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We’re in the Endgame Now: Our Updated Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going strong for nearly 11 years now, changing the world of comic book films for ever. Phases 1 and 2 are now over, but there is still plenty of Marvel magic on its way as Phase 3 winds down to the release of Avengers: Endgame and Phase 4 begins with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home in July. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Other Points of Interest

While the MCU has made its way to screens of all sizes, and the pages of comics, there are plenty of things that need to be discussed that don't really fit in the other sections. So here we bring you to the concluding section of our guide to the MCU: random points of interest about other Marvel characters and their relationship with the big screen. A lot has happened here, especially over the past few years, and here's our best go at explaining them all. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Shorts, TVs, and Comics

The MCU is big. Very big. So big that films alone don't do it justice, because there's only so much you can fit into a 2-3 hour story. So we have a bunch of tie-in media to fill in some of the gaps, including short films, TV shows, comics, and even a short-lived web series. With new heroes, spin-off characters, or simply explaining why that one guy wasn't helping out during an alien invasion, here's everything there is to know about the wider world of the MCU. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 4

The end of Phase 3 is a big deal for Marvel Studios. Endgame represents 11 years of work on the MCU, developing something no film studio had done before or since (though not for lack of trying). But this is a franchise that makes money, and the fact Phase 3 is over doesn't mean they're going to stop making films. There's still plenty more reason to explore the MCU and its characters, so that's why the films are going to keep coming. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 3

If The Avengers was the culmination of Phase 1 and every film that came before it, Phase 3 is the result of a whole 11 years of universe-building. Phase 3 draws on everything that came before it and tore everything to shreds, disassembling the Avengers, tearing down Earth's defences, and paving the way for Thanos to arrive and claim the Infinity Stones for his genocidal quest for balance. Starting with Civil War and ending with the aptly-named Endgame, here's what you need to know about latest wave of Marvel movies. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2

While Phase 1 had the issue of setting up the MCU, which was no small feat, Phase 2 had the problem of keeping up the momentum. The Avengers became one of the highest grossing films to hit cinemas (not accounting for inflation, of course), and the pressure was on. Phase 2 was a bit hit and miss in places, but it did a fine job of keeping the ball rolling and continuing to set up Marvel's film universe ahead of Phase 3. Plus it brought us the debuts of both Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy, so it definitely wasn't all bad. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1

The MCU wouldn't have gone anywhere if it weren't for the first phase of films. Beginning With Iron Man in 2008, and taking us all the way to The Avengers in 2012, Phase One set out what the MCU was going to be, and established that shared universe every other studio has tried their hardest to emulate in the years since. Read More >>

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Everything We Know About Plans to Add Age Verification to Online Porn in the UK

At some point later this year, the government will finally make good on its promise to add robust age verification checks to online porn. The law had initially been scheduled to come into effect this month (April), but ended up being postponed because nobody had worked out all the details yet. But plans have been rolling on, with the appointed regulator BBFC having just finished off the consultation about certain areas of the initial draft regulations (available to download here). Read More >>

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Prepare for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ With Our Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going strong for ten years now, changing the world of comic book films for ever. Phases 1 and 2 are now over, but there is still plenty of Marvel magic on its way in Phase 3. Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe started two years ago with the release of Captain America: Civil War, and ends in 2019 with the release of the fourth Avengers film. Read More >>

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The Anatomy of a Motherboard

It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other bits and pieces all plug straight into it. Read More >>

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What All of Your Computer’s Specs Really Mean

Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it’s worth learning something about them: It’ll help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you’re getting. Read More >>

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Your Guide to Cable, Marvel Comics’ Living Embodiment of Time-Travel Nonsense

Deadpool 2 is looking to finally bring Cable from the pages of Marvel comics to the big screen. But there’s one daunting aspect of that—how do you explain a comic book history as complex and as absurd as Cable has? For now, it sounds like the answer is to avoid as much of it as possible. Allow us to explain why that’s an extremely good idea. Read More >>

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What the Hell Is HDR?

If you followed the news out of CES closely you probably heard the word HDR tossed around a lot. This coming year we’ll see lots of TVs for under £500 with the feature, and fancy monitors for nearly £1000. But what does HDR even mean? Read More >>

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Your Guide to USB-C Dongle Hell

Apple has embraced the mono-port. With the new MacBook Pro, the tech giant has scrapped the myriad of ports on the previous generation of Pros and fully embraced USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 (the two use the same port type). Combined, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 are an extraordinary interface that’s super fast. Read More >>

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How to Use Reddit Like a Master

Reddit is the one of the largest and most influential communities on the internet, and the site plays an outsized role in what becomes popular online. Even for power users though, actually navigating the site can feel like a confusing chore. Follow these tips and you’ll be finding the best content (before anyone else) on a Reddit that’s clean, functional, and quick. Read More >>