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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Gizmodo Australia

Google Pixel, Daydream And Chromecast Ultra: Australian Price And Release Date 

Google just dropped a bunch of new goodies, and we’re making grabby hands at the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Daydream View VR headset and Chromecast Ultra media streamer. 
Here’s where you’ll be able to pick them up in Australia, and how much they will set you back. 

Peter Capaldi Wants A Story Where The Doctor Wakes Up To Find Himself Starring In Doctor Who 

There’s almost no story Doctor Who can’t tell. That the brilliance of a show with a time traveller who is a hundreds-year-old alien. But there is one story they have never done that Peter Capaldi would like to see.

Burning Steel Wool Becomes A Raging Firestorm Through A Camera's Close-Up Macro Lens 

Video: Peering at the world through a close-up macro lens reveals tiny details that normally go unnoticed. It can also make the smallest of things appear completely grandiose. Steel wool and a battery makes for an easy way to start a fire, but zoom in as it burns and it looks like the entire world has become engulfed in a raging firestorm.

Forest Whitaker Goes From Rogue One To Black Panther 

Forest Whitaker is having a good late 2016. He’s soon to appear in one of the best films of the year, Arrival, and he’ll follow that by playing Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now, in addition to that, he’s just been cast in Marvel’s Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler.

The Trailer For Underworld: Blood Wars Is Sure To Make Underworld Fans Happy 

Video: I have to admit, I’m not really up on the Underworld series. I know the basic gist, vampires versus werewolves, but five movies in, I couldn’t tell you if that’s still the focus. It certainly seems like it is in the new trailer for the fifth film, Underworld: Blood Wars.

What Pilots See When They Fly Into Hurricane Matthew 

Video: The Hurricane Hunters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are perhaps the ballsiest pilots on this terrifying and vengeful planet.

New Legends Of Tomorrow Trailer Is Packed With Samurai, Ninjas And Some Mighty Familiar Faces 

Video: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns October 14 on FOX8, and here’s our most detailed look yet at what to expect from season two. It’s gonna be jam-packed, between the Justice Society of America, Albert Einstein, Jonah Hex, zombies, samurai, ninjas, dinosaurs, Nazis and (CROSSOVER ALERT) every superhero on the CW.

Look At This Amazing Power Rangers Megazord Toy 

Good God. It’s beautiful. And expensive. But so, so beautiful.

The Unconventional Creator Of Wonder Woman Is Getting His Own Biopic 

With the Wonder Woman film gathering hype ahead of its 2017 release, and the current comic writer Greg Rucka confirming that the character has “obviously” had relationships with other women, there’s no better time for Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic of Wonder Woman creator Dr William Moulton Marston.

Amazon Echo Leaks Clip From Lady Gaga's New Album 

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Lady Gaga fans have reportedly “tricked” their Amazon Echos into playing samples of Lady Gaga’s latest album Joanne, according to videos posted online. It’s unclear if the leak was a bug or a marketing gimmick. Either way, the trick no longer works.

The Trailer For Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Is Pretty Fun 

Video: The trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter starts with Alice (Milla Jovovich) battling what looks like a dragon. Watching it, I thought, “Well, that’s pretty cool.” But that was just the beginning of a great trailer for the sixth and final film in the franchise.

The Best Moment Of Arrow's Return Was Also Its Goofiest 

For the past few seasons, Arrow‘s been a bit crazy, featuring supernatural threats, magical villains and crossover shenanigans. The fifth season, which premiered Thursday night, is being toted as a “back to basics” return to normalcy — except it also proved that bringing Arrow back to its roots doesn’t mean it can’t also engage in a bit of delightful comic book goofballery.

Why Americans And The British Spell English Words Differently 

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and colour the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with that? It’s all thanks to Noah Webster (yeah, the Webster of Merriam-Webster). When America gained independence, Webster wanted to simplify unreasonable spellings that were handed down from the British.