Opera’s version 55 for Android is introducing a darker mode and a feature to dim the piercing white of web pages that don’t yet support dark mode on their own.
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Despite multiple generations plagued by lacklustre sales, Snap continues to pump out more versions of its try-hard Spectacles. But now, thanks to the release of some limited edition Gucci-themed Spectacles 3, we’re faced with an interesting question. What’s worse, the new Spectacles themselves, or the short film Snap made to promote them?
If The Last Jedi was a dark middle chapter for Star Wars’ new trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker will likely be a brighter culmination of the struggle between the Resistance and the First Order. After all, the good guys have to win and save the day, right? But it’s not just on screen that Rise felt like a happier time in the galaxy, far, far away—according to Daisy Ridley, that celebratory vibe was felt working behind the scenes, too.
This story was produced in partnership with Atlas Obscura.
Despite the fact that Disney’s classic animated movies all expertly tugged on our heartstrings with their moving stories about love and family, the studio’s live-action remakes—while visually impressive—have largely been somewhat lacking in that emotional X factor, but the latest Mulan trailer suggests that might be about to change.
When you buy yourself a Windows or macOS machine, you’re not just buying the operating system on top of your hardware, you’re buying a suite of free apps as well. These pre-installed, built-in tools can often get overlooked or forgotten about, so we’re here to remind you how useful some of them really are.
Perhaps some of you live on the wild side. You stream Netflix on the train because you have a sexy high data cap and DGAF. I respect that.
And then there are us cautious types. We carefully download the shows and movies we want to watch in transit from the comfort of our glorious Wi-Fi. If this accurately describes life, you're probably aware of Smart Download. This downloads the next episode of whatever show you're obsessively watching so you don't have to do it manually.
This functionality has now been extended a little further.
Noise cancelling earbuds really came into their own in 2019, with Sony leading the pack with its WF-1000XM3s.
I was blown away by these shiny bois, declaring the company must have sold souls to Satan in order to make wireless noise cancelling buds so damn good. I didn't expect to be that impressed again this year.
And then Apple dropped its own offering. While Sony may still be superior when it comes to noise cancellation, sound quality and battery life - the Airpods Pro are surprisingly impressive. And I've found myself unable to quit them.
Car production ended in Australia in 2017, a sad moment that marked the end of something without a clear new beginning. You can still buy Holdens in the country, but they are imported from Germany. Sales, meanwhile, have fallen off a cliff, and keep getting worse.
No one does movie merchandising like Disney, but if all the Frozen II figures, playsets and plush toys feel too pedestrian for your discerning collecting tastes, Saks Fifth Avenue will sell you a set of Anna, Elsa, and Olaf dolls bejewelled with a staggering amount of precious gems—to the tune of $US30,000 ($43,790).
Sydney-siders may have noticed the new lightrail system performing practice runs over the few weeks, mostly because they're generally accompanied by police officers yelling at pedestrians to not walk in front of them.
We now have an official launch date, and the first weekend will be free for all passengers.