This Was WhatsApp’s Plan All Along

This Was WhatsApp’s Plan All Along

Even if you aren’t the type of person who peruses WhatsApp on a regular basis, chances are you’ve tried perusing its new privacy policy.

The Sex Toy Industry Fought for Normalcy at the All Digital CES 2021

The Sex Toy Industry Fought for Normalcy at the All Digital CES 2021

Last year was a watershed moment for sex tech. For the first time in CES’s decades-long history, the category wasn’t banished to the dark corners of the showroom floor. This was after a contentious 2019, when the Consumer Tech Association (CTA) revoked an award from Lora DiCarlo’s Osé sex toy…

Pauline Hanson’s Domain Has Been Hijacked

Pauline Hanson’s Domain Has Been Hijacked

Every now and again in this wretched world, a bright spot flickers and warms our cold, grizzled hearts for just a moment. Like when someone spots that the domain that you’d assume belongs to Australia’s leading anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson has expired, grabs it, and redirects it to a group…

This Black Hole Is Really Taking Its Time Eating a Poor Star

This Black Hole Is Really Taking Its Time Eating a Poor Star

On November 14, 2014, a telescope spotted a burst of light in a galaxy 570 million light-years away. It was thought to be a supernova, an arrestingly bright explosion that marks a star’s death. This week, astronomers revealed that the burst was not a supernova after all, but rather a…

Ring’s Neighbours App Had Flaw That Revealed Users’ Home Addresses

Ring’s Neighbours App Had Flaw That Revealed Users’ Home Addresses

Ring, the Amazon-owned friend to nosy police departments everywhere, has suffered another embarrassing security stumble. The surveillance company’s Neighbours app — which was launched in 2018 as a kind of “neighbourhood watch” feature — apparently left users exact geographical data and home address information exposed to the internet.

Nendo Has Made a Soccer Ball You Never Need to Inflate

Nendo Has Made a Soccer Ball You Never Need to Inflate

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport partly because the only piece of equipment you need is a ball. But to maximise the sport’s accessibility, particularly in impoverished communities where a deflated ball can mean game over, Japanese design studio nendo created a non-inflatable soccer ball alternative that assembles like…

The Best Apps to Distract Your Brain from the Nightmare That Is 2021

The Best Apps to Distract Your Brain from the Nightmare That Is 2021

We’re barely into 2021 and it’s already been kind of a lot, to say the least. If you’re able to take a break from doomscrolling, we recommend it. We’ve also rounded up some of the best iOS and Android apps for calming your brain amidst the chaos. Close Twitter, take…