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Mexican Politician Says He Meant to Use #Campaignhashtag as His Campaign Hashtag

We’ll never know for sure if Mexican politician Javier Zapata intended to use “#hashtagcampaña”—“#campaignhashtag” in English—as an official hashtag for his run for governor, or if it was just dummy text that made it through the printers. But if he wanted to raise his profile, it’s definitely working. Read More >>

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Pope Francis Didn’t Look Happy to Meet President Trump, But Technology Can Fix That

No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family. This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Needless to say, the pope doesn’t look too happy about the situation. But it’s nothing technology can’t fix. Read More >>

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This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the ’80s

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM first introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this game-changing software. And it’s even more fun in satire form. Read More >>

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A Student Got Suspended from Uni Wi-Fi for Illegally Downloading Chicken Run of All Things

Everyone knows that piracy is bad, and you can get in trouble for illegally downloading films. But how far would you have to go to actually face the repercussions? For one student, all she needed to do was download a copy of Chicken Run. Read More >>

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The First Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek Spoof The Orville Looks Perfect

When Star Trek Discovery is going to make it to the airwaves is anyone’s guess. Until then, though, we’ve got what looks like the next best thing: Seth MacFarlane’s spoof of the franchise, The Orville. Read More >>

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“Stop Giving Us The Da Vinci Code” Says Swansea Charity Shop

The Da Vinci Code was a serious hit back in the dark pre-fibre broadband days of 2003, selling over 80 million copies all over the world. Now that surge in Dan Brown's popularity is coming back to haunt us. Or at least that's probably how the staff of one Swansea charity shop feel. Read More >>

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Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ and It’s Annoyingly Good

You can blame TV chat shows for all those “lol you’ve gotta watch this!” emails from your mom that you constantly have to delete. But we begrudgingly have to admit that aliens, Jedis, droids, and Sith singing Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is shockingly well done. Read More >>

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Star Wars, But With Hamsters

Star Wars. Except with hamsters instead of actors. Well, the hamsters are actors too, if you want to get technical about it. They're acting, right? I've thought about this too much. Read More >>

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Happy Ed Balls Day, Everyone

Today marks six magical years since Ed Balls originally tried to search his own name on Twitter, and accidentally tweeted it instead. Read More >>

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Trump Administration Creates Crime Hotline to Report Aliens, Immediately Gets Trolled

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security launched a new hotline to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” The resulting “fuck you!” from average Americans was swift and hilarious. Read More >>

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This Guy Got Wrecked by a Deer on April Fools’ and Nobody Believed Him Until They Saw the Surveillance Video

When 25-year-old Cary McCook told his friends that he got run over by a deer they thought it was a joke. It was April Fools’ Day, after all, and who gets bulldozed by a deer? Read More >>

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Parkour in a T-rex Costume Is the Jurassic Park Sequel We Really Deserved

You’d think that putting dinosaurs in any movie would be blockbuster gold, but while Jurassic Park was a massive hit, its sequels aren’t remembered as fondly. Instead of rehashing the same ideas from the original, the sequels should have just put a talented parkour runner in a crappy T-rex costume. We could watch Jurassic Parkour for hours. Read More >>

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Disney’s Lego Rogue One Recap Conveniently Ends Before Mass Extinction

Disney recently released its latest Lego Star Wars recap with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, retelling the two-hour film in about two minutes. Guess that didn’t leave a lot of room for the ending— where, you know... Read More >>

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A ’90s Version of Snapchat Would Have Been a Whole Lot Less Confusing

Looking back at older versions of software makes you wonder how we even managed to use them years ago. Dusty iterations of programs like Word, Excel, and even Photoshop were crude as hell by today’s standards. But what if Snapchat — Mark Zuckerberg’s favourite ephemeral app — had existed on desktop computers in the ‘90s? It probably would have been simpler to use, actually. Read More >>