We All Lose if Trusted Social Media Accounts can be Hijacked

We All Lose if Trusted Social Media Accounts can be Hijacked

The list of US figures whose Twitter accounts were hijacked by scammers on Wednesday US time reads like a Who’s Who of the tech and celebrity worlds: Tesla boss Elon Musk, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former president Barack Obama, current Democratic nominee Joe Biden, celebrities Kanye…

Kogan Just Got Nailed for Flogging Fake Discounts

Kogan Just Got Nailed for Flogging Fake Discounts

Online retailer Kogan has been found guilty of creating fake discounts that are in breach of Australian Consumer Law. Kogan fake tax time discounts The Federal Court has found that Kogan ran a misleading promotion between June 27 — June 30 2018. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) first…

The Case For The Mitsubishi Mirage

The Case For The Mitsubishi Mirage

The Chevy Sonic is dead. So is the Toyota Yaris. So is the Ford Fiesta. The Chevy Spark, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Mini Hardtop are all still sold here, and the Honda Fit is too, but maybe not for long. For my money, though, I’m increasingly in…

European Courts Find U.S. Can’t Be Trusted to Process and Store Data

European Courts Find U.S. Can’t Be Trusted to Process and Store Data

For the past two weeks, US officials have been grilling TikTok and other China-based tech giants over potential concerns surrounding the data security of Americans who use these apps, not to mention the national security implications of these apps’ alleged allegiance to the Chinese government. Now, it’s looking like the…

QAnon Is Running for U.S. Congress

QAnon Is Running for U.S. Congress

Even in the best-case scenario for the 2020 election, in which America flushes Donald Trump out of office and we can feel like we’ve showered for the first time since 2015, the toilet plume of this presidency will likely hang over us for years to come. After numerous reports on…

Saleen’s Modified Bronco Seems To Just Be A Hilariously Bad Photoshop

Saleen’s Modified Bronco Seems To Just Be A Hilariously Bad Photoshop

Saleen is really, um, confusing. They’re one of those companies that somehow keeps hanging on, despite always seeming to be on the brink and a company who’s biggest recent news was about allegedly bringing back their 20-year-old supercar. But Saleen is more than that. Saleen is also about some gloriously…

Here’s The Typical Airline Protocol For Plane Crashes

Here’s The Typical Airline Protocol For Plane Crashes

Trigger warning: if you’re not a fan of flying, the following video explains how nearly once every three days, a large commercial jet crashes, a tenth of which resulted in fatalities over the last decade. While that’s considered a safe statistic, it means airlines need a protocol for when it…

Synthetic Odours Help Neuroscientists Understand How Smell Works

Synthetic Odours Help Neuroscientists Understand How Smell Works

When you experience something with your senses, it evokes complex patterns of activity in your brain. One important goal in neuroscience is to decipher how these neural patterns drive the sensory experience. For example, can the smell of chocolate be represented by a single brain cell, groups of cells firing…

Can of Goya Beans, but It’s Actually Filled With Bees

Can of Goya Beans, but It’s Actually Filled With Bees

This may look like the president possibly violating ethics rules by posing with several Goya products in a blurry Instagram photo to spite a loosely organised boycott over the company’s pro-Trump CEO. But watch out there, Mr. Trump: One of those delicious Goya foodstuffs is filled with bees.

Every Country Has Anti-Mask Arseholes, Even Hong Kong

Every Country Has Anti-Mask Arseholes, Even Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been a leader in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with just 1,589 cases and eight deaths, despite sharing a border with mainland China, the location of the first covid-19 outbreak back in December of 2019. And while some of Hong Kong’s success can be credited to…

What’s the Point of Grief?

What’s the Point of Grief?

Grieving is an experience almost everyone will go through at some point in their life. And is something we often have no control over. It isn’t just humans either. There is plenty of evidence, albeit anecdotal, that other mammals, particularly primates, stay close to their dead relatives or babies –…

Ultraviolet Radiation is a Strong Disinfectant and it May Be What We Need

Ultraviolet Radiation is a Strong Disinfectant and it May Be What We Need

You may remember when US President Donald Trump suggested exposing coronavirus patients to UV (ultraviolet) light – or “just very powerful light” – to help treat them. The use of UV light is not, in any way, a viable treatment for people infected with SARS-CoV-2. However, due to its powerful…

We Need To Talk About Elon Musk’s Pay

We Need To Talk About Elon Musk’s Pay

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is nearing the threshold to have stock options worth around $US2.4 ($3) billion available to him, the second of 12 tranches of options worth potentially tens of billions. It’s a big, possibly scandalous amount of money for a CEO! It will also be very difficult for…