Australia Converts Tourist Island Of Quokkas Into Covid-19 Quarantine Zone

Australia Converts Tourist Island Of Quokkas Into Covid-19 Quarantine Zone

Rottnest Island, an Australian tourist destination, is being converted into a quarantine zone for 800 cruise passengers during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Australia’s public broadcaster. The island is famous for being one of the only places in the world with quokkas, a docile marsupial that…

Kingdom Of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Kingdom Of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic”one of the coldest places on Earth”journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. But…

Subaru Is Readying The Final Editions For The BRZ

Subaru Is Readying The Final Editions For The BRZ

When Volvo adds “Classic” after the model designation, you know they’re running out the old ones to make room for the new ones. Subaru is a little more to the point with the BRZ, as the “Final Edition” of the Toyobaru has been announced on the German market.

The Lane Motor Museum Is Now Making Un-Crating Videos

The Lane Motor Museum Is Now Making Un-Crating Videos

In these dark times, you need light and goodness brought directly to you, wrapped in ham and shoved into your mouth. Luckily, this sort of goodness and light still exists, in the form of the Lane Motor Museum’s new series of un-crating videos. Hot damn!

Ola’s Paying Drivers If They Get Coronavirus

Ola’s Paying Drivers If They Get Coronavirus

As venues and beaches are shut down and workers are told to stay at home, the gig economy continues on despite the potential risks. Rideshare drivers are some of those remaining on the frontline but Ola has announced it’s giving affected drivers financial support if they miss out on work…

How Supercomputers Are Helping To Fight Covid-19

How Supercomputers Are Helping To Fight Covid-19

A host of companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Google, along with universities and national labs have teamed up to form the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. This new partnership is designed to provide scientists with supercomputing resources as they figure out how to combat the coronavirus-caused disease known as…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Disney Plus Subscription

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the $8.99 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making…

Unplug Your Smart Speakers While You’re Working From Home

Unplug Your Smart Speakers While You’re Working From Home

Whether you just started working from home or have been for a few weeks now, it’s a good idea to turn off your smart speakers sooner rather than later; your Alexa or Google Home could be listening in on all those confidential work calls. Smart home devices not only listen…

If You Want Earbuds With A Cord, The Powerbeats 4 Are The Ones

If You Want Earbuds With A Cord, The Powerbeats 4 Are The Ones

Sometimes it feels like we went from using wired earbuds plugged into a smartphone headphone jack to wearing completely wire-free Bluetooth ‘buds overnight. But between the two eras were corded Bluetooth earbuds, which some still prefer because it’s tougher to lose an earbud when it’s strung to its partner. For…

CDC’s Covid-19 Bot Helps You Decide Whether To Go To The Hospital

CDC’s Covid-19 Bot Helps You Decide Whether To Go To The Hospital

As the covid-19 infection rate is rising exponentially faster than news outlets and authorities can keep up, the CDC has released a self-checker bot for United States residents to advise whether or not their symptoms merit a hospital visit. Microsoft, whose technology powers the service, describes this as a tool…

Non-Essential Amazon Prime Orders Now Facing Shipping Delays Of Up To A Month

Non-Essential Amazon Prime Orders Now Facing Shipping Delays Of Up To A Month

As the world social distances to reduce the spread of covid-19, many people are turning to Amazon Prime to help deliver products to their homes. However, due to Amazon’s recent announcement that it would start prioritising delivery of essential items, many less-critical Amazon Prime orders are now seeing shipping delays…

The World’s First Digital Watch Is Coming Back… For $1,295

The World’s First Digital Watch Is Coming Back… For $1,295

If you’re trying to do everything you can to preserve your mental health while quarantined at home, an endless list of doomsday notifications on your smartwatch probably isn’t helping. Given that a dumb watch doesn’t seem so dumb any more, Hamilton is re-releasing the world’s first digital watch that does…

What’s The Softest Thing?

What’s The Softest Thing?

There are a lot of soft things out there: cats, infants, expertly-laundered sweaters. If there was some kind of omniscient softness guide, ranking every item in the universe in order of softness, these three items would for sure land towards the top. Of course, such a guide would be very…

How Coronavirus Measures Have Worked Around The World

How Coronavirus Measures Have Worked Around The World

One month after what is now the coronavirus pandemic was declared a “public health emergency of international concern”, it is now causing disruption all round the world on an unprecedented scale. National governments have taken different approaches to tackling this crisis and these choices have affected the virus’s course in…

This Ridiculous 850-Horsepower 1936 Chevrolet Makes A Spirited Hillclimber

This Ridiculous 850-Horsepower 1936 Chevrolet Makes A Spirited Hillclimber

The world can always use more videos from Rod Millen’s Leadfoot Festival, and that’s doubly true when the car in the video is Ray Evernham’s ridiculous 850-horsepower ‘36 Chevy called “The Ghost.” The car was built for Pikes Peak in 2018, where it ran 18th overall with a 10:11.334 time….