Even The Tiniest Repair Makes Your Car Yours

Even The Tiniest Repair Makes Your Car Yours

I’ve been having a hard time with my Volkswagen lately. A few months back the engine decided to relieve itself of all of its oil, and my efforts to fix the problem have been unsatisfactory. It felt like the car was getting away from me. Then I fixed the trunk…

How Science and Courage Saved the Stunning Australian Alps

How Science and Courage Saved the Stunning Australian Alps

Most people probably associate the Australian Alps with skiing and snow. Others might think of the Man from Snowy River legend or the engineering feats of the Snowy Hydro-Electric Scheme. But few people know the region’s history of exploitation and overuse, nor the courage of those who fought to save…

Audi Is Trying To Give E-Tron More Of A Chance

Audi Is Trying To Give E-Tron More Of A Chance

When Roger Penske said that the E-Tron was too expensive in November, Audi pretty much brushed it off, saying that it was happy with E-Tron sales for a car that starts at around $100,000. Except today it said that it was lowering the price of the base 2021 E-Tron by…

How New Zealand Got Rid of a Virus that Keeps Spreading Across the World

How New Zealand Got Rid of a Virus that Keeps Spreading Across the World

On Sunday, New Zealand will mark 100 days without community transmission of COVID-19. From the first known case imported into New Zealand on February 26 to the last case of community transmission detected on May 1, elimination took 65 days. New Zealand relied on three types of measures to get…

A Foldable Pixel Could be Coming, According to a Leaked Document

A Foldable Pixel Could be Coming, According to a Leaked Document

We’re still a way out from the launch of the Pixel 5, but obviously the phone business doesn’t just look a few months ahead. No doubt there are years of Pixel devices in the pipeline, and apparently one of them is a foldable device codenamed ‘passport’. The documents, which have been…

John Wick 5 John Wick 5 John Wick 5 John Wick 5

John Wick 5 John Wick 5 John Wick 5 John Wick 5

Get your eyeballs ready, everyone. Not only can we look forward to John Wick 4 in the future, John Wick 5 also has been given the green light. We’re thinking he’s back. According to CBR, this truly blessed news was confirmed on Friday by Lionsgate CEO, John Feltheimer. He is…

The Great Captain Planet/Hitler Face-off of 1995

The Great Captain Planet/Hitler Face-off of 1995

The cartoons of the 1980s produced some of the most iconic villains of all time: Shredder. How could a less-intriguing ‘90s cartoon like Captain Planet and the Planeteers ever hope to create bad guys so memorable, so significant as to compare with these pillars of animated evil? Turns out it…

Tom Hanks Is Another Step Closer to Joining Disney’s Pinocchio Remake

Tom Hanks Is Another Step Closer to Joining Disney’s Pinocchio Remake

It’s time for Laura Dern to tease her return to the Jurassic World: Dominion set. Wonder Woman 1984 teases Barbara Minerva’s transformation in a teeny new audio clip. Lovecraft Country‘s showrunner teases some frightful horror easter eggs. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, and Netflix gets in on the…

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: The Beans Got Beats

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: The Beans Got Beats

Samsung is no stranger when it comes to making true wireless earbuds, having released its first pair ” the original Gear IconX ” back in 2016 (nearly six months before AirPods were even a thing). But with the new $319 Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung decided to remix its latest earbuds…

Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars’ Coolest Bullshit

Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars’ Coolest Bullshit

Star Wars is full of cool bullshit which is, in many ways, why we love such an absurd behemoth in the first place. Space wizards with laser swords? Extremely bullshit, and very cool (some of the time). Blaster pistols? They go pew pew, what’s not to love. Starfighters? They go…

Fukushima’s Contaminated Wastewater Could Be Too Risky to Dump in the Ocean

Fukushima’s Contaminated Wastewater Could Be Too Risky to Dump in the Ocean

Almost a decade ago, the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami triggered an explosion at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl and releasing an unprecedented amount of radioactive contamination in the ocean. In the years since, there’s been a drawn out cleanup process, and…

Trump Admin Starts Construction on Chinese-Style Great Firewall

Trump Admin Starts Construction on Chinese-Style Great Firewall

After attempting to rewrite the rules of the internet and poach TikTok, the Trump regime has concocted a bonkers plan to build a digital wall around the U.S. internet. This plan has it all: dictatorship, nationalism, paranoia, walls, bans, trade war, and extra-legal blustering that could pressure companies to do…

Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

With the release of the WH-1000XM2 headphones three years ago, Sony succeeded in besting the feature Bose’s headphones were best known for: noise-cancelling. A year after that, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 update included some welcome improvements when it came to comfort, and while the new WH-1000XM4 continue to refine the headphones’ ability…

What is Ammonium Nitrate, the Chemical that Exploded in Beirut?

What is Ammonium Nitrate, the Chemical that Exploded in Beirut?

The Lebanese capital Beirut was rocked on Tuesday evening local time by an explosion that has killed at least 78 people and injured thousands more. The country’s prime minister Hassan Diab said the blast was caused by around 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored near the city’s cargo port. Video…

Why are Melbourne’s COVID-19 Numbers so Stubbornly High?

Why are Melbourne’s COVID-19 Numbers so Stubbornly High?

Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews announced another grim milestone in Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday: 725 new cases, a record daily tally for any Australian state since the pandemic began. Four weeks after Melbourne reintroduced…

Apple Denies it’s Buying TikTok

Apple Denies it’s Buying TikTok

Short-form video app TikTok is having a bit of a ‘mare, with Donald Trump constantly threatening to ban it and whatnot. Now, as the company looks at setting up shop in the UK, Apple has denied reports that it’s considering buying the social network. We know that Microsoft is in talks to buy specific parts…

These Motorised Shoes Could Be the Key to Making Virtual Reality Fully Immersive

These Motorised Shoes Could Be the Key to Making Virtual Reality Fully Immersive

There’s no shortage of people trying to make virtual reality gaming a more immersive experience. There are VR arenas where people strap on PC backpacks and play in a pre-programmed area. There are gloves and shoes, and even VR treadmills. Nothing seems to have that full immersion factor, though, either because the…

The Best Free Apps You’re Probably Not Using

The Best Free Apps You’re Probably Not Using

There’s a wealth of free software and apps available to help you get the most out of your computer or smartphone (or both) ” so much, in fact, that it’s hard to get around to trying most of them. That’s where this list comes in. It’s freshly curated to highlight…

The Wonderful (and Surprisingly Legal) World of Disney Mockbusters

The Wonderful (and Surprisingly Legal) World of Disney Mockbusters

It’s 1993, and your grandma reveals she bought you a VHS copy of Aladdin. You’re thrilled until you discover it’s a cheap 40-minute knock-off that has nothing to do with Aladdin, Jasmine, and Abu. It’s called a mockbuster: It’s totally legal, quite terrible, and the reason it exists is absolutely…

Sony’s X900H 4K LED TV Is So Good I’m Buying One Myself

Sony’s X900H 4K LED TV Is So Good I’m Buying One Myself

The number of beautiful, non-OLED, so-called “future-proof” TVs available on the market for less than $US1,500 ($2,082) is relatively small. And if you plan to buy one of either of the hotly anticipated gaming consoles expected to drop around the holidays, a TV with HDMI 2.1 support is likely high…

We’ve Worked Longer Under Lockdown and I Guess Some of You Liked It

We’ve Worked Longer Under Lockdown and I Guess Some of You Liked It

The workday under lockdown has been defined by the dangerous presence of my enemy the fridge, but also, longer hours, more meetings, and more after-hours emails, researchers from Harvard Business School and NYU have found. They used email and meeting metadata to analyse the habits of over three million people…