Overwatch fandom ruled Tumblr over the last year

Overwatch has been a massively popular game since it launched a year ago. That’s party because it’s a superbly designed, tightly polished team-based shooter, but also for the incredibly diverse cast of characters that have spawned a huge culture of art, comics, fan-fiction, cosplay, ship wars, and more. Today, Tumblr’s …

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Kodak is releasing a phone with a giant camera bump

Late last year, Kodak released its Ektra smartphone — a device with mediocre specs and a big ass camera bump — in the UK, and now it’s finally coming to the US. The Ektra has a vintage design and a pretty substantial 21MP camera sticking out of the back. Other …

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This sneaky male fish steals eggs to clone itself

For the first time, scientists have discovered a fish capable of cloning itself. The trickster in question is a small Portuguese fish that managed to steal an egg to do the deed. While studying the reproductive habits of the Squalius alburnoides, researchers found a single fish (out of 261) that …

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Rime is beautiful, heartbreaking, and a little too familiar

Praise for the works of Fumito Ueda — the iconic director behind games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian — tends to lean on the same handful of descriptors. Ueda’s games are solemn and sad, sweet and surreal. They’re among the few experiences in games that …

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GLAAD on LGBTQ representation in film: ‘It is not getting better’

GLAAD released its annual report on LGBTQ representation in film today, and the numbers are bleak. They’ve barely increased since 2015, and when broken out into more specific demographics, they often got worse. Overall, representation of lesbian, gay, transgender, or queer characters was slightly higher in 2016 than 2015. GLAAD …

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Xiaomi’s Mi Max 2 has a giant 5300mAh battery

Xiaomi’s original Mi Max smartphone was incredibly successful for the company — it says it sold over 3 million units — and it’s hoping the Mi Max 2 can bring even more people into the fold. Spotted by TechCrunch, the Mi Max 2 was announced today at an event in …

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