The Pixel 4a 5G Is Hands Down the Best $799 Phone

The Pixel 4a 5G Is Hands Down the Best $799 Phone

The Pixel 4a 5G is an interesting phone, because on the outside it’s as plain as can be. But just like the Millennium Falcon, she’s got it where it counts. The Pixel 4a 5G is also somewhat awkwardly named, having more in common with the Pixel 5 than its smaller…

The Bugatti Bolide Is A Mind-Blowing 483 KM/H Track Monster

The Bugatti Bolide Is A Mind-Blowing 483 KM/H Track Monster

When car enthusiasts think track cars, Bugatti probably isn’t the first marque that comes to mind. They’re fast, sure, buy they’re also heavy. Those W16 engines move a lot of weight to achieve the speeds they do. So, what would happen if Bugatti decided to build, you know, something not…

Author Behind Bogus Hunter Biden Report Isn’t Real Either

Author Behind Bogus Hunter Biden Report Isn’t Real Either

As if this Hunter Biden smear campaign couldn’t be more clearly manufactured, Martin Aspen, the author behind a viral phony “intelligence” document about the Vice President’s son that made it to Trump’s inner circle, is not the Swiss security analyst he claims to be. Namely because Martin Aspen doesn’t exist….

The Latest iPhone Trade-In Deals From Apple

The Latest iPhone Trade-In Deals From Apple

Apple has updated its trade-in scheme following the release of the new iPhone 12 models and there are some pretty good deals for those looking to make cash from their old devices. Apple’s trade-in promotion allows customers to get credit towards their next purchase by mailing or bringing in their…

How Witchcraft Became A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

How Witchcraft Became A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Yoko Ono once noted: “people respect wizards. But a witch, my god, we have to burn them”. Witches were maligned for centuries because of their perceived dark power and influence — but could this fear have stemmed from their commercial success? Witches have been savvy business women since the 13th…

The Scariest Scenes in Star Wars

The Scariest Scenes in Star Wars

Fear may be a path to the Dark Side but it’s not something most people associate with Star Wars. When you think Star Wars you think sweeping sci-fi adventure or maybe even laid back Western swagger. You rarely think of nail-biting dread or shocking jump scares. They’re in there though…

Snack Time: Yakuza Like A Dragon’s $400 Golden Lobster Ramen

Snack Time: Yakuza Like A Dragon’s $400 Golden Lobster Ramen

There’s no bowl of ramen quite like Yakuza‘s. About a week ago, Xbox Australia announced probably the most delectable promo for a next-gen game yet: Rags to Riches, a $400 bowl of ramen topped with a golden lobster. It was a tie-in for the Western release of Yakuza: Like a…

These Are The Best Gaming Laptops You Should Buy

These Are The Best Gaming Laptops You Should Buy

We’ve reviewed a ton of laptops and played around with even more. While we have an entire guide dedicated to laptops, we know some people just want to game and so no matter your budget, we’ve curated some of the best gaming laptops currently on the market too. Many of…

On Star Trek: Discovery, You Really Can’t Go Home Again

On Star Trek: Discovery, You Really Can’t Go Home Again

This week, Star Trek: Discovery reunited the disparate halves of its cast for an emotional chance to take stock of their unprecedented situation. The crew has arrived in the future and is headed to the ancestral home of the Federation — but as we so often learn when we return…

Top 2020 Science Prize Goes to Aussie Physicists Who Helped Detect Distortions in Space-Time

Top 2020 Science Prize Goes to Aussie Physicists Who Helped Detect Distortions in Space-Time

This year’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science has been awarded to a team of Australian physicists for their contribution to a stellar, reality-bending discovery. Emeritus professor David Blair and professors Susan Scott, David McClellan and Peter Veitch from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery…

The Xbox Series X and S First Look: They’re Stackable

The Xbox Series X and S First Look: They’re Stackable

We discovered this week just how big the PlayStation 5 is, and, well, it looks sort of like a basketball arena with its swoopy design and towers over even the heftiest consoles, like the Xbox One and the original Xbox. But what’s most clear about the PlayStation 5 is that…

Everyone Should Be Able to Use the Public Restroom

Everyone Should Be Able to Use the Public Restroom

Kal Cobalt is a disabled transman. Relying on accessibility devices when out in public means using accessible bathrooms, which means that Kobalt knows all too well that so-called accessible bathrooms are sometimes only “technically” accessible.

Give a Chaotic First Listen to Amazon’s Wheel of Time Series

Give a Chaotic First Listen to Amazon’s Wheel of Time Series

Like so many other series in production, Amazon’s The Wheel of Time was brought to a halt by the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. At this point, it doesn’t seem at all likely it’ll launch in 2020 the way it was originally meant to. That being said, The Wheel of…

You Don’t Have to See That Horrid New Gmail Logo If You Use a Mail Client

You Don’t Have to See That Horrid New Gmail Logo If You Use a Mail Client

Change is hard. I get that. Judging by the dismay on Twitter over the Gmail logo change, few people are happy with the multi-coloured M. Some have blamed the email logo change for missing important missives. Others complain it’s now visually indistinguishable from Google’s other app logos. To everyone in…

Microsoft Is Finally Purging Flash From Windows

Microsoft Is Finally Purging Flash From Windows

After being kept on life support for arguably far too long, Flash will finally be sent to that big hard drive in the sky by the end of this year. To make the goodbye a little easier, Microsoft has released a new Windows update that purges Flash Player before its…

Logitech Improved on the Nearly Flawless Trackball

Logitech Improved on the Nearly Flawless Trackball

The trackball is a contentious kind of peripheral. Most people point to the mouse or the trackpad as superior ways to move a cursor across the screen, but for a small subset of nerds, myself included, there is nothing as gratifying or exact as a trackball. A flick of your…

Telstra is Expanding to Canada, Eh

Telstra is Expanding to Canada, Eh

Telstra has announced its expanding its international operations into Canada. Canuck you believe it. After operating in the Americas and Asia for over two decades, Telstra is pushing further north. As an FYI, Telstra Canada is in regards to internet service providing, as opposed to mobile connectivity. Telstra Canada is…

It’s Weird AMC Never Had A Real Van But It Almost Did

It’s Weird AMC Never Had A Real Van But It Almost Did

While I was doing a bit of research this week for this extended vans post, I realised something I don’t believe I’d ever realised before: AMC never made a van. How could that be? A major (well, you know, close) U.S. automaker not even trying to get a taste of…