Oracle’s Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

Oracle’s Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.

It’s Safe to Delete Your Facebook Now

It’s Safe to Delete Your Facebook Now

“It’s the worst, but I just can’t delete Facebook,” the increasingly common refrain goes — at which point the person in question will make a melodramatic show of how successfully the no good, very bad company has successfully allowed them to offload their social responsibilities. Chief among these? Remembering birthdays.

The Expanse’s 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

The Expanse’s 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

We’ve known for some time that the Expanse book series (written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, known together as James S.A. Corey) would probably be coming to an end with its ninth entry. What we haven’t known is the title of that book, or when to expect it — until…

How Ancient Amulets Tried to Ward Off Disease

How Ancient Amulets Tried to Ward Off Disease

Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East, people believed that misfortune, including accidents, diseases, and sometimes even death, were caused by external forces. Be they gods or other types of supernatural forces (such as a daimon), people — regardless of faith — sought magical means of…

Hey, Apple, Wrong Clasp

Hey, Apple, Wrong Clasp

I’ve been ridiculed. I’ve been ignored. I’ve been hassled for my love of watches. But today is a reckoning. All of my education, my effort, my endless fascination with horology is paying off. Why?

Apple Unveils Apple One and New Subscription Bundle Tiers

Apple Unveils Apple One and New Subscription Bundle Tiers

For months leading up to today’s annual Apple event, rumours swirled that the Cupertino tech giant was gearing up to bundle its growing roster of services. Today, Apple confirmed it’s introducing a multi-tiered bundle called Apple One, which will group together some of its most popular services with additional cloud…

How to Watch Apple’s Possibly-Not-iPhone-12 Event

How to Watch Apple’s Possibly-Not-iPhone-12 Event

Apple has finally announced its September ‘iPhone 12 event’. Controversial take, but we don’t think it’s actually going to feature the iPhone 12. Regardless, here’s how you can watch the event in Australia. Event time Here in Australia the Apple event will be held on September 16. That’s early this…