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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

As we discussed earlier this week the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is coming to Sydney starting June 3 at the Powerhouse Museum. It's a celebration of all things Sherlock and will also feature a one-of-kind interactive mystery that all visitors can take part in.

We're offering Gizmodo readers a chance to win early tickets to the exhibition*. Think you can solve a puzzle or three? Jump on in.

*It's also a unique chance to prove that Gizmodo readers are smarter than Kotaku readers.

Oh my god. Since Mad Max: Fury Road was essentially just a linear car chase scene that went in one direction and then turned around and went back in the other direction, can you imagine how perfect a side scrolling video game it would make? Add all the crazy vehicles and the weapons and Furiosa and it would be the perfect video game to play.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stretch Apple's formula to much greater sizes than ever before, while bringing a potentially game-changing mobile payments option alongside typical upgrades like processors and cameras. They have got a slick new design, and boast the latest version of iOS as well. What do the critics with advance access think of all these changes?

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that's much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realise how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we're here!

In a move that will probably backfire instantly thanks to the always lovely denizens of the internet, Yelp is now allowing you to send messages directly to business owners. All of your questions, comments, and trolls can now directly filter into the inbox of the restaurant or plumber or day care you would like to express your appreciation or hatred toward.

The Wall Street Journal has just confirmed that Google will be purchasing Titan Aerospace, the same high-altitude drone startup that Facebook had been in talks with earlier this year. While we can't be sure yet what Google plans to do with its new high-flying toys, it's hard not to worry that, in addition to connecting the world over, this means a lot more potential information at Google's fingertips.

Here's the thing about chocolate chip cookies: they're delicious. Here's another thing: unless you're a professional baker maestro who bakes a batch everyday and tweaks their cookie recipe after every time to adjust the flavour, it's going to be hard to come up with the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's a numbers game, you just don't bake enough to figure out exactly what works. Not anymore. Not with this machine. This is perfection.