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15 Christmas Features We WON’T Be Writing This Year

You've probably guessed this already being the savvy online sort who reads more than the headlines, but what happens on a lot of internet sites is that some features at this time of year are written in advance, then scheduled to automatically post around Christmas time so the staff can have a rest. Because this is really hard, you know? I've only had nine tea breaks in the last two hours. Read More >>

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The Biggest Science Stories of 2018

This year taught us more about distant planets and our own world, about the ways we’re influencing our environment and the ways we’re changing ourselves. A whole lot of stuff happened, and last January seems like it was, well, a year ago. Read More >>

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5 of the Best End Credits Scenes of All Time

I don’t like post-credits scenes. They’re almost always underwhelming and are often made only to please a tiny sliver of people who are smugly in the know. Sometimes they even remove you from the feeling of the movie you just watched. End credits, though? Those can be pretty damn awesome because you don’t have to wait through the scroll. They happen right after the last scene. Read More >>

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Have You Seen The Greatest Film of the 21st Century?

David Lynch's baffling retro amnesia film Mulholland Drive has been declared the greatest movie so far of the 21st century, in a list clearly assembled before the new Ghostbusters came out. Read More >>

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The 10 Worst Superpowers to Have in Real Life

What kind of human doesn’t want to have superpowers? I’d literally take any of them — flying, teleportation, invisibility, super strength — shoot, even a useless one like being able to eat anything would be so awesome to have. But there’s a dark side to having superpowers, and it’s mostly because we live in stupid ass real life. Read More >>

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The 10 Ugliest Headphones Ever Made

Before product designers were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to make gadgets look good on your wrist, they had to figure out how to make them look good on your head. Eventually, they succeeded, but not with some horrifying results along the way. Even modern headphone makers get caught up in a flashy fad every now and then. Read More >>

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How Many of the 50 Most Influential Gadgets Have You Owned?

A website that's not this one has put together a list of what it thinks are the 50 most influential gadgets of all time, compiling the input of eight writers to build what it no doubt thinks is the ultimate listicle of SEO power. Read More >>

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The Top Ten VHS Tapes People Still Buy

Believe it or not, people still buy VHS tapes. The ageing format has been in decline for years, but between the collectors and the luddites, there’s a big enough market for Amazon to maintain a massive library of tapes for sale. You’d never guess what tops the “New and Popular” list. Read More >>

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10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys

They say that it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning, and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you'd think we would've curbed that problem. Yet, in their fervour to create the next Slinky, Etch A Sketch, or Tickle Me Elmo, toy manufacturers continue to put dangerous product designs on the market. Read More >>

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Listen to This Year’s 100 Top-Streamed Spotify Tracks Right Here

If all your favourite playlist is missing is everyone else's playlist favourites, fear not! Spotify has released its 100 most-streamed songs of the 2013, globally. The results? The most agreeable mix you'll hear all year—and a whole lot of Rihanna. Read More >>

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Microsoft is Apparently now “Cooler” With the Kids

If you are lucky enough to be, or happen to hang around with people under the age of 29, they may well have a new favourite fashionable tech company -- Mircrosoft. Yes, the same one. The Windows one. The old Bill Gates one. It's apparently quite cool now. Read More >>

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Every Single Microsoft Device. Ever.

With the release of Surface, Microsoft is taking a serious dive into the wide world of hardware production. But this isn't the first time Microsoft has gone down that road. In fact, Redmond has racked up a pretty impressive catalogue of devices. Here's a list of all of them. Read More >>

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The 38 Things Every Photographer Needs in His Bag

Shawn Corrigan is by some accounts the hardest-working photography assistant in the history of hard-working people. But since he can't join every single photographer on every single shoot, he put together a list of everything you'd need to replicate having a badass sidekick. Read More >>