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Sennheiser's First Home Audio Product Is A 3D Sound Bar That Blew My Mind

If you're like me, you know Sennheiser as that sleek German company that makes dependably terrific headphones and microphones. That's about to change. More »      

Aussie Knife Maker Crafts His Own Bizarre Blade, Destroys A Woolies Soft Drink With It

Stephen Miller describes himself as a "beginner knife maker" on his YouTube channel, but going by the work his already posted, including this "forbidden dagger", I'd say he's got the hang of it. All Miller needs to do know is find more productive uses for his blades, apart from dissecting fruit and slicing soft drink in twain. More »      

Fugitive Yazuka Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos Of His Tattoos Go Viral 

Thai police have arrested a member of the Japanese mafia they say has been on the run for 14 years. Seventy-four-year-old Shigeharu Shirai was detained in Lopburi, Thailand on Thursday. Authorities say Shirai fled Japan for Bangkok in 2005 while being investigated for the 2003 murder of a rival Yakuza member. Show More Summary

The Pin Art On This Bluetooth Speaker Dances To Your Music

One of the recent trends in Bluetooth speakers is the addition of colourful LEDs that blink and flash along with whatever music's playing. But a company called Victrola has done something way out of left field by putting an animated Pin Art display on top of its new wireless speaker. More »      

Short Film Give The Mysterious Disappearance Of Aussie PM Harold Holt A Thrilling Sci-Fi Twist

Video. In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished while swimming at a beach near his residence. He was presumed drowned, but his body was never recovered -- giving rise to a Cold War-era mystery that continues to fascinate. Scott Mannion's new short, The Defector, advances one rather tantalising theory. More »      

I Spoke To The Future And The Future Stared Back At Me, Blankly

The first thing you notice about Sophia, a robot, is the sound she makes. Like a late-90s Pentium processor struggling to load a video, she makes a whirring squeal that fills the room. Sophia talks, too. But what I'll always remember about my recent conversation with a robot is her stare. More »      

The Dora Milaje Are A Force To Be Reckoned With In Black Panther's Newest Featurette

Video. In Marvel's comics, the Dora Milaje are an elite, all-female squad of warriors sworn to protect the Wakandan throne and its king - the Black Panther. But judging from the newest featurette for Marvel's upcoming Black Panther film, the Dora Milaje are going to be something much more on the big screen. More »      

Aussie Scientists Visit Biggest Underwater Volcano In Last 100 Years, Reveal Deep Sea Mystery

Scientists knew something strange happened when they heard reports of a raft of floating rock near New Zealand back in 2012. That raft eventually grew to around 241km² -- remains of the largest underwater volcanic eruption in the 20th or 21st century to date, bigger even than Mount St. Helens. More »      

What It's Like To Play Ping-Pong With A Robot

The first thing that I should say about FORPHEUS is that it's gentle. The artificially intelligent Ping-Pong tutor built by Omron is not trying to beat you. It's not trying to take over the world. FORPHEUS is trying to make you a better Ping-Pong player. Show More Summary

Australian Amateur Astronomers Discover Star System With Five Rocky Planets

For the first time in history, a crowdsourced team of amateur citizen scientists has discovered a multi-planetary system. Located 620 light years away, the system contains five exoplanets, and possibly a sixth, the majority of which are super-Earths. More »      

The First Glimpse At The Venom Movie Offers Some Comic Book Clues

Chris Hemsworth hints at the earliest of Thor 4 plans. Shane Black and Fred Dekker want to bring the classic British Avengers TV show back. DC's latest animated Suicide Squad movie sets its cast. Plus, what's to come on The Flash and X-Files, and another cryptic teaser for HBO's Fahrenheit 451. Spoilers now! More »      

Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids To Porn

Security researchers on Friday disclosed the existence of malicious code buried inside dozens of apps that displayed pornographic images to users. Many of the apps are games reportedly geared toward young children. More »      

Wall Street Analysts Are Embarrassingly Bad At Predicting The Future, Study Finds

Understanding and making money in the stock market is no easy task (especially given how nonsensical the ebbs and flows of a stock can be). But a recently released working paper suggests - not for the first time - that you could do pretty well for yourself by ignoring everything so-called experts say. Show More Summary

A Pompous Sceptic Becomes A Believer In The Spooky Trailer For British Import Ghost Stories

Video. Look, we'll tune into pretty much anything starring Martin Freeman -- bonus points if it's a horror movie that looks refreshingly smart and scary, despite having a relatively staid title. Ghost Stories. More »      

The Biggest Sci-Fi Movie Milestones Of 2018

There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there's also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.) More »      

Eighteen Species Of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered In Madagascar

Quick. what has eight legs and a face like a pair of hairy salad tongs? If you're a spider, you know exactly what I'm describing - a beast, which, at least to smaller spiders, is an otherworldly, eldritch terror. the pelican spider.Show More Summary

You, Too, Can Live Like Royalty And Delete All Your Social Media Accounts

Actress Meghan Markle has axed her personal Instagram and Twitter accounts ahead of her planned wedding to Prince Harry later this year. The move puts her in line with the rest of Britain's royal family, whose social media presence is limited to tidy official group accounts. Show More Summary

Horror Sequel Victor Crowley Looks Like A Ghoulishly Good Time

Most slasher fans have seen Hatchet, Adam Green's 2006 sleeper about a swamp-dwelling maniac who hacks his way though a group of tourists. The cult hit spawned two lesser-known sequels, but a surprise fourth Hatchet film - titled Victor Crowley after its hulking antihero - looks awfully promising. More »      

Twitter Regrets To Inform You That Waluigi Is A Bigot

Earlier this afternoon, the crumbling hate circus we call Twitter rolled out some much-needed changes to its abuse report feedback system. This was, and is, welcome news. But contained in Twitter Safety's example image was a subtle clue that undermines the whimsical Mario-verse. More »      

Bryan Fuller Lestat-us Update: He's Working On Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles Show

Notable blood-thirster Bryan Fuller is working on the pilot for Paramount's new series based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles books, and there are hopes he'll stay on the show for good. More »      

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