When we last left Ezekiel, he and the soldiers of the Kingdom were getting shot to hell by a giant Gatling gun located at the top of the Saviors' compound, shortly after about three solid hours of the king gloating that not a single of his people's lives would be lost this day. Obviously, Ezekiel was rather wrong, but as this week's episode showed his day just got worse from there.
Authorities say a California man who was arrested after crashing during a high-speed chase allegedly "thought it would be funny" to flash a laser at a police helicopter, Ars Technica reports. Such laser strikes are dangerous because they can disorient pilots and endanger their passengers and people on the ground. The FAA reports roughly 5000 laser strikes per year around the US, though this might be the most dramatic and idiotic case yet.
Sony recently announced that its robotic dog Aibo is back from the dead and will hit Japan early next year. But even a ¥198,000 ($2287) robot toy can't compare to the amazingly fluid motions of Boston Dynamics' new and improved SpotMini, which looks like a genuine (yet still pretty frightening) replacement for your loyal golden retriever.
Bill Gates doesn't seem to be all that interested in maintaining his title as richest man in the world these days. He mostly focuses on philanthropy, but don't think for a second that he's lost his capacity for initiating a new benchmark for his rich competitors. Brace yourself: A new era may be approaching in which tech gazillionaires own the town you live in.
Throughout the 2016 US election and for the better part of this year, WikiLeaks sent private messages via Twitter to the US president's adult son Donald Trump Jr, according to newly leaked correspondence first reported by The Atlantic. Trump Jr only occasionally responded and apparently ceased all communication less than a month before the US election.
"We have demonstrated our ability to scale and deliver, and with the same determination we seek to further improve the end-to-end experience for households and businesses, from migration to use of the network," NBN CEO Bill Morrow says.
Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, on the other hand, says NBN's Q1 results - which show $405 million in revenue - are "quite disappointing."
Spider-Man has one of the largest, weirdest rogues galleries in comics history. This means Sony's in a particularly interesting position when it comes to using its film rights in clever ways to build a comic-book movie universe to rival the MCU. Venom, Black Cat and Silver Sable are all on their way to the big screen, and according to a new report, they will soon be joined by Morbius, the living vampire.
While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers. Sometimes it goes well. For Electronic Arts, the new owner of the most hated comment in Reddit's history, not so much.
64,000 Australia jobs depend on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, contributing $6.4 billion to the Australian economy.
But despite both the economic and obvious environmental benefits to keeping it in tip-top shape, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's second World Heritage Outlook report confirmed the Reef is at a "very high level of threat" from climate change and there is "real concern" that its condition is deteriorating.
Reddit, that bastion of human kindness and human depravity, is the perfect source for Evil Week. With anonymous handles and endless discussions taking place, people are more than happy to reveal some of their most devious behaviours. One particular thread of note highlighted some of the most 'unethical' and possibly illegal life hacks that you really shouldn't feel good about performing. Here are the best bits.
Before you jump on it - yep, that's a photo of an iPhone. And yes - ANZ customers on iOS can "tap for eftpos" already. But now android users can too.
Mobile "Tap and Pay" is rolling out on android pay for ANZ and Cuscal customers today - a pretty big deal for the two million of you who are eftpos-only cardholders. It means access to your money in real time, and in a lot of cases avoiding a surcharge (because you're not using "credit").
Uber has struck a multi-billion dollar deal led by investment companies Softbank and Dragoneer. The agreement will not only give SoftBank a major stake in Uber - it is looking to buy up at least 14 per cent of the company - but it will help put a rest to one of the many ongoing battles for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery, "Into the Forest I Go", finally got this show to the place it should have been all season. Of course, in the process, it had to jettison a lot of character development it has been working on - but since it was mostly stuff that was bad, I'm perfectly happy letting them get away with it. This episode was the climax to a season that never existed, a season where the plot and characterisation was better. You can see that potential here.