October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Is Black Mirror Right to Worry About Social Media? We Talked to Cyber-Psychologists to Find Out

Netflix today brings us six more standalone tales from Charlie Brooker’s deliciously paranoid brain. Black Mirror is back, tackling topics including social media, video games, online hate and, erm, Nordic Noir. Read More >>

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A Future Where Tiny Swarming Robots Bring Me My Phone Is the Future I Want
A Future Where Tiny Swarming Robots Bring Me My Phone Is the Future I Want

Making robots act like humans is hard, but making robots act like insects is considerably easier. And if you’ve ever seen a towering ant hill, or a massive bee hive, you know that thousands of insects working together can accomplish impressive things. So why not have a bunch of tiny robots do the same? Read More >>

Scientists Discover What Your Brain Looks Like When You’re on Weed

Have you ever hit the blunt and start trying to figure out how getting high even works? How does anything work, really? Electricity? Computers? There are infinite mysteries to life, but some dank scientists are trying to figure out one of life’s most important questions—what does your brain look like when you get high? Read More >>

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Donald Glover Is Going to Be Young Lando in the Han Solo Movie

After weeks of rumours and hedging, it’s official: Donald Glover will be playing the young Lando Calrissian in the standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie. [Star Wars.com] Read More >>

Where Was the Last Place on Earth Discovered By Humans?
Where Was the Last Place on Earth Discovered By Humans?

The world is a very big place. Sure, satellites, the internet, and McDonald’s can make it seem much, much smaller. Before all that, however, planet Earth was the great unknown with a world map that was seriously incomplete. Read More >>

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children’s Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time. Read More >>

It Looks Like NASA Found ESA’s Crashed Mars Lander

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went badly. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing. Read More >>

Candy-Flinging Lego Bot Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You
Sweet-Flinging Lego Bot Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

Kids love Halloween because they get to dress up, act like a monster, and be rewarded with free sweets. Then you become an adult, and suddenly have to deal with little monsters demanding free sweets. Halloween is suddenly less fun, unless you build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters. Read More >>

What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?
What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

Today, half of America’s internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event served as a demonstration of how easily large swaths of the web can be wiped out if attacked by determined hackers. Read More >>

Iceland’s Latest Renewable Energy Project is So Badass

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. Having already tamed its shallow geothermal resources, the chilly island nation is now trying to tap into the power of magma. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Microsoft’s Event on 26th October

Microsoft’s autumn press event in New York City is almost upon us, and that means there are plenty of rumoured Windows 10 hardware and software updates to be excited about. The company announced the event in a blog post on the Windows Experience site earlier this month, with very few details aside from the place, date, and time. Read More >>

Bruce Springsteen Really Did Write a Song for Harry Potter That Was Wisely Rejected

I am not saying anything bad about Bruce Springsteen. But I do think that his style might have been a little jarring in the world of Harry Potter. Read More >>

Mario Pikachu is the Most Disgustingly Adorable Thing You’ll See Today

There have been many different versions of Pikachu over the years. He's been an artist, a detective, a rock star, and even a ghost Pokémon (sort of). None of those manage to trump the electric mouse dressed up as Nintendo's Mario. It's so fucking adorable. Read More >>

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King of the Hill’s Opening as a Video Game is Pixel Perfect

King of the Hill, the most underrated of all of Fox’s animated series, gets a perfect pixellated tribute by Mauri Helme who re-animated the show’s entire opening as if it were a 16-bit video game. The Super Nintendo might be long gone, but we’d happily dust off our old consoles to play a game like this. “That’s my purse, I don’t know you!” [YouTube via Boingboing] Read More >>

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Kanye West Isn’t a Big Fan of the Apple/Tidal Rivalry

Famed egomaniac Kanye West isn't a very happy chappy at the moment. He's been lamenting how some potential projects haven't come to fruition, and it's somehow due to the fact that Apple and Tidal don't get along. Read More >>

This Is Probably Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today
This is Probably Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related. Read More >>