The Secret History of Cosplay [Video]

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  Cosplay used to be a niche hobby. Now it’s a global multi-billion dollar industry. Never underestimate the power of fandom. ‪#‎SDCC‬ [Timeline]

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2016 Cosplay in Pictures [Gallery]

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Another year, another amazing edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the Geek Mecca of all geek conventions! Unfortunately, we had no one from staff on site this year, but thanks to a few very generous photographers who gave us their permission to feature their photos, we have a fantastic picture gallery for you guys today! Many […]

All Four Generations, Side by Side: A Journey Through Time

Behold: Granted, it might be kind of cumbersome, but that would be cool to have at your house. Imagine having all the gaming generations represented with all the different systems? I think that may have just been added to my bucket list. Editor’s note: And mine too! They’d all have to go in the basement […]

Star Trek and Buffy: Adult Coloring Books Just Keep Getting Cooler and Cooler

I will be completely honest with you all here. When the “adult coloring book” phase first hit I was kind of taken aback by it. Adults sitting at a table coloring quietly for hours made no sense to me. Then I remembered that adulting sucks, and coloring is the perfect escape from that. True stress […]

The Socioeonomic Impact of Pokémon Go

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Youtuber Marcus Beard takes a look at the socioeconomic impact of Pokémon Go, from improved health, to forcing people to get out of their comfort zone by forcing them to go out. [karpathyz]

This Light Bulb Has Been Burning for 115 Years!

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The Centennial Bulb has been running for 115 years! It has gone through 2 world wars, the development of the atomic bomb, the moon landing, 25 different Zelda games, and a lot more! When you think that current incandescent bulbs run for about 1000 hours, and this one has been going on for over 1 […]

LISTEN: J.R.R. Tolkien Reading and Singing from The Lord of the Rings

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Here is a rare recording featuring J.R.R Tolkien reading excerpts from The Lord of the Rings and singing “Sam’s Rhyme of The Troll.” If you’ve never heard Tolkien’s voice before, now is your chance! [Brain Picker]

The Lord of the Rings: Random Facts That Every Fan Should Know – Part VIII

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Previously: Lord of the Rings Random Facts Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7 [Source: 9GAG]

What Happened Before History? The Origins of Humanity [Science Video]

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Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. For those interested in learning more about the origins of humanity, be sure to read Sapiens: A Brief History […]

Magic Is Real: Iron Giant is Playing in Theaters Again!

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I had heard about a re-release of Iron Giant during 2015, but had no idea of anything other than that. Meanwhile, today I am writing about the amazing film and while Googling it, found (and crappily screen-capped and circled) the simple fact that The Iron Giant is playing at a movie theater not very far […]

Do You Pronounce it GIF or JIF? No, You Pronounce it “ZHAIF” [Video]

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That settles the argument once and for all… or does it? So. Whether you like it or not, when you say the word G-I-F, especially on the internet, people are gonna talk about it. Some will correct you, some will correct the people correcting you, it’s the same conversation every time. Over and over and […]

“First Law” Robot Acts Like A Prick

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A robot that can “decide” to harm humans is the latest attempt to provoke debate about artificial intelligence. But it’s debatable whether there’s any intelligence involved. The “First Law” robot is the work of Alexander Reben, a designer at University of Berkely, California who “designs robots and novel interfaces to explore our evolving relationship with technology.” […]