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'Wild Wild Country' Is The Best Documentary About A Homicidal 1980s Oregon Sex Cult That You'll See All Year

The Rajneesshee cult started building their utopian city of the future in rural Oregon during the early 1980s. And while it all began with peace and love, it ended with attempted murder, the exploitation of thousands of homeless people, and cult leaders who ordered the poisoning of an entire town by spraying salad bars with salmonella. More »      

Dyson's Pricey Cordless Vac Is So Good, It's Killing Cords Altogether

The Dyson upright ball vacuum, an iconic piece of engineering and design that made vacs a gadget worthy of your lust, is being eliminated. In its place is Dyson's latest cordless vac, the Cyclone V10. The company claims the V10's upgraded electric motor can suck better and last longer on a single charge. Show More Summary

When You Can Make 'JFK' Say Anything, What's Stopping Him From Selling Doritos? 

Last week, The Times of London teamed up with a tech company and a creative agency to digitally recreate "the speech JFK would have made in Dallas had he not been assassinated." The Dallas Trade Mart speech never happened - Kennedy was...Show More Summary

A Jurassic World Version Of Pokemon GO Is Coming To Your Phone

After a few years of running around outside catching wild Pokemon, fans will soon have the opportunity to do the same with dinosaurs. More »      

More Organisations Cut Ties With Physicist Lawrence Krauss

The shining star that was cosmologist and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss' long-spanning career continues to dim in the wake of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, first reported by BuzzFeed News last month. More »      

New Reason To Never Use Facebook's VPN: It May Be Siphoning Your Data Even When It's Off

Last month, Gizmodo warned users against downloading Facebook's new VPN service, known as Onavo Protect. In addition to Facebook itself being a data vampire, the company has reportedly used the service to collecting users' VPN usage logs. Show More Summary

The Finn And Phasma Deleted Scene From The Last Jedi Is Now Online And It's Incredible

Video. Star Wars. The Last Jedi hits digital download March 14 and some clips have already been released online. The best one yet, by far, comes via The Star Wars Show today. More »      

British Cops Say Former Russian Spy Was Poisoned By Nerve Agent

When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter became severely ill in London over the weekend, no one knew for sure what caused their sickness. Now British police say that Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent. The question that the police still haven't answered. Who did it? More »      

Holy Crap, That's A Lot Of Money For Some Ugly Arse Goggles

Today, Magic Leap announced that it has raised another $US461 million ($590 million), bringing the VR company's total funding to more than $US2.3 billion ($2.9 billion) - without having released single product. More »      

Marvel's 'Create Your Own' Comic Tool Is A Hot Mess With A Whole Lot Of Potential

For many people who dream of creating comic books, the biggest thing standing in their way is the fact that they don't really know how to draw or don't have an artist to collaborate with. It's an unfortunate consequence of fate that Marvel wants to help address with its new "Create Your Own" tool. Show More Summary

Why Is Home Automation So Hard?

I've been adding a bunch of smart home devices to my home. It's part of an ongoing experiment to see what I can do to make my life easier, my home safer and to save some money on power bills. But I'm finding that I keep hitting some roadblocks. Show More Summary

We Tackle Your Burning Questions After The Star Wars Rebels Finale

If you're like us, your head is still spinning after the series finale of Star Wars Rebels. There's so much to digest, not the least of which is that the show is finally over. So what questions did it answer? What mysteries were solved? And what's next after that cliffhanger ending? Well, here's everything we know, along with everything we can figure out. More »      

We Actually Have A Release Date For 'The Wall'

Samsung's Wall, that is. Announced back at CES, the modular, bezel-less, 146-inch monster of a television made of microLEDs was a bit light on the details. So light, we found ourselves questioning if this would ever actually be a consumer product. Today in New York, we found out a little more. More »      

Samsung's 2018 QLED TV Has A Single 'Invisible' Cable For Everything And No One Will Tell Me How

Power and data, running through one clear glass fibre cable, as invisible as is possible. And no one will tell me how it works, exactly. More »      

Utopia or Nightmare? The Answer Lies In How We Embrace Self-Driving, Electric And Shared Vehicles

Emerging transport disruptions could lead to a series of nightmare scenarios and poorer transport systems unless we have sensible and informed public policy to avoid this. Of course, some foresee a utopian scene. self-driving electric vehicles zipping around our cities serving all our transport needs without road accidents or exhaust fumes. Show More Summary

Microsoft Is Going To Stop Cramming Windows 10S Down People's Throats

When Microsoft introduced Windows 10S last year, I was deeply concerned. If you didn't think too hard about it, it kind of sounded like a good idea. A lightweight version of regular Windows 10, designed for systems without a ton horsepower,...Show More Summary

Last Night's Flash Broke The Entire Premise Of The Show In The Best Possible Way 

So many moments of melodrama in Barry Allen's life come down to him wailing that he, a man who tells us he is the fastest man alive all the time, just isn't fast enough to save the day sometimes. But last night's episode proved thatShow More Summary

Updates From Jessica Jones And Shazam

Mike Mignola discusses his involvement in the Hellboy reboot. Good Omens continues to have some delightful casting. The could be more to come from the Vampire Diaries universe after the end of The Originals. Plus, new set footage from Shazam, and The Boys casts a major character. To me, my spoilers! More »      

FBI's Use Of Paid Best Buy Informants Goes Deeper Than We Knew

Questions were raised last year about whether FBI agents were actively recruiting technicians at Best Buy's Geek Squad to search for illegal content on customer devices. According to newly released documents, however, prior reports only scratched the surface. Best Buy's ties with the FBI appear more complex than once surmised. More »      

Amazon Is Exploring Checking Accounts For The Young And The Unbanked: Report

Amazon, 2018's go-to example of capitalism run amok, is reportedly eyeing a new industry to muscle in on. Personal banking. According to The Wall Street Journal, the online retail giant has approached several large banks about creating a "checking-account-like product" aimed at "younger customers and those without bank accounts". More »      

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