Say There Were A Black Hole In Our Solar System: How Would We Find It?

Say There Were A Black Hole In Our Solar System: How Would We Find It?

Last year, scientists published a paper with an iconic diagram: a black circle representing, to scale, a 5-solar-mass black hole—and the size of the hypothetical Planet Nine if it were a black hole instead of a planet. So, if Planet Nine really is a black hole, how would we find…

Kickstarter Prepares To Shed ‘Up To 45-Per Cent’ Of Staff

Kickstarter Prepares To Shed ‘Up To 45-Per Cent’ Of Staff

Kickstarter has been transparent that, as a result of the pandemic, the number of fundraising projects on the platform is nowhere near normal. Today, the company confirmed to Gizmodo that shrinking revenues have forced it to drastically reduce staff.

TikTok Is Full Of Guns

TikTok Is Full Of Guns

TikTok’s community guidelines would appear to be pretty clear on the subject of guns. The house rules state that users may not post content that “displays firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition, or explosive weapons,” with exceptions for cops, educational and fictional settings, military parades, and “safe and controlled” environments such as…

The Evercade Simplifies Retro Gaming And I’m Surprised How Much I Love It

The Evercade Simplifies Retro Gaming And I’m Surprised How Much I Love It

If you haven’t spent decades hoarding classic consoles and cartridges (plus an outdated TV) then dabbling with retro gaming can be a challenging minefield of half-functional emulators and sketchy ROM files. The Evercade aims to change that, putting collections of classic titles on cartridges that anyone who mastered the Game…

The Clone War Is Over, But Clone Wars Isn’t

The Clone War Is Over, But Clone Wars Isn’t

Long have we waited for this moment. Now that it’s upon us, in its final hour Star Wars: The Clone Wars has laid to bare its thesis: In a galaxy far, far away, where now nothing can be as it was for the show’s seven seasons, only one thing remains…

GDC’s Rescheduled Summer Live Show Goes ‘Fully Digital’

GDC’s Rescheduled Summer Live Show Goes ‘Fully Digital’

The Game Developers Conference Summer is still taking place August 4th through 6th, but will now be entirely online, organisers announced in a statement Thursday. When GDC had to nix its live show at the last minute in March, organisers initially planned for a rescheduled in-person event this summer, no doubt hoping…

Meteorologists Describe ‘Gargantuan Hail’ From Epic Storm In Argentina

Meteorologists Describe ‘Gargantuan Hail’ From Epic Storm In Argentina

Two years ago, a severe storm in Argentina produced hailstones reaching 23 centimetre wide, prompting meteorologists to propose an entirely new term: “gargantuan hail.” Scientists don’t fully understand how such enormous balls of ice can take shape, but the 2018 storm is providing some tantalising new clues.

Why COVIDSafe Has Issues On iOS, As Explained By Devs

Why COVIDSafe Has Issues On iOS, As Explained By Devs

One of the biggest question marks around the government’s COVIDSafe app has been around iOS functionality – how it works, if it works, when it will be updated, etc. There’s a lot of confusion around using the app on an iPhone, which is a problem when almost 54 per cent…

LinkedIn Now Has An AI To Help With Your Interview Game

LinkedIn Now Has An AI To Help With Your Interview Game

As a record number of Americans grapple with unemployment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn’s rolled out some AI-powered tools to help job seekers prepare for the nightmare fuel that is the interviewing process.

US Movie Theatres Are Screwed

US Movie Theatres Are Screwed

A long-standing debate about movies at home versus in the theatre is reaching a tipping point. At the heart of the debate now is a public pissing match between AMC, one of the U.S.’s largest movie theatre chain, and Universal Pictures, one of it largest production studios, over premium video…

Hey Wait A Minute, I Think I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Hey Wait A Minute, I Think I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Today in déjà vu: senior Trump administration officials have been pressing U.S. spy agencies to come up with evidence supporting unsubstantiated accusations that the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing global pandemic originated in a Chinese lab, according to the New York Times.

The Courts Are Failing Us On Climate Change

The Courts Are Failing Us On Climate Change

As governments have failed to take necessary action to contain the climate crisis and more evidence has become available showing that oil companies have spent decades lying to the public and shareholders, climate lawsuits have become increasingly common. Despite this, a new report from the Environmental Law Institute shows judges”while sympathetic to the…

Intel’s New Desktop Processors Take A Very Intel Approach To Challenging AMD

Intel’s New Desktop Processors Take A Very Intel Approach To Challenging AMD

Following the announcement of its high-end mobile processors at the beginning of the month, Intel has revealed that, yes, 10th-gen desktop processors are coming too. This is not surprising news! But Intel’s made this latest launch interesting enough. There’s a lot to unpack with these processors beyond clock speeds and…

Experts Explain Why They’re Not Worried About COVIDSafe

Experts Explain Why They’re Not Worried About COVIDSafe

On Wednesday night five tech experts hosted a COVIDSafe App Teardown & Panel Discussion to present and explain their findings after looking into the code of the government’s new COVIDSafe app. Despite issues with the app on iOS as well as general fears around security and privacy, the vast majority…

LG Velvet: Everything We Know So Far

LG Velvet: Everything We Know So Far

We’re still a week away from the official launch of LG’s new sleek-sounding phone — the LG Velvet. But thanks to some leaks and LG itself, we already know pretty much everything about. Here’s a sneak peak.