Australia's biggest online shopping event is officially open for business! This year the deals are crazier than ever. How crazy? How about HDTVs for $10? Or Fitbit fitness trackers for under $5? Or maybe $200 Myer gift card for $2! Here are the links to the cream of the crop.
Once upon a time, I worked out if you mix cheap tinned lentils with the cheap mince you get in bulk at Aldi (yes, I'm aware I probably ate horse at some point), and stock up on snap frozen veggies, you can feed your family quite healthily for at least a week.
Unrelated: there are Xbox Christmas decorations worth FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS and hey, if you're into that kind of thing power to you, my friend.
Another former Tesla employee is seeking permission from a judge to sue Tesla for racial harassment on behalf of over 100 affected African-American workers, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology. The complaint, Vaughn v Tesla Inc in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including supervisors, regularly used derogatory and discriminatory language against black workers.
But Wonder Woman 2 is coming a little sooner than you'd expected. The writer behind the It movie is bringing Are You Afraid of the Dark? back to life. Paul Bettany teases his Solo: A Star Wars Story character. Plus, gorgeous Justice League posters, and Nazi Oliver Queen strikes in new footage from the big CW/DC crossover. Spoilers now!
iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple's OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Center, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu. One issue? The changes included buttons that appeared to be convenient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switches, but in reality simply disconnected phones from nearby devices and networks instead of turning the chips off.
Up until Ragnorak, Thor's Mjolnir was the perfect all-in-one-tool for everything from battling alien invaders, to flying, to even proving who in the world was truly worthy. But with this clever Mjolnir toolbox, the mighty hammer is now equally useful for small home repairs too.
Video: In hindsight, Return of the Jedi's Ewok Village scenes have a lot in common with Temple of Doom's sequences with Mola Ram. After all, both are about human sacrifice, it's just that one happens to be perpetuated by sentient teddy bears. Which is why a mashup of both, held together by the glue that binds all good mashups, LEGO, is surprisingly effective.
Doom Patrol is one of DC's oldest and weirdest superhero teams, leading an obscure life throughout decades of comics before returning to prominence with the recent ongoing series at DC's Young Animal. But most people may forget that shapeshifting Teen Titan Beast Boy got his start with them, and that history may factor into the new Titans show.
Video: The latest episode of Cristian Ponce's spooky web series Ghost Radio is here, and as always, there's new supernatural drama afoot in the haunted village of Kirlian. Listen in as the show's late-night radio host explores a wave of youth vandalism that angers members of the town's ancient generation.
Last year, military surveillance aircraft in Texas were outfitted with devices designed to spy on mobile phones, including their location, numbers dialled, text messages and photos, and even the content of their calls, The Texas Observer reports. The newspaper obtained documents between the Texas National Guard, the DEA, and a Maryland-based company called Digital Receiver Technology (DRT) outlining a $US373,000 ($489,208) contract to install mobile phone surveillance software on the planes as part of anti-drug trafficking operations. The money reportedly came from Texas drug asset forfeiture funds.
The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery was the best episode of the show so far, with clever writing, gripping performances, and a genuinely exciting cliffhanger that takes us away from that cumbersome Klingon War, at least for a few episodes. Unfortunately, the way we got there looks to include a plot hole so large you could fit Stamets' galaxy brain through it.
Despite sounding like an off-brand breakfast cereal, the genetic engineering technique CRISPR has infiltrated the vocabulary of the general public, stoking fierce ethics debates, imaginative renderings of the future, and even inspiring a novel and a J.Lo-backed TV series. That's because CRISPR truly is amazing, allowing human beings to alter genetic code with a level of precision never before achieved. And now there's actual video footage documenting just how amazing CRISPR really is.
When distant black holes (or neutron stars) collide, there's a lot scientists can tell from the way they send gravitational waves rippling through space. That includes their masses, their distance, and how their spins line up with one another. But one question they're still trying to figure out is, well, where are they?
Video: When you think about the early days of virtual reality, you either think of the movie The Lawnmower Man, or that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the crew gets addicted to an augmented reality game that almost kills everyone. Which, by the way, you can now play on Microsoft's HoloLens AR headset.