movies
The Writer of Birds of Prey and Batgirl Told Us Her DC Origin Story

Batman is the entry point into DC for lots of people. However, screenwriter Christina Hodson also credits another superhero: Margot Robbie. Read More >>

internet
Google Finally Gives Up the Duck

Solidifying its powerful monopoly on duck-related online content, the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is now the proud owner of duck.com. The development comes after Google finally relented in an age-old dispute. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Razer Wants You to Mine Cryptocurrency For Them

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has launched a cryptocurrency mining program named Razer SoftMiner to put spare graphics card capacity to work – for them, not for you. Read More >>

giz asks
What Happens When Two Black Holes Collide?

On 14 September 2015, signals from one of the Universe’s most mind-boggling, powerful events produced the tiniest signal in a pair of detectors, one in the US state of Louisiana and one in the state of Washington. They’d detected two already-wild objects, black holes, slamming into one another. Read More >>

smartphones
LG Thinks the Guy Who Runs Its Stellar TV Business Can Save Its Phones

Even though LG has put out a respectable line of phones in 2018, sales for the company’s mobile division continue to struggle. So in an effort to rejuvenate its business, alongside an increased focus on robotics and autonomous vehicles, LG announced today that LG Home Entertainment President Brian Kwon will also be taking control of LG Mobile starting 1 December. Read More >>

holidays
5 Cult Horror Movies to Weird Up the Winter Holidays

Christmas has its own horror sub-genre at this point (got a fun list for ya right here all about it, in fact), but we wanted to look back at some of our most unusual and overlooked winter-holiday favourites that might not have made the cut last time. Read More >>

the boring company
Elon Musk Appears to Be Building Some Sort of Batcave Underneath Los Angeles

According to new plans filed with city officials, the Boring Company is building a car elevator inside the garage of a nondescript house near Los Angeles. The steel shaft is designed to lower a vehicle down to a test tunnel that snakes beneath the city of Hawthorne. And as some jokesters have pointed out, the whole situation sure does make it seem like Elon Musk is building his own Batcave. Read More >>

animals
Drunk Pigeon Is All of Us, as Well as New Zealand’s Bird of the Year

New Zealand has some weird birds, and they know it. Sure, you’ve probably seen the Seussian kiwi, but what about the kākāpo, a flightless parrot that looks like a particularly friendly owl? Have you heard of the morepork, an owl so named because it sounds like it shouts “MORE PORK,” or the wrybill, the only bird with a crooked beak? But only one bird could be the bird of the year, so the country voted for the kererū, the drunken New Zealand wood pigeon. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Glitch Stopped Some Users With Lots of Posts From Deleting Their Accounts

For some Facebook users who posted a lot but decided they wanted to post no more, it appears a glitch prevented them from freeing themselves from the platform. According to a new report, there was a bug that inhibited users who had “a large number of posts” from deleting their Facebook accounts. Read More >>

computing
Nvidia’s Beastly New 20-Series RTX GPUs Claim up to 6X Performance

It’s been a long time, but after first announcing the Pascal architecture in 2014 and then releasing the GTX 1070 and 1080 in May 2016, Nvidia finally has a new top-of-the-line graphics card for the PC gamers. Say hello to the new GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti. Read More >>

hacks
This Page-Turning Kindle Contraption Is Straight Out of Rick and Morty

Not since Rick and Morty’s butter-passing robot has there been a more hyper-specific, purpose-built device than perhaps Alex Mikes’ automatic Kindle page turner. Instead of having to raise his arm to tap the edge of the screen while reading in bed, a simple click of a wireless remote makes the attached contraption do all of that hard work for him. Read More >>

audio
Bose Has a Pricey Winner With Its Sleep-Friendly Earbuds

Sleeping on the weekends is rough. My flat is across the street from a bar that grows only louder and more crowded in the height of summer, so a good Saturday night snooze is usually out of the question. Raucous drinkers, the thump of the bass from the building, and the sound of my air conditioner create a cacophony nearly impossible to ignore. I’m not a fan. But Bose thinks its “Sleepbuds,” white noise masking earbuds designed to be worn during sleep (coming to the UK this autumn), can help alleviate the issue without resorting to the tried and true noise-cancelling technology used in some of its headphones. I get the appeal, but can a £229 white noise generator jammed in my ear canal really solve my sleeping problems? Read More >>