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Presto's Latest Ad Cries Havoc, Lets Slip Dogs Of Netflix War

Video: Expect to never see Naomi Watts in a Netflix Original ever: here she is in Presto’s latest campaign dissing the living hell out of the US streaming service.


The Science And The Fiction Behind Blade Runner

Science — or strange permutations of it at least — is everywhere in the cinema. At any one time on movie screens around the world, humans are being threatened by lethal viruses, cured from terminal illness by miracle elixirs, rendered superhuman with bionic limbs or made obsolete by robots possessing artificial intelligence.


Dick Smith Is Selling The [Update: All Gone!] UE Boom For $99

Want a great, powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker at an alluring price? Courtesy of a crazy eBay sale, Dick Smith is selling the Ultimate Ears Boom for literally half the price of its $198 RRP.


Only Magic Could Make This Hermione Granger Figure So Lifelike

The level of detail and realism in action figures has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but it’s still hard not to be flabbergasted by this sixth-scale Hermione Granger. Has anyone seen Emma Watson lately? Because there’s a good chance there’s a curse trapping her inside this figure.


I'm Getting Completely Lost In Discovery's Beautiful VR Projects

The Discovery Channel, home of sharks and professional pyromaniacs, has a lot of cool stuff to show off. So it makes complete sense to cherry-pick some of the best moments, and package them into bite-size VR experiences.


Destroying 2000 Bullets Is Like Popping The Most Explosive Popcorn

Video: Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn.


When Robots Get Wasted

Mind-altering substances are buckets of fun for humans, but what about for robots? An excellent article at Hopes and Fears wondered if our future robot overlords are going to spend their weekends getting baked out of their minds. (Spoiler: We’re not sure.) But for me, the article raised an even more pressing question: What would a robot on drugs even look like?


'Sexting' Is Just A New Name For A Very Old Activity (NSFW)

In 2011, a remarkable and distinctly erotic 17th century portrait of Nell Gwyn was put up for sale by her descendants. It shows Gwyn, an actress who was one of Charles II’s mistresses for more than a decade, washing a string of sausages with her breasts exposed.


A Drone Hovering In Place Took These Perfect Timelapses Of Earth's Surface

Most of us have grown jaded to the lovely high-res video that drones deliver these days, which is so ubiquitous that it’s being used to recruit pledges to Greek life. Here’s something to restore your sense of wonder.


This Excellent Music Clip Mixes Claymation With Classic 80s Cinema (NSFW)

This five-minute video, put together by director, writer and clay animator Lee Hardcastle, is the music clip for GUNSHIP’s new synth track “Tech Noir”. Along with being a great tune, it’s the perfect fodder for a nostalgia-filled trip back to the 1980s, particularly the films that ruled the era.


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