you want it to be on the other side of the thing. So you get to puzzling it…

Everything to Consider When Buying a Gaming Laptop

Everything to Consider When Buying a Gaming Laptop

If you want to take your gaming mobile, you can bolt a handle to the side of your desktop, but it’s much easier to simply opt for a gaming laptop. Here’s what you should look for when you’re in the market.

You Can Save $600 on Telstra’s Extra Large Plan

You Can Save $600 on Telstra’s Extra Large Plan

If you’re someone who needs a lot of phone data every month and loves a good bargain, does Telstra have a deal for you. The telco has slashed an impressive $50 per month off of its Extra Large plan. That means you can get a huge 180GB of data for…

Medium Workers Board the Union Train

Medium Workers Board the Union Train

With today’s news that workers at Medium have overwhelmingly voted to form a union, it’s hard not to get a little mushy about the labour rights zeitgeist. From Amazon warehouse pickers to developers, workers are collectively deciding that they’re over the techno-utopian bullshit that’s taught us building things online is…

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting The Wyvern’s Spur

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting The Wyvern’s Spur

The tale of the magically created sellsword and would-be assassin Alias and her boon companion, the saurial paladin Dragonbait, continues in the second volume of the Finder’s Stone trilogy — which, wait a minute…uh…doesn’t actually feature Alias or Dragonbait? At all. But I’ll tell you what The Wyvern’s Spur does…

How Whale Songs Can Help Us Explore the Ocean

How Whale Songs Can Help Us Explore the Ocean

Some whale songs can give scientists valuable information about the ocean’s geography, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. What’s more, their songs can be used as a form of seismic testing, which uses blasts of sound to map out the ocean floor. Forms of this technology…

Apple Watch Can Detect Covid-19 a Week Early, Study Finds

Apple Watch Can Detect Covid-19 a Week Early, Study Finds

In the early days of the pandemic, dozens of researchers launched studies trying to see whether wearables of all sorts could potentially identify covid-19 before symptoms began. In one such study, researchers from Mount Sinai discovered that the Apple Watch was capable of detecting the onset of covid-19 up to…