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Toronto ComiCon is in full swing, and your Weekend Editor Sam (that's me!) has been there checking it all out! I'm putting aside my displeasure at their horrific attitude towards cosplay harassment (which I'm not okay with) in order to support some of the amazing artists selling their goodies at the con. And the goodies have been awesome.
For centuries, people have documented "Out of Body Experiences" or Astral Projections; you know, when the spirit is said to leave the body and float above it on another plane. We've never really understood what could be responsible for these moments, but scientists at the University of Ottawa think they've finally figured it out.
It's hard out there for a Hufflepuff. I'm a Ravenclaw, and I happen to know plenty of Slytherins and Gryffindors - but how many people have you ever met that willingly identify as Hufflepuffs? YouTubers Friends of Atticus know that everyone loves to make fun of the Hogwarts badgers, so they've started a new series called The Hufflepuff Diaries.
Daylight Saving Time begins tonight, so you're going to have to "spring forward" to keep up with the rest of the world. Yes, that means you're going to be losing a whole hour of sleep tonight! Hooray! To illustrate your frustration, here is a man smashing an alarm clock at 10,000 frames per second.
Sometimes you just need to know what Wonder Woman would look like as peanut, or if Vladimir Putin makes a good butt plug, or how to use a coffee can as a grill. Luckily, we've got your back in Geekolinks.
Curious what we're up to at SXSW this year? Senior Editor Glen Tickle (Hey, that's me!) is there and will be live-tweeting from our @Geekosystem Twitter account as well as my own @glentickle for stuff at SXSW that might be a little out of our regular purview.
The growth of the oculus rift is incredibly exciting, but it's totally going to explode your brain when you put it on, because we have a harder time distinguishing between virtual reality and actual reality than we previously thought. So how's this going to affect our gaming abilities? PBS Game/Show attempts to explain.
SXSW started today, and an Austin tech developer wants to ensure that Texas residents won't be too overwhelmed by the invading indie masses. Enter "Avoid Humans," an app that uses Foursquare to tell you what locations to steer clear of if you want to leave your house but not interact with your species.
It's Follow Friday! Yes, again. A new one comes 'round every week, I'l have you know. Come see what Twitter account we think you should be following this week: Waterstones on Oxford Street!
Are you Five material? You're going to find out, because a software engineer on Reddit wants to make Meowmeowbeenz, the people-rating app from last night's Community, a reality. What, you didn't know they'd already built an entire Meowmeowbeenz subreddit in the time since the episode aired? Get with it, Newbeenz.
We'll admit, you probably expected writers from a site with "Geek" in the title to be excited about Cosmos just from the trailers. However, we also got the chance to watch the first episode already, so trust us when we say it really is going to be incredible. We don't know how else to convince you to watch, but by God, we're gonna to try.
Three new clips from the upcoming Spider Man movie were just released, complete with spoiler-filled narration from Stan Lee. Take a look if you want more incongruous clues about how this next installation of the franchise will shake out.
Tomorrow night is the big event! We've partnered with GE, Quirky, and StarTalk Radio to bring A Night of Invention to SXSW! You can watch the livestream of the StarTalk portion of the show right here with Our Friend Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, and more. We'll have exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the whole thing.
Being a professional voyeur is stressful. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that the NSA provided their employees with the guidance necessary to navigate the demands of their unique profession using a "Dear Abby"-style advice column. One frequent complaint? NSA spies were uncomfortable with constant surveillance in the workplace.
Man of Steel's Batman vs. Superman sequel just can't catch a break. First it was Ben Affleck playing Batman, then people were angry about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and then it was announced that Jesse Eisenberg would play Lex Luthor. Zack Snyder thinks fans would understand if they knew the script.
The HBO-produced Game of Thrones mixtape, Catch the Throne, is finally up on Soundcloud in its entirety. So how does it stack up? As Geekosystem's resident Game of Thrones nutball, I have some opinions.
Look, we know the whole "nature-you-scary" angle is played out, but you guys: Look. At. This. Australian. Bat. He is the size of Batkid. He could be a bat on which Batkid rides to the scene of crimes. He could be a Batkidmobile. But he will never be, because this freaking enormous bat is now dead.
Apparently shilling soda isn't sufficiently fulfilling for media mogul Shaquille O'Neal: yesterday he launched an Indiegogo campaign for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, the sequel to his legendarily terrible '90s foray into gaming. The campaign slogan? "This time we won't FU it up!"
This nifty little "throwing star," as the TSA Instagram puts it (come on, TSA, I know you know that's a batarang), was confiscated at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this week. This, of course, begs the question: what the heck was Bruce Wayne doing passing through airport security like the rest of us moneyless peons?
Jurassic Park is a great movie, but it's not without its problems. One of those problems, of course, is a lack of cats. Don't worry, the Internet is here to fix that oversight, and now you can see just how terrifying it would be to get stalked by a giant cat. You'd better work on your hacking skills to get those door locks working.