Humans search for meaning in all kinds of bizarre places. We might read too much into a small coincidence, take up prayer or meditation, or find the face of Jesus Christ in a piece of toast. But perhaps the most unlikely candidate to offer pearls of wisdom is the notorious Twitter spambot Horse_ebooks. Currently, the…
Before there was Damn You Auto Correct, there was the Cupertino effect. The effect derives its name from the spell-check dictionary on Microsoft Word 97, which only contained the hyphenated spelling of ‘co-operation’. This meant the British form ‘cooperation’ would be automatically corrected to ‘Cupertino’ (in a bizarre coincidence, Cupertino turns out to be a…
Late last year gaming studio 22cans released Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube? and changed the world forever. John Gooding is not a fan.
The Sims are all grown up and getting a tertiary education.
Nathan Olivieri explores the validity of our hasty online relationships
You can’t stop the trolls if you don’t know who they are, writes John Gooding.
The data retention plan goes against public and industry opinion and raises mainly questions about its true motives, writes Andrew Passarello.
The world’s most valuable company is fundamentally redefining what it means to innovate, but not in a good way, writes Ben Brooks.
If you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you’re a criminal. At the risk of generalising, we are a generation of benign thieves. We steal as if there was nothing illegal about it. Hidden behind a desk and a monitor, otherwise law abiding Australians knowingly steal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV…
Erin Rooney reveals how Pokemon could help you find someone who puts the ‘magic’ in ‘Magikarp’ and the ‘charm’ in ‘Charmander’.