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November 23, 2017 - 10:00am
By James O Malley
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Exclusive: Data Reveals The Films Where Critics And Audiences Disagree Most

Have you ever sat down to watch that film that critics are raving about only to be massive unimpressed? Sure, Mark Kermode might have *loved* The Florida Project, but let’s be honest - what it really needed was a few more car chases and explosions to liven things up. Read More >>

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This is What Amazon Might Look Like if it Were a Real Shop

The other day Amazon revealed that it had opened up a pop-up store in London's Soho Square, to advertise all the black Friday deals people would be able to get their hands on this year. I went down to check it out for myself, and it's a brief glimpse into what Amazon might look like if it actually opened up a proper shop in the real world. Read More >>

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First Brief Look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Showcases the Cutest Deadly Carnivore Ever

Aww, Velociraptors are adorable! So what if they were the scariest creatures in Jurassic Park—making us sympathise with a T-Rex because, hey, at least it had a fighting chance against those awful things? Here, in the first (very brief) look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we’ve got the return of Chris Pratt: The Raptor Whisperer. But who cares, Blue’s back! Read More >>

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Black Friday, Obesity, Grey Squirrels and the Other Worst US Imports

Check the internet tomorrow and you'll likely be flooded with suggestions that you buy things you don't need, as this previously vacant day of our calendar has been hijacked by internet retailers — thanks to the importation of the American phenomenon known as Black Friday. Read More >>

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Argos is Starting Black Friday Three Hours Early

Everyone has a Black Friday sale now. I bet there are corner shops around the country with some sort of deal ready to go when they open their doors tomorrow morning. Everyone wants you to get your bargains there, and not with the competitors. So, with that in mind, Argos has revealed that its Black Friday sales will start three hours early. Read More >>

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YouTube Says It Will Crack Down on All Those Creepy Videos Targeted at or Featuring Kids

Google, along with fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter has drawn increasing scrutiny this year over concerns that its “concentrated authority resembles the divine right of kings,” as the New York Times put it. In recent months, it’s faced stumbling blocks when it returned misinformation and conspiracy theories during crises like mass shootings and became embroiled in the ever-expanding Russian electoral interference scandal. But one particularly disturbing note concerned Google subsidiary YouTube and its YouTube Kids section, which everyone seems to have recently realised was promoting weird-ass, creepy content to children via algorithmically suggested videos and a seeming lack of moderation. Read More >>

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Broadband Companies Will Have to Stop Advertising ‘Unrealistic Speeds’ From Next May

There are some new rules about how broadband companies can advertise the speed on their services, and as of next May they're going to have to stop using "unrealistic" speed quotes that almost nobody is going to be able to enjoy. Read More >>

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The End Credits Scene of Justice League Has Been Bugging Me

When I first saw the end credits scene of Justice League, it was incredibly exciting. The scene sets up some intriguing possibilities for the future of the DC universe and does so with several surprises. However, the more and more I’ve thought about it over the past few days, the more and more it’s been bugging me. Read More >>

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North Korea Bans Fun

Life in North Korea must be pretty bleak, provided you're not one of the rich people that'd been cozying up to the Kim family for the past 50-60 years. Now it's probably going to get worse, because King Bowl Cut has reportedly banned some of the fun things in life, including drinking, singing, and mother's day celebrations of all things. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Adding ‘Post-Credits’ Scenes to Its Comics, Despite the Fact That’s Totally Not How Comics Work

Look, I get it. Marvel Studios popularised the “post-credits” tease that leaves us all sitting in our cinema seats a lot longer than we should. Marvel Comics would love that sort of hypemongering and attention focused on their comics, so it makes sense to include some shocking last page reveals. But for the love of god, don’t actually call them “post-credits scenes.” Read More >>

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This New Rick and Morty Short Will Actually Make You Cry

Rick and Morty tearjerker? That’s unexpected. But we’re not kidding. New short “The Poop in My Pants,” starring fan-favourite Mr Poopybutthole (longtime Smith family friend, gun-violence survivor, new father), would make even the emotionally impenetrable Rick Sanchez well up. Ooo-wee! Read More >>

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The 7 Settings to Change as Soon as You’ve Set Up Your New Phone

Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a shiny new smartphone, you’ve worked your way through the initial setup and login process, and you’re ready to start using it in earnest. Before you start Snapchatting and WhatsApping though, check out some of the default settings Android and iOS apply for you—because they might not be exactly what you want. Read More >>

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Here’s Amazon’s Batch of Pre-Black Friday Deals for Today

Tomorrow is Black Friday, when a lot of deals go live and people will rush out to their nearest favourite retailer in order to get themselves a bargain. But Black Friday sales aren't exclusive to Black Friday, and today is the last day of pre-Black Friday deals for the year. Here are all the deals Amazon has for you today. Read More >>

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This Stranger Things Fan Film Shows the Upside Down as an International Threat

The mystery at the heart of Netflix’s Stranger Things has only affected the small town of Hawkins, Indiana... as far as we know. But what if the Upside Down isn’t just a local problem? What if the vines, tunnels, and monsters were more widespread—perhaps even worldwide? An impressive fan film brings the strangeness of Stranger Things to the mysterious forests of Great Britain. Read More >>

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Scientist Sleuths Used DNA to Track Spread of Superbug

When an outbreak occurs, in order to effectively figure out how to stop it, researchers typically try to figure out how it started. The answer to that question, though, can be elusive. And as so-called superbug infections have spread across hospitals, scientists and public health officials have subsequently struggled to understand how these pathogens spread. Read More >>

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Jude Law May Star Opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel

Jude Law is apparently going from Harry Potter to Marvel. Captain Marvel, that is. Read More >>