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The 12 Steps That Basically Every Hero In A Movie Goes Through

Video: It’s pretty simple even if we don’t want to acknowledge it: movies are pretty much set up all the same and a hero’s journey roughly follows a pretty universal 12-step process. Or at least that’s what Iskander Krayenbosch thinks in his animation The Hero’s Journey. He deftly utilises characters from popular movies to prove his point for each step.


How A Giant Lift Harnesses Gravity To Move Boats

You’re probably aware that normal elevators make use of counterweights, which reduce the amount of energy it takes to move people up and down skyscrapers with slightly frightening speed. But when it comes to moving hundred-ton boats, a little more precision is required.


Google's New Family Plan For Music Is A Damn Good Deal

Google just announced a “Family Plan” for Google Play Music. For just $US15 a month, you get up to six accounts that family members can use on any device. The plan will even keep each preferences and recommendations. That’s a pretty good deal.


Ask Gizmodo: Which New LCD TV Should I Buy?

Hi Gizmodo, I am looking for a new TV and thought you may be able to help. I’m considering either a Samsung UA60H7000 (factory second with 5yr warranty) for $1850, or an LG 60LF6300 new, with 1 year warranty for $1800. I can’t work out which is the better buy! Would you be able to help me? Cheers, Sam.


Everyone Thinks Sam Smith's New Bond Tune Is Rubbish

We’re just weeks away from the release of the latest James Bond epic Spectre, and now we know what the theme music will be. This time around the film-makers have opted to commission Sam Smith (the singer, not the beer as everyone knows that Bond drinks Martinis), and he’s come up with a track titled “Writing’s On The Wall”.


This Supercut Of People Destroying Their Phones Is Oddly Satisfying

Video: I smashed my phone last night. We’ve all done it. You miss a pocket or get a case of butterfingers and the next thing you know you texting on a piece of abstract art. The new iPhone is out though and I’ve heard it has a better screen.


8 Reasons Why The Tokyo Olympics Will Be The Most Futuristic Ever

In 1964, the last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the nation revealed one of the biggest mic drops in transportation history: the debut of the shinkansen, the world-famous bullet train that became a Japanese icon. The first high-speed train in the world, it spurred similar technology to spread to Europe and other East Asian nations, paving the way for current maglev trains and, arguably, the Hyperloop.


So Netflix's Newest Series Is Black Mirror, What Are Some Plot Lines You Want To See?

The rumours are true, Charlie Brooker’s tech-fi thriller Black Mirror is returning as a new Netflix original series. And it will likely be just as thought-provoking and chilling as the original.


Watch A Guy Use 90 Instruments To Play A Single Song

Video: How many instruments can you name off the top of your head. Fifteen? Twenty? If you just got to 25 and you’re patting yourself on the back right now, slow down: The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is home to over 6000.


How Did Language Begin?

Video: There are many theories on how human language began. Some think it may have started from imitating sounds that already exist in real life. Others think it could have started with our sounds that come from natural reactions (pain, etc.). Or it could have been grunts and noises made when needed to work together. Or maybe even out of love.


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