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March 27, 2017 - 11:30am
By James O Malley
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5 Reasons Why The Home Secretary’s Proposed Encryption Ban Is Aggressively Stupid

One week on from a terrorist outrage and - surprise! - the government is trying to appropriate it to soften the ground for more crazy, draconian and illiberal laws. Read More >>

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No One Tell This Adorable Little Girl the Truth About Her New Robot Friend

After you watch this video of an adorable little girl named Rayna greeting and hugging a new robot friend, you’ll come to the realisation it will never hug or love her back — because it’s actually a discarded water heater. (Sad!) Shortly after that, you’ll also come to the realisation that kids clearly aren’t being raised with a proper fear and respect of robots. Read More >>

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New Up-Close Image of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, enhanced-colour image of a large dark spot might be the most ethereal of all—its swirling, colourful clouds make it seem like a Jovian Van Gogh. Read More >>

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Mice Have Been Mooching off Humans For an Astounding 15,000 Years

The common house mouse is one of the most recognisable creatures on the planet, yet we know surprisingly little about the origins of this crafty rodent. New research shows that house mice first entered human settlements far earlier than previously thought — but they had to fight a rival species to maintain their status as one of humanity’s most reviled pests. Read More >>

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Discord Has a Child Porn Problem

In February, Gizmodo reported that many Discord users were facing abuse and were given no clear recourse. Among the issues endemic to the voice- and text-chat platform was the anonymous and unsolicited dissemination of child pornography, a problem which seems to have only gotten worse. Read More >>

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You Can Download Night Shift For MacOS For Free Right Now

You no longer have to worry about your laptop’s bright screen disrupting your sleep schedule. Apple just released Night Shift — a feature that reduces blue light from the display in the evening — on the newest version of macOS Sierra (10.12.4). The update has been in testing since 24th January, but only developers have been able to download it. Now, the update is available for everyone to use. Read More >>

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Here’s the First Look at Hollywood’s New Version of Tomb Raider Heroine Lara Croft

The upcoming Tomb Raider film is due out next March. This film’s iteration of Lara Croft is a dead ringer for her video game counterpart. Read More >>

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25,000 Residents Told to Evacuate as Massive Cyclone Threatens Australian Coast

Around 25,000 people living in north Queensland are being asked to flee as a powerful cyclone is set to make landfall. Tropical storm Debbie is expected to hit the coastline tomorrow with 170 mile-per-hour gusts and storm surges as high as eight feet. Read More >>

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Everything Justice League Trailer Tells Us About Its Story, Heroes, and Villains

As is our wont, we’ve taken some time put on our detective’s hats, pool our knowledge of rumour and comic books, and squint at every frame of the new Justice League trailer to tell you everything it’s got hidden in its many shades of grey. Read More >>

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The Godzilla Anime Movie Sounds Like a Totally Wild Scifi Epic

The first animated entry into the Japanese Godzilla canon is going buck wild, it seems. We already had hints that it wasn’t just going to be your standard kaiju movie thanks to the out-of-this-world concept art, but a newly revealed synopsis teases just how out there the movie is going to get. Read More >>

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The Most NSFW Site to Stream Every Star Wars Movie Is Pornhub

As far as accidental comedy goes, few things beat watching a PG-rated Disney film on a site with the ads for penis enlargement guides and “Tinder for MILFs.” And while I didn’t specifically seek out Pornhub or 2014's animated adventure Big Hero 6 today, both came into view thanks to the Reddit community r/FullMoviesOnPornhub. Read More >>

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming Footage Teases a Major Change to the Spidey Suit

When Civil War chose to lay the groundwork for Spider-Man’s costume at the feet of Tony Stark rather than Peter Parker, we all knew it meant there was going to be some techy-upgrades to the classic Spidey Spandex. But new footage from Homecoming gives Peter a new trick up his... well, not-sleeve that’s straight out of the Iron Man playbook. Read More >>

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Fitbit Alta HR Is the Best Fitness Tracker for Normal People

Let’s face it, the world of fitness trackers has plateaued. Most people who want a fitness tracker already have one, and more than a few of us have old trackers shoved away in a drawer, useless because the charging cable mysteriously disappeared, or because the company who made it decided it didn’t care anymore and killed the software (RIP Nike FuelBand). Read More >>

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A Super Slow Mo Rocket Launch Reveals a Spectacular Fireworks Show

As fun as building your own six-foot model rocket might be, launching it is no where near as impressive as watching one of NASA’s towering rockets blast into orbit—unless you point a high-speed camera at it. At 28,000 frames per second, a wonderful pyrotechnics show is revealed as it leaves the launch pad. Read More >>

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Largest-Ever Dinosaur Footprint Found in Australia’s Jurassic Park

Nineties kids who’ve always wanted to visit Jurassic Park to meet Jeff Goldblum—and dinosaurs—are in for a treat: A team of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland in Brisbane is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” While there hasn’t been a Jeff Goldblum sighting (yet), the researchers have identified 21 different types of dinosaur tracks within a 15.5-mile region of the Dampier Peninsula coastline, including a gigantic one measuring 5-feet-9-inches (1.75 meters) in length. Read More >>