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    Laika Shows Us How They Make Stop-Motion Animation Look So Ridiculously Perfect

    Laika Shows Us How They Make Stop-Motion Animation Look So Ridiculously Perfect


    If there's one name that's become synonymous with stop-motion animation, it's Laika. The Oscar-winning animation studio has brought us iconic films like Coraline, ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings. As they prepare for their...

    If there's one name that's become synonymous with stop-motion animation, it's Laika. The Oscar-winning animation studio has brought us iconic films like Coraline, ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings. As they prepare for their latest venture, Missing Link, Laika has brought its best animators to San Diego Comic-Con to show us exactly how they bring these stories to life. And now... we're going to show you, too. More »
         
    Fear The Walking Dead Gets Dangerously Close To A Zombie-Nado

    Fear The Walking Dead Gets Dangerously Close To A Zombie-Nado


    Video. If you haven't watched Fear the Walking Dead in a while, this new trailer is going to be surprising. The first half of the fourth season started with a big change and it's just getting more and more permanent. Many of the...

    Video. If you haven't watched Fear the Walking Dead in a while, this new trailer is going to be surprising. The first half of the fourth season started with a big change and it's just getting more and more permanent. Many of the characters are new. Kim Dickens' main character Madison is gone. There's a much grittier, grosser vibe. More »
         
    The Search For Castle Rock Unearths The Real-Life Places That Inspired Stephen King

    The Search For Castle Rock Unearths The Real-Life Places That Inspired Stephen King


    Video. We’ll have more on Castle Rock, Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired series, very soon — including a review of the eerie first episode. But first, here’s an early treat for fans of King, true crime and spooky history, in...

    Video. We’ll have more on Castle Rock, Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired series, very soon — including a review of the eerie first episode. But first, here’s an early treat for fans of King, true crime and spooky history, in the form of a Hulu-produced short documentary investigating how Maine itself has inspired the horror author over the years. More »
         
    A 18-Kilogram Dress Made Out Of Funko Pop Heads And More Wild Pop Culture Looks From The Her Universe Fashion Show

    A 18-Kilogram Dress Made Out Of Funko Pop Heads And More Wild Pop Culture Looks From The Her Universe Fashion Show


    The Her Universe Fashion Show is a highlight of every Comic-Con — a chance to see incredible genre-inspired designs filled with creativity and charm. It is also a chance to see Ashley Eckstein herself, Her Universe architect and...

    The Her Universe Fashion Show is a highlight of every Comic-Con — a chance to see incredible genre-inspired designs filled with creativity and charm. It is also a chance to see Ashley Eckstein herself, Her Universe architect and occasional Jedi hero Ahsoka Tano, in incredible looks such as this, a dress made out of Jack Skellington Funko skulls. More »
         
    Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters Is A Loopy Twilight Zone For Our Times

    Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters Is A Loopy Twilight Zone For Our Times


    Bobcat Goldthwait is maybe not the first name you associate with satirical genre tales. Don’t let that turn you off the very funny, very weird Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits &...

    Bobcat Goldthwait is maybe not the first name you associate with satirical genre tales. Don’t let that turn you off the very funny, very weird Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters. More »
         
    All The News, Trailers And Everything Else From San Diego Comic-Con 2018's First Day

    All The News, Trailers And Everything Else From San Diego Comic-Con 2018's First Day


    Friends, Comic-Con has begun! You might have noticed, because there is news everywhere, just spilling out in all its glorious pop culture glory. Almost too much! If you need a quick catch up on everything so far, have no fear. We...

    Friends, Comic-Con has begun! You might have noticed, because there is news everywhere, just spilling out in all its glorious pop culture glory. Almost too much! If you need a quick catch up on everything so far, have no fear. We are here to do our jobs and tell you what’s up with the latest from San Diego. More »
         
    My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track

    My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track


    Photo Credit. Andrew/Flickr (Art by Jason Torchinsky) For some reason, I've got a thing for cars that feature what many designers would consider a serious faux pas. narrow track widths and wide bodies. No, I can't explain it,...

    Photo Credit. Andrew/Flickr (Art by Jason Torchinsky) For some reason, I've got a thing for cars that feature what many designers would consider a serious faux pas. narrow track widths and wide bodies. No, I can't explain it, either. More »
         
    The Halloween Comic-Con Panel Got Surprisingly Emotional

    The Halloween Comic-Con Panel Got Surprisingly Emotional


    It isn’t what we expected in the panel about the new movie in the incredibly violent slasher franchise. But we also didn’t expect a man to tell star Jamie Lee Curtis that her performance in the original Halloween saved his...

    It isn’t what we expected in the panel about the new movie in the incredibly violent slasher franchise. But we also didn’t expect a man to tell star Jamie Lee Curtis that her performance in the original Halloween saved his life during the Q&A, either. More »
         
    YouTube Red's Origin Shows A Sci-Fi Horror Where Everybody Is A Villain

    YouTube Red's Origin Shows A Sci-Fi Horror Where Everybody Is A Villain


    YouTube Red is getting into sci-fi with its newest series Origin, and it looks as though it’s trying to give Syfy’s Nightflyers a run for its money. It’s actually a horror story set on an isolated ship, where passengers...

    YouTube Red is getting into sci-fi with its newest series Origin, and it looks as though it’s trying to give Syfy’s Nightflyers a run for its money. It’s actually a horror story set on an isolated ship, where passengers who were trying to escape their past are faced with an unknown entity. It’s a cool premise — although unfortunately, I’m a little iffy about the outcome. More »
         
    The UK Needs Help Naming Their Mars Rover, And Yes, They Already Thought Of That One

    The UK Needs Help Naming Their Mars Rover, And Yes, They Already Thought Of That One


    The internet is full of important life lessons; things you really shouldn’t do, such as lighting yourself on fire for a fleeting moment of internet fame or reaching out to the masses to help you name something. But it seems as...

    The internet is full of important life lessons; things you really shouldn’t do, such as lighting yourself on fire for a fleeting moment of internet fame or reaching out to the masses to help you name something. But it seems as though the UK Space Agency has apparently not been paying attention to the internet for a few years, and is asking for the public’s help in naming its forthcoming Mars rover. More »
         
    Bumblebee Includes Cybertron, Optimus Prime And Some Decepticon Surprises

    Bumblebee Includes Cybertron, Optimus Prime And Some Decepticon Surprises


    New footage from Bumblebee revealed at Comic-Con today showed us more about why the Transformer is on Earth, what he’s doing in the 1980s, and who he’ll be fighting in his solo spin-off movie. Unfortunately, it appears the...

    New footage from Bumblebee revealed at Comic-Con today showed us more about why the Transformer is on Earth, what he’s doing in the 1980s, and who he’ll be fighting in his solo spin-off movie. Unfortunately, it appears the video is solely for Comic-Con attendees, but we can tell you everything we saw. More »
         
    Here's How NASA Is Dealing With The Massive Martian Dust Storm

    Here's How NASA Is Dealing With The Massive Martian Dust Storm


    These new views of Mars, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, show that the entire planet is now engulfed in the dust storm that began in late May. And while orbiters are studying the storm to understand it better, it could...

    These new views of Mars, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, show that the entire planet is now engulfed in the dust storm that began in late May. And while orbiters are studying the storm to understand it better, it could spell trouble for the rovers on its surface. More »
         
    Heaven And Hell Collide In Our First Behind-The-Scenes Look At Good Omens

    Heaven And Hell Collide In Our First Behind-The-Scenes Look At Good Omens


    Video. We’ve seen little bits here and there of Amazon and the BBC’s adaptation of the beloved Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and the dearly missed Terry Pratchett. But while Comic-Con didn’t give us a trailer, it did let us...

    Video. We’ve seen little bits here and there of Amazon and the BBC’s adaptation of the beloved Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and the dearly missed Terry Pratchett. But while Comic-Con didn’t give us a trailer, it did let us peek behind the curtain to see the novel’s fantastical mishmash of Angels and Demons come to life, plus a new bit of casting. More »
         
    Here's A Photo Of A Tarantula And Wasp Fighting To The Death

    Here's A Photo Of A Tarantula And Wasp Fighting To The Death


    As well all know, nature is lit. Fortunately, humans invented the camera, which means we can capture these amazing moments in perpetuity. Take, for example, this wonderful and terrifying shot by Lior Kestenberg, showing a wasp...

    As well all know, nature is lit. Fortunately, humans invented the camera, which means we can capture these amazing moments in perpetuity. Take, for example, this wonderful and terrifying shot by Lior Kestenberg, showing a wasp going hell for leather with its stinger, a tarantula its target. More »
         
    Venom Came To Comic-Con And Revealed Its Symbiotic Villain

    Venom Came To Comic-Con And Revealed Its Symbiotic Villain


    The first trailer for Venom gave us, well, very little actual Venom. The second had a much better look at Sony’s take on the creepy Marvel anti-hero. Sony came to Comic-Con today to give us a tiny glimpse at what’s in store...

    The first trailer for Venom gave us, well, very little actual Venom. The second had a much better look at Sony’s take on the creepy Marvel anti-hero. Sony came to Comic-Con today to give us a tiny glimpse at what’s in store to attendees, and a frightful new villain for Eddie Brock and his symbiote friend to tussle with. More »
         
    You Can Now See CSIRAC, Australia's First Digital Computer, In The Flesh

    You Can Now See CSIRAC, Australia's First Digital Computer, In The Flesh


    CSIRAC, Australia's first computer, ran its debut program all the way back in 1949. Now, almost 70 years later, you can check it out in the flesh (well, plastic), at Melbourne's Scienceworks, where it's on permanent...

    CSIRAC, Australia's first computer, ran its debut program all the way back in 1949. Now, almost 70 years later, you can check it out in the flesh (well, plastic), at Melbourne's Scienceworks, where it's on permanent display. More »
         
    Google's New Cirq Project Aims To Make Quantum Computers Actually Useful

    Google's New Cirq Project Aims To Make Quantum Computers Actually Useful


    Last year, we reported that a new era of quantum computing is upon us. The NISQ, or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum era, in which quantum computers are still small and error prone, but they actually do something valuable. That...

    Last year, we reported that a new era of quantum computing is upon us. The NISQ, or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum era, in which quantum computers are still small and error prone, but they actually do something valuable. That second part is still somewhat aspirational, though, so companies such as Google are offering frameworks so the public can develop useful algorithms for quantum computers. More »
         
    Unbreakable And Split Collide In The First Outstanding Trailer For Glass

    Unbreakable And Split Collide In The First Outstanding Trailer For Glass


    Video. Eighteen years after we first met the unbreakable David Dunn and the extremely breakable Elijah Price, they’re back in the first trailer for M. Night Shyalaman’s Glass, and this time they have Kevin Crumb and his 23...

    Video. Eighteen years after we first met the unbreakable David Dunn and the extremely breakable Elijah Price, they’re back in the first trailer for M. Night Shyalaman’s Glass, and this time they have Kevin Crumb and his 23 personalities with them. More »
         
    The Opening Scene Of Nightflyers Blew Our Minds

    The Opening Scene Of Nightflyers Blew Our Minds


    How do you get people interested in watching your show? Syfy’s new show Nightflyers has a very interesting, very unique and very gruesome approach; killing the main character in the very first scene of the very first...

    How do you get people interested in watching your show? Syfy’s new show Nightflyers has a very interesting, very unique and very gruesome approach; killing the main character in the very first scene of the very first episode. More »
         
    Drones, Esports And Battle Robots: What's On At Hybrid World Adelaide Today

    Drones, Esports And Battle Robots: What's On At Hybrid World Adelaide Today


    Hybrid World Adelaide kicked off last night with an incredible "water screen" and the promise of a tech-filled fun free weekend for the folks on Kaurna...

    Hybrid World Adelaide kicked off last night with an incredible "water screen" and the promise of a tech-filled fun free weekend for the folks on Kaurna country. More »
         
    Study: Eating Beef Jerky Might Be Linked To Manic Episodes In Some People

    Study: Eating Beef Jerky Might Be Linked To Manic Episodes In Some People


    There is no singular cause of mental illness. Any number of things — our genes, environment and even social mores — play a role in determining whether someone’s mental health will deteriorate to the point of being...

    There is no singular cause of mental illness. Any number of things — our genes, environment and even social mores — play a role in determining whether someone’s mental health will deteriorate to the point of being diagnosable as a disease. But researchers from Johns Hopkins have stumbled onto a possible trigger for manic episodes they didn’t expect to find. Beef jerky. More »
         
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Is Getting Rebooted, With An Emphasis On Diversity

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Is Getting Rebooted, With An Emphasis On Diversity


    In a move that should be concerning for vampires everywhere, Buffy is coming back. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works at 20th Century Fox, with creator Joss Whedon...

    In a move that should be concerning for vampires everywhere, Buffy is coming back. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works at 20th Century Fox, with creator Joss Whedon attached to executive produce. What may be weirdest is that this is not news that came from Comic-Con. More »
         
    Four Of The Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up To Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful

    Four Of The Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up To Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful


    Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the...

    Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the process can be quite tedious, as you’ll probably be forced to download everything and then manually re-upload all those files to a new home in someone else’s server farm. More »
         
    The Walking Dead Says Goodbye To Andrew Lincoln In A Heartfelt Comic-Con Panel

    The Walking Dead Says Goodbye To Andrew Lincoln In A Heartfelt Comic-Con Panel


    There are a lot of things in flux for AMC’s The Walking Dead, which premieres in October. Sure, Negan has been defeated on the show, and it looks as though the survivors will finally live in peace. Spoiler. As the new Comic-Con...

    There are a lot of things in flux for AMC’s The Walking Dead, which premieres in October. Sure, Negan has been defeated on the show, and it looks as though the survivors will finally live in peace. Spoiler. As the new Comic-Con trailer reveals, they won’t. But the real drama is behind the scenes. More »