Indian’s New Cooled Motorcycle Seat Is Going To Change The Road Trip Game

Indian’s New Cooled Motorcycle Seat Is Going To Change The Road Trip Game

The new ClimaCommand seat available as an upgrade for Indian’s big bagger bikes, the Roadmaster, Chief, Springfield, and Chieftan, is the kind of innovation that the motorcycle world needs right now. It’s the first time a manufacturer has offered such an option — though Corbin has offered it as an…

A Fossil Discovery Reveals the Earliest Relative of Modern Mammals

A Fossil Discovery Reveals the Earliest Relative of Modern Mammals

Over 300 million years ago, our ancestors diverged from the ancestors of reptiles and began the evolutionary journey towards becoming mammals. What were these earliest ancestors like? For one, they looked nothing like modern mammals. The group known as synapsids — described as “mammal-like reptiles” — looked much more like…

Your Emotions are the New Hot Commodity, and There’s an App for That

Your Emotions are the New Hot Commodity, and There’s an App for That

Emotions are the newest hot commodity, and we can’t get enough. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve come to rely even more on our digital devices, including to help manage our emotions. There are approximately 2.57 million apps available for Android users to download and approximately 1.84 million…

How Drought-Breaking Rains Transformed These Critically Endangered Woodlands

How Drought-Breaking Rains Transformed These Critically Endangered Woodlands

In box gum grassy woodlands, widely spaced eucalypts tower over carpets of wildflowers, lush native grasses and groves of flowering wattles. It’s no wonder some early landscape paintings depicting Australian farm life are inspired by this ecosystem. But box gum grassy woodlands are critically endangered. These woodlands grow on highly…

Here’s An Idea: The Trump Campaign Should Simply Take Over MySpace

Here’s An Idea: The Trump Campaign Should Simply Take Over MySpace

Following a series of grievances with the social media networks that millions of people actually use, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is floating the idea of setting up shop on a new platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Well, there’s a perfectly good network sitting right there.

Hell Yeah, We’re Beating Up MODOK in the Avengers Game

Hell Yeah, We’re Beating Up MODOK in the Avengers Game

We shouldn’t be that surprised, really ” we’ve known for a while that AIM would have a role in Crystal Dynamics and Square-Enix’s upcoming Avengers action game. But now we’ve got a better picture of the game’s story, and George Tarleton’s big-headed role in it.

The Endangered Internet Archive Is Full of Treasures

The Endangered Internet Archive Is Full of Treasures

The Internet Archive set out in the 1990s with an improbable mission to become the “Library of Alexandria Two”; by 2020, they’ve arguably surpassed that goal, plus delivered their collection straight to the masses. It’s the only repository where a NASA recap of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster logically coexists with…

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis. This is the first lawsuit of its kind to name API and Koch Industries, and it takes a novel approach by…

Police Wrongly Arrested a Black Man Using Racist Facial Recognition Technology

Police Wrongly Arrested a Black Man Using Racist Facial Recognition Technology

In a spectacularly rare admission of likely very common fuckery, police copped to using face recognition to make a wrongful arrest, according to the ACLU, confirming a long-suspected but nearly-impossible-to-prove practice. On Wednesday, the civil rights litigation group lodged a complaint against the Detroit Police Department for allegedly arresting Robert…

I Miss AIM

I Miss AIM

These days, there’s a million different ways to chat. Sliding into DMs, group texts, Slack channels, Facebook Messenger, encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp — you name it. But half these platforms are tied to a social network, and the rest are on your phone. Chances are, your various…

So Just How Powerful Are Apple’s New Laptop Chips Gonna Be

So Just How Powerful Are Apple’s New Laptop Chips Gonna Be

Apple officially confirmed in its WWDC keynote yesterday that, yes, it would be using its own processors in its laptops and desktops. Not a terribly surprising announcement considering the rumour mill had been churning for months prior to that, but it’s nice to have Apple formally acknowledge the existence of…

Staggeringly Rare Old Skyline Shows Up In A Junkyard

Staggeringly Rare Old Skyline Shows Up In A Junkyard

Among all the Cavaliers and Barettas and Escorts and Cutlass Supremes that populate so much of the junkyards of America’s vast midwest, you occasionally find some fascinating weirdos, too. An occasional MG, maybe a Saab or two, or, like I once saw in a Kansas junkyard, a forlorn Renault Dauphine….

I Have No Use For Apple’s CarKey

I Have No Use For Apple’s CarKey

Proximity keys have been around for a couple decades now, and my colleague Jason Torchinsky explained why they are bad over seven years ago, and yet they are still here. Apple’s CarKey, announced today as part of coming updates to CarPlay, isn’t much different or much of an improvement.

Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn’t Say at WWDC

Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn’t Say at WWDC

You’d be forgiven for missing every change to iOS, macOS, and more that Apple execs speed-talked through during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But even after catching up on all the announcements, there are more useful features coming to iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and more — and some big shifts…

Oculus Is Dropping the Go to Focus More on the Oculus Quest

Oculus Is Dropping the Go to Focus More on the Oculus Quest

After releasing the Rift S, Oculus’ cheapest VR headset — the Oculus Go — has been in kind of a weird place. It doesn’t offer the flexibility or features of its more expensive siblings, and it wasn’t getting a lot of support or content either, so today Oculus announced it’s…

The UN Is Sounding the Alarm on ‘Climate Refugees’

The UN Is Sounding the Alarm on ‘Climate Refugees’

For the first time, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has included climate change in its annual report laying out what events cause refugees to flee. It signals a growing consensus around the risks climate poses, even if it doesn’t change much for the people actually forced to flee…

Google Is Adding Fact-Checking Labels to Image Search

Google Is Adding Fact-Checking Labels to Image Search

Misinformation is rampant online, but while it’s pretty easy to debunk a spurious article or rumour, it can be a bit harder to fact-check images. To fix that, Google says it’s adding information to help users fact-check images found via a Google Images search.

One of the Weirdest Gaming Laptops Just Got a Total Upgrade

One of the Weirdest Gaming Laptops Just Got a Total Upgrade

Acer is giving its line of gaming notebooks the 10th-gen Intel processor treatment, along with updating their graphics cards adding displays with improved screen refresh rate. This follows Acer’s previous updates to its Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5, which recently become available for purchase. The biggest upgrades are coming…

Someone, Please, Explain: WTF Are App Clips Exactly?

Someone, Please, Explain: WTF Are App Clips Exactly?

The lack of applause breaks during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote meant updates to Apple’s new operating systems whizzed past us at a carpal tunnel-inducing speed. It also meant that Apple zipped through the huge changes coming to iOS 14. Specifically, we were left wondering: Wait, what the fuck…

Minivan Driver Flees Hit-And-Run With Motorcycle Still Attached

Minivan Driver Flees Hit-And-Run With Motorcycle Still Attached

I think it’s charitable to say that, for many people, the terrible decision they make deciding to run away from a crash can be best explained by panic. I suspect that’s what’s going on in this insane situation, where sheer panic has made this driver decide to try and haul…

Telehealth in Lockdown Meant 7 Million Fewer Chances To Transmit the Coronavirus

Telehealth in Lockdown Meant 7 Million Fewer Chances To Transmit the Coronavirus

The expansion of telehealth services was a deliberate strategy to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between practitioners and patients, so is it working? According to our analysis, the answer is that telehealth is indeed reducing the risk. Since March 2020, more than 7 million MBS-funded telehealth consultations have…