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Netflix Says Its 'Binge Racers' Marathon An Entire Show In 24 Hours

Binge racers. No, it's not Vin Diesel on cheat day -- it's a new breed of Netflix fanatics that will watch an entire series of new TV in less than 24 hours. There are more than eight million of them around the world, Netflix says, including one top-ranked couch potato from Australia. More »      

Next In DC's Snagglepuss And Flintstones Comics: Political Persecution And Judging Humanity's Worth

Last year, the biggest surprise from DC Comics' radically re-invented Hanna-Barbera comic book series was The Flintstones title written by Mark Russell. It was filled with prehistoric hipsters, existential dread, and dark philosophical undertones. Russell has even more messed-up stuff in store for Fred, Wilma, and... Snagglepuss? More »      

This Insane Gremlins Poster Has 84 Different References On It, Can You Guess Them All?

When Randall picked up Gizmo from the antique store in Gremlins, obviously the Mogwai was the standout selection. That may not be the case, however, for this Gremlins poster, which turns that store into a pop culture cornucopia. More »      

Boom Studio's Newest Comic Abbott Is A '70s-Set Supernatural Crime Thriller

Novelist Saladin Ahmed is currently behind one of Marvel's most intriguing comics, the vivid and beautiful Black Bolt solo with Christian James Ward. But his next project sounds just as exciting. an original series for Boom that promises some good old-fashioned supernatural crime. More »      

The Google Pixel 2's Incredible Portrait Mode Uses Software And Hardware Together

The Google Pixel 2 has the best camera of any smartphone. This much we already know to be true. It also has an excellent portrait mode for blurring the background in photos, but it doesn't use two camera lenses to do that like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note8. Show More Summary

US Agencies Ordered To Adopt Basic Email Security Measures After Years Of Doing Nothing

The Trump administration is now pushing federal agencies to finally adopt basic security protocols designed to protect government emails against spoofing and phishing attacks. More »      

Big Chicken Wants Trump To Gut Bird Law

The US National Chicken Council and some Republican lawmakers want to kill rules that limit how many chicken carcasses poultry plants can process per minute, and they're hoping President Donald Trump's disdain for Obama-era red-tape will help them feed America's growing bird-blood lust. More »      

What's Your Dream Walking Dead Crossover?

With Fear the Walking Dead finishing one season and The Walking Dead about to start another, it's the perfect time to talk crossover. More »      

Everything The New Black Panther Trailer Reveals About The Movie

This morning brought us the Black Panther trailer of all our dreams. And while there weren't a ton of new plot points revealed, there are a handful of important reveals that we were dying to examine closely. So we did! More »      

The US Government Will Investigate The FCC's Sketchy Cyberattack Claims

Photo. AP The Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency that provides investigative support to legislators, will look into the Federal Communications Commission and its chief Ajit Pai's dubiously supported claims that a cyberattack took down the FCC's public commenting system earlier this year. More »      

Even At Its Most Frustrating, Voltron: Legendary Defender Can Still Deliver A Great Story 

Voltron. Legendary Defender's fourth season is weird. A mere six episodes long (after a normal-length season was split to create the show's third and fourth), at times it feels like it's been cobbled together out of a season we never got to see the rest of. Show More Summary

The Eugenics Wars And Ash Tyler's Dark Secret In Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek. Discovery is in a hot spot. The latest episode, "Choose Your Pain," was indeed painful, but mainly because of the choices it made -- especially regarding Captain Lorca's actions. We take look at why Lorca chose to leave aShow More Summary

The Dark Knights Of DC's Metal Are A Lot More Than Just Evil Batmen

I've been reading DC's Dark Nights. Metal with one eyebrow perpetually raised; something about the concept of the event and its aesthetics just weren't clicking into place for me. But then I talked to a friend, who told me that the key...Show More Summary

A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything For The Future In Others Will Follow

Andrew Finch's Others Will Follow is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn't The Martian. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about space pirates -- just a lonely astronaut reflecting on his fate, and deciding to risk it all to send one last inspirational message back to Earth. More »      

Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying To Save Lives

It's understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires -- providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fuelled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of thousands of acres of land. More »      

In This Stranger Things Clip, Eleven Escapes The Upside Down By Being Birthed Out Of The School Mascot

Eleven's journey in the next season of Stranger Things has been largely kept a mystery, following her cliffhanger disappearance at the end of the first season. But a new clip gives a little taste of how she escaped her trip to the Upside Down, and it's definitely not pretty. More »      

Turnbull Abandons Clean Energy Target For 'Technology Neutral' Plan

Malcolm Turnbull has again pushed the idea of a "technology neutral" approach to energy policy, after scrapping the Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, which Tony Abbott had previously referred to as a "tax on coal". Show More Summary

Compared To Wolves, Dogs Are Absolutely Terrible At Cooperation

Humans and dogs have a long history of working together, leading to the assumption that the collaborative abilities of dogs are the result of domestication. New research suggests this isn't the case, and that wolves are far better at cooperation than their domesticated cousins, at least when they're cooperating with one another. More »      

The Walking Dead Comics Fans Couldn't Handle This Inside Joke

The Walking Dead has one of the most passionate fanbases in comics history that prides itself in its attention to detail, but according to series creator Robert Kirkman, one obvious inside joke basically went over the entire fandom's head and drove some to madness. More »      

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