Kite Man, failing to read the room. (Image: DC Universe)

In Defence of Kite Man, Harley Quinn’s High-Flying Himbo

In basically all of his incarnations in DC’s comic books, Charles “Chuck” Brown (commonly known as Kite Man) has been a C-tier villain soaring through Gotham City’s skies before being brought down by Batman, particularly strong unexpected gusts of wind, or in the case of Tom King’s Batman run, a…

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How To Play Classic PC Games On Windows 10

If you’re struggling to get older PC games playing on your computer, there are a couple of solutions you can try. These are our favourite methods for running old computer games when you’re looking for that sweet nostalgia hit.

From left: Hook, Shazam, and Spy Kids. (Photo: TriStar Pictures,Photo: DC Entertainment,Image: Dimension Films)

15 Movies That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Being an adult is hard nowadays. There’s the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, further escalated by bad behaviour and even worse policy decisions. Sometimes, you just need to go back to the days when things weren’t nearly as complicated — even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Here are…

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My Friend Died From This. How Can You Take This So Lightly?

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and…

Ben Shapiro speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Centre. (Photo: Rich Polk/Politicon, Getty Images)

Facebook Confirms Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire Has Been Very, Very Bad

Popular Information recently exposed how the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro’s right-wing news aggregator, was able to get an unusually high engagement rate on Facebook, even though the website publishes far fewer articles than other major publications and does no original reporting of its own. Through a network of five large…

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Court Rules Facebook Widgets Can Be Considered Wiretaps

For a long time, different people would typically give you different answers about which Silicon Valley giant is, definitively, The Worst. Recently though, Facebook seems to be the name that comes up first in a lot of people’s minds, for any number of reasons. Maybe it’s the way the company’s…

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Tape Storage Could Soon Crush Hard Drives With 400TB Capacities

If you’ve got a mountain of digital data to store but don’t necessarily need to access it every day, tape cartridges are the way to go. Twelve terabytes of storage will set you back about $200 these days, but in the coming years, Fujifilm believes it can push the technology…

Studying Cancer In Tasmanian Devils Could Help Fight Human Diseases

Emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, usually come from non-human animals. However our understanding of most animals’ immune systems is sadly lacking as there’s a shortfall in research tools for species other than humans and mice. Our research published today in Science Advances details cutting edge immunology tools we developed to…

This Formula E Team Has A Totally Awesome Livery Designed By An 11-Year-Old

In a recent contest which paired the Envision Virgin Formula E team with award-winning illustrator Rob Biddulph and National Geographic Kids, children 13 and under were given the opportunity to draw a climate change-influenced Formula E livery. And the winner would get their livery on a real Formula E car….

Lego’s Art Range Lets You Build Portraits of Famous People

Lego has branched out a lot over the years, but recently it’s really going hard on the adult Lego fans. you know, the ones that actually have the money to spend on the extravagant (and expensive) things the company produces. The latest is called Lego Art, and it lets you…

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It Looks Like Google Is Killing Chrome’s Unofficial Forced Dark Mode

In recent builds of Chrome for Android, Google provided a hidden option that allowed users to force dark mode onto websites that would normally feature bright white backgrounds. Sadly, based on updated settings from the Canary build for next version of Chrome (86), it appears Google is dropping support for…

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I Miss the Sony Watchman

A lifelong obsession with technology has left me with drawers full of gadgets, many of which I don’t even remember buying. But the very first? That memory remains crystal clear. It was a Sony, one of the company’s first truly pocket-friendly portable TVs, and it remains one of my favourite…

Jean-Luc Picard, ready to engage once more. (Photo: CBS)

Another Star Trek: TNG Star Has Hopes to Appear in Picard

Orange Is the New Black’s Julie Lake and Liz Storm are taking on mermaid violence for a new show. Get a look at Lucifer’s noir-tinged episode. Plus, a glimpse at Shudder’s latest exorcist horror, what’s to come on Stargirl, and a look at NBC’s sci-fi pilot Debris. Spoilers now!

Tomica Put Weapons-Grade Nostalgia In These Excellent Car Model Sets

I squealed like a kid waiting for NSYNC to come onstage in the year 2000 when I saw this toy Civic. That’s the first pop music reference that came into my head, which should explain why my nostalgia for this era of Hondas is strong. (I’m old.) Also, you have to…