apple
Oops, Apple Leaked Its Own Product on YouTube

Apple has seemingly foiled its characteristically tight-lipped approach to new product launches by evidently mistakenly confirming one in an unrelated YouTube tutorial on its support channel. Read More >>

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The Tech in Westworld’s Episode 3 Shocker Is Already Here and Much Worse Than You Think

The latest episode of Westworld had a huge reveal about the real world outside of the parks, one that embodies the show’s latest motto that “free will is not free.” The whole thing might seem far-fetched, like human robots, but it’s actually terrifying once you realise predictive algorithms are already here...and have a much bigger hold on you than you realise. Read More >>

health
Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors in Canada and elsewhere are being told to stop advertising their services as a treatment for covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Read More >>

youtube
YouTube Upgrades Trending Section with New Explore Tab

After almost two years of testing, YouTube is finally moving on from the boring old Trending tab with the introduction of the new Explore tab. Read More >>

razer
The Razer Blade Stealth is the Beefy Little Laptop I Always Wanted

My first gaming laptop, which I bought more than 15 years ago, was a 10-pound, 17-inch beast so big and heavy I only really moved it around when travelling back and forth between home and college. I eventually upgraded to a 15-inch laptop that was a little easier to carry around, but because its case and cooling couldn’t handle the desktop-class CPU inside, the thing constantly overheated and burnt out after just a year. Ever since, I’ve been on a quest to find a do-it-all machine good for gaming, editing, and everything else I need, while still being portable enough that I never feel stressed about carrying it around. With the latest Razer Blade Stealth, my search has ended. Read More >>

coronavirus
Apple Tells Geniuses They May Run Low on iPhones Thanks to Coronavirus Shutdowns in China

As the global outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, Apple has warned technical support staff at stores that it may fall short on replacement iPhones and parts, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Bans 1 Million Products Falsely Claiming to Cure Coronavirus

If you do an Amazon search for “coronavirus,” you get a tonne of self-published guides on how to beat it, a foul-mouthed colouring book, some sanitising products, and of course, face masks. But in recent weeks, Amazon has banned more than 1 million products for falsely claiming that they can cure or protect against COVID-19, Reuters reports. Read More >>

toys
Baby Yoda Steals the Show in Hasbro’s Adorable New Star Wars Vehicle Line

Star Wars toys are all about getting the characters we love in playable plastic format, but really, from Kenner Troop Transports to Micro Machines, some of our fondest memories are of getting those glorious vehicles to shove said characters into. And that’s what Hasbro’s latest Star Wars toy line is all about, in very cute fashion. Read More >>

wearables
Another Fitness Tracker For Your Finger, Now With a Button

Smart rings have a few advantages over more common wrist-worn wearables. For starters, they can be more discreet, fashionable, and comfortable to wear while sleeping. The main issue is there aren’t as many of them out there – much less ones that offer the same breadth of features as wristables. That’s why it’s nice to hear about a new player in the field, the Circular smart ring. Read More >>

amazon
More Than 350 Employees Risk Their Jobs to Call Out Amazon’s Climate Failures

Earlier this month, Amazon told employees to stop talking publicly about its inadequate climate plan or risk losing their jobs. In response, 350 employees took to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice’s (AECJ) Medium page on Sunday evening to lay out why Amazon should beef up its climate plan and what the stakes are in an act of mass disobedience. Read More >>

archaeology
Free-Diving Neanderthals Gathered Tools From the Seafloor

New evidence suggests Neanderthals gathered clam shells and volcanic rock from the bottom of the Mediterranean, which they fashioned into tools. The work is yet more evidence that Neanderthals often ventured into the water, and it adds to the body of research showing that they were nothing like the unintelligent, uncoordinated clods they’ve long been portrayed to be. Read More >>

star wars
The 9 Best Star Wars Moments of 2019

Star Wars has dominated much of the pop culture landscape in the past several years, but 2019 was ridiculous. With one saga of films ending, a whole new era of TV starting, the hype leading to both, and then all matter of other media, there’s a chance we’ll never have as much Star Wars as 2019 provided. Then there was all the news about the future too. Read More >>

year in review
The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up being our favourites, they also did a good job of getting us hyped up for what’s ahead. Yes, there were disasters this year – one of the products on this list even started out as such! That said, these are some of the very best gadgets of 2019. You might disagree, but you would be wrong. Read More >>

year in review
The Biggest Misses and Surprises of 2019

You come into every year with the expectation of promise. Sometimes, things turn out the way you’d hoped. Sometimes they don’t – and sometimes, something else comes along out of nowhere and sweeps you off your feet entirely, for better or worse. Here are a few of the surprises that delighted or disappointed us in 2019. Read More >>

year in review
Judging The Big Pop Culture Endings of 2019

While 2019 was filled with all sorts of content – television, movies, comic books, video games – that kept us busy, there were a lot of major franchises meant to wrap up some pretty epic stories this year. Did they all succeed in telling emotional tales that resonated with the fans who’ve been along with them for the long ride? Your mileage may vary; here’s what we think. Read More >>