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X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: "An indestructible bad ass gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a leader and stop a shape shifter from destroying the future." Yep.Read more...

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Even if he looks like a retro video game player, I can still feel my spine shivering when Hannibal Lecter comes onto screen. That's what happens when you're one of the all time creepiest, scariest characters in film history. Here is CineFix's 8-bit version of Silence of the Lambs.Read more...

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I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection.Read more...

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I've seen the future and it is math less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves math problems just by pointing your phone's camera at them. It's like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the future. Point and solve and never do math again.Read more...

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On July 15th, 1942—in the midst of World War II's long-running Battle of the Atlantic—a German U-boat and a Nicaraguan freighter were wrecked a mere 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras. Now, over seven decades later, their watery resting places have been (re)discovered.Read more...

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"Fashion icon" doesn't really begin to cover the influence of Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at 82. But you can get a sense of his outsized importance to the industry—and culture at large—from one film which managed to explain both the clothes we wear and the people who convince us to wear them.Read more...

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I think this silly animation about a giant rock creature trying to rescue a town is a hilariously dark lesson that shows how some things just aren't worth saving. Or that maybe all our work is useless. Or perhaps that bad intentions can cause good actions. Or whatever, maybe it's just a really fun CG animation.Read more...

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Makonnonen's been having a moment ever since Drake hopped on this track early this fall. Now it's Tuesday, and the video just dropped, so playing the song's appropriate. But the song works every day, always. Read more...

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I'm just posting this for two reasons. Because I find it fascinating from beginning to end—I just couldn't stop watching him prepping the cheese wheel to break it open—and because I just discovered there's a thing called Channel Cheese TV on YouTube. An entire channel about cheese! I'm doomed.Read more...

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Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households—or roughly half of the households in America—were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised . Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who broke in were wandering around the bank's servers for two months. Two whole months!Read more...

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Sports Authority is the latest source of leaked images of Fitbit's forthcoming activity trackers. An email advertisement sent to us by a tipster lists the unannounced Charge, Charge HR , and Surge trackers as available for pre-order. They're not, but it's almost certain that they will be soon.Read more...

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From smog-chomping supercities to giant penis skyscrapers , China has built its reputation on wild and wacky structures of late. But in a public speech last week, China's president made a promise to his country: "No more weird architecture." No way! Here's why we need to Keep China Weird.Read more...

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There are all kinds of dark alternate histories to think about. What if the Nazis had won World War II? What if the doomsday prophecies about 2012 had made any sense? And what if brunch had actually been called blunch?Read more...

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As a kid, winning a goldfish in a plastic baggie at the fair was the best possible prize—until they inevitably passed on within a week to that great big glass bowl in the sky. This handy little Tyvek pouch has all the fond memories, none of the deceased aquatic pet.Read more...

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Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou created these portraits of abandoned dogs minutes before being euthanized to "arouse people's awareness of animals rights." What really fucks me up is to look into their eyes knowing they didn't know what was coming up next. A stark reminder of our responsibility towards these beings.Read more...

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Ikea, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes I feel like I'll never make it out of that maze alive. That's what makes this ad from Ikea Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping hours, one of the best Halloween ads I've ever seen.Read more...

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Space may be a vacuum, but at least aboard the International Space Station, smells still have plenty of room to waft. And considering the ISS has 6 living, breathing, excreting human beings living in such close proximity, some of those smells could get to be a major problem. Fortunately, NASA's accounted for that. Read more...

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Two people were injured after a Maverick brand "flying car" crashed today in Marion County, Florida. Both reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Maverick has been involved in at least two other crashes during testing, one in 2012 and another in 2013.Read more...

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If you're going to dive head first into an already crowded market like the world of Bluetooth speakers, you better do something to make your product instantly stand out. And it looks like Bowers & Wilkins has done just that with its new T7 compact speaker featuring a stylish honeycomb design that actually helps strengthen its housing to reduce vibrations and improve its sound.Read more...

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Exercise is good for you, duh. Perhaps less obvious is all the ways physical exercise is also good for your brain—how it improves memory, creativity, mood, and more. So even if you aren't looking to brag about marathon times or show off the body of a Greek god, you still have plenty of reasons to get off your butt.Read more...

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For every Kickstarted product that succeeds and makes it into the hands of consumers, there are hundreds that don't. The Dunkin' Buddy's Kickstarter campaign unfortunately didn't succeed in raising ten grand earlier this year, but its creators realize how important its existence is to mankind, and they're determined to get it into production anyways.Read more...

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The future will be—get ready for it—normal. That's the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalog, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalog from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of today.Read more...

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Have you ever walked on a famous glacier? I thought not, but our friends at Indefinitely Wild have. Read all about it below!Read more...

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Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage e-reader is as good as it gets. We already told you that . But just how good is that new glass screen compared to the Paperwhite's plastic panel? You may (or may not!) be surprised at the difference.Read more...

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It's here! The highly anticipated Simpsons World portal is open for your entertainment. Go forth and browse all 552 episodes, find and share clips, and use the impressive search function to look up every single appearance of Sideshow Mel. But wait, there's more!Read more...

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