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Apple Is Reportedly 'Close To Acquiring Shazam'

Apple has more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam. More »      

The New Hellboy Really Wants You To Stop Asking Ron Perlman About The Reboot

Listen, folks. We all loved Ron Perlman's performance in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies, but it's high time we accepted that there's a new Hellboy in town and his name is David Harbour. You might have heard about him. Nice guy; he's got quite the dad bod. Or at least he did until he had to start Hellboy training. More »      

Why Google Is Poised To Hit The Next Critical Milestone In Quantum Computing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Earlier this week, representatives from automotive and airline companies, big banks, software companies, and the US military met to learn the basics of quantum mechanics at NASA. And that was only a small part of it. More »      

Merriam-Webster Just Used Stranger Things' David Harbour To Explain 'Dad Bod'

David Harbour's Jim Hopper made a big impression on viewers after the Netflix series Stranger Things debuted, but season two kicked it up a notch. Harbour's Hopper dance was admired around the world and then some, and cemented him the coveted "dad bod" title. Now Merriam-Webster is making sure we know how to use it. More »      

Demolition Man's Gleaming Version Of Utopia Is Much Scarier Than You Remember

The incredibly corny yet thoroughly enjoyable 1993 action flick Demolition Man pits a disgraced LAPD officer (Sylvester Stallone) against a dangerous criminal (Wesley Snipes) in the year 1996, and then again in 2032, after they're thawed out of their cryogenic prison. Show More Summary

It Took Some Movie Magic To Complete Carrie Fisher's Leia Dialogue In The Last Jedi 

Carrie Fisher's death last year was a major blow to the many fans who took inspiration from her life, as well as her work as a writer and actor. She'd completed filming for her final turn as General Leia Organa in Star Wars. The Last Jedi before she passed, but sometimes, filmmaking demands that actors return to the recording booth. Show More Summary

Google Taught An AI To Make Sense Of The Human Genome

If you've ever watched a prime time crime drama such as CSI, you probably recall a scene in which a forensic analyst used a computer to troll through thousands of snippets of DNA, looking for a match between a crime scene and a suspect. Show More Summary

Atmos: The Fancy Cold Drip Coffee Maker Made By Aussies

Gather enough funky-looking kitchen gadgets from the likes of Indiegogo and Kickstarter and it becomes increasingly difficult to convince friends that you're not a) attempting to convert lead into gold or b) cooking meth. I can't say...Show More Summary

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Director Simon Kinberg Knows Exactly What Went Wrong With Apocalypse

X-Men. Apocalypse is not a very good movie, but it is an extremely comic book-y movie, which is to say that it feels very much like a one-to-one translation of your typical X-Men comic. Rather than focusing on making audiences really care about the characters, Apocalypse prioritises action and visual spectacle. More »      

Watch A Souped-Up Mobility Scooter Hit 100km/h

Modded scooters cracking the 100km/h mark and faster isn't a new phenomenon. But we don't often get to see someone stupid enough to ride a hot-rodded mobility scooter on regular roads and record it at the same time. Today, I present exhibit A. More »      

If You Miss Jailbreaking Your iPhone, It Looks Like Google Has A Treat For You

Apple's iOS is a walled garden that gives the company total control over what can be done with its device. For years, jailbreaking your iPhone was easy and allowed all sorts of custom freedom. It's been a while since a simple jailbreak has been released. Show More Summary

This $3000 GPU Is The Most Powerful Ever, And To Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold

When it comes to satisfying the needs of the PC master race, there's no such thing as too much. That's why Nvidia went and created the $US3,000 Titan V, which the company is calling the most powerful graphics card ever created. Then, Nvidia went and painted it gold, so you wouldn't confuse it with any of those other pedestrian GPUs. More »      

J.J. Abrams Explains Why He's Returning For Star Wars: Episode IX

We were pretty surprised to learn that J.J. Abrams would be taking back the new Star Wars trilogy he originally started, replacing Colin Trevorrow as the director of the ninth film in the series. But why did Abrams agree to return? He said he wants to "do better" by the characters and their story. More »      

Hackable Talking Toucan Reminds Us That Smart Toys Are Bad

Researchers in the UK recently made a children's toy repeatedly squawk "twat" to point out its security flaws. To which I say, perhaps consider getting your child a dumb toy this holiday season. More »      

Elusive 'Magnetic Monopole' Phenomenon Found Hiding In Older Chemistry Experiments

You might have scoffed at the "fuckin' magnets, how do they work" line from the Insane Clown Posse song "Miracles," but if we're being honest here, magnets are pretty nuts. Take any old bar magnet and cut it in half and it will still have a North and a South pole. Show More Summary

Do Not Buy A Fitbit For Someone You Love

You are going to find yourself idling on a fine website like Gizmodo or wandering through some store like Target or Best Buy, and you are going to remember you need to buy a gift for a loved one. You are going to remember, one time, that they said they were feeling unhealthy and wanted a Fitbit. Show More Summary

SpaceX Set To Make History Next Week During Supply Mission To The ISS

On December 12, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies to the International Space Station. No big deal, except that two components, both the first stage rocket and the spacecraft, have already flown on previous missions. That's never happened before. More »      

The Hollywood Drama Around Annihilation Shows Why We Can't Have Smart Things

Annihilation looks like it has a lot going for it. Killer art direction and special effects; acclaimed writer-director Alex Garland (Ex Machina); and an all-star cast that includes Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez. But the power players behind the hotly anticipated sci-fi movie are still battling over what kind of release it should get. More »      

Why Everyone Is Mad At Patreon Now

Over the past four years Patreon has grown to become the de facto funding model for independent creators online - a platform where supporters pledge small monthly recurring donations that better support an enduring career instead of the need Kickstarter or GoFundMe's per-project setup fills. Show More Summary

Patrick Stewart Says He's Willing To Play Picard Again For That Tarantino Star Trek Project

The man who led Star Trek into The Next Generation stopped beaming up to the Enterprise a while ago. But Patrick Stewart says he'd be willing to come back just to work with Quentin Tarantino. More »      

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