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Scientists Slammed For Synthesising A Smallpox-Like Virus In The Lab

The dreaded smallpox virus was eradicated more than 40 years ago, but the threat of its return still looms. In an effort to develop a safer vaccine substitute, Canadian researchers have resurrected a close relative - the extinct horsepox virus - from scratch. Show More Summary

The US FCC's Net Neutrality Comments Will Be Investigated For Fraud (In Five Months)

Under the tenure of its new Donald Trump-appointed chair Ajit Pai, the US Federal Communications Commission recently revoked Barack Obama-era regulations mandating service providers abide by net neutrality rules. But on the way there,...Show More Summary

Uber Hires A Much-Needed Diversity And Inclusion Officer

Uber has hired its first chief diversity and inclusion officer. The ride-sharing company is bringing on Bo Young Lee, currently the head of diversity and inclusion at Marsh & McLennan, a large insurance and business services firm. An Uber spokesperson told Gizmodo that Lee will start working at the company in late March in New York. More »      

Apple Might Finally Kill The MacBook Air

Just in time for its 10th anniversary, Apple might finally be killing the MacBook Air, according to a new report from Digitimes. If this is true, it'd be the first axing of a laptop line from Apple since the iBook and Powerbook were axed back in 2006. It would also be about damn time. More »      

Deals: Get Your Nan A Nokia 3310 For Half Price

Or one for yourself if you're in the market for a a bare-bones, 3G mobile that is definitely not a burner, officer. More »      

Nespresso Vertuo Plus: The Australian Review

Fun fact. I worked in hospitality for 15 years. One of the many gigs I had in that time was making coffees in a Blue Mountains cafe shop under the expert guidance of a Gerhard, a passionate German man who made a killer pumpkin pie (he...Show More Summary

DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits In A Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It's a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you'd find they have about the same size footprint. The drone is a lot fatter, though. More »      

All 10 Episodes Of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, Ranked

Stan is currently streaming Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, a new TV anthology series based on short stories by the iconic science fiction writer. Directed and performed by a slew of different talents, the 10 episodes range all over the map in terms of subject matter, tone and quality. Show More Summary

Man Says He Spent Thousands On Bitcoin Mining Rig And Got 'Boss Baby' DVD Instead

The Boss Baby is one of the finest films of 2017, and today it received an Oscar nomination that settles any further debate. But one man in Britain doesn't seem to be a fan. The poor guy recently described a nightmarish scenario where he was shipped a DVD of the animated masterpiece instead of the £3000 bitcoin mining rig he ordered. More »      

Playmobil's Ghostbusters Toys Now Come With Floating Holographic Ghosts To Trap

The first wave of Playmobil's Ghostbusters was an all-encompassing effort that transformed nearly every last character and vehicle into a wonderful line of toys. As a follow-up, the German toymaker is now turning to the film's sequel, Ghostbusters II, for a new series of figures that use your smartphone to help bring ghosts to life. More »      

Pioneering Fantasy Author Ursula K. Le Guin Has Died

Ursula K. Le Guin, the groundbreaking, highly-acclaimed and prolific author of science fiction and fantasy works - including The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series - passed away yesterday at the age of 88 in Portland, Oregon. More »      

Pornhub Is Making Smart Sex Toys That Sync With Porn And, Strangely, Look Like Power Tools

As the biggest porn site on the internet, Pornhub already dominates the landscape when it comes to what people get off to. Now the company is also making a push to control how people get off, with a new line of interactive sex toys that sync with Pornhub videos. More »      

Netflix's CEO Believes Critics Trashed 'Bright' Because They're Out Of Touch

There's a cornucopia of things to dislike about Netflix's orc cop movie Bright, such as the writing, the plot, and the way it literally uses demons as stand-ins for people of colour to make a point about systemic racism. But from Netflix...Show More Summary

'Breaking Bad' In One Minute

Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad had so many twists and turns and character arcs it took five seasons for the story to be told to competition. For a quick recap, however, here's the entire series in just one minute, 2D platformer style. More »      

There Could Be A Future For More RoboCop Movies, Just Not In Its Rebooted Form

John Cena could bring Duke Nukem to life on the big screen. Don't expect costumes in The New Mutants. Stranger Things' Shawn Levy promises an easier time for Will in the next season. Plus, more behind-the-scenes footage from Black Panther, and a new look at Jessica Jones season two. To me, my spoilers! More »      

Smartphone Battery Explodes After Man Tries Biting It For Some Reason

Video. A video of a man at an electronics store has gone viral in Asia. What's so special about the video? As you can see in the GIF above, the man bites an iPhone replacement battery shortly before the battery explodes. More »     ...

Facebook Invented A New Unit Of Time

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Facebook, as a company, is meant to be an innovator in fields beyond surveillance. But the announcement that it has created an entirely new unit of time is a nice reminder that the enormous company, which owns both WhatsApp and Oculus VR, is more than just one of the largest spy apparatuses in history. More »      

Sexy Fish Monsters, Replicants, And Mutants Among Those Nominated For The 2018 Oscars

If we told you last year that a movie about a mute woman having a torrid, romantic relationship with a modernised version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon was going to dominate at the Oscars in terms of nominations, you might have chuckled a little to yourself. Show More Summary

Someone Please Convince A Toy Company To Make This Leaping, Rocket-Powered RC Car

Video. Toymakers are always on the hunt for a fad or unique feature that will have parents fighting over their products come Christmas time. So if there are any toymakers reading this, the hot toy for the 2018 holidays will obviously be remote control cars outfitted with rocket engines helping them make the sickest of jumps. More »      

Apple's HomePod Will Finally Be Available On February 9

When unexplained delays pushed Apple's smart speaker back from a 2017 debut, Apple said it needed "a little more time before it's ready" and promised an "early 2018" release. Now it seems Apple is making good on its revised launch window, as the HomePod will officially go on sale on February 9. More »      

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