4 of the Best Alternatives to Google Search

4 of the Best Alternatives to Google Search

On Friday Google threatened to remove Search from Australia if the government’s media bargaining code is passed. Fortunately, Google is not the only search engine on the internet. Here are some great alternatives. Best Google alternative for privacy: DuckDuckGo When it comes to privacy focused search engines, DuckDuckGo tends to…

Sort Out Your Rat’s Nest of Cables With These USB Hubs

Sort Out Your Rat’s Nest of Cables With These USB Hubs

Wireless gadgets are cool, but we still live in a world where a lot of our peripherals use a cabled approach. That’s totally fine if you’ve only got one or two devices to hook up, but that number can quickly multiply. A decent mechanical keyboard, wired mouse, printer, storage devices,…

Raspberry Pi Introduces a New $5 Board, and Its Own Silicon

Raspberry Pi Introduces a New $5 Board, and Its Own Silicon

The Raspberry Pi is one of the smallest and cheapest mini computers you can buy. It has an HDMI port, USB ports, and runs Ubuntu or other open-source operating systems like a champ. The new Raspberry Pi Pico, on the other hand, is like the CPU of a more complex…

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: The Most Maxed Out Phone for the Money

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: The Most Maxed Out Phone for the Money

Last year, Samsung broke out the “Ultra” adjective for the first time on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. That phone was certainly ambitious, but between its $2,000 price tag and features that didn’t quite live up to expectations, Samsung’s super premium phone felt less like an Ultra and more like a…

This Startup Wants Vertical Farmers to Hire a Robot Gardener

This Startup Wants Vertical Farmers to Hire a Robot Gardener

In recent years, vertical farming has emerged as a futurist’s solution to the world’s agricultural problems. The growing trend seeks to use controlled environments to boost food production, leveraging indoor labs where temperature, light, and nutrients can be mechanically controlled.

OnePlus Joins Forces with Oppo and Realme for Research and Development

OnePlus Joins Forces with Oppo and Realme for Research and Development

One of the longest-running jokes in the smartphone industry is that anytime Oppo puts out a new phone, OnePlus will release something very similar a few months later. But now, the two companies along with Realme are making that kind of cooperation official by merging parts of their research and…

Apple Reportedly Making a VR Headset Few Will Actually Buy

Apple Reportedly Making a VR Headset Few Will Actually Buy

It’s an open secret that Apple is working on some kind of augmented reality or virtual reality headset. Some, have been so bold as to predict sleek Steve Jobs-style smart glasses as soon as summer 2021. But now Bloomberg is reporting that before we get smart glasses, Apple is attempting…

The Mustang Will Go All-Electric In 2028

The Mustang Will Go All-Electric In 2028

Are you ready for an all-electric Mustang? No, I don’t mean that all-electric Mustang — I mean a Mustang car, with batteries. If the latest from Autoline and AutoForecast Solutions is true, you’d best warm up to the idea over the next few years, because the Mustang EV is reportedly…

The Fastest NBN Providers According To Netflix

The Fastest NBN Providers According To Netflix

There’s more than one way to get an idea of how fast an NBN plan is. Providers self-report typical evening speeds, the ACCC publishes a quarterly report, or you could listen to what Netflix says. Up until the pandemic hit, Netflix used to publish a monthly speed index that compared…

Screw It, Trump Is Banned From Twitch Too

Screw It, Trump Is Banned From Twitch Too

Former Donald Trump’s part in egging on the riotous mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6 has now earned him permanent bans from Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify and most recently, Twitch.

The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda) Spotted Ripping in Los Angeles

The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda) Spotted Ripping in Los Angeles

We’re actually in a good mood today for reasons, but to say it’s been generally bleak during the pandemic would be an understatement. With no outlet for his comedy stylings during covid-19, a Los Angeles man grabbed his board and a Mandalorian costume, and set about lifting moods in an…

Shadow in the Cloud Is…Something

Shadow in the Cloud Is…Something

For a movie about a woman fighting a giant creature on an aeroplane during World War II, Shadow in the Cloud is surprisingly complex. It’s basically two movies; one is a claustrophobic, paranoid thriller with a character in a single location under intense distress, the second a swashbuckling adventure film…

Meth-Related Deaths in America Are Skyrocketing

Meth-Related Deaths in America Are Skyrocketing

Drug overdose deaths caused by methamphetamine use in the U.S. have increased sharply over the past decade, according to a new government report released Wednesday. Since 2011, the report found, annual rates of methamphetamine overdose deaths have risen across every demographic group in America and are especially high among American…

Scientists Have Finally Made Quieter Velcro

Scientists Have Finally Made Quieter Velcro

Velcro is great when you need to open stuff fast or with ease, but Velcro is not so great when you’re trying to discreetly open your shoulder bag to grab your headphones. Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands have come up with a new design for Velcro, inspired by mushrooms,…

UK Man Tries To Ride Mobility Scooter Across The U.S. – Makes It 800 km

UK Man Tries To Ride Mobility Scooter Across The U.S. – Makes It 800 km

A cross-country road trip can serve up the ultimate adventure, all the more if it’s done in a vehicle not really meant for the job. But it’s possible that even Steinbeck (travelling with Charley, of course) couldn’t hold a candle to what Tom Stanniland from the United Kingdom tried. The…