Do It, Coward

Do It, Coward

The U.S. president has been once again tweeting about the most pressing issue of our times: the fate of his Twitter account and is showing the world that, in the spirit of true leadership, he’s willing to torpedo a nearly $US1 ($1.4) trillion military spending bill to defend it.

Dishwashers of the Future Were Sometimes Supposed to Just Break Your Dishes

Dishwashers of the Future Were Sometimes Supposed to Just Break Your Dishes

“The house of 1999 will be virtually maintenance free,” the narrator declares in his 1967 concept film. And while you can probably guess some of the technological advancements in the movie — like computers, fax machines, and even email — there’s one prediction from the short promotional film that didn’t…

I Miss Making CD Mixtapes and Discovering Music

I Miss Making CD Mixtapes and Discovering Music

I can’t even remember the last time I actually held a CD mixtape, much less played one. But there’s a CD wallet kicking around in storage that’s filled with unassuming silver discs doodled on with short titles and dates, part 1s, part 2s, and “greatest hits.”

Snapdragon 888: A Rundown of Qualcomm’s Next Big Mobile Chip

Snapdragon 888: A Rundown of Qualcomm’s Next Big Mobile Chip

In what has become a yearly tradition in early December, Qualcomm has announced its next flagship mobile chip designed for use in high-end phones and tablets. This is the chip that will be found in the biggest phones from Android makers, and plenty of tablets too. So here’s a rundown…

10 Tips and Tricks for Your Brand New PS5

10 Tips and Tricks for Your Brand New PS5

Congratulations on getting yourself a brand new PlayStation 5! After making all of your friends incredibly jealous, it’s time to dive into everything this next-gen console has to offer. Here are 10 tips and tricks for making the most of your PS5. 

The Best Christmas Gifts For Music Lovers

The Best Christmas Gifts For Music Lovers

Music is one of those things that everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s heavy metal, classical or the latest hits, there’s something for everyone when it comes to music. But thinking of music-themed gifts can be a challenge, particularly if you don’t know your giftee’s taste. Here are some of our…

How to Hack Optus’ Cheapest Plan to Get an Even Better Deal

How to Hack Optus’ Cheapest Plan to Get an Even Better Deal

If you’re looking for a cheap phone plan but also want a decent amount of data, we have an Optus hack for you. Cheapest Optus plan The cheapest phone plan from Optus is its $39/month plan that comes with 10GB data. This isn’t bad at all, but it’s possible to…

Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti Is the Mid-Range GPU Champion

Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti Is the Mid-Range GPU Champion

With the RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 graphics card launches now behind us, Nvidia has one more trick up its sleeve to close out 2020: the RTX 3060 Ti. Not quite a high-end graphics card and not quite a budget card, this latest addition to the 30-series family packs a…

Disney Is Teaching Robots How to Sculpt With Clay

Disney Is Teaching Robots How to Sculpt With Clay

Robots might have already taken over industries like manufacturing, but when it comes to more creative endeavours, like the arts, humans still hold a strong lead. But for how long? Disney’s researchers have created a system that allows human artists to teach aspiring robotic Michelangelos how to sculpt clay using…

Trump Attorney Says Former DHS Cybersecurity Official Should Be Executed

Trump Attorney Says Former DHS Cybersecurity Official Should Be Executed

One of U.S. President Donald Trump’s remaining election lawyers, Joe diGenova, declared on Monday that former DHS cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be executed. Krebs was fired from the Trump administration in mid-November after releasing a statement that the 2020 election had been the most secure in American history, a…

Why China’s Tweet Depicting An Aussie Soldier Is Not Disinformation

Why China’s Tweet Depicting An Aussie Soldier Is Not Disinformation

The image depicting a fictional Australian soldier holding a knife to a child’s throat tweeted by a diplomat from China can be called many things: art, propaganda, even in poor taste. But here’s one thing it is not: disinformation. Yesterday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian tweeted “Shocked by murder of Afghan…

It Looks Like Apple Fitness+ Is Launching Soon

It Looks Like Apple Fitness+ Is Launching Soon

Fitness+ was announced back in September and slated for release before the end of the year. But we’re just weeks away from the start of 2021 and Fitness+ is still nowhere to be found. So what gives?

How Hackers Could Trick Unwitting Scientists Into Producing Dangerous Genes

How Hackers Could Trick Unwitting Scientists Into Producing Dangerous Genes

In a new letter to the editor pulled from the prestigious scientific journal Nature, a team of Israeli researchers pose a frankly wild-sounding question: could a computer hack result in a scientist being swindled into creating a piece of genetic code that’s harmful — or potentially toxic — rather than…

Looks Like Salesforce Is Buying Slack

Looks Like Salesforce Is Buying Slack

Cloud-based business software mammoth Salesforce is reportedly buying Slack, the searchable workplace chatroom interface for team organisation and office-appropriate dog photos. This probably won’t impact the daily lives of us users, for whom Slack will remain a record where everything we say can be held against us in the court…