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Australians Should Be Allowed To Circumvent Geoblocking: Productivity Commission

Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to defeat the efforts of companies like Netflix and HBO that stop them from accessing digital content libraries from other countries. That’s the thrust of a Productivity Commission draft report into overhauling Australia’s existing copyright laws that has just been released.


A Guide To Marvel's Original Civil War Saga, Which Was Not Good

We couldn’t be more excited about Captain America: Civil War, but we also couldn’t be less enthused with its source material. The comic event was epic, but it was also a mess, where Iron Man inexplicably became a supervillianous arsehole. Here’s a guide to Marvel’s original Civil War that shows why we’re glad to see the movie seems to only be taking its name, and little else.


Everyone Is Scared Of Something In These New Star Trek Beyond Photos 

The next trailer for Star Trek Beyond is still a few weeks away, but several new photos from the July release have just hit the web and it looks like everyone is really, really scared. (Well, everyone except director Justin Lin.)


Incredible Touchscreen Mirror Will Even Hail You A Taxi While You Get Dressed

Smart mirrors aren’t new. But this is the very first one where I reflexively reached into my wallet and threw money at the screen.


There's Only One Way You Could Personally Visit An Exoplanet

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace”, or go to warp speed. Travelling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long, long nap.


Dystopian Rabbit Masterpiece Watership Down Returns As A New Animated Series

Richard Adams’ beloved novel — and the infamously traumatising 1978 animated adaptation — about a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In? Better roles for female characters. Out? Apparently, some of the novel’s shocking moments of brutality.


Here's How You Play The New Labyrinth Board Game

Remember that new Labyrinth board game from a few weeks ago? Had absolutely no idea how it would play? Join the club. Well, join it temporarily, because once you’ve watched this video, you’ll be officially kicked out.


Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Animated Movies You Should Watch Again

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week it’s time to reminisce with movies you’ve probably seen a hundred times before. Australian streaming services rarely have the latest movies, but they do have decent back catalogues — here are some of the best animated movies that you’ve already watched but should again.


Astonishing Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows How The Jungle Book Was Filmed In Downtown LA

Video: It’s been a few weeks since Disney’s Jungle Book was released — and we still can’t quite believe the whole thing was filmed in a downtown LA warehouse. Now Disney is peeling back the curtain and showing us just how this incredible spectacle was created.


Pied Piper's Compression Code From HBO's Silicon Valley, Compiled

The third season of HBO’s Silicon Valley is now under way and if you caught the first episode, you would have noticed a snippet of Pied Piper’s valuable compression code towards the end of the show. Turns out this code actually compiles, though the output isn’t what you might expect.


8 Star Wars Mysteries That Were Better Left Unsolved

The old Star Wars Expanded Universe’s defining trait was its ability to cast a light on the darkest corners of the galaxy far, far away, fleshing out the universe of the movies. Sometimes it did this to great effect, while sometimes it got a bit silly. Here are eight Star Wars mysteries the EU solved that should have been left alone.


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