“5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place” With ​Adina Mahalli

The biggest long-term effect of being shamed online is that you may build up your defenses to prevent getting hurt again. In an attempt to reduce your chances of the disconnection that came from the attack, you’ll create walls to limit your vulnerability. If you don’t attempt to create real connection, you won’t face disconnection. … Read more

What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users’ desire to regain control of their data and privacy. On 4-5 July, and for at least one day, Larry Sanger has implored people to snub social media platforms except for posts showing that they are on strike. Jimmy Wales’ … Read more

We get a great look at the Samsung Galaxy A8s thanks to the TENAA

After clearing the FCC in the US, the Galaxy A8s is now through China’s TENAA, obtaining the vital certifications en route to its December 10 announcement. As TENAA listings go, this one isn’t very revealing. We get a good look at the Galaxy A8s’ front and rear but no new specs or any clarification on … Read more

Accessible housing: we have the solution

Accessible housing: we have the solution; now it’s time to use it CCS Disability Action has joined calls for the government to address New Zealand’s accessible housing shortage, with IHC and Auckland-based Disability Connect describing disabled New Zealanders as ‘shut out’ of the rental market. “Research shows strong evidence of a significant undersupply of accessible … Read more

Will we ditch NBN for mobile phones?

Introduction of NBN is going to cause a lot more Australians to decide whether they actually need NBN and whether they are best to go totally mobile. Picture: AP The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission decision on roaming, which is due this week, comes against a backdrop of a looming new revolution in the telecommunications … Read more

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. … Read more

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. … Read more