Tis the season for new TV shows, and ABC's latest pilot pick-up is about refugees from the future as an allegory for the struggles in modern immigration. In other words, South Park did it.
Next week finally brings the premiere of Riverdale, a show we've been dying to see more of ever since the pilot was shown at Comic-Con. It will be premiering in Australia on Netflix January 27, the same day as the US. But, in case the trailers did not make this abundantly clear, this is not the Archie you might expect it to be. Here's a rundown of the major players as they are in the comics and how the show has chosen to reinterpret them! (Short answer: Weirdly.)
When it comes to affordable smartphones with high-end hardware, it's hard to go past Xiaomi and in particular, its Mi5. Of course, you had to look past the lack of Band 28 and the risks associated with ordering overseas, but if these factors didn't bother you, the Mi5 is as bang-for-your-buck as mobiles get. Rumours abound regarding the Mi6, with recent news suggesting it'll follow in its predecessor's footsteps — mostly.
Bot accounts are the bane of Twitter. The automated accounts that are often characterised by the default egg icon can wreak all sorts of havoc and totally turn the tide on topics that are trending. In a new paper, researchers discovered a bot army of 350,000 accounts that all had one thing in common: a love of Star Wars novels.
They say the best camera is the one you have with you, but the same must go for tools. What's the point of filling a home workshop full of expensive equipment when it's all but useless when you walk out the door every morning? SOG's new multi-tool belt buckles are like having an always-accessible toolbox secretly holding up your pants.
Video: Man, cats are so dang smart that they can pretty much replace actors in movies these days. I'm watching this wonderful scene reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back and I'm not sure I even miss the real Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. OK, I guess Darth Vader is still way more badarse than any cat, but the cat actor playing Luke is hilariously good. The crawl back, the clinging to the post, the scream... it's so perfect.
Video: Our favourite puppeteer Barnaby Dixon is back with a kickarse puppet raptor that packs so many moves that it totally feels like it has its own mind. The tail wags back and forth independently, the mouth opens and closes with ferocity and the body and arms move as naturally as anything you've seen in Jurassic Park.