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The Visual Effects Behind This Year's Two Biggest Biblical Epics


Both Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings are epic films filled huge numbers of visual effects. And even though Noah is more fantastical than Exodus is supposed to be, there were a number of similarities.

It Comes Out of Space Itself to Eat Planets


The warning signs were all there: the slow accumulation of orange gasses visible at night, the gradual brightening of the two spots that will become eyes, and the dark clouds and energy nets that surround your home planet.

At $23, You Have No Excuse to Not Buy a Chromecast


Even at full price, the $35 Chromecast is one of the best deals in tech, so when it's a full 1/3 off, it'd almost be criminal not to buy it.

Here's Your Once-A-Year Nest Thermostat Discount


By now, the Nest Learning Thermostat needs no introduction. You probably already know that it almost never gets a meaningful discount outside of Black Friday, so if you've been waiting to get your hands on one, it's officially time to strike.

How Many Scifi References Can You Catch At The Nerd Poetry Slam?

On January 15, the Vancouver Poetry House Society held its annual Nerd Poetry Slam. Matt Loeb's came in fifth, but I really feel like "Sci Lingo We Ride" deserves a ton of accolades.

James Cameron Promises That Avatar 2 Will Make You Soil Yourself


I don't know if you were aware, but James Cameron is very confident in the Avatar franchise. And, while he won't share any plot details, Cameron is absolutely sure that Avatars 2 and 3 will be so amazing that audiences will fill theaters will tons and tons of excrement.

Amazon's Thanksgiving Kindle Sale Serves Up Some Tasty Discounts


Amazon's kicking off Thanksgiving with solid discounts on a number of Kindle ereaders and tablets. It's not wholly uncommon to see similar deals throughout the year, but it's nice to have them all occurring at the same time, instead of ad hoc.

Three-Body Problem Author Liu Cixin Is Getting 5 Movie Deals


Or at least, five different movies are being made, based on Liu's work. China Film Group Corp. is making three movies based on Liu's books: The Wandering Earth, The Era of the Supernova and Micro Era.

Exodus Clips Are Way More Intense Than We Ever Imagined


Whoa, Ridley Scott's Moses story Exodus: Gods and Kings is intense. Really intense. Where in the Bible does Ramses try and cut Moses' sister's hand off with a sword?

After Last Night's Person of Interest, I Have Just One Question


This episode seamlessly brought together our two Big Bads of the season, the amoral AI Samaritan and the crime genius Dominic.

The Armies Who Do Battle on the Backs of Insects


We love the premise of Clark Thomas Carlton's novel Prophets of the Ghost Ants, where a far-future human species has evolved into insect-size beings.

Everyone Hates Willy Wonka's Grandpa Joe


There is a storm waging on the internet, and at the center of that storm is one Grandpa Joe. A select number of people on the internet are trying to get us all to Say No To Grandpa Joe.

The Hottest Trend In Upcoming TV Shows? Remakes


Last year this time, high-concept ideas were making waves among the big TV networks. But according to Deadline this year's winning pitches were medical dramas, and remakes of old TV shows and movies.

The Most Unusual Local Dishes To Add To Your Holiday Table


On Thanksgiving, it's really all about the sides. But which sides? There are the standards that appear all over the nation: stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberries (for some unfathomable reason).

Supernatural Proves It Can Still Surprise Us Sometimes


At first blush, this was another episode of Supernatural in which the boys deal with a case of the week, while a half-dozen subplots keep humming along.

The New ReBoot Series Is Still Happening, And Now Has A Title


Here is an itty bitty update on the "reimagining" of the beloved CG-animated TV series ReBoot (or the ReBoot reboot, if you will).

This 1973 Star Trek PSA Is One Of The Earliest Depictions Of Space Junk


Star Trek predicted a lot of things we take for granted now — everything from tablet computers to cellphones.

Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA


When you think of the US space program, spaceships and satellites may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are plenty of mundane items that we take for granted that we have thanks to NASA and its contractors.

I love this weird idea.


I love this weird idea. A design group in Hong Kong has come up with a concept design for "parasitic robots" that would roam the city at night drawing power from annoying neon signs and sucking up carbon to feed little plant farms growing on their bodies.

The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational


Called Topaz, it's located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The plant recently completed its final 40-megawatt phase, making it the first 500-plus megawatt solar farm to come online in the United States — and the largest online plant in the world.


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