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When it comes to trailers that send geeks like me into meltdown, San Diego Comic Con is the time and place to get them. So sit back and enjoy all the 2016 trailers in once place.
Ron Swanson had better get his gun, because drone deliveries are now a thing. On Friday the 22nd of July, a drone dropped off a chicken sandwich, some donuts and a cup of hot coffee to wash it all down with to a family in Reno, Nevada.
If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, chances are you’ve noticed how anything stronger than a slight breeze could crack your screen. Now, Corning are back with their latest formula – Gorilla Glass 5 – which they claim is designed to better survive drops.
It's the film the whole internet is talking about! But seldom for the right reasons. Paul Feig's 2016 remake of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. The controversy surrounding this film has been... disproportionate, to put it mildly. But now that it's out, how is it?
In a rather heart-warming story, an injured penguin has been helped to walk again with a custom 3D printed boot.
Scientists in the Netherlands have created the world’s smallest hard disk by inventing a breakthrough system capable of writing bits of information onto a single atom.
As you may or may not have heard, some app company called Niantic made this app called Pokémon Go which has gained some popularity as of late. It’s a pretty standard app as they go, in that it’s terrible but still rakes in literal millions per day, and that its design was predated by some randomers years ago, who can now only watch through tear-stained eyes as the money flows right by them.
Now, as you may have seen, mad Pokémon GO stories have flooded the news – from the brainless nature of people walking out in front of cars to the weird and wonderful places people seem to be catching them.
These are just five of the crazy ones that I saw! Feel free to let me know your own in the comments.
Chloe Cowan, a 20-year-old from Kent, has been handed a three-year jail sentence and banned from using any internet-enabled device for 10 years, after pretending to be the ghost of a murdered child to launch a series of hate attacks on Twitter… Social media abuse is a common problem, but this seems to take things to a new low.
Researchers have been working to create robots that mimic human behaviour - potentially dooming us all for the future. Now, Tokyo Institute of Technology have gone one terrifying step further by building a skeleton robot and giving it human-like muscles for movement.
When it comes to Street View, Google can get quite selective to the frustration of small islands everywhere. The population of the Faroe Islands have taken matters into their own hands by strapping cameras to their sheep!
NASA recently photographed some strange sand dunes on Mars, with patterns that looked like a message in Morse code. Obviously, conspiracy theorists nearly fell out of their chairs at the vague possibility of Martian existence!
If you’re a regular online pirate in Britain, you may want to stop now. UK Government just introduced the new Digital Economy Bill, which despite public protest has increased the maximum prison sentence to ten years.
As part of the tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) block at Summer Games Done Quick, competitor ais523 used a newly found glitch for his robot to beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in JUST two seconds. Not content with ending human civilisation, it seems the cyborgs are dominating our video games too!
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A massive planet has been found more than 340 light years away, in a solar system that contains not just one sun, but three. That means this unique world experiences a sunrise and set three times every day!
So the long-awaited mobile game Pokémon Go launched on iOS and Android… But only in a certain list of countries that does not include the UK. Luckily, I’ve got a handy how-to for my fellow Britons on how to download and start playing right now!
Half-Life is a touchy subject for fans - an incredible series of games that were killed off in its prime. But now, we have ‘Hunt Down The Freeman’ to get excited about, which has recently been launched on Steam Greenlight.
The UN has condemned countries that intentionally restrict citizens’ internet access by passing a non-binding resolution - reaffirming their stance that “the same rights people have offline must also be protected online.”
James Newman has successfully built an enormous computer in the living room of his bungalow in Cambridge. Called the “Megaprocessor,” it has taken him nearly four years and £40,000 to complete this 33ft (10m) wide and 6ft (2m) high behemoth!
We’re used to seeing huge, elaborate maps and devices in Minecraft; but this one is sure to grab your attention… Requag has successfully built a Minecraft machine that plays Pokémon Fire Red for the Game Boy Advance.
After launching nearly five years ago, NASA’s Juno Mission will reach Jupiter - the most massive planet in our solar system - to find out exactly how the solar system was formed billions of years ago.
Look, I get it. You’re confused… Why did one of the nerdiest blogs on the planet attend the Kew botanical gardens? Simple - The Hive is worth its 48-tonne weight in innovation and wide-eyed fascination.
We all hate parallel parking, and there has never been a practical alternative on cars… That is until now, as William Liddiard has invented a set of omnidirectional wheels that let your car move in any direction, rotate in place and slide into a parking space!
Well, it was clear that Facebook was going in this direction… The social network has announced its next News Feed update that will mean bad news for business pages.
Sci-fi blockbuster movies based on characters from books and comic books with super powers are among the most popular currently being produced by Hollywood.
Each of the big characters has powers that differentiate them from the rest and grab our attentions, and most of us wish we could apply those powers to our lives sometimes. These are five times when movie super powers would be really handy in real life.
When it comes to DIY inventor projects, they vary from productive innovation to dangerously awesome. The X-Men inspired “Cyclops Visor” that lets you shoot flames from your eyes is definitely the latter.
Delivered hauntingly slow and with sonic menace, Native Gold’s brand new EP “A Man We All Admire” appeared in my inbox and I haven’t stopped listening to it since!
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of annoyingly harassing texts, chances are you are used to blocking phone numbers or have a script full of noncommittal responses. But what if you really can’t be bothered to deal with that anymore? Burner is here to help with Ghostbot - a bot that will blow off any creepers for you.
Have you ever wondered what a comet smells like? Of course you have, we all have. Well now, science has the answer. They smell like cat’s piss, as well as rotten eggs and bitter almonds. What exactly is that like, you wonder? Worry not, scientists are turning it into a perfume.