NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

NASA is preparing to send a woman and a man to the Moon in 2024, in what will be the first mission to the lunar surface in 52 years. The new spacesuit being designed for the mission is sleek and ultra high-tech, with a swath of features not possible during…

This Satyrlike Robot Brings Boxes to You Like a Metal Mr. Tumnus

This Satyrlike Robot Brings Boxes to You Like a Metal Mr. Tumnus

Agility Robotics has announced a $US20 ($28) million funding round for a robot that looks like a Greek myth crossed with a cyberpunk fever dream. The robot, called Digit, is designed to work alongside meat humans in environments where people congregate but that might be difficult for robots to manage.

Welcome to My Sims House of Horrors

Welcome to My Sims House of Horrors

The Sims is a great way to create fun, unrealistic versions of everyday life — a blessing in disguise for the times we’re living in. But it has another purpose: Finding out how evil you can be to digital strangers. For this unholiest of months, I decided to create a…

Could Schrödinger’s Cat Exist in Real Life?

Could Schrödinger’s Cat Exist in Real Life?

Have you ever been in more than one place at the same time? If you’re much bigger than an atom, the answer will be no. But atoms and particles are governed by the rules of quantum mechanics, in which several different possible situations can coexist at once. Quantum systems are…

I Remain Hopeful That Bollinger Can Pull This Off

I Remain Hopeful That Bollinger Can Pull This Off

It’s time to do my monthly check-in on Bollinger, the electric truck startup that I really hope can pull this off. Bollinger so far has forged a path of sensible progress, as opposed to — to use two recent examples — Lordstown Motors and Nikola. Founder Robert Bollinger said this…

Google Made Some Improvements to Search, and I Have Concerns

Google Made Some Improvements to Search, and I Have Concerns

Google is taking a cue from the Apple-owned music recognition app Shazam by enabling a search feature that will recognise any song you hum to it — and you don’t need to hum on-key either, apparently. Hum to Search, along with a few other new features, is one of a few…

Google Hangouts Is Officially Biting the Dust

Google Hangouts Is Officially Biting the Dust

Earlier today, Google announced in a corporate blog post that the die-hards currently left on the Hangouts messaging platform are officially getting the boot. Starting in early 2021, the company will start making moves to “automatically migrate” everyone’s Hangouts chat history and contacts to the Google Workspace-ready alternative, Google Chat.

Updates From The Boys, The Mandalorian, and More

Updates From The Boys, The Mandalorian, and More

Stanley Tucci and John Bradley have boarded Roland Emmerich’s moon disaster movie. Brannon Braga has hopes for more Books of Blood. Stephen King gives a tiny update on HBO’s The Outsider. Plus, The Walking Dead zombie-shambles back into production, and Dexter returns. Spoilers get!

Our 10 All-Time Favourite Stephen King Horror Roles

Our 10 All-Time Favourite Stephen King Horror Roles

Stephen King needs no introduction. Though he spends most of his time writing books and stories that almost inevitably get made (and remade) into movies and TV series, he also manages to do a little acting on the side, most often popping up in adaptations of his own works. Would…

Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

Yellowstone National Park is home to a magnificent geyser known as Old Faithful that spits out boiling hot water at regular intervals (on average, every 90 to 94 minutes). I’ve never seen it in person, but I figured there was no rush since with a name like Old Faithful, it’d…

This Company Is Inventing the Blue Checkmark for Photos

This Company Is Inventing the Blue Checkmark for Photos

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you may have seen the photo of Senator Cory Booker, a hair’s breadth from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s mouth, making the rounds thanks in part to Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who tweeted: “Masks?” The implication was that the image was taken at Amy…

10 Tips to Make You an Oculus Quest 2 Master

10 Tips to Make You an Oculus Quest 2 Master

The Oculus Quest 2 makes setting yourself up in virtual reality easier (and more affordable) than ever before, and if you’ve invested in the hottest VR gadget of the moment then you’re going to want to know how to get the most out of it. We over a lot of…

Two Telcos Just Got Fined For ‘Unlimited’ Data Ads

Two Telcos Just Got Fined For ‘Unlimited’ Data Ads

Amaysim and Lycamobile are being fined by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for supposedly advertising false ‘unlimited’ mobile data plans. Unlimited data… with limitations The Australian consumer watchdog has given both telcos infringement notices for allegedly posting false and misleading plan information on social media. Amaysim has been…