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  • Adele’s new music video is seriously trippy, but no less mesmerising

    Calling British songstress Adele a superstar isn't exactly a bold claim. After selling over 87-million records worldwide, she has probably earned that label. But while her tracks are catchy, she's also slowly building a reputation for interesting music videos. Her latest is perhaps the strangest of them all. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) was released earlier this year, but the video debuted at the recent Billboard Music Awards this past weekend, and well, it's pretty trippy. Dancing in front of a black background, a number of Adeles are layered one over the other, creating a ghost-like vision. It's a...

  • Facebook films Grand Central Station in stunning 360-degree video

    Facebook has finally put that 8K-capable camera rig it unveiled at its F8 Conference to good use, and where better to take it for a spin than New York's Grand Central Station? It's the first video captured and published by the company's US$30 000 camera rig, which allows the viewer a total 360-degree experience of one of the busiest train stations on earth. "Explore Grand Central Terminal and the stories that unfold there in the first film shot with the new Facebook Surround 360 camera," reads the Facebook post. "Watch the film in standard monoscopic 360 here, or find it in the...

  • Mr Robot season 2 trailer drops with Barack Obama cameo

    Mr Robot, the hit television show of 2015 focusing on black hat hackers and starring Rami Malek, has finally got a second season trailer, and it looks pretty damn good. The first season of the TV series Mr Robot debuted on 24 June 2015 on USA Network and received critical acclaim from a number of sources. Based on the trailer, not much has changed in the second season. Elliot (Rami Malek) still wears a black hoodie, has his usual delusions and panic attacks, while Mr Robot is still as elusive a character as he ever was. Read more: Mr Robot wins big...

  • Assassin’s Creed movie trailer: no one expects the Spanish Inquisition

    It's time to step into the Animus for the very first Assassin's Creed movie trailer. If you don't know what an Animus is then it's time to catch up. That's right, Ubisoft's ever popular kill-everyone-because-we-are-the-good-guys series is heading towards the big screen. Starring young Magneto (Michael Fassbender), his character is apparently 'dead' according to the government (aren't we all?) and is now being held captive at Abstergo Industries. Why? Because his ancestor held some sort of secret during the Spanish Inquisition. No one expected that! Jokes aside, the movie looks like a decent adaptation of the video game series, and taking on a...

  • Watch Deadpool narrate his own hilarious Honest Trailer

    Marvel's Deadpool smashed box office numbers, proved that R-rated superhero movies can work (even though many came before it), and that Ryan Reynolds can actually pull off a superhero. Now, hear the man himself narrate his own Honest (movie) Trailer with Screen Junkies. And, yes, it's as funny as you think it is. Ryan... err Deadpool takes the mickey out of the movie, pointing out all of its flaws, and shows us how terrible Deadpool really was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hey, they narrators even admit to the amount of penis jokes in the movie to the point where it feels...

  • Kung fu joins CG animation in the coolest thing we’ve seen today [video]

    Kung Fu is one of those mythical and extremely spiritual things that us human beings can do, along with singing in the shower, roughly kneading dough and creating gorgeous stop-motion computer-generated visualisations. It's the former and latter than come together in this frigidly cool video. Numbers-loving artist Tobias Gremmler decided to take the human (and very mathematically-based) motions of kung fu and translate that into a range of visualisations using a fabric-like sweep of pixels across the screen. It's quite remarkable how gorgeous the interpretation really is. Published on Vimeo two weeks ago, the video has since racked up an impressive 292...

  • The King of the Monsters is back in Godzilla Resurgence

    Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, is back and this time, he's not American. For the first time in 12 years, original production house Toho is creating a new Godzilla movie Resurgence is reported to be a reboot of the Japanese Godzilla movies, which has already been through a few reboots. The last Godzilla movie released by Toho was Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004. The trailer doesn't give too much away, but we at least see the Goliath stomping around Tokyo and being attacked by humans to no avail. While the Legendary Pictures movie (and the horrendous 2008 movie) was showered in...

  • Watch a bearded Benedict Cumberbatch in the Doctor Strange teaser trailer

    Marvel Entertainment has dropped the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. And it's full of... Inception? The trailer shows the film's antagonist Stephen Strange as a surgeon, and then looking homeless. A female narrator (Tilda Swinton) speaks to Strange throughout the two-minute clip, explaining how he can save lives in more ways than just medicine. She also portrays the Sorcerer Supreme in the movie. Of course, Benedict Cumberbatch was looking as only Benedict Cumberbatch can, but sometimes with a beard. He doesn't carry the years of experience and knowledge that the character is known for, which is shown quite well...

  • New Suicide Squad movie trailer shows more crazy, looks fun

    Warner Brothers has released another trailer for DC Comics's upcoming movie, Suicide Squad. This time, around it's not as heavy on the humor and gives us a different view of the characters with all new scenes. The trailer starts off with people in suits, sitting around a table in the White House, when someone then asks: "Ladies. Gentlemen. What if Superman had decided to fly down, rip off the roof of the White House, and grab the president right out of the Oval Office? Who would have stopped him?" Even with the chilling question, it doesn't quite set the tone for...

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer teases us with more Rowling excellence

    The first official teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out, and it does, indeed, look fantastic. It is set withing the 'Happy Potter universe' established and written by J.K. Rowling. This prequel film to the series follows the exploits of writer Newt Scamander as he traverses through New York's own wizarding world. The trailer shows off a suitcase able to disguise itself to Muggles, a mention of Albus Dumbledore, and flying plates. The script is written by Rowling, herself, which will be a treat for fans. It will be interesting to see how the movie turns out....

  • Drone smashes through CT entrepreneur’s window, hits him in the head

    Cape Town has a reputation for bad drivers, but if this video is anything to go by, the city's drone pilots might not be much better. The video was posted by internet entrepreneur David Perel, who was the unfortunate victim of the rogue drone. According to Perel, the drone smashed through his fifth floor window and hit him in the head. "While sitting at my desk I head what sounded like a missile followed by a huge bang and glass all over me," he writes in the video's YouTube description. Fortunately, Perel was uninjured but it's pretty clear...

  • Feast your eyes on the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    After the critical success of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it's time for the next big screen Rebels vs. The Empire cinematic. This time, it's a darker, grittier version of the Star Wars universe. The movie that nobody asked for, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place between Episode III and IV and chronicles how the Rebels stole the plans for the original Death Star. We know the succeed, we know many of them die, but we don't know their personal stories. Watch the full trailer below.

  • Think you have mad Snapchat skills? Check out this stop-motion video

    This is pretty damn cool. Snapchat user Joe Penna, who calls himself MysteryGuitarMan! on YouTube, has created an 85-second stop motion film which may just be the highest form of art created on the ephemeral social network. Called 8-bit Snapchat, the film uses what Penna describes as "some fruits, Snapchat, and a LOT of free time". The film takes the form of a classic side-scroller and will make you feel even older for being so confused every time you open up Snapchat.

  • This awesomely cheesy video shows why you should build indie games in Cape Town

    There are many reasons to live in Cape Town, from long-warm summers to world-class food and an amazing mix of oceans and mountains. But it's also a great place to build indie-games. At least, that's according to this gloriously cheesy, 90s-inspired promo video. As well as the city's more well-known attractions, the video touts the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, the cheap price of pizza (fuel for game devs), and alternative gaming events as reasons for making the move. We're certainly sold (although already being based in Cape Town means we're probably based). Have a watch and decide for yourself. And...

  • John Oliver explains the FBI Apple encryption debacle (video)

    John Oliver's take downs are the stuff TV legends are made of. They work, largely, because they are driven by facts. This week saw Oliver taking on encryption in light of the FBI and Apple case. Oliver makes it clear that the matter is not as simple as people want to make it. "There is no easy side to be on in this debate. Strong encryption has its costs, from protecting terrorists, to drug dealers, to child pornographers. But I happen to feel that the risks of weakening encryption, even a little bit, even just for the government, are...