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Why We Will Always Love the Humble Heroism of Captain Picard

“It’s for the children...I’m a role model,” Jean-Luc Picard awkwardly jokes when a Starfleet Admiral hailing the Enterprise notices the rainbow-coloured “Captain Picard Day” banner in the background of their communique in “The Pegasus.” Twenty-four years after he first said it, it’s not just the kids aboard the Enterprise he’s a role model to. Read More >>

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The Real Reason Chucky is a Robot Now

The first trailer for the reboot of Child’s Play came with a surprise. The original was about a serial killer who possessed a doll and killed a bunch of people. Now, Chucky’s a smart toy who finds autonomy... and then kills a bunch of people. It seemed odd for a reboot to change the premise of its own story this much but it actually makes perfect sense. Read More >>

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Why This Character’s Game of Thrones Ending Was the Most Satisfying

The final episode of Game of Thrones gave us closure for many beloved characters, with some of them getting to fulfil a destiny they may not have even known they had. None of them stood out more than the person who started out as a child, but became a champion. Read More >>

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Varys Isn’t Betraying Westeros, He’s the Only One Trying to Save It

We’ve long seen Varys as a schemer, willing to do anything and betray anyone to secure power for himself. But, as we saw in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Varys might be the only one doing something right. Read More >>

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Watch a Bunch of Confused People Use the Galaxy Fold for the Very First Time

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is a wildly ambitious device that has the potential to change how phones are made in the future. (I mean, maybe!) And despite all of its flaws, issues, and sky-high price, we still find it really compelling. Read More >>

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This Triumphant Game of Thrones Moment Was Long Overdue

Game of Thrones is filled with selfish, terrible people. But the most selfless character on the series finally got her moment – telling a story of validation that has spanned most of the show, making it our most pivotal scene of the episode. Read More >>

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New Social Network Can Film Vertical and Horizontal Video at the Same Time

A new short video app called Firework has just come out of beta, and it has some pretty cool features that we have no doubt will be plundered by the big guys before long. Read More >>

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YouTube’s Commenter Controversy Is Putting Creators in a Tricky Position

As YouTube scrambles to tackle a network of child exploitation in the comments section of its platform, some creators have voiced concern about what will happen if their videos are demonetised amid advertiser pull-outs and crackdowns on content. The Verge reported Friday that a tweet from the Team YouTube account sent creators further spiralling after the company announced a measure it was taking against “inappropriate comments.” Read More >>

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LinkedIn is Pivoting Harder into Video

If you’re like me, you think of LinkedIn as the last place you want to spend time online. It’s chock full of spam, vaguely business-themed blog posts that range from the utterly interminable and insights no one asked for to bizarre rants, and UI decisions that seem designed to conjure up the feeling of a basement cubicle. That’s not even counting the controversy over some of its uses of user data. At best it’s the Dilbert of social media, and at worst it’s the... Scott Adams of social media. Read More >>

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How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook

While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can’t exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere. Read More >>

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Facebook Launches Lasso, Its Short-Form Video Competitor to TikTok

With seemingly little fanfare, Facebook has launched its new app Lasso, a standalone short-form video platform that’s been billed as a competitor to TikTok. According to TechCrunch, the app is Facebook’s attempt at winning over its dwindling demographic of teens. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3XL Can Do 1440p60 HDR Video Playback

Exciting news for video fans: the Google Pixel 3XL can play HDR videos at 1440p60 – QHD at 60 frames per second, in other words. Read More >>

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British Startup to Launch ‘Crowdfunded Netflix’

A British startup is aiming to rival Netflix with a new streaming service that allows members to buy shares in upcoming shows before they get big. Read More >>

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If You Hate Your Eyes, You Can Now Watch Video Recorded on a Vinyl Record

There’s a case to be made that audio on an analogue medium like a vinyl record can sound better, at least in some aspects, than a digital music file. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about video. Alas, a company called Supersense now sells the hardware you need to enjoy an analogue video experience again—but do you really want to? Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favourite Drone

The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting with the introduction of interchangeable camera systems which define each new model. This, combined with some nuanced but meaningful design upgrades, makes DJI’s new flagship drone live up to old promises. Read More >>