rant
The Internet Is a Big, Nasty Potato Salad We Can’t Get Enough Of

On a picnic table before you sits an enormous bowl of potato salad. You have a bite, which tastes okay, and almost immediately start feeling ill. You, however, love potato salad. So you have another bite, which makes you feel even worse, and then another, and then another. Somewhere, deep down, you know this is madness. “Why am I doing this?” you ask, shovelling another vile dollop into your quivering maw. “I feel like I’m gonna hurl.” Read More >>

rant
The Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Need Netflix, or Any Other Streaming App

Earlier this afternoon (about an hour or two ago), Nintendo had their annual E3 showcase telling us lots of news about the things it's up to. It was expected that this news would include an announcement that Netflix and YouTube apps are coming to the Switch, thanks to a 'leak' from Best Buy, though Nintendo gave it no mention. They wouldn't the first streaming apps to come to the console (that honour goes to Hulu) but they are the most high profile, and ever since the rumours started spreading it's had me thinking about how it's completely unnecessary. The Switch does not need to try and validate itself by supporting streaming apps. Read More >>

star wars
The Boba Fett Movie Shouldn’t Star Boba Fett

Plans for a Boba Fett film have been in the works for a long time — Lucasfilm almost officially announced one, to be helmed by the Fantastic Four reboot’s Josh Trank, in 2015. But plans have changed, and with the recent reports that Logan director James Mangold has boarded the project, Fett’s back in business. But... should he be? Read More >>

rant
Someone Convince Me That an iPhone Wallet Case Isn’t the Dumbest Idea in the World

Wallet phone cases have always seemed like a total absurdity to me. Am I wrong? Read More >>

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

Last year, we learned that the government was going to start taxing sugary drinks. After a year of outrage and grumblings, the tax has finally landed, being effective from today.  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 >>

internet
Pinterest Should Die

I hate Pinterest. It’s a kind of loathing. Not the fiery wrath I feel towards injustice, or the cool hatred towards people who liked The Last Jedi and tell me I “just don’t get complex storytelling.” No, this is sort of loathing that feels like general full body ache. Like when you’re about to throw up or first got your period in school. It starts in the toes and goes straight up to the roots of my teeth. Whenever I google something and I see Pinterest in the search results that wave of dull loathing washes over me. Pinterest is the most useless form of social media available—remarkable when you consider Twitter exists. It is not informative. It does not gather people together. It is just a monster lurking in your search results, its rosy hued maw preparing to gorge itself on your clicks. Because you will never find what you seek on Pinterest. Read More >>

technology
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 >>

rant
Actually, Location Sharing in Relationships Is Bad

If you’ve ever considered sharing your every move with a significant other, you probably have an opinion about location-sharing apps. “This is great! I’ll always know where they are!” is one opinion. “This is creepy! I’m not trying to stalk someone I could easy talk to instead!” is another. I’m of that second opinion. 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 >>

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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 >>