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February 16, 2018 - 12:30pm
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8 Times Black Panther Was an Unbelievable Badass

Black Panther isn’t just one of the Marvel universe’s smartest and most powerful heroes, he’s often the one with the most tricks up his sleeve. If Batman is DC Comics’ king of out-of-nowhere moments of surprise, T’Challa handily takes the crown for Marvel. Here’s a few times he grandly let us know he’s always a few steps ahead of Marvel’s mightiest. Read More >>

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So you just bought a £1,000 iPhone X. It’s fast, gorgeous, and everything you could ask for in an absurdly priced consumer device. There’s just one problem. As good as it looks, it’s way too precious for life without some kind of protection. You’re going to need a case, but what kind should you get? Plastic is for peasants and leather is for murderers, so what is a responsible iPhone X owner supposed to do? Read More >>

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The Next Power Rangers Series is Adapting Super Sentai’s Own Homage to… Power Rangers?

In the 25 years since Power Rangers first began, it’s only skipped adapting the current Super Sentai series three times. Now, for its 2019 season, Power Rangers is going back and bringing one of them to western audiences: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. Read More >>

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I Can’t Tell What Colour This Phone is and Honestly It’s Driving me Nuts

This week, we finally got our first hands-on look at the long-promised “Ocean Depths” colour scheme of the Essential phone. Despite looking very much green in promotional photos, however, the device now appears quite blue. So which is it? And why has this question driven me to the brink of madness? Read More >>

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That Viral Video of a Shop Robbery is Worse Than Fake

An extremely compelling video has racked up over 2 million views on Twitter in less than 24 hours. It appears to show security footage of two young skateboarders stealing chips from a convenience store when a dude with a shotgun enters and attempts to rob the place. Read More >>

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This Featurette Takes a Close Look at Black Panther’s Stunning Score

The music for Black Panther is something else. A synthesis of big-budget film orchestration and African-inspired instrumentation, it’s as compelling a creation as the film itself. In this featurette, its composer shows the process that gave it birth. Read More >>

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The Bigfoot Lawsuit Against California Actually Makes Some Really Good Points

A California woman who claims she saw Sasquatch perched in a tree last year is suing California for refusing to accept what she now knows to be true: Bigfoot inhabits the San Bernardino mountains. Read More >>

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Good News: The Milky Way May Not be Devoured by Andromeda Galaxy After All

The closest galaxy to our own is the majestic Andromeda galaxy: a collection of a trillion stars located a “mere” 2 million light years away. New research suggests that, contrary to previous estimates, this galaxy isn’t much bigger than the Milky Way, and is practically our twin. This means our galaxy won’t be completely consumed when the two galaxies collide in five billion years. Read More >>

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I Love Watching These Self-Balancing Boxing Robots Beat Each Other Into Submission

The self-balancing technology that powered the overhyped disappointment that was the Segway is finally living up to its full potential with Hexbug’s new VEX Battling Boxing Robots line. You can not only build a pair of robo-pugilists that ride around on hoverboards, you can also fight them using motion controls to knock your opponent’s head clean off. Read More >>

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Secrets of The Cuttlefish’s Uncanny Camouflage Abilities Revealed

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish can change their skin’s colours, patterns, and textures in ways not seen anywhere else in the animal kingdom. You see what looks to be a clump of seaweed, and then it suddenly springs to life in the form of a retreating cephalopod. The changing of skin texture is a particularly impressive skill—one that marine biologists are now a step closer to understanding. Read More >>

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Hasbro is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Today, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker’s answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a project: a 4-foot long, 14lbs intricate recreation of Jabba’s Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi. Read More >>

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The Books Tied to Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Provide Crucial Connections

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Apple’s Excellence in Design Leads to Employees Smacking Into Glass Walls

Apple’s freshly completed spaceship campus (in Cupertino, California) was the final project of Steve Jobs, and its construction came with the exacting demands that he was known for. Jobs wanted Apple’s employees to smoothly move through the headquarters without having to take a minute away from thinking about their work. The execution has reportedly gone so well that engineers are running right into the state-of-the-art glass that shapes the building. Read More >>

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British Booze-Lover Completes 20,000-Mile Pub Pilgrimage

As a frequently sauced-up Scotsman, I can't deny I enjoy the odd tipple, but even I have to tip my rum-stained cap to Ben Coombs. The 38-year-old from Plymouth recently completed a 20,000-mile pub pilgrimage, driving his car across 21 countries as he started at the most northerly bar in the world, and finished at the most southerly. Now that's some serious dedication to inebriation. Read More >>

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How to Build a Smart Home That’s Actually Secure

The number of smart connected devices in our homes is growing at a rapid rate, and that means more opportunities for unwelcome visitors to access your devices and your network. Whether you’ve got one smart home device or one hundred, here’s what to do to make sure your setup is as safe and secure as it can be. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Black Panther Didn’t Include a Certain Major Marvel Connection

Black Panther is now in cinemas and it’s great. Like, really great. And one of the best things about it is you don’t need to be super familiar with Marvel’s 17 previous movies to enjoy it. It totally works on its own. However, if you are familiar with those movies, maybe you walked out of the cinema with a question. Read More >>