Workers, Rejoice: Microsoft Office 365 Is Down

Workers, Rejoice: Microsoft Office 365 Is Down

The cloud is great until it isn’t. Usually, being able to use all your software and access your files no matter where you are is very handy. But it also means that any glitch or outage to something like Microsoft Office 365 will seemingly grind the whole world’s productivity to…

You Know Who Else Didn’t Pay His Income Taxes?

You Know Who Else Didn’t Pay His Income Taxes?

The New York Times published an explosive new story on Sunday, revealing that President Donald Trump paid just $US750 ($1,067) in federal income taxes in 2016, another $US750 ($1,067) in 2017, and didn’t pay a single penny for at least ten other years dating back to 2000. The article also…

Your Personal Data is the Currency of the Digital Age

Your Personal Data is the Currency of the Digital Age

The commodification of the internet in the early 1990s brought western societies into the digital age and has changed the way consumers interact with commercial enterprises. The digital industry companies have one thing in common: the use of the user’s personal data through technology to gain competitive advantage. Spotify, Amazon,…

We Found a Whole New Genus of Australian Daisies, and You’ve Probably Seen Them on Your Bushwalks

We Found a Whole New Genus of Australian Daisies, and You’ve Probably Seen Them on Your Bushwalks

When it comes to new botanical discoveries, one might imagine it’s done by trudging around a remote tropical rainforest. Certainly, that does still happen. But sometimes seemingly familiar plants close to home hold unexpected surprises. We recently discovered a new genus of Australian daisies, which we’ve named Scapisenecio. And we…

Why Violence Against Virtual Animals is an Ethical Issue

Why Violence Against Virtual Animals is an Ethical Issue

Violence against animals in video games is ubiquitous. Players can kill or torture animals in various popular games, including Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V. The rise of this (increasingly realistic) trend in games, along with people’s tendency to go along with it, raises important questions. Violence against humans in…

Pre-Teens Rejoice! Federal Judge Strikes Down TikTok Ban

Pre-Teens Rejoice! Federal Judge Strikes Down TikTok Ban

A U.S federal judge has said that a ban on TikTok – scheduled for Monday, September 28 – will not go ahead as planned. The delay will allow users to access the app on various app stores while the court explores the legality of banning a consumer application on security…

Trump and RNC Sue North Carolina for Making Absentee Voting Simpler

Trump and RNC Sue North Carolina for Making Absentee Voting Simpler

The election board of North Carolina issued new guidance this week essentially giving voters a second chance if they screw up filling out their absentee ballot. With the logic being that, you know, there’s a global pandemic going on at the moment and a lot of folks are voting by mail…

Tenet Is a Frustrating, Convoluted Mess of a Motion Picture

Tenet Is a Frustrating, Convoluted Mess of a Motion Picture

Have you ever had a great idea but not been able to clearly express it? Like, it’s right there on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t find the words? Well, that’s Tenet in a nutshell. A movie obviously built on interesting, complex ideas, but with no clue…

The Cheap iPad Is Still Good

The Cheap iPad Is Still Good

Apple’s new wallet-friendly iPad is a good one. It looks the same as last year’s cheap iPad, and it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it offers plenty for the price. It’s the iPad I would give to my nieces and nephews to play educational games or…

Lupin’s First Trailer Introduces Omar Sy as the Legendary Gentleman Thief

Lupin’s First Trailer Introduces Omar Sy as the Legendary Gentleman Thief

The gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s novels casts a long shadow that’s spread over a number of different adaptations over the years, like Lupin the Third and Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. Where those series played up the more outlandish and fantastical elements of the ideas that define the…

Huawei R&D Lab Catches Fire in Dongguan, China

Huawei R&D Lab Catches Fire in Dongguan, China

Huawei’s research and development lab in the city of Dongguan, China is on fire, with large clouds of grey smoke billowing from the building, according to multiple videos posted to social media and the state news outlet Global Times. It’s not clear what caused the blaze, but firefighters are on the…

I Think I’m Attracted to the New Rolls-Royce Ghost

I Think I’m Attracted to the New Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended just debuted in Australia and I may be a little too in love with it. The Ghost is the epitome of luxury vehicle. At $740,000 for the extended edition ($900,000 with all the best extras) I was surprised the car itself didn’t eject me for being…

The Grille Isn’t The Problem

The Grille Isn’t The Problem

There’s been a lot of talk about the new BMW M3 and M4 and how they may well be the ugliest BMWs ever. That might be true, but these arguments are all wrong. The problem isn’t the tall, vertical grilles, no matter how porky they may look.