Every Laptop Coming This Spring

Every Laptop Coming This Spring

Just when it feels like the deluge of new laptops with Intel’s 10th-gen processors and Nvidia’s RTX Super graphics cards have finally trickled to a stop, Intel goes ahead and announces the launch of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor. You know, the one that’s actually a system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated…

A Plan to Cool Us Down Without Burning Up the Planet

A Plan to Cool Us Down Without Burning Up the Planet

Earlier this week, residents of Louisiana and Texas who were just pounded by Hurricane Laura endured a heat index of 42.8 degrees Celsius. This weekend, California is expected to see its second record-breaking heat wave in three weeks. That’s just the U.S. this week; nearly every corner of the world…

Why Does Gravity Exist?

Why Does Gravity Exist?

To understand this, we need to know what gravity is. Something seems to hold us down on the ground. It makes us hit the floor with a thump if we fall over, and makes your marbles roll down slopes. Have you ever jumped on a trampoline? When you are in…

Astronomers Spot a Black Hole so Massive They Weren’t Sure it Could Exist

Astronomers Spot a Black Hole so Massive They Weren’t Sure it Could Exist

One of the greatest things about being an astrophysicist is that you keep discovering things you didn’t think were possible. Now the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo Observatory have discovered their largest black hole yet. It’s important because scientists had in fact doubted whether black holes of this…

Yes Samsung’s 4K Projector is Coming to Australia

Yes Samsung’s 4K Projector is Coming to Australia

This week Samsung unveiled some new home entertainment products just in time IFA 2020. Just because it’s mostly digital doesn’t mean it’s not happening. One of the shiny products is a 4K projector, and it’s coming to Australia. Samsung’s 4K Projector: The Premier Samsung’s new 4K projector is called The…

TCL Says Its New E Ink Colour Display Can Handle Video

TCL Says Its New E Ink Colour Display Can Handle Video

Known for its tablets, TVs, and phones, TCL has this week announced a new technology, NXTPAPER, that could totally change how you think about e ink. E ink displays are known for being great to stare at for hours and perfect for reading books (and sometimes even comics), but the…

Horrifying Images Show How the Coronavirus Ravages Our Lungs

Horrifying Images Show How the Coronavirus Ravages Our Lungs

Here’s a closer look at the coronavirus that causes covid-19, courtesy of new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday. These images depicting the coronavirus en masse infecting human lung cells aren’t just for show either — they might just provide a hint as to why covid-19…

Trump Tells Supporters to Commit Felony by Voting Twice

Trump Tells Supporters to Commit Felony by Voting Twice

U.S. President Donald Trump, a white supremacist who frequently spreads pro-fascist disinformation, told his supporters on Wednesday to vote twice — once with an absentee mail-in ballot and again at a polling station. Trump implied that attempting to vote twice was just a way to test how secure the mail-in…

You Can Get a 100GB Phone Plan For Just $1 Right Now

You Can Get a 100GB Phone Plan For Just $1 Right Now

Attention fellow cheapskates! If you’re looking for an insanely cheap phone plan with heaps of data, we have one for you. This telco is currently flogging a contract-free 100GB/month plan for just $1. Yes, one whole dollar. Extremely cheap phone plan Baby telco Circles.Life has only been in Australia for…

The LG Wing Swivel Phone Exudes Chaotic 2020 Energy

The LG Wing Swivel Phone Exudes Chaotic 2020 Energy

This week LG hinted at an upcoming ‘wing’ phone with a swivel form factor. And honestly, I’m down. Cause fuck it — 2020 baby. The LG Wing Specs Leaks of the new dual screen device have been circulating for a little while now. According to leaked images and info, the…

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…

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…

Updates From Ant-Man 3, Dune, and More

Updates From Ant-Man 3, Dune, and More

Adam Driver boards Sam Raimi’s mystery new sci-fi project. The cast of the next Scream continues to expand. Warner Bros. is taking its adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis in a very different direction. Plus, Peyton Reed on the scale of Ant-Man 3, and the end of The 100 draws near….