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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Gizmodo Australia


My Neighbour Organised A Relaxed Pokemon Go Walk And Now Thousands Of People Are Coming 

“Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg has invited you to a Facebook event.” A Pokemon Go walk, with a few friends? Sounds awesome. We’ve got three gyms in the park across the road alone, this should make for a chilled Sunday walk — weather permitting. *clicks attend*
Next minute, thousands of people are attending.

Arya Stark Becomes A Jedi In This Awesome Game Of Thrones-Star Wars Mash-Up 

When it comes to popular franchises, Game of Thrones and Star Warsare definitely on the top tier. If you’ve ever wondered about a potential crossover between the two, look no further. One talented artist has illustrated a gorgeous series putting some of the biggest names on Game of Thrones into a galaxy far, far away. 

Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts With A Lightsabre 

Video: The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsabres like they were Jedi knights. Sure, I’d totally get lit up and smoked and would miss more blasts than I would hit, but the feeling of shielding yourself with just your lightsabre is so awesome that it’s totally worth the idiocy of admission. 

If You Bought RAM In The US 15 Years Ago There Could Be Cash In Your Mailbox 

Fifteen years ago, when many of you were sucking at the teat of your mothers, the rest of us were sucking at the teat of technology and we, being brave technological pioneers, bought our RAM and installed it ourselves.

Charity Finally Discovers Venmo Loophole That Lets People Send Spam 

It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo, a digital wallet service in the US. Frankly, it’s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent.

You And Rihanna Could Totally Geek Out About Star Trek 

Video: Did you think it was weird when Rihanna, the multi-platinum recording artist, did a song for Star Trek Beyond? On paper, it was. She’s this super-famous, super-cool music superstar. The kind of person you’d expect not to know a “War” from a “Trek”. But believe it or not, Rihanna is a huge Trek fan. So it’s actually not at all a surprise.

Nobody In The US Wants To Eat Margarine Anymore 

The great grudge match of bread spreads — butter vs margarine — has a new champion. After several decades of inexplicable margarine-dominance in the US, the trend has finally flipped in butter’s favour.

The Rise And Fall Of Ghostbusters 3 

Ever since Ghostbusters 2 premiered in 1989, there’s been talk of a third movie. For nearly 20 years, various scripts and ideas and rumours circulated until Paul Feig’s new reboot, opening July 14, finally put the possibility to rest. We spoke with original film’s director Ivan Reitman, as well as Feig, about what actually happened with Ghostbusters 3.

The Sheer Force Of The Super Typhoon In Taiwan Is Really Scary To See 

Video: Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 241km/h. According to the Weather Channel, three people have died and over 100 were injured due to the super typhoon. Seeing the incredible strength of the storm is truly terrifying — you can see the powerful winds tossing cars, shaking buildings and ripping the ground.

The DC CW Universe Has A Bad Case Of Barrowmania 

Why? Because John Barrowman now has a deal that makes him a series regular across all of the CW’s DC shows including Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

The Complete List Of Movies And TV Shows On Board The International Space Station 

Astronauts on the International Space Station need to relax, just like the rest of us. So it’s no surprise that there are movies and TV shows on board for them to watch. I’ve obtained the complete list through a Freedom of Information request, which is published below.