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    John Boyega And Oscar Isaac Know All The Naughty Things You've Been Thinking About Them

    John Boyega And Oscar Isaac Know All The Naughty Things You've Been Thinking About Them


    Video. One of the main reasons that so many Star Wars fans are so insistent on shipping Finn and Poe Dameron is the very simple fact that John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are two very handsome men. But for every Finn/Poe shipper out...

    Video. One of the main reasons that so many Star Wars fans are so insistent on shipping Finn and Poe Dameron is the very simple fact that John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are two very handsome men. But for every Finn/Poe shipper out there, there's someone who'd rather just voice their thirst for the actor straight up. More »
         
    Every Day Looks Like A Romantic, Cheesy Teen Drama, But With A Terrifying Twist

    Every Day Looks Like A Romantic, Cheesy Teen Drama, But With A Terrifying Twist


    As a recovering teenage girl, I'm not one to besmirch (non-Twilight) movies made for young women. I saw She's All That in theatres, OK, I get it. Which is why when I saw the trailer for Every Day, a body-swapping drama, I was...

    As a recovering teenage girl, I'm not one to besmirch (non-Twilight) movies made for young women. I saw She's All That in theatres, OK, I get it. Which is why when I saw the trailer for Every Day, a body-swapping drama, I was intrigued. However, there's one unexplained detail that leaves me kind of horrified. More »
         
    Biggest Quark Spotted In Whole New Way

    Biggest Quark Spotted In Whole New Way


    Imagine you are baking a cake. You use the same ingredients that you always use, and boom, cake. But now, imagine your surprise when you discover you can make the exact same cake - an identical cake - but with a whole new set of...

    Imagine you are baking a cake. You use the same ingredients that you always use, and boom, cake. But now, imagine your surprise when you discover you can make the exact same cake - an identical cake - but with a whole new set of ingredients. More »
         
    Ronald D. Moore Is Returning To Space For A New Apple TV Series

    Ronald D. Moore Is Returning To Space For A New Apple TV Series


    The architect of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, and most recently Starz's adaptation of the time-travel romance Outlander, is heading back to space for a new TV show. The twist is that will be a show made for Apple's growing,...

    The architect of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, and most recently Starz's adaptation of the time-travel romance Outlander, is heading back to space for a new TV show. The twist is that will be a show made for Apple's growing, but lofty, TV plans. More »
         
    New Board Game Cartooner Turns Novices Into Comic Book Creators

    New Board Game Cartooner Turns Novices Into Comic Book Creators


    Cartooner, a new board game from comic artists Jason B. Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal, is a comic book fan's dream. The game is similar to Once Upon a Time or Pictionary, only instead of creating fables or trying to get friends to...

    Cartooner, a new board game from comic artists Jason B. Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal, is a comic book fan's dream. The game is similar to Once Upon a Time or Pictionary, only instead of creating fables or trying to get friends to guess your doodles, players use prompt cards to create their own comic books. You combine three random themes, such as "Superhuman Speed", "Service Industry Jobs", and "Desire to Grow Up", and use them to build a comic book over the course of four rounds. As the game progresses, challenges arise in the form of industry trends, such as needing to add a Mystery element or throw in a Natural Disaster. More »
         
    Alphabet Puts Project Loon Balloon Tech In 'Boxes' To Bring Light Beam Internet To India

    Alphabet Puts Project Loon Balloon Tech In 'Boxes' To Bring Light Beam Internet To India


    One of Alphabet's crazier attempts to bring the internet to more rural and isolated areas was Project Loon. Using what is called Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC), Alphabet proved it's possible to reliably send data...

    One of Alphabet's crazier attempts to bring the internet to more rural and isolated areas was Project Loon. Using what is called Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC), Alphabet proved it's possible to reliably send data wirelessly between balloons floating hundreds of metres in the sky. Emboldened by the results, Alphabet's Team X then looked for other areas where it could apply the tech behind Project Loon. So now, the team's next move will be to put FSOC equipment in boxes that will be mounted all over the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. More »
         
    Child Graves Paint A Complex Picture Of Life At Ancient Egyptian Work Site 

    Child Graves Paint A Complex Picture Of Life At Ancient Egyptian Work Site 


    Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered four unique child graves at Gebel el-Silsila - the site of a former Egyptian quarry that dates back some 3500 years. The discovery is shedding new light on what life was like at this ancient...

    Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered four unique child graves at Gebel el-Silsila - the site of a former Egyptian quarry that dates back some 3500 years. The discovery is shedding new light on what life was like at this ancient work site, and the complex social hierarchy that likely existed. More »
         
    Oh No, Is Microsoft Going To Make Another Damn Dual-Screen Gadget?

    Oh No, Is Microsoft Going To Make Another Damn Dual-Screen Gadget?


    Maybe it's the Courier part two, a new member of the Surface family, or the long-rumoured Surface phone, but whatever is being shown in a recently discovered patent filing by Microsoft looks pretty...

    Maybe it's the Courier part two, a new member of the Surface family, or the long-rumoured Surface phone, but whatever is being shown in a recently discovered patent filing by Microsoft looks pretty interesting. More »
         
    Users Looking For Child Pornography Are Gathering On Periscope, Twitter's Forgotten Video Service

    Users Looking For Child Pornography Are Gathering On Periscope, Twitter's Forgotten Video Service


    As 2017 wheezes to its merciful end and the social media titans reckon with growing backlash, Twitter's largely forgotten video streaming app Periscope has gained an insidious second life as a hub for seekers of child pornography....

    As 2017 wheezes to its merciful end and the social media titans reckon with growing backlash, Twitter's largely forgotten video streaming app Periscope has gained an insidious second life as a hub for seekers of child pornography. Gizmodo's search of the platform over the course of a single afternoon uncovered dozens of accounts - 50 in total - which appeared to be soliciting sexualised images of minors, or in the worst cases, depicting it themselves. More »
         
    This Is Why You Should Water Your Christmas Tree Daily

    This Is Why You Should Water Your Christmas Tree Daily


    You've got your hands on a lush, healthy Christmas tree and it stands proudly in your living room. Once it's dressed in tinsel and lights, that's where the work ends, right? No, not at all. You'll want to keep that bad boy nice...

    You've got your hands on a lush, healthy Christmas tree and it stands proudly in your living room. Once it's dressed in tinsel and lights, that's where the work ends, right? No, not at all. You'll want to keep that bad boy nice and wet, lest you wake up to a yuletide inferno. More »
         
    Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours In Hospital Study

    Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours In Hospital Study


    When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. And although there are many drugs and therapy approaches available for people with depression, less than half of people achieve any sustained remission....

    When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. And although there are many drugs and therapy approaches available for people with depression, less than half of people achieve any sustained remission. In recent years, though, doctors have found convincing evidence that low doses of ketamine, a drug used by doctors and veterinarians for its anaesthetic properties and by sensation-seekers for its psychedelic effects, might represent an genuine advance in treating depression. A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that ketamine could also be effective as a fast-acting treatment to prevent suicide. More »
         
    Facebook Now Lets You 'Snooze' Your Friends For 30 Days

    Facebook Now Lets You 'Snooze' Your Friends For 30 Days


    Facebook already allows you to unfollow someone while staying friends, if their posts are starting to clog up your feed. But perhaps you just want to shush them for a while, without cutting them out completely. In that case, the...

    Facebook already allows you to unfollow someone while staying friends, if their posts are starting to clog up your feed. But perhaps you just want to shush them for a while, without cutting them out completely. In that case, the social media site has a new feature, just for you, called "Snooze". More »
         
    Google Tango Is Dead, Long Live ARCore

    Google Tango Is Dead, Long Live ARCore


    After months spent in limbo and not a single new compatible device, Google is finally shutting its Tango augmented reality platform down for good, effective 1 March...

    After months spent in limbo and not a single new compatible device, Google is finally shutting its Tango augmented reality platform down for good, effective 1 March 2018. More »
         
    Stylish 'Passive Solar' Aussie Home Stays Comfortable All Year Round With Minimal Cooling Or Heating

    Stylish 'Passive Solar' Aussie Home Stays Comfortable All Year Round With Minimal Cooling Or Heating


    Summer's just getting started in Australia and if you haven't already sorted out a robust cooling solution, now might be the time to, er, build an entirely new house. Alright, alright... that's kind of unrealistic. Unless you're...

    Summer's just getting started in Australia and if you haven't already sorted out a robust cooling solution, now might be the time to, er, build an entirely new house. Alright, alright... that's kind of unrealistic. Unless you're the retired couple that commissioned this slick number, which uses a "passive solar envelope" to deliver electricity-free cooling. More »
         
    Former Employee Accused Uber Of Hacking And Surveillance

    Former Employee Accused Uber Of Hacking And Surveillance


    In a damning letter released today, a former Uber employee, Richard Jacobs, claims that the company engaged in several illegal practices, including hacking, trade secret theft and surveillance - all in an effort to emerge at the...

    In a damning letter released today, a former Uber employee, Richard Jacobs, claims that the company engaged in several illegal practices, including hacking, trade secret theft and surveillance - all in an effort to emerge at the top of the competitive ride-hailing market. More »
         
    An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities And It Seems Legit

    An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities And It Seems Legit


    'Tis the season for giving, and one Bitcoin investor claims to be giving away the majority of their cryptocurrency holdings after experiencing an incredible year. The unnamed donor has set up a fund to hand out $117 million worth...

    'Tis the season for giving, and one Bitcoin investor claims to be giving away the majority of their cryptocurrency holdings after experiencing an incredible year. The unnamed donor has set up a fund to hand out $117 million worth of Bitcoin to various charities, and they have already started listing the donations and providing receipts. If this whole thing works out, you can just call this mystery person the Bitcoin Bill Gates. More »
         
    Carrie Fisher's Dog Got Emotional Seeing Her Onscreen During The Last Jedi

    Carrie Fisher's Dog Got Emotional Seeing Her Onscreen During The Last Jedi


    Few people had a closer relationship with Carrie Fisher than her dog, Gary, who was a fixture alongside the actress on the red carpet, as well as onstage at events. Gary was in attendance with Fisher's former assistant Corby...

    Few people had a closer relationship with Carrie Fisher than her dog, Gary, who was a fixture alongside the actress on the red carpet, as well as onstage at events. Gary was in attendance with Fisher's former assistant Corby McCoin last night for an LA showing of the latest Star Wars film (in X-Wing pilot cosplay, no less), during which the dog's ears repeatedly perked up during the scenes featuring General Leia. More »
         
    Former Facebook Exec Who Suggested Social Media Was Destroying Society: I Love Facebook

    Former Facebook Exec Who Suggested Social Media Was Destroying Society: I Love Facebook


    A former Facebook executive is trying to sprinkle some niceties onto his ruthless drag of social media - at least when it comes to one social media company in particular. Former vice president of user growth Chamath Palihapitiya...

    A former Facebook executive is trying to sprinkle some niceties onto his ruthless drag of social media - at least when it comes to one social media company in particular. Former vice president of user growth Chamath Palihapitiya recently told an audience at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, "I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works." But yesterday, two days after Facebook responded to his damning criticism, Palihapitiya walked back on his comments. More »
         
    There Could Be A Future For More Marvel Films Like Deadpool After The Disney/Fox Deal

    There Could Be A Future For More Marvel Films Like Deadpool After The Disney/Fox Deal


    Henry Cavill discusses how future DC movies will move on from Superman's resurrection. Wentworth Miller teases one last return to The Flash. There could be even more flashbacks in Ant-Man & The Wasp than we thought. Plus, glorious...

    Henry Cavill discusses how future DC movies will move on from Superman's resurrection. Wentworth Miller teases one last return to The Flash. There could be even more flashbacks in Ant-Man & The Wasp than we thought. Plus, glorious new Deadpool 2 art, and more on The X-Files' return. Spoilers now! More »
         
    US Feds Rush To Cash In On Seized Bitcoin Cache Before The Bubble Bursts

    US Feds Rush To Cash In On Seized Bitcoin Cache Before The Bubble Bursts


    US feds are eager to exchange a bitcoin haul seized from the leader of an opioid drug operation because they are worried the digital booty could devalue at any...

    US feds are eager to exchange a bitcoin haul seized from the leader of an opioid drug operation because they are worried the digital booty could devalue at any moment. More »
         
    Watch The Historic SpaceX Reusable Rocket Launch Here 

    Watch The Historic SpaceX Reusable Rocket Launch Here 


    After several delays, it's probably about time that NASA/SpaceX get a move-on and show us that incredible reused rocket launch. You can watch it below, starting at 2AM AEDT...

    After several delays, it's probably about time that NASA/SpaceX get a move-on and show us that incredible reused rocket launch. You can watch it below, starting at 2AM AEDT today. More »