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Stranger Things 2 review: Binge watching can't disguise how bad this is

Stranger Things 2 review: Binge watching can't disguise how bad this is

The afterglow of binge watching Stranger Things 2 is very, very strong — believe us, we know.  Unless you’re a heartless, unfeeling demodog, you’re probably still feeling the warm fuzzies from Steve Harrington and Chief Hopper dadding all over our strange things. But let’s put our feels to the side for a moment, and consider […]

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

Sorry, Kendrick. The pope is the greatest rapper alive.  On Saturday, His Holiness was on a flight from Cairo to Rome, where he warned about the devastating effects of a war with North Korea.  A serious topic, for sure. But the internet was too distracted by the above photo to care about the message. Francis: […]

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 doesn’t open in the United States until May 5, but international box office returns portend good times ahead for the latest Marvel space adventure. Across 37 international openings, Guardians 2 has picked up an estimated $101.2 million in ticket sales. It’s on pace for a #1 box office finish […]

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The ACLU is calling out Motel 6 for allegedly giving guest info to ICE

The ACLU is calling out Motel 6 for allegedly giving guest info to ICE

The ACLU is publicly questioning Motel 6 after a Phoenix New Times report found that at least two of the motel chain’s locations sent guest information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  One Motel 6 clerk told the Phoenix New Times that employees at that location “push a button” to send ICE guest information every […]

How Apple's iPhone X is using the old 'happy Mac' icon to make Face ID less creepy

How Apple's iPhone X is using the old 'happy Mac' icon to make Face ID less creepy

Following Apple’s big day on Tuesday, some people seem to be pretty damn skeptical about the iPhone X and its next-level intrusive biometric Face ID system.  From concerns about the police being able to arrest you and simply point the smartphone at your face to get your data, to the notion that thieves might use […]

Give your morning commute a boost with these 5 helpful products (Paid content by Samsung AU)

Give your morning commute a boost with these 5 helpful products (Paid content by Samsung AU)

Whose sick joke was it to make mornings a thing? If you manage to make it through the process of getting out of bed, putting on your clothes, and walking out the door, you’ve still got a number of obstacles in the way before you make it into work.     Whether you drive, bike, run, […]

Watch out Tesla, Audi's electric concept car looks amazing

Watch out Tesla, Audi's electric concept car looks amazing

Internal combustion is so yesterday, and Tesla’s not the only company that knows it. German car manufacturer Audi, which has long daydreamed of an electric future, took yet another baby step toward gasoline’s obsolescence with the unveiling of a new concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s called the Aicon, and Audi claims […]

Polaroid OneStep 2 review: Bringing back real Polaroids for $100

Polaroid OneStep 2 review: Bringing back real Polaroids for $100

Nine years ago, Polaroid was going to through bankruptcy, and it seemed like its iconic instant film and cameras would vanish into the ether. Death by digital photos would’ve been inscribed on its tombstone. By some sheer miracle, a startup called the Impossible Project swooped in to save both the cameras and film. But it […]

Watch a guy build the 7,500-piece Lego Millennium Falcon in 34 hours of time-lapse video

Watch a guy build the 7,500-piece Lego Millennium Falcon in 34 hours of time-lapse video

Lego’s updated, newly-released “Ultimate Collector’s Series” Millennium Falcon is the largest playset the company has ever produced, with a whopping 7,541 pieces, a 494-page instruction booklet, and an $800 price tag. All those bricks may not look like much when you tip them out of the box, but she’s got it where it counts — […]

'Doom' is bringing intense, bloody action to Nintendo Switch

'Doom' is bringing intense, bloody action to Nintendo Switch

Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are heading to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo revealed in a Nintendo Direct live stream today. SEE ALSO: ‘Super Mario 64’ is now an online game, whether Nintendo likes it or not 2016’s Doom is coming to the Switch this holiday, bringing the action-packed shooter to a Nintendo platform […]

Bad news for free speech: An ESPN anchor criticized Trump and now the White House wants her fired

Bad news for free speech: An ESPN anchor criticized Trump and now the White House wants her fired

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him 'danger to society'

Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him 'danger to society'

The pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a “danger to society” on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out on a $5 million bond following his conviction for securities fraud in early August.  […]

A NASA engineer and others are suing CBP for searching their devices

A NASA engineer and others are suing CBP for searching their devices

A NASA engineer and 10 others are suing Customs and Border Protection over what they believe to be illegal searches of electronics. The group of 11 includes 10 U.S. citizens as well as a permanent resident, and they have the backing of the ACLU as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation. SEE ALSO: Customs computer […]

Harry Potter documentary with J.K. Rowling coming to BBC

Harry Potter documentary with J.K. Rowling coming to BBC

When the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition opens in October, it won’t be the only close look we get at the wizarding world. BBC announced that it would air a Harry Potter documentary in fall, in conjunction with the exhibition — and featuring interviews with J.K. Rowling. SEE ALSO: The interactive ‘Harry Potter and the […]

Everyone's favorite PlayStation parody account on Twitter is shutting down

Everyone's favorite PlayStation parody account on Twitter is shutting down

Enjoy @KazHiraiCEO while you can. The owner of the long-lived Twitter parody account that jokingly speaks for Sony president and CEO Kaz Hirai has decided it’s time to say goodbye. Not immediately, mind you; the plan is to step away sometime after E3 2018. SEE ALSO: The ‘Hurricane Shark’ is a Twitter sensation “For over […]

Betrayal leads 'EVE Online' player to threaten to cut his teammate's hands off

Betrayal leads 'EVE Online' player to threaten to cut his teammate's hands off

Normally “betrayals” in games blow over fairly quickly. When you betray your team in EVE Online, however, your teammates may just threaten to cut off your hands. On Monday night, one of the largest alliances in the massively multiplayer online sci-fi game EVE Online was betrayed by one of its own high-ranking members, PC Gamer […]