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  • Watch the new ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer and you can skip the film

    Okay, the headline for this story might be something of an exaggeration, but there's no getting around the fact that the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gives away more than is strictly necessary. Among the things revealed in the trailer are the reasons for the Dark Knight and the son of Krypton fighting, how Jesse Eisenberg manages to be an all powerful super villain, despite the obvious handicap of being Jesse Eisenberg, and the planned setup for the upcoming Justice League franchise (then again, you may well have guessed as much from the film's title)....

  • Memeburn dives into Geek Crate’s first themed box of goodies [video]

    We've previously reviewed Geek Crate's first and second boxes and now it's time to look at its third offering. This is the mystery crate service's very first themed box of goodies, which is centred around Star Wars, and looks to capitalise on the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The themed crates will generally be geared toward a certain geek brand, niche, or series, while still including goodies from other areas. Founders Grant Meeser and Jordan Lambis have yet to state what the next themed crate will be. Geek Crate's initial box received less than stellar reviews and...

  • Amazon rolls out Jeremy Clarkson for Amazon Prime Air promo

    Amazon wants you to know that it's still seriously invested in drone delivery services. How invested? Well it's rolled out former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson to do a promo video showing off how Amazon Prime Air will work in the near future. As Clarkson -- who signed with Amazon after being axed from the BBC -- explains, the ecommerce giant has developed a new delivery drone prototype which combines vertical takeoff with through-the-air flying ability. According to Amazon, the drone featured in the ad can fly up to 15 miles (around 24kms), with promised delivery times of under...

  • Captain America Civil War trailer shows off Black Panther

    Marvel and Disney have been doing an excellent job of interweaving story threads and hints throughout their TV shows and movies. The next big Marvel movie starts a superhero civil war while exploring some of these threads. You may want to watch Age of Ultron before reading any further. In The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron we saw a divide beginning to form between Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Steve Rogers (Captain America). The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America 3: Civil War, looks to explore that divide. What looks to take place shortly after Age of Ultron, the...

  • Internet, be prepared to be broken again: here comes Adele’s second single ‘When We Were Young’

    Although Adele’s new album 25 is still a few days away from launching, she’s teased out the second single today. It’s called When We Were Young and the version now hitting the interwebs is recorded “Live at the Church”’. The video sees Adele relaxed and in total control, performing with the band and ending with her delightful sense of laid-back, self-deprecating humour. The song was written with Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr, a former bassist for the band The Sessions, who released his first solo album Goon this year. He’s a relative newcomer and not a well established writer but...

  • Sir David Attenborough narrating Adele’s ‘Hello’ is just the best

    Adele's "Hello" is rapidly becoming one of the biggest music singles of all time, with the video racking up more than a million YouTube views an hour on its opening weekend. But what would happen if Sir David Attenborough were to narrate its opening scenes? Fortunately we live in a world where people can make such a thing happen. While making an appearance on BBC's Radio 1, the esteemed broadcaster and naturalist was talked into lending his distinctive voice to the experiment. Read more: Adele’s new single hits 1m plays…an hour The result? Sheer, unadulterated awesomeness.

  • Watch the first trailer for AMC’s ‘Preacher’ adaptation

    Ask anyone who reads a lot of comics about their favourite titles and chances are Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher will appear in there somewhere. It's understandable then that there's been more than a little excitement about Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin's TV adaption. Starring Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer (in yet another example of a British actor playing a protagonist from the American South), the series will flight on AMC. The network is no stranger to comic book adaptations and is also home to The Walking Dead. Read more: You can finally watch the...

  • 10 ways science is working to make the future exponentially better

    There are times when it's difficult to know exactly how to feel about human progress. On the one hand, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that we live a golden age and that as humans we've never had it better. On the other, that progress seems to have set us on a collision path with our own planet. But if the scientists at the forefront of the world's most promising emerging technologies have their way, we'll one day look as backwards as medieval peasants do to us and most of the world's current problems simply won't exist. Read more: Singularity...

  • Jacob Zuma as Darth Vader makes so much sense

    Look, Jacob Zuma doesn't cope well with large numbers, not when they appear in his speeches at any rate. Quite why his speech writers keep including them is a mystery, but comedians the length and breadth of South Africa are no doubt glad they do. After all it provides them with material for days. Just take a look at the video below, which imagines Zuma as Darth Vader struggling to get his mouth around a particularly large number. Possibly the best thing about it the way it acts as a reminder that while we may laugh at Zuma, he...

  • #FeesMustFall: video of protesting Stellies students singing SA national anthem will move you to tears

    The South African national anthem can sometimes seem a lot like post-apartheid South Africa. A mesh of two songs jammed together, it can feel awkward, a negotiated settlement that no one's really happy with. But at other times it can become a poignant symbol of national unity. In the hands of those involved #FeesMustFall protests though, it's become something much more powerful. Perhaps for the first time in its history, this awkward, cobbled together song has become an anthem of protest and resistance. The latest example of this came in the form of a group of Stellenbosch students singing...

  • New Star Wars trailer debuts, internet goes into frenzied meltdown

    After months of teasers and gifs and endless speculation from Fanboys all over the world, the full trailer for the new Star Wars movie dropped on Monday night and, quite literally, broke the internet. Or at least, the ticketing part of the internet. There’s been a lot of talk about this next clip; maybe too much talk. Let’s just watch it first so we can all calm down. Feeling better? Good, us too. This trailer hits the mark on all scores and ramps up our movie lust into overdrive. All the enigmatic trailers, the dropped hints and...

  • Apple shows off some funky commercials for the Apple Watch

    Cupertino based tech giant Apple has launched six new 16 second long video commercials to show off the Apple Watch's prowess. The adverts are funky, quirky and playful. The ads are shot against a colour background, the framing is uncluttered, the cast is limited to a few characters and there are very few props. All six ads depict difference scenarios in which the the Apple Watch users require the assistance of the Apple Watch to perform a task. The adverts, titled Ride, Sing, Train, Date, Sprinkle, and Cycle highlight Apple Watch features like maps, recording capabilities, instant messages, heart beat...

  • Watch the first mini-doc shot in 4K using iPhone 6s Plus [video]

    Apple's latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, have only been on sale to the public for about a week, yet photographers and filmmakers are already taking advantage of the devices' fancy new hardware. Specifically, their using the iPhone 6s Plus' ability to shoot 4K video in order to make stunning, world-class documentaries. The video, called The Painter of Jalouzi, is made by filmmakers Bryn Mooser and David Darg from the Haiti-focused RYOT Foundation, which -- as its website reads -- seeks to find "sustainable ways to foster hope in the midst of despair". Through film and other creative...

  • Memeburn unboxes Geek Crate’s very first crate [video]

    Locally founded Geek Crate is South Africa's answer to Loot Crate, or that's what they're aiming to be. The business model is simple: ship out a monthly box to subscribers filled with a variety of geek goodies. Here at Memeburn we received the very first Geek Crate and decided to unbox it for you. Each crate is R300 per month for a three month plan, R285 per month for a six month plan, or R275 for a 12-month plan. The boxes will contain a variety of comics, figures, and other goodies from various partners, such as Readers Den, Battle Bunker, and...

  • Sony uses Moneypenny to sell a camera, the Xperia Z5

    The James Bond series has been pretty heavy on product placement for some time now, but things have clearly hit a new level with the latest advert for the Sony Xperia Z5. A part of Sony's 'Made for Bond' campaign, the ad stars Naomie Harris as Moneypenny -- the role she plays in SPECTRE, which will be released in the UK on 26 October and in the US on 6 November. The 60-second piece was produced by British director Danny Kleinman and created by ad agency adam&eveDDB with production company Rattling Stick. According to a press release sent to Memeburn,...