George R.R. Martin Re-Reads His First Published Work: A Fan Letter to Marvel Comics

When he’s not ruthlessly killing off our favorite A Song of Ice and Fire characters off left right and center, George R. R. Martin spends his time being one of the most adorable fanboys around.

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The Best Cooler Is RTIC’s Soft Pack

RTIC’s Soft Pack froze out the competition in this week’s Co-Op, taking the title of your favorite cooler.

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Even the World’s Largest Internet Companies Get Phished, Just Like Your Grandma

If you’ve ever been duped by a phishing scam, you can feel a little less stupid about it today, because you’ve been joined in that sad club by Google and Facebook.

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The Circle Director Had to Create the Biggest, Best Tech Company Ever, and Make a Movie Too

Creating a fictional company that’s basically Facebook, Google, and Apple rolled into one is no easy task. We know those brands. We live those brands. But in The Circle, co-writer and director James Ponsoldt had to do just that and so much more.

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Cassini’s First Grand Finale Images Are Stunning—But What Are We Really Looking At?

It was 11:56 pm Wednesday night when a Deep Space Network receiver picked up a signal from NASA’s Cassini orbiter as it emerged from its first trip through the gap between Saturn and the gas giant’s rings. In the ensuing data came pictures of the planet’s north pole and cloud tops from only 1,800 miles (3000…

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Injustice 2’s Darkseid Doesn’t Need His Hands to Kick Your Butt

Look at that stance! The utter disdain! The Lord of Apokolips is going to be smug as all get-out when the next DC Comics fighting game hits next month.

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Dark Patterns: How Websites Trick You Into Giving Up Your Privacy

Open up a web browser or power up a smartphone—pretty much essential for modern-day living—and you’re walking straight into a privacy minefield. That much you know. Especially after the news earlier this week that Unroll.me, a popular service that lets you unsubscribe from multiple email lists with a single click, was…

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Uber Will Finally Let You Delete Your Account Without Begging

After weeks of bad press, Uber finally did something that isn’t totally dishonest or gross. The popular ride-hailing service said today that it’s going to make life easier for people who want to delete their Uber accounts permanently by letting them do it from within the app.

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A Closer Look at Donald Trump’s Magic Coke Delivery Button

It’s been 99 days since reality TV star Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and he’s really shaken things up in Washington. So far, with Republican control of Congress, he’s repealed Obamaca—ah, shit, never mind. Well, he did pass that comprehensive tax reform he promised. Oh, wait, I guess he didn’t do that…

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If You Could Only Die in Sudden Accidents, How Long Would You Live?

Imagine a world in which the only possible way to die was through a sudden accident, such as a car crash, falling down the stairs, or getting struck by lighting. How long could we expect to live in such a world? According to an eye-opening simulation, a very, very, long time, indeed.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: the tunes, the rows – discuss with spoilers

Did you spot the big twist coming? Does the music paper over narrative cracks? Has there ever been a more engaging all-CGI character than Baby Groot?

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Marvel’s latest episode is a palpable hit with the critics, with a more-than-decent 87 per cent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes compared with 91% for the smash hit original. Here’s a chance to give your verdict on the movie’s key talking points.

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I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The ThinkPad was a lot of people’s first computer. Early ThinkPads were built like a tank and ran smooth like a spinning…

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The Deadpool Movie Could’ve Had a Lot More Sex in It

One of the most memorable moments in Deadpool is unquestionably the “Sex Every Holiday” montage between Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and Vanessa Carlisle (Monica Baccarin). While it had plenty of special themed boning, spanning the length of an entire year, turns out it there was a lot more sex we didn’t get to see.

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The Archie Gang, Just Watching Some Murder

You may have noticed there’s a lot of love for Riverdale, the CW’s insane Archie TV show. There’s just something special about taking the ultimate family-friendly Archie characters and forcing them to deal with murder, probable incest, betrayal, statutory rape, the most hilariously awful parents that have possibly…

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The Circle Is Not Your Scary Future, It’s Your Boring Present

The most believable part of The Circle, which opens in theaters Friday, is the tech. Sadly, the film’s arguments surrounding privacy, which are integral to the movie’s plot, are a muddled mess, portrayed in ways that lack nuance and understanding of the world its audience is already living in.

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America Is Dropping So Many Bombs That We’re Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years that we’re running out.

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Even If You’re Sick of Julian Assange, Go See This New WikiLeaks Documentary

Risk should be a boring movie. Sure, it’s the latest documentary from Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, but it’s also about WikiLeaks. Haven’t we all had enough of Julian Assange and his cadre of world-warping weirdos? The thing is, you’ve never seen Assange like this. You’ve never seen him up close and ugly. And…

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Barking Mad Head Transplant Doctor Claims He’ll Revive Frozen Brains in Three Years

An Italian neuroscientist who says he’s planning to perform the world’s first head transplant later this year has told a German magazine that he intends to thaw a cryogenically preserved brain and transplant it in a donor body within three years. It’s a preposterous claim given the current limitations of medical…

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Diana Finds a Reason to Fight in Kickass New Wonder Woman Footage 

It’s been a while since we last got to see the Wonder Woman movie in action, and it’s still looking damn great.

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Extremely Relatable Dragonfly Fakes Her Death to Deter Horny Males

It’s a scenario many women in the room are all too familiar with: You’re sitting in the park, enjoying some R&R, when you spy a leery Y-chromosome carrier lumbering your direction, clearly looking to test the pickup line he found on Imgur last night. You could run; you could start talking loudly and to no one in…

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