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Curiously, Dark Phoenix appears to borrow a certain degree of aesthetic inspiration from Brett Ratner’s unfortunate X-Men: The Last Stand, a film that really only paid lip service to the classic Dark Phoenix saga.

Fox now has a second chance to tell Jean Grey’s iconic story, but a new Dark Phoenix clip makes it seem as if the studio might have looked at The Last Stand and said “Eh, it wasn’t that bad. Let’s try doing some of that again.”

We are in the midst of a pretty historic moment. Leaping ahead of the competition, Waymo has announced that its self-driving cars will no longer use a human safety driver while they are tested on the roads of Phoenix. But the even bigger news is that the company is gearing up to launch the first commercial driverless taxi service. Yup, the time has come.

Phoenix, Arizona, is a famously fast-growing city. But, instead of growing up, the city has almost uniformly grown out, with terracotta-tiled subdivisions consuming the adjacent desert at a frightening rate: some estimates claim its suburbs grew an acre per hour during the early 2000s housing boom.

HP’s launched a new range of consumer-centric laptops and desktops, including the glow-in-the-dark phoenix, touch screen all-in-ones and ultraportable models.

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Over the last few weeks here on Giz, the Mars Phoenix Lander, already a prolific Twitterer, became the first spacecraft to blog from its cold, unforgiving home tens of millions of miles away on Mars as its mission came to end--culminating in a touching goodbye this past Monday. As some of you may have guessed (and, for the rest of you, hate to burst the bubble), Phoenix had some help. Meet JPL's Manager of News Services Veronica McGregor, the voice of Mars Phoenix Lander.

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If you are reading this, then my mission is probably over.

This final entry is one that I asked be posted after my mission team announces they've lost contact with me. Today is that day and I must say good-bye, but I do it in triumph and not in grief.