automation
Bullshit Article About Automation Promises Life of Leisure

Technology experts have been insisting for over a century that when the robot revolution finally succeeds, everyone will have a life of abundant wealth and leisure. That hasn’t been the case. But it hasn’t stopped plenty of people from still insisting that it will happen, even here in the year 2017. Read More >>

tvs
Here’s a Stupidly Large 4K TV You’ll Never be Able to Buy

Big tech shows are a great place for tech companies to show off a bunch of outlandish shit that 99 per cent of consumers will never, ever be able to buy. Like this 120-inch 4K TV from Sharp, which it claims is the world's largest UHD LCD TV. Read More >>

rant
More Stupid People are Upset That Big Ben Is Getting Silenced

On Monday it was revealed that Big Ben, the bell inside Parliament's Elizabeth Tower, was going to be silenced for four years. The reason cited was health and safety concerns, because the bonging could be hazardous to workers in and around the tower. It's a reasonable enough, and does it really matter if the bell is silent for a while? Read More >>

rant
It’s Time to Lower Tower Bridge – Permanently

The Thames is is the central spine of our capital city. The river is the reason that London exists at all, and its iconic meanders are seared into our brains thanks to a combination of the Eastenders credits, the original London 2012 logo and the default view in Google Maps. Read More >>

rant
Subway’s High-Tech Redesign Is Bad and Wrong

I’m not scared to say it: I love a good Subway sandwich. My dad used to take me to the only Subway in town after we went food shopping, and I remember tracking my growth based on how much of the toppings I could see over the tall counter. Now, it seems, Subway wants to ruin that experience for future generations. Read More >>

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“Wahh, Boo, News Makes Me Sad” Says Privileged Anti-Technology Wilderness-Dweller Mark Boyle. Here’s Why He’s Wrong. Again.

Mark Boyle, in case you’ve missed his previous organic brain farts, is a man who lives in the wilderness by choice. He calls himself “the moneyless man”, and that’s why he’s an author and public speaker. His whole schtick is that he has abandoned modern society, with all of its technological trappings, and now smugly writes Guardian columns about how he carves his own spoons from tree bark or whatever. Read More >>

movies
If There’s a Deep Blue Sea Sequel Without LL Cool J, It Should Be Thrown Back

There are reports Syfy is working on a sequel to 1999 shark film Deep Blue Sea, only without any of the original cast. For that reason alone, they shouldn’t bother. Deep Blue Sea’s legacy, which stretches past other shark flicks like Open WaterThe Shallows, or even Sharknado, is thanks to one man: LL Cool J. Read More >>

rant
It’s Already Clear That the SNES Classic Just Isn’t Worth the Trouble

Well, we all saw it coming. Online prices for Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Classic Edition are already out of control. Just give up hope now. Life is short. Read More >>

gaming
The Xbox One X Looks Great, But Who is it Really For?

On Sunday night Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X, previously known as Project Scorpio, the third iteration of the Xbox One to come out. The announcement was filled with lots of boasting, talking up the big numbers associated with the hardware, and how it's the most powerful console ever made. Which is great. The Xbox One was deemed a disappointment by many, particularly since it struggled to compete with the PS4 from a purely technological point of view. This new console takes things quite a bit further, seemingly leaving Sony in the dust. Read More >>

movies
Here’s the Problem With the New Mummy

It may sound a bit funny, but Universal making a shared continuity out of its classic monsters isn’t a bad or even a new idea. Unfortunately, in its inaugural film The Mummy, the studio just managed to completely miss what made these characters work in the first place. Read More >>

movies
Alien Only Ever Needed One Sequel

No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on. Read More >>

rant
Stop Whinging: You Don’t Even Need Sugar in Your Coke

A couple of days ago we found out that the government is going to start taxing sugary drinks. Naturally there have been a number of people outraged by this development. How dare the government try and make them pay more for their sugar-filled cans of Coke?! Well here I am to tell you a bit of difficult news. You don't need to have sugar in your Coke at all, so you can easily get past the whole problem. Read More >>

rant
Why You Should Always Walk on Escalators

On Tuesday, The New York Times decided to reignite the age old debate of walking versus standing on escalators. And do you know what the paper concluded? “You shouldn’t walk on escalators.” This is a patently incorrect and essentially silly conclusion for at least four reasons. Read More >>

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‘It’s For the Fans’ Isn’t a Defense, Iron Fist’s Finn Jones, It’s an Insult

Over the past couple of years, there’s a phrase that’s accompanied several poorly reviewed comic book films or TV shows: “It’s not for the critics, it’s for the fans.” Iron Fist’s Finn Jones is the latest star to use this as a defence of his Marvel show. This group of words has become a crutch to deflect attention from a bad Rotten Tomatoes score, and fans deserve better. Read More >>

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I Can’t be The Only Person That Doesn’t Give a Toss About the Internet of Things

This year's Mobile World Congress is drawing to a close, and there are a few obvious themes that have emerged over the past few days. Smartphone makers are going nuts for camera improvements, and the big companies are doing their best to hype up the future of 5G and the all the wonderful things it can do for the internet of things (IoT). Read More >>