Upstart smartphone builder OnePlus's motto is Never Settle. And with its recent launch into Australia, OnePlus is here to upset the apple cart — it's selling a phone that will go toe to toe with top Androids and the best of Apple. This is the OnePlus 5, a flagship-killer Android phone that looks like an iPhone, for half the price of either.
In August, the US Department of Justice reportedly launched a preliminary investigation into Uber to look into whether the ride-sharing service violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. An Uber spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the company was cooperating with the investigation, and a new report indicates that Uber has already dug up some shady dealings on its own.
Overnight, Nest — which just launched into Australia with the Nest Cam and Nest Protect — announced a suite of security products, like a smart home doorbell and door monitoring system. They're not coming to Australia straight away at least, but it should be a sign for Aussies considering a Nest gadget or two that the smart home ecosystem is expanding.
There's no doubt that settling down into a marathon TV viewing session is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening (or morning or afternoon), but it's also true that you can have too much of a good thing. If you want to know the ground rules for binge-watching without harming your health, we'll outline them below.
According to a long-in-the-works report from <Vanity Fair, Peter Thiel is in discussions to head what one insider described as the "only meaningful executive-branch oversight of the intelligence community." Numerous officials, including Steve Bannon, confirmed this, and one of Thiel's chief concerns is reportedly the sweeping powers that companies like Google and Amazon have amassed.
Twitter has struggled to rein in harassment on its platform for years, but in January, the company pledged to finally get serious about the problem. "We didn't move fast enough last year; now we're thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months," Ed Ho, Twitter's general manager of consumer product and engineering, promised. Twitter has rolled out a slew of updates since then, designed to stifle abusive behaviour. But the company has been quiet about how often it takes action when accounts are reported for abuse, and reporting by BuzzFeed revealed that harassing tweets often enjoy a long and happy life on the platform.
Today, Netflix finally dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming Punisher series and though it was rather light on plot details, it presented a very clear idea of what kind of show we're in for: one presenting Marvel's most dangerous vigilante at his most vicious and deadly, but without Netflix's other Marvel heroes to stop him if he needs to be put down.
Last weekend, a user calling themselves yellows8, posted an intriguing discovery to SwitchBrew.org, a site dedicated to finding ways to hack the Nintendo Switch. Hidden on every Switch console is a mysterious game called Flog, which turns out to be an emulated version of the 1984 NES game Golf upgraded with motion controls. An even bigger mystery was finding a way to actually play the game, and it turns out it's far from easy.
If you've heard of Knightscope's security robots, it was probably due to their high-profile failures: one would-be Robocop failed to detect a staircase and killed itself by driving into a water fountain, another ran over a toddler's foot in a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Knightscope announced two new robots were joining the force: the K1 and the K5 buggy.
Male ducks have some of the weirdest junk in nature — a ludicrously long, corkscrew-shaped member that evolved on account of an ongoing battle of the sexes. New research shows that the social environment in which the male duck finds himself in has a pronounced effect on the length of his penis, a finding that may finally put the "size matters" debate to rest. For ducks.
At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Fox's horror drama The Exorcist was just about to start filming its second season, so we didn't get much dirt beyond its new, Pacific Northwest setting and some freshly cast new characters. Now we finally have a glimpse of what to expect, and it looks scarier than ever.
It's been 50 years since the classic British science fiction series The Prisoner debuted on television. Since then the show been remade, re-aired, copied and referenced, but never duplicated. Though it wasn't on the air for long, The Prisoner is a show worth celebrating, and these officially licensed posters do just that.