Who’s More Electable This Year, Cobra Commander or Miss Piggy?

The 2016 presidential race isn’t the first to be populated by shrill cartoons and space-brained weirdos: For the last few decades, fictitious characters from the world of TV, comic books, and comic-strips have been getting into the political fray, their efforts occasionally picking up IRL grassroots traction. But just how …

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Cape Watch: Deadpool Steps Out of the X-Men’s Shadow

Trigger warning: This week’s roundup includes what might be a gratuitous swipe at Oscar-adjacent actor Michael Keaton. Read on at your own risk, but know that if you do choose to step away, you’ll be missing out on updates to 20th Century Fox’s superhero plans and a final tally of …

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The Force Awakens Hits Blu-ray Next Month With Tons of Extras

Ursula Coyote/Sony Pictures Television/ AMC Better Call Saul was one of the best TV surprises of last year. Rather than exhaustively recap each episode, though, we thought we’d chart Jimmy McGill’s moral journey by paying attention to his various decisions and assigning him a Dungeons & Dragons-style alignment. Chaotic good? …

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Doing Loops in a Tomorrowland Jet Pack Might Kill You

Yes, there are jet packs in the movie Tomorrowland. I don’t think that’s really a spoiler since you see jet packs in the trailer. Also, I’ll be honest—I think these might be rocket packs instead of jet packs (rocket packs don’t need external fuel like air). But who really cares …

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Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano Is Spewing Ash 4 Miles High

Time for some updates from the volcanoes of South America: Ecuador This week has been a quite active one at Tungurahua. The Ecuadoran volcano has produced some impressive explosions that reached as high as ~7 kilometers (23,000 feet) and dusted ash across the region. A few pyroclastic flows have also been …

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Amazon Dropping Fire Encryption Has Nothing to Do With Apple

Today, several reports pointed out that Amazon’s Fire OS 5 does not support device encryption, drawing a connection between the company’s encryption retreat and the current Apple-FBI iPhone unlocking fracas. But Amazon’s decision to remove Fire OS 5’s onboard encryption is not a new development, and it’s not related to …

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