Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from U.S. federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also been on the front…

Trump Threatens To Invoke ‘P’ After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost

Trump Threatens To Invoke ‘P’ After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from U.S. governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defence Production Act, which allows the government to command private businesses to work on projects critical to the security…

Kuo Hath Said The ARM Is Nigh

Kuo Hath Said The ARM Is Nigh

As far as Apple rumours go, the one that says ARM-powered Macs are coming isn’t particularly new. That said, whenever analyst Ming-Chi Kuo weighs in, rumours start to take on new shape given his track record of accurately calling trends. Kuo is now saying that Apple plans to launch several…

Australian Food Rationing In World War II Sure Sounds Familiar

Australian Food Rationing In World War II Sure Sounds Familiar

When the clock struck midnight on January 1 it seemed like we were entering a decade of plenty. A second roaring twenties that mimicked its 20th century counterpart. Privileged Australians could have almost anything they wanted, when they wanted it. Same day grocery deliveries, expensive breakfasts ordered from their phones…

This 1970s Cadillac Concept Made Me Furious

For reasons that are probably not possible to explain, I always loved the trim and sharp faces of 1990s Cadillac Sevilles. What a horror it was to open up a copy of Car Styling magazine and realise that Cadillac had been sitting on this look for two decades straight.

This Land Rover Defender In Africa Video Is Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

This Land Rover Defender In Africa Video Is Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

After a feature story from Africa, a slideshow, and some Photoshop silliness I thought we were going to be done talking about the 2020 Land Rover Defender for a hot second. But then I caught Carfection’s 4K video from our Namibia trip, and it’s just too visually glorious. We need…

How To Model A Pandemic

How To Model A Pandemic

Disease has afflicted humans ever since there have been humans. Malaria and tuberculosis are thought to have ravaged Ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. From AD 541 to 542 the global pandemic known as “the Plague of Justinian” is estimated to have killed 15″25% of the world’s 200-million population….

Huawei Is The Latest Company To Launch A Virtual Assistant For Nobody To Use

Huawei Is The Latest Company To Launch A Virtual Assistant For Nobody To Use

Virtual assistants are everywhere, and Big Tech is adamant that they will make our lives easier and more convenient ” because once connected to our devices we can use those assistants to control everything with nothing more than our voice. Which sounds cool, even though it’s usually easier to just…

The Best Garbage TV To Stream After You Admit You’re Not Gonna Read Shit

The Best Garbage TV To Stream After You Admit You’re Not Gonna Read Shit

Whether you’re currently sheltering at home, limiting your time outdoors, or self-isolating, you’ve probably eyed that untouched stack of books in your living room as a nice possible distraction from the world. More likely, though, you’ve exhausted your favourite binge-watches and are looking for something new to stream to keep…

Neanderthals Enjoyed Seafood, Too, New Evidence Suggests

Neanderthals Enjoyed Seafood, Too, New Evidence Suggests

Neanderthals living in Portugal during the last ice age consumed copious amounts of seafood, according to new archaeological evidence. The discovery suggests Neanderthals, like our modern human ancestors, made the most of marine resources.

At-Risk Kids Need Laptops To Learn, But Nonprofits Are Overloaded

At-Risk Kids Need Laptops To Learn, But Nonprofits Are Overloaded

With the majority of the US now at home, many of them working or attending school remotely, it’s not just critical that every household member who needs a computer and internet access has it—it’s a basic necessity. For many non-profits focusing on providing technological resources, that not only means providing…

Android Apps May Be Snooping On You More Than You Realise

Android Apps May Be Snooping On You More Than You Realise

At this point we’re all familiar with apps of all sorts tracking our every move and sharing that info with pretty much every third party imaginable. But it actually may not be as simple as tracking where you go and what you do in an app: It turns out that…

The Magicians’ Series Finale Teases The End And A Magical Birth

The Magicians’ Series Finale Teases The End And A Magical Birth

After five seasons, The Magicians‘ cohort of mystical questers have just about reached the end of their respective journeys. But in a new teaser for the upcoming series finale, crossing the finish line looks like it’s going to be the hardest battle any of them have ever fought.

This Building Block Waffle Maker Is Like Eating Lego For Breakfast

This Building Block Waffle Maker Is Like Eating Lego For Breakfast

Beating Lego to the punch, a clever inventor wants to turn breakfast into not only the most important meal of the day, but the most entertaining one as well with a waffle maker that makes fluffy, edible interlocking blocks for building syrup-soaked structures.

How To Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck At Home

How To Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck At Home

Being isolated at home means you have more time to set up your Animal Crossing island and binge on Disney Plus, but it’s also a good opportunity to accomplish some of the digital chores you’ve been putting off. Your online safety, device security, and peace of mind could depend on it.

Why Marine Protected Areas Are Often Not Where They Should Be

Why Marine Protected Areas Are Often Not Where They Should Be

There’s no denying the grandeur and allure of a nature reserve or marine protected area. The concept is easy to understand: limit human activity there and marine ecosystems will thrive. But while the number of marine protected areas is increasing, so too is the number of threatened species, and the…