The Zipper Boat Is Art

The Zipper Boat Is Art

What’s that zipping across the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan? Behold, the zipper boat.

Updates From American Horror Story, Spawn, and More

Updates From American Horror Story, Spawn, and More

Millie Bobby Brown has joined a new fantasy adventure at Netflix. Lionsgate has nabbed a new ‘80s-inspired slasher in Video Nasty. Jason Blum gives us our occasional “yes, Spawn’s still happening” update. Plus, the CW’s run of Swamp Thing continues. Spoilers away!

Alyson Hannigan Thinks Buffy and Willow Should Have Dated

Alyson Hannigan Thinks Buffy and Willow Should Have Dated

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s fourth season saw Alyson Hannigan’s Willow Rosenberg tap into new depths of her burgeoning magical abilities and begin to come into her own as a young queer woman. But looking back on the beloved series, Hannigan now thinks that her character should have become romantically involved…

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Responding to demands from consumers for “an Alexa, but make it talk even more,” Amazon announced on Wednesday that its latest digital assistant model will be able to infer a user’s “latent goals,” and will use those to pose follow-up questions to users.

Vodafone Quietly Rolls Out 5G to More Suburbs

Vodafone Quietly Rolls Out 5G to More Suburbs

Since early 2020 Vodafone has been testing 5G in Parramatta. We hadn’t heard a whole lot about it, but as it turns out the telco started quietly rolling it out to other areas. Here are the suburbs that now have access. Vodafone 5G This is the first significant step we…

You Need to Update Chrome Right Now

You Need to Update Chrome Right Now

Google rolled out Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 on Wednesday in response to two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in the wild — the fourth and fifth security flaws discovered in the browser in the last three weeks alone.

The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series From James Gunn Is Growing

The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series From James Gunn Is Growing

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is poised to give the much-maligned team of antiheroic baddies a second shot at life on both the big and small screens, as John Cena’s overzealous Peacemaker character is the centre in a spinoff series set within the same universe. But a character like the…

Weber vs Traeger: A Backyard Brisket Smoke-off on Wi-Fi Pellet Grills

Weber vs Traeger: A Backyard Brisket Smoke-off on Wi-Fi Pellet Grills

There are few things in this wretched world more glorious than a perfectly smoked brisket. That’s doubly true when travelling to Texas for the real thing — or, hell, even going to a restaurant — is either impossible or could possibly kill you. Thanks to the proliferation of home-smoking tech,…

Take a Look Inside the Washington State Murder Hornet Nest

Take a Look Inside the Washington State Murder Hornet Nest

The full contents of the first “murder hornet” nest discovered in the U.S. have been revealed, and they’re unsurprisingly terrifying. On Tuesday, Washington state officials announced they found over 500 Asian giant hornets in the nest, including dozens of not-yet-fertile queens that were primed to mate, wait out the winter,…

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

Angela Bassett will return for the next two Missions Impossible. Freakazoid is back…on Teen Titans Go!? HBO has cancelled its Stephen King adaptation The Outsider, but there’s hope it might live. Plus, there’s good news for The Umbrella Academy. Spoilers now!

Hyundai Isn’t Messing Around With Its N Cars

Hyundai Isn’t Messing Around With Its N Cars

Almost every other automaker is out here talking about how much they’re doing with electric cars, Hyundai this week was like: That’s cool and all but how about good old SPORTINESS and PERFORMANCE.

Gene Editing Is Revealing How Coral Reefs Respond To Warming Waters

Gene Editing Is Revealing How Coral Reefs Respond To Warming Waters

Genetic engineering has already cemented itself as an invaluable tool for studying gene functions in organisms. Our new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, now demonstrates how gene editing can be used to pinpoint genes involved in corals’ ability to withstand heat stress. A better…

This Building Is Designed For Reuse and Cuts Emissions By 88%

This Building Is Designed For Reuse and Cuts Emissions By 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Our research shows one such Curtin University building, the Legacy Living Lab in Fremantle, reduces construction waste and cuts emissions to almost a tenth…

Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 Plan Late 2021 Return

Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 Plan Late 2021 Return

Like most major comic book conventions in North America, Emerald City Comic Con was cancelled this year in response to the still-ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Though the virus is still raging in the U.S., con producer ReedPop is confident that things will return to normal by next Northern Hemisphere winter.