AMD Ryzen Processors Are Finally Coming to Chromebooks

AMD Ryzen Processors Are Finally Coming to Chromebooks

Today AMD announced its Ryzen processor series is joining the Chromebook family — Athlon, too. Both APUs (that means CPU and integrated graphics in non-AMD terms) include Radeon Vega integrated graphics and will be found in mid-level to high-end Chromebooks with Athlon on the mid-level, and Ryzen on the high-end…

Here’s Why A Monorail Kind Of Sucks

Here’s Why A Monorail Kind Of Sucks

Remember all of those classic James Bond movies where the bad guys get around their secret lair in shiny chrome monorail pods? Maybe you kids will recognise the concept from The Incredibles mocking it. Either way, that’s the future we were once promised and never got, and here’s why.

Formula E Is The First Racing Series To Be Certified As Carbon Net Zero

Formula E Is The First Racing Series To Be Certified As Carbon Net Zero

The FIA Formula E Championship celebrated its sixth birthday a week ago, marking exactly six years since the first race event was won by Lucas di Grassi in his Audi Sport ABT Spark SRT01-e. The series has evolved so much in that six years, becoming one of the most exciting…

Amazon Footpath Wants To Connect Your Neighbourhood — If You’ll Let It

Amazon Footpath Wants To Connect Your Neighbourhood — If You’ll Let It

Over the years, Amazon has made it very clear that it’s no longer satisfied with being “the everything store.” What was once just a hub where you buy shit online has since branched into the world of autonomous vehicles, pharmaceuticals, drones and space travel. Earlier today, the company unveiled some…

What Would Happen If Mark Zuckerberg Deleted All of Facebook?

What Would Happen If Mark Zuckerberg Deleted All of Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg fucking loves Facebook. He thinks it’s great. Were someone to tell him it sucked — using phrases like “surveillance capitalism,” “passive radicalisation,” “kind of a boring place” — he would probably disagree with them, maybe even strongly. For that reason, and many others, it seems unlikely that Zuck…

Microsoft Can Now Make Master Chief and Doomguy Kiss If It Wants To

Microsoft Can Now Make Master Chief and Doomguy Kiss If It Wants To

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media and its subsidiary, publisher Bethesda Softworks — giving it ownership of wildly popular game franchises including Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Wolfenstein, as well as others like Dishonored, Prey, and The Evil Within — for a price of $US7.5 ($10) billion.

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Push is About Data, Not Gaming

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Push is About Data, Not Gaming

Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device packs more computing power and a sharper screen than its predecessor, and is also US$100 cheaper. Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 (from AUD$479) is a powerful wireless VR headset for…

Why Do We Have Butts?

Why Do We Have Butts?

When separates us from the animals? Is it the burden of consciousness, the terror of knowing that one day we will die, along with everyone we’ve ever loved? Or is it our big weird asses?

The TikTok Saga Would Be a Comedy if It Weren’t So Tragic

The TikTok Saga Would Be a Comedy if It Weren’t So Tragic

The United States is ceding its position as a world technological power. For decades, the world’s brightest landed here to build. They chose the U.S. for a few simple reasons, among them access to world-class equipment and education, the ability to take high-paying tech jobs, and a business climate that…