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This is why you don't pose with guns for the mannequin challenge

This is why you don’t pose with guns for the mannequin challenge

A mannequin challenge filmed in Huntsville, Alabama, has attracted plenty of attention — much of it from law enforcement.  In November, a group of 22 men gathered together to partake in the viral challenge, but rather than striking a silly pose with a friend or pretending to chug from a bottle of wine, they decided […]

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Snapchat is doing remarkably well in Australia, new figures released by Snap Inc. show.  For the first time, the company has revealed how many Australians are daily active users on the platform. And it’s a cool 4 million. According to a 2015 report from Deloitte, Australia has 15 million smartphone users, making the market’s active […]

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

What would’ve happened if America had seen this coming? For a large mass of the world, the election of Donald Trump was unfathomable mere hours before it happened. Helping that along were a slew of polls along with nonstop commentary—from experts, entertainers and laymen—indicating Hillary Clinton as a superior candidate, on course for a cake-walk […]

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Guess which other 'Star Wars' movie had wild alternate endings? 'Star Wars'

Guess which other 'Star Wars' movie had wild alternate endings? 'Star Wars'

Had enough of alternate endings to Rogue One? Then you may want to check out the far superior alternate endings for its sequel — a little movie now known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  The Rogue One endings have been arriving thick and fast over the last week or so, thanks largely […]

You can re-write the Red Wedding in this 'Game of Thrones' board game

You can re-write the Red Wedding in this 'Game of Thrones' board game

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Or you just reset the game board and play again. A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game adapts George R.R. Martin’s enormously popular series of novels into a game you can play at home. Using the books as a springboard, players […]

Gorillaz take the dance party to a haunted house and outer space in the 'Saturnz Barz' video

Gorillaz take the dance party to a haunted house and outer space in the 'Saturnz Barz' video

Gorillaz are officiall back, and they’ve brought floating pizza with them.  Today they announced their first album in six years, Humanz, and released the first single, “Satunz Barz” featuring Popcaan.  The 360 degree video (directed by Jamie Hewlett) takes you on a journey through a haunted house that just happens to be somewhere in outer […]

Vudu offers Mobile Disc-to-Digital conversion for DVDs and Blu-Rays

Vudu offers Mobile Disc-to-Digital conversion for DVDs and Blu-Rays

When was the last time you actually watched a movie on DVD? Maybe like, 2014?  You probably still have a dusty stack of plastic boxes sitting on a shelf somewhere, though, doing little more than taking up space as you flip through multiple streaming services for your TV time.   Walmart-owned Vudu has offered disc-rich […]

Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

Forget the iPhone 8 (or “X” or “Edition” or whatever it’ll be called) that’s coming later this year. As tech obsessors, we want to know what Apple’s cooking up in its secret Cupertino labs for the future. A new patent made public on Thursday (via AppleInsider) suggests Apple is exploring the idea of turning your […]

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Dinosaurs just can’t get a break. First, a comet slams into the Earth and renders them extinct. Now a group of scientists wants to dramatically shake-up the dino family tree.  A new study, published this week in the journal Nature, proposes a major reordering of dinosaurs’ evolutionary history.  The revised tree swaps around large subfamilies […]

Gorillaz announce a new album with a bonkers list of collaborators

Gorillaz announce a new album with a bonkers list of collaborators

Here’s some sunshine in a bag to help you get through the day — after a few months of teasing, Gorillaz have officially announced their first album in six years.  Humanz will be released on April 28, and the list of collaborators revealed via Instagram is pretty incredible. Grace Jones, Carly Simon, Pusha T, Mavis […]

'Overwatch' player uses bongos and a Nerf gun to play Orisa

'Overwatch' player uses bongos and a Nerf gun to play Orisa

People keep using weird objects to play Overwatch, but this is the first time anyone has used the bongo controller from 2003’s Donkey Konga. Twitch streamer and YouTuber ATwerkingYoshi busted out the bongos, a Nerf gun, a yard sign on a stick and a Dance Dance Revolution dance pad to play the newest Overwatch hero […]

Potter Puppet Pals' 'Mysterious Ticking Noise' is 10 years old, so you're basically dying

Potter Puppet Pals' 'Mysterious Ticking Noise' is 10 years old, so you're basically dying

If you’re part of the Harry Potter generation, you probably remember the hit 2007 club banger “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” from Potter Puppet Pals. That video is exactly 10 years old now, so we’re going to go drown in wizard angst over the passage of time. SEE ALSO: Harry Potter and Voldemort were in love […]

A new 'Justice League' trailer is right around the corner

A new 'Justice League' trailer is right around the corner

Only the biggest of movies get the privilege of teasing the teaser and making us pay attention.  For better or worse, Justice League, you certainly qualify. SEE ALSO: ‘Wonder Woman’ gets an origin story in new trailer Warner Bros. on Thursday revealed that “IN 2 DAYS” (that’s Saturday, if you do the math) a new […]

Facebook is still trying to get people to use it for shopping

Facebook is still trying to get people to use it for shopping

Facebook still wants to turn your News Feed into an online shopping tool. Its latest effort to turn into an ecommerce giant is a new ad format that lets brands pair their commercials with collections of images and product listings in the same post. When clicked, the images lead to a catalog of a given […]

Instagram will soon censor sensitive content in your feed

Instagram will soon censor sensitive content in your feed

Instagram just announced a major change to how it deals with posts that contain sensitive content.  The app will soon begin to blur out photos and videos that have been deemed “sensitive.” Users will still be able to view the images but will need to take the additional step of tapping on the post in […]

Lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers

Lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers

Well, this is a new one: A state lawmaker in Maine wants you to believe that climate change deniers deserve protection under anti-discrimination laws.  Maine Republican Rep. Larry Lockman says climate deniers are in danger of seeing their free speech threatened and need legal protections from anti-discrimination laws. Yes, the same laws that protect the […]