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How to unlock YouTube’s secret Dark Mode


With this hack, you can unlock a mode on YouTube that changes the layout and the background. Read more…

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The force was strong with these ‘Star Wars’ Half Marathon runners


“May the course be with you.”

Those five words are sure to pump up any of the Star Wars-loving runners who participated in runDisney’s Star Wars

This ‘Game of Thrones’ statue is the stuff nightmares are made of


The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones Season 6 — aka “Battle of the Bastards” — was traumatic for a number of reasons: Rickon Stark was murdered in front of his brother and a bunch of random soldiers just because he doesn’t know how to zig-zag; Jon Snow was almost crushed to death by a heaving mass of bodies; Ramsay Bolton was eaten alive by his dogs, and, oh yeah, someone was inspired by it to make a statue that looks like this:

Maybe he caught sight of his own statue?

Maybe he caught sight of his own statue?

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We need to talk about Luke’s last words in the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer


Luke Skywalker is finally talking again … and what he has to say might shock you.

The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer finishes with a dramatic voiceover from Mark Hamill in character as Luke. “I only know one truth,” he declares. “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Say what?

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork


Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they’re even more fun to animate.

Kajetan Obarski (a.k.aKiszkiloszki) is an Amsterdam-based animator who specialises in turning artistic masterpieces into spectacularly surreal short animations.

“I just collect objects, paintings, pictures from the public domain and then I create animations,” Obarski said. “I do my own photos and my own digital works for…

There’s more to tech stock photography than hokey gold bitcoins


A few weeks ago, I was snarky about stock imagery on the internet.

I was looking for photos of “people coding,” and the options were decidedly bad — think word clouds and whiteboards. But how would I go about translating such an ephemeral idea into visual form? Honestly, I had no idea.

Stock imagery has played a significant role in developing the visual language of technology. If you imagine all hackers wear black and…

In the first ‘Rogue One’ script, these two characters survived


This post discusses the ending of Rogue One. Stop reading now if you care about that sort of thing and you somehow still haven’t seen it.

Three months after it was released in theaters, it’s fair to say the ending of Rogue One is no longer a spoiler: Everyone in the Rogue One team dies in the process of getting the Death Star plans.

The Statue of Liberty went dark and the timing is just too perfect


America always has to do things up big, and it’s no different when it comes to metaphors.

On Tuesday evening, people across New York City began tweeting that the normally well-lit Lady Liberty had gone dark.

The theories flew fast on social media, but most suggested the iconic statue went off duty early in sympathy with International Women’s Day and the global strikes planned for Wednesday. And why not? She…

Fishermen stumble upon a 16-foot manta ray while out at sea


It’s a “sea monstah.”

The Outcast Sport Fishing crew was chartering off the coast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina when they came across a massive sea monster: a 16-foot manta ray, which is basically a giant swimming bird.

After cruising alongside the giant to snap some photos, the manta ray eventually swam off, completely unfazed by the crowd of alien onlookers. Read more…

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Trevor Noah says 2016 was so bad ‘that it just never ended’


Ask Trevor Noah and he’ll tell you: President Donald Trump has been a blessing for comedy. Noah’s brand of comedy in particular.

Trump’s election has been nothing but a momentum-changer for the comedian from South Africa, boosting The Daily Show‘s ratings up 7% from this time last year, according to Nielsen, which says he ended January with 1.4 million total average nightly viewers.

But the heir to Jon Stewart’s nightly political sature has a lot else going on, too: His book Born a Crime…