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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can’t even find the time to do laundry. Read More >>

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Joanna Lumley and EE Hosting 360-Degree Triv-VR Quiz

The BAFTAs are set to take place this Sunday, hosted by Joanna Lumley with EE as the headline sponsor. Which is great! Good for them. What's more interesting at this point, however, is that EE will be commemorating the occasion with a brand new 360-degree movie trivia quiz show - also hosted by Lumely. Read More >>

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Flying Car Crashes Into Building, Pilot and Passenger Survive

On Monday, video surfaced on Reddit showing a SkyRunner “flying car” crashing into a building. And while the video is certainly horrifying, there wasn’t any context for the accident—just the typical Reddit jokes. But we just learned more from SkyRunner. Thankfully, both the pilot and the passenger survived. Read More >>

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Man Spends Months Building a Giant Sphere of Matches and Then Spectacularly Sets It on Fire

If you glue two matches together, you’ll find the sticks won’t be parallel to each other because the match heads at the top are slightly thicker. If you keep on going, and eventually glue 42,000 of them together, you’ll end up with a giant sphere that produces a fantastic chain reaction of fire when you light a single match. Read More >>

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Watch VFX Wizards Make All the Magic in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

It’s doubtful if any of the Harry Potter books could have been turned into movies without the benefit of modern visual effects techniques. And while so much of what you see in blockbuster movies is created by a computer now, it’s fun to see the old-school, on-set tricks used to make films like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them before the VFX are added. Read More >>

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I Can’t Stop Laughing at These Ski Robots Falling Down

If you saw that video of a robot skilfully opening a door yesterday, you might think that the robot uprising is just around the corner. But this new video of skiing robots falling on their faces might help you sleep at night. Or at least give you a good laugh. Read More >>

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How Many Iconic Movies Can Your Brain Spot as 1,000,000 Frames Flash by in Five Minutes?

There are some movie scenes that are so iconic, so memorable, that even if you only catch a glimpse of a single frame, you’ll still instantly recognise the film. So what are the movies that made the biggest impression on your mind? Just watch this short film, which crams a million different movie frames into five minutes, to find out. Read More >>

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I Would Switch to This ’80s Parody of Siri for the Hilariously Awful Synthesised Voice

Siri continues to trail behind assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, but I would switch back to Apple’s AI in a heartbeat if it had the same terribly synthesised voice as it does in this parody revealing what Siri would have been like on ‘80s desktop PCs. Read More >>

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A Giant Version of Pong Played With Feet Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

The most entertaining part of watching the modern Olympics is hoping you catch some kind of drama, scandal, or debacle. And while the IOC has hoped that the addition of new sports like mixed doubles curling will breathe new life into the games, the Olympics should instead introduce sports like mixed doubles interactive Pong—now that I’d stay up late to watch. Read More >>

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Need a Primer On All Things Wakanda? Try This New Black Panther Trailer

With just a day to go, Marvel has released another trailer/featurette for the film, this one focusing on the world of Black Panther—the major players, the conflicts at play, and the comics history that informs it. Featuring commentary from the film’s crew and staff, this trailer walks you through everything you need to know walking into the Afro-futurist superhero epic. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Look Directly Into a Jet Engine

We’re hoping that common sense stops the vast majority of people from trying to look into the business end of a jet engine while it’s blasting out incredibly hot exhaust. But since there are people out there intentionally eating washing powder pods, here’s a fun demonstration that shows what a running jet engine will do to your face. Read More >>

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This Is What It Feels Like to Rocket Downhill at 90 MPH During Olympic Skeleton Racing

Remember the feelings of thrill and terror when you launched your sled down a steep snow-covered hill? American Skeleton racer John Daly has been doing that competitively for 15 years, but his sled, which slides down an ice-covered bobsled using a pair of metal runners, can actually hit speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Read More >>

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A £360 PC and an AI Did a Way Better Job Erasing Henry Cavill’s Justice League Moustache Than Expensive VFX

There’s a long list of things wrong with the Justice League movie, not the least of which being the hasty and poorly-executed digital removal of Henry Cavill’s moustache that he couldn’t shave during the film’s reshoots. But not to worry, some random dude on the internet with a $500 (~£356) used PC and a world-changing AI just fixed at least one part of that film. Read More >>

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In Venom’s First Trailer, Venom Is Nowhere to Be Found

After months of secrecy and uncertainty about just what Sony’s Venommight look and feel like on the big screen, the first trailer has finally dropped. Read More >>

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Watching a Keyboard Melt Away in Acetone Is Equal Parts Disgusting and Satisfying

No matter what you do for a living, there’s a very good chance that at least some part of your job involves pecking away at a computer keyboard. That’s not going to change anytime soon, but watching a plastic keyboard melt away in a pool of acetone at least provides some cathartic satisfaction. Read More >>