As omnivorous creatures, chimpanzees eat all sorts of things, including fruits, termites, tiny rodents, and even full-grown monkeys. As for chimps eating reptiles, that’s completely unheard of—until now. Unprecedented observations have uncovered a community of chimps in Gabon that regularly consume tortoises.
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A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aimed at banning pay-to-win microtransactions and loot boxes in video games that are “minor-oriented”. The bill, however, essentially applies to all video games ever made, whether children were the intended audience or not. It would also appear to ban a wide variety of in-game mechanics that virtually no one is complaining about, even the parents of kids who game.
Microsoft or Sony don’t make the best controllers for your Xbox or PlayStation. Instead, they’re made by Scuf, a company that produces high-end customisable controllers intended for competitive gaming and people who want the best experience. So when the company announces a new super customisable Xbox One controller, it’s time to get excited.
By now, horror fans know the drill: Each month brings a new instalment of Hulu and Blumhouse’s holiday-themed horror series, Into the Dark. For June, it’s Father’s Day, and They Come Knocking looks to offer an excellent argument against ever camping in the isolated desert, especially if you see a bunch of “missing” posters hanging around the last outpost of civilisation.
X, U, A, Y, and B. Put them all together and what’s that spell? Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, a brand new book from author Alexander Freed that’s kicking off a whole trilogy of new post-Return of the Jedi stories.
When you're thinking of apps that slurp up your data allowance, the likes of Netflix, YouTube, and Stan probably come to mind. After all, video is pretty demanding when it comes to data.
So it might surprise you to hear that Instagram can easily use more data than all of those. In fact, it's probably one of the most data intensive apps installed on your smartphone. It's a real thirsty bish.
Dreamworks has released the first trailer for Abominable, the latest in a string of animated films about the icebound Bigfoot. It might sound recognisable because of all the yeti films we’ve gotten in the past, including the one where Zendaya was Meechee—but it’s also similar for another reason. Does this yeti look...familiar to you?
In the wake of this new hardware, Telstra CEO Andy Penn revealed in an blog post the company will be offering, at a minimum, 5G for free during its first year of connectivity. However, after this point some customers will be charged to access it. Gizmodo Australia reached out to Telstra for further clarity.
It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing is apparently underway. “Eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others,” reads the report.
Last year, when Google first showed off its new Duplex feature that used artificial intelligence to make calls for users, it terrified us because it sounded so human.
Fake videos are getting really damn good, and now they’re getting even easier to make. For innocuous purposes like, say, a moving avatar, it’s a pretty cool development. But for more insidious use cases, like exploiting the technology to harass someone online, it’s unsettling.
The first teaser is here for CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard, which brings the incredible Patrick Stewart back as the even more incredible Jean-Luc Picard. But the admiral, who’s been spending a lot of time with his grapes, is no longer a part of Starfleet. The mystery, of course, is finding out why.