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Diversity Comes To Barbie's Boyfriend Ken, Complete With A Man Bun

After spending decades looking like the world's least emotive Abercrombie & Fitch model, Barbie's boyfriend Ken is finally getting a modern makeover. Or, rather -- makeovers. More »      

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E4 Earphones: Australian Price And Availability

The Beoplay E4 earphones not only look fancy, they are fancy. Bang & Olufsen's active noise cancelling earphones promise great audio quality. Here's all the details. More »      

'Power Rangers' Gets An Honest Trailer

Video. Haven't seen the movie? This will save a hour and a bit of your life you'd never get back. More »      

More New Details On The Bumblebee Spinoff

Infinity War will have one major scene jam-packed with Marvel heroes. Three kaiju legends will appear in the next Godzilla movie. Daenerys returns to Westeros in a new Game of Thrones picture. Plus, behind the scenes on X-Men. Dark Phoenix, and a new War for the Planet of the Apes clip. Spoilers, roll out! More »      

Greg Pak Will Uncover John Wick's Origin Story In A New Comic Series

It isn't just superheroes that have the monopoly on comic book origin stories. Now Keanu Reeves' kinda-sorta-not-really ex-hitman John Wick is getting his own, in the form of a new comic series coming later this year. More »      

South Korean Company Agrees To Pay Hackers $1.5 Million Bitcoin Ransom To Unlock Its Files

A South Korean web hosting company will reportedly shell out a million dollars to resolve a ransomware crisis at its data centre, the highest such payout publicly known to date. More »      

The CW Is Planning A Supernatural Spinoff That's Basically 'Supernatural, But With Women'

Supernatural itself already feels like it's going to keep running well beyond the fall of human civilisation (and perhaps even the universe) itself. But now the Winchesters' world is about to get a little bit bigger, in the form of a new spinoff show currently being planned around Kim Rhodes' recurring character on the series. More »      

Uber Finally Introduces Tipping In The US After Driver Backlash

For years, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn't prompt riders to tip them. It's the first complaint drivers often voice about driving on the platform. Uber clarified its policy on tipping after being sued in California and Massachusetts, telling drivers and riders that tips were acceptable. More »      

Watch These Impossibly Precise Japanese School Kids Set A New Jump Rope World Record

Video. With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope. In just 60 seconds, the students managed to skip 225 times without a single mistake. More »      

If You Ordered A Rare Indian Root Online, It's Probably Just A Dried Lizard Penis

The Hatha Jodi root is believed to bring good luck, allegedly because it looks like two praying hands. You know what also looks like two praying hands? Dried lizard penis. And poachers have noticed. More »      

Just Try Not To White-Knuckle Your Way Through This Unbelievably Tense Short Horror Film

Video. A desperate woman trapped on a smooth precipice tries to figure out how to keep from plunging into an abyss of certain death. The premise of writer-director Tim Egan's Curve is simple -- with just the right pacing, doses of body horror, and bursts of music -- and the end result is almost uncomfortably suspenseful. More »      

The Southwest US Is About To Get Torched By A Brutal Heat Wave

Yikes, is it ever gonna be hot in the western United States this week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Arizona, Nevada and parts of California, where temperatures are expected to reach as high as 50C. State and local officials are asking people to take the necessary precautions. More »      

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Gets A Release Date

Want to be Spider-Man? Of course you do. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (yep, that's a real division of Sony these days) just announced has announced the release date of Spider-Man. Homecoming VR will be 30 June. More »      

Ethiopian Coffee Is Screwed Unless We Do Something About It

Climate change might not feel that important if you're living far away from a coastline. But that doesn't mean your life won't change. A lot of the items people love will likely be influenced by the changing climate in some way, and the popular Ethiopian coffee is a prime example. More »      

Sony's New X9300E Range Takes Smart TVs To The Next Level

Sony have just dropped their brand new LED LCD range, and from my time with it I had to say that it's pretty damn impressive. In addition to offering beautiful display, it includes Smart technology that is a game changer when it comes to user experience. More »      

Australian Musicians: How They Feel About Vinyl

Vinyl sales are up. Way up. A growth 80 per cent in the last year was recorded for Australia alone. For Australian artists, this means sales - of course. But what do Paul Dempsey, Meg Mac and Birds of Tokyo's Adam Weston really think of the format? And what is their personal history with it? More »      

American Gods' Fantastic First Season Ends With Shock And Awe

American Gods' debut season has spent every episode telling us that gods walk among us. The final instalment of season one finally shows us how powerful they can be and just how far they will go to survive. Oh, and Shadow at long last has a come-to-Jesus moment. Actually, at least two come-to-Jesus moments, by my count. More »      

How Colossal Merged The Personal And The Grand To Create The Perfect Ending

All images. Voltage Pictures/Neon. You'd be correct to call Colossal a monster movie. But it's not your standard creature feature; it's a genre-defying indie film that's ultimately a story not just about that 91.44m-tall monster stomping through Seoul, but also about battling our own personal demons, culminating in a fantastic, emotional ending. More »      

US Supreme Court Rules Sex Offenders Can't Be Barred From Social Media

In a unanimous decision today, the US Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that prevents sex offenders from posting on social media where children might be present, saying it "impermissibly restricts lawful speech". In doing so, the Supreme Court asserted what we all know to be true. Posting is essential to the survival of the republic. More »      

Stranger Things Gets Some Suitably Retro Action Figures

I am not usually a big fan of "retro style" figures, but if there's one franchise perfect for the treatment, it's the nostalgia-laden aesthetic of Stranger Things. So thankfully, Funko is more than happy to oblige with not one, but two collections of old-school figures depicting Eleven and the gang. More »      

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