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What We Talk About When We Talk About LOL

Emojis may be destined to replace words as our default form of communication, but there is one universal, nuanced expression no beaming yellow ball will ever be able to replace: the lols. The has. The translation of laughter to text.


Sony Australia Wants To Know The Colour Of This PlayStation Gamepad

I think we’re all sick of hearing about a certain dress and its ongoing conflict with the colour spectrum. Sony Australia couldn’t help but get a laugh in however with this tweet during the height of the apparel’s perception-bending popularity.


4G LTE-A Speeds Explained With 'Cooking Detonation Velocity Dumplings'

Japan’s mobile service provider DoCoMo has a way of explaining technology so anyone can understand, especially if you like dumplings. (And seriously, who doesn’t?) I can’t say for sure what’s happening in this video, but I do know that DoCoMo’s “premium” 4G can reach around 225Mb/s, by combining pork mince and cabbage… wait, that’s not right.


Everything That Could Possibly Go Wrong With The Apple Car In One 'Leaked' Ad

Maps that take you off a bridge and into a river. No windows. Bad battery life. This is everything that could go wrong with the so-called Apple Car in one “leaked” ad.


Ease The Wait For Game Of Thrones Season 5 With This Blooper Video

Even with just over a month left until the premiere of season five of Game of Thrones, it still feels like an eternity away. You could spend the interim watching the whole series again, reading the books, or even staging mock meetings of the Small Council in your living room. It’s all old-hat though compared to this new blooper reel featuring Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage.


Watch John Oliver Give Australia A Big Pat On The Back For Its Plain Cigarette Packaging Laws

Video: Ever since Australia introduced its controversial plain packaging laws for cigarettes, it has been copping flak for it from big tobacco. Research has found that the move is working in Australia, but the fight is far from over, as John Oliver points out in the grand return of Last Week Tonight.


This Is The Only Review Of A Thermomix You Ever Need To See

Video: Meet Kate and Kate. They’re the stars of a new Aussie YouTube comedy series about cooking, and despite the fact that might sound boring, it’s actually one of the funniest things I’ve ever watched. The Katering Show’s take on the Thermomix is excellent, and will brighten your Friday afternoon. #thankgizitsfriday


Star Trek Versus Star Wars Is The Trailer We Had To Have

There’s not really much to the seemingly eternal Star Wars or Star Trek argument. Both are set in space but, really, they’re different styles of science fiction with their pros and cons. That said, we can still have a little fun setting them against each other — literally. You know, Star Destroyers blowing up the Enterprise and all that.


Penn And Teller Explain Why Anti-Vaccination Is Bullshit In 90 Seconds

If you’ve got any common sense, you’ll be rightly annoyed by the building wave of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids at the moment. So far it has caused an outbreak of measles at Disneyland and it’s likely to cause more outbreaks as rates of vaccination in kids continues to fall. Magicians, comedians and champions of common sense, Penn and Teller, decided enough was enough, and will now show you why the theories behind anti-vaccination are bullshit.


Watch Conan O'Brien Take Down Some Russians With Archer

Video: Being a talk show host can be a dangerous business. Especially when you have to interview the world’s greatest secret agent. In this very clever bit of animation, Conan O’Brien interviews Agent Sterling Archer.