Batwoman Will Use Ruby Rose’s Departure as a Season 2 Mystery

Batwoman Will Use Ruby Rose’s Departure as a Season 2 Mystery

With the star of the show gone, many have wondered what will happen in season two of Batwoman. Would Kate Kane, the lead character played by Ruby Rose, be killed off? Would someone else just become that character? Over the last few days, despite some misinformation, most of that has…

See 14 Mind-Blowing Places in Our Solar System

See 14 Mind-Blowing Places in Our Solar System

Our solar system is an undeniably fascinating place, featuring an assortment of celestial oddities and wonders. Between the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids, there’s no shortage of places for us to explore. Slowly but very surely, we’re finding all sorts of incredible ” and sometimes unexplainable ” phenomena.

These Trading Cards for Tron, Back to the Future, and Speed Racer Are Rad

These Trading Cards for Tron, Back to the Future, and Speed Racer Are Rad

Artists are always trying to find their niche. For Cuyler Smith, that niche has become making trading cards of characters in sports movies. For fans of both trading cards and sports movies, that’s great news. But sports movies don’t necessarily have to be based in reality; some invent new games…

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 9

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 9

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title!

The Best Apps for Fixing Your Wi-Fi

The Best Apps for Fixing Your Wi-Fi

Troubleshooting your Wi-Fi can be an exercise in frustration. Why aren’t you getting the speeds you promised? Why does your phone lose connection behind the fish tank? Just how much of a difference is your new mesh router making? To answer these and more questions, you need to install a…

ASIO Wants Easier Access to Encrypted Messages, Duh

ASIO Wants Easier Access to Encrypted Messages, Duh

The head of ASIO, Australia’s resident spy agency, has lashed out against tech companies like Apple and WhatsApp for not playing ball when it comes to handing over your encrypted messages. ASIO Director-General of Security Mike Burgess made the comments about halfway through a June 9 podcast from the Institute…

Maybach’s Phoning It In Like The Rest Of Us In 2020

Maybach’s Phoning It In Like The Rest Of Us In 2020

Cheap gimmicks are a bad look on a quarter-million-dollar luxury car. Then again, if Mercedes-Maybach can get 15 suckers to cough up a $US40,000 ($57,444) premium for the “Night Edition” super-duper S-Class with a few tacked-on decorative pieces, why shouldn’t it?

The 2019 Audi E-Tron Makes a Strong Case for Choosing Charge Speed Over Range

The 2019 Audi E-Tron Makes a Strong Case for Choosing Charge Speed Over Range

It’s 2019 and the electric luxury car scene is finally starting to grow and diversify. The 2019 Audi E-Tron — Audi’s first fully electric mass-production vehicle — is the latest competitor to step in, offering the German automaker’s take on a plush and practical EV. Audi’s first effort here is…

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: the Drone I Was Looking For

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: the Drone I Was Looking For

Yes, I know. Starting a blog by paraphrasing Obi Wan’s famous words isn’t very imaginative, but put down your torches and give me a few minutes to explain why, for once, this phrase is appropriate. I also didn’t know that I was looking for a Mavic Air 2″¦until I tried…

Scientists Call for Academic Shutdown in Support of Black Lives

Scientists Call for Academic Shutdown in Support of Black Lives

White supremacy is baked into science and academia, from racist language in textbooks to a culture that excludes Black scientists from innovating and advancing at the same pace as their colleagues. But rather than more milquetoast statements and diversity initiatives, researchers want action. Organisers are asking the scientific community to…

Researchers Have Created Transparent, Breathable Face Masks

Researchers Have Created Transparent, Breathable Face Masks

As mask-wearing becomes the new norm around the world, researchers from the EPFL and Empa in Switzerland have come up with a way to improve at least one of the many challenges of wearing face protection with a new transparent design that no longer completely hides and obscures the wearer’s…

Nintendo Says Another 140,000 Accounts May Have Been Exposed

Nintendo Says Another 140,000 Accounts May Have Been Exposed

Back in April, Nintendo confirmed that approximately 160,000 users had their accounts hacked. At the time, the company encouraged people to enable two-factor authentication and emailed individual customers who had been affected that it was resetting their Nintendo Network IDs (NNID). Now, after further investigation, Nintendo says an additional 140,000…

6 Free Final Cut Pro Alternatives for Making Your Own Movies

6 Free Final Cut Pro Alternatives for Making Your Own Movies

Video editing is easier than it’s ever been, with the barrier to entry becoming less pricey every year. As long as you have some decent footage to work with, you can turn it into something presentable — and dare we say professional — using programs that won’t cost you anything….

Soothe Your Brain With These Silent Tool Resto Videos

Soothe Your Brain With These Silent Tool Resto Videos

Most of us love a fully restored car. We marvel at the skill and time it must take to make something old and utilitarian new again. But what about the tools and odd bits of machinery left over from decades of industrialism? Don’t they also deserve to shine once again?…

Mississippi Hero Saves A Stranger’s Mazda RX-7 From A Flood

Mississippi Hero Saves A Stranger’s Mazda RX-7 From A Flood

Austin Owens is a hero. Yesterday, after seeing a picture online of one of his dream cars — a Mazda RX-7 — sitting in a nearby garage that was actively flooding, Owens took action to save a random person’s car. He and a friend drove down several flooded roads near…

The Impressive Engineering Behind The Cheapest Electric Car In The World

The Impressive Engineering Behind The Cheapest Electric Car In The World

The cheapest new electric car in the world, the $US1,200 ($1,715) Changli Nemeca from Chinese e-commerce website Alibaba, is a truly amazing machine. This became clear as soon as my coworker Jason Torchinsky unboxed the car and saw its unexpected features, and even more so when he drove it. But…

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Horrifying Now

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Horrifying Now

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge was recently renovated, but something the engineers failed to take into account was the terrifyingly eerie noise the new changes would project throughout the entire Bay area.

A New Doctor Who Minisode Catches Up With Bill and, Well, the Earth Right Now

A New Doctor Who Minisode Catches Up With Bill and, Well, the Earth Right Now

The latest special episode released as part of Doctor Who’s ongoing lockdown content — bringing together fans through social media watch-alongs of episodes with commentary from the show’s stars and creatives — is, allegedly, Steven Moffat’s official hanging up of his Who-writing hat. But it’s also a timely reminder of…

How to Speed Up Your Computer

How to Speed Up Your Computer

Watching your computer gradually slow down seems inevitable. Your local storage space eventually fills with crap (or important files), and your installed applications become bloated and wheezy. However, you don’t have to settle for this slow-motion performance decay ” speeding things up can more straightforward than you think.