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We Just Have to Accept That The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Fantasy Show Now

The season three finale of The Handmaid’s Tale is powerful and tense, but not for the reasons the show used to be powerful and tense. It’s changed from a dystopian nightmare to a revenge fantasy. This is the moment viewers have to decide if they’re going to stay and enjoy the ride, as it’s already been renewed for a fourth season, or get off the plane. There’s no going back after “Mayday.” Read More >>

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Microsoft Confirms Your Cortana and Skype Recordings Aren’t Private Either, Surprising No One

At this point, if you don’t want strangers to listen to recordings from your devices, it’s looking like you may just have to go off the grid. On Thursday, Microsoft became the latest tech giant to admit it uses human contractors to review its users’ audio. So in case you’ve lost track by now, that list also includes Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Read More >>

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Oppo Reno 5G Review: Its Shark Fin Pop-Up Camera is a Gimmick But We Love It

Oppo recently entered the 5G game by releasing its Reno 5G. Read More >>

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Good Omens is a Delightful Apocalypse We’d Be So Lucky to Live Through

The present-day pop cultural landscape in which Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens premieres is in a curious, apocalypse-obsessed state that Agnes Nutter would have found quaint, but fascinating all the same. Epic films and television shows about hapless heroes attempting to avert or prevent the prophesied end times are a dime a dozen, and audiences have become so inured to them that we don’t particularly care about the exact mechanics. The world is imperilled, heroes do what they can to save the day, things usually end up working out all right, and we’re on to the next doomsday blockbuster Read More >>

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Six Things We Loved About Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 (and One We Really, Really Didn’t)

Hail... Satan? Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has returned with its second season. How does it hold up against its much-hyped debut? Hop on your broomstick, because we’re about to take a bumpy ride. Read More >>

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Netflix’s Our Planet Delivers Thrills, But Something’s Missing

In the opening episode of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, there’s a scene where a glacier tumbling down from the Greenland ice sheet begins to cough up chunks of ice. Zoomed in aerial footage, overhead shots, and a water-level view all set against detonating cracks show cliffs collapse and shards of jagged white and blue ice breaking apart. Read More >>

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Samsung’s New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money

Everybody loves to compare the new Samsung Galaxy Buds to Apple’s AirPods. It’s pretty obvious. Samsung and Apple make popular phones, and now both companies have truly wireless earbuds to pair with them. I’ve spent two weeks with the $130 Galaxy Buds. They’re frankly pretty awesome. But are they better than AirPods? That depends on who’s using them. Read More >>

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Captain Marvel Stands Tall in Her Nostalgic Cinematic Debut

After ten years and twenty films, Marvel Studios finally —l et me repeat, finally — has its first female superhero standalone film. And Carol Danvers is every bit as awesome as you had hoped. Read More >>

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American Gods Season 2 Opens With a Question About Belief and Faith

When last we saw Mr Wednesday and his man Shadow in the finale of American Gods’ first season, the coming war between the deities of old and the new gods looking to usurp them became that much more real. For the first time, the gods decided to begin involving humans in their conflict in a much larger, more devastating way. Read More >>

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Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Shoots Incredibly Beautiful, Incredibly Versatile Video

Blackmagic isn’t a household name like Canon or Sony, but it’s well-established within the film community. It’s long had a reputation for making cinema cameras built to compete with cameras that cost tens of thousands of pounds at a far more approachable price-point. Its latest, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, comes gunning for the indie filmmaker working on a shoestring budget, and ultimately its footage really delivers—but only if you know what you’re doing. Read More >>

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‘Who Microwaved Fish?’: This Smart Oven Humiliated Me

I’m not a terrible cook, but I am incredibly impatient when it comes to preparing my own food. After a long day of work, the idea of cutting vegetables, marinating meat, stirring a pot, and then waiting somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes to eat is excruciating. Still, microwaving ready-made meals is sad and a diet of constant takeout is something my increasingly slow metabolism can’t justify. That’s why Brava’s claiming its fancy smart oven requires no preheating and can cook food twice as fast as regular ovens caught my eye—it claims it can heat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) in just under a second! Plus, it’s supposedly got some brains to help automatically calculate the precise cook time for the ingredients, as well as a companion app for recipes, cook notifications, and a camera to watch your food cook in real time. Read More >>

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Mortal Engines Is a By-the-Numbers Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

Much like the toasters, smartphones, and Minions statues that decorate the London Museum, Mortal Engines feels like the relic of a bygone era – a time when audiences cared about dystopian fiction, and “strong female characters” were little more than toughened blank slates. Mortal Engines might take place thousands of years in the future, but it’s a movie that’s stuck in the past. Read More >>

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Nikon Z7 Review: A Worthy Mirrorless Contender, But Not a Sony Killer

Half a decade ago, a new kid named Sony made up a game called “full-frame mirrorless,” and has spent the last five years dunking on everybody else. At first, the cool kids thought this game was dumb and they were happy to let Sony play by itself. Then, as the game caught on, old veterans were suddenly scrambling to get in. Well, Nikon finally got in, and while its first effort isn’t perfect, it’s really pretty damn good. Read More >>

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Hands On With Amazon’s New Alexa Devices Coming to the UK

We schlepped over to sunny Seattle for Amazon's big Alexa launch, and we know you're dying to know whether the new Echo products are any good. They're not all coming to the UK (at least not initially), but we got our hands on all the ones that are. Here are our first impressions. Read More >>

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The Unthinkable Is a Weird Movie Whose Ambition Wildly Outweighs Its Quality

“Unthinkable” is, conveniently, the perfect way to describe The Unthinkable, a brash, bold, film directed by a five-man Swedish film collective called Crazy Pictures. It’s a movie that’s wildly, comically unpredictable in ways that are both very good and very bad. Read More >>