Microsoft’s Made a Tool to Spot Deepfakes

Microsoft’s Made a Tool to Spot Deepfakes

Anyone who was around in the 80s will be pretty surprised that Bill Gates and Microsoft are turning out to be the good guys of 2020, but here we are. MS has created a new tool called Video Authenticator to identify deepfakes (those spooky videos that all-too-realistically change the face…

A Video Game About Going on Vacation Is Just the Escape I Needed

A Video Game About Going on Vacation Is Just the Escape I Needed

Video games have the ability to take us to the furthest reaches of our imagination, telling award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories (or just turning us into giant blobs that fight each other). Given how terrible the real world has been lately, you’d think the best escape would be…

The Secret To Holding Your Breath For 20 Minutes

The Secret To Holding Your Breath For 20 Minutes

Illusionist and stunt performer Harry Houdini was famously capable of holding his breath for over three minutes. But today, competitive breath-hold divers can squeeze ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes out of a single lungful of air. How do these divers do it — and how can you train to hold…

Fitness Trackers Need to Be More Than Dinky Wristbands

Fitness Trackers Need to Be More Than Dinky Wristbands

I will be the first to say that not everything has to be a smartwatch. In fact, I am relieved that as smartwatches become more affordable, wearables makers haven’t completely forgotten about cheaper options for those of us who want a gadget to track steps without breaking the bank. What…

Exclusive Interview: The Saucy Nugs Guy Is Taking on Trump and Biden

Exclusive Interview: The Saucy Nugs Guy Is Taking on Trump and Biden

Ander Christensen went viral on Wednesday after his speech about the absurdity of boneless chicken wings gained traction onmultiple social media platforms. Christensen believes the phrase “boneless chicken wings” doesn’t make any sense and asked his local city council in Lincoln, Nebraska to officially rename the dish to something more…

Amazon Is Openly Hiring Union-Busters

Amazon Is Openly Hiring Union-Busters

Jeff Bezos obviously doesn’t want a union in his company. Amazon’s increasingly flippant statements about protest activity have made that clear, as have years of leaks in the press that detail the sort of anti-labour re-education workers are subjected to, how company brass discuss labour leaders, and the sheer resources…

The First Colour E Ink Devices Are Finally Here

The First Colour E Ink Devices Are Finally Here

E-readers not only survived the arrival of the iPad and other tablet devices, they’re thriving, and innovating, with 2020 marking the arrival of the first full-colour E Ink displays in products like the PocketBook Colour and Hisense A5C. Like most first-generation products they’re far from perfect, but they promise to…

Don’t Buy an Apple Watch Series 3

Don’t Buy an Apple Watch Series 3

If you were wondering whether you should save yourself a couple hundred dollars and opt for an Apple Watch Series 3: Don’t. A Bloomberg report says alongside the forthcoming Series 6, Apple is planning to introduce a new, more affordable Apple Watch to replace the Series 3.

What is the COVID ‘Bubble’ Concept, and Could it Work in Australia?

What is the COVID ‘Bubble’ Concept, and Could it Work in Australia?

The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practise mask use or keep physical distancing. In strict lockdown, this generally means just the members of your own household. But several countries, such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have experimented with bubbles…