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  • New Doctor Who companion coming in 2017, is West End stage actress

    The long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who will be receiving a new 'companion' actor. West End stage actress Pearl Mackie will join the series for its run in 2017. Not much has been said about the Doctor's new companion, other than that her name will be Bill. In 2014, Mackie played Anne-Marie Frasier on the TV series Doctors. She is currently performing in the National Theater's West End stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Mackie replaces Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) who joined the shown in 2012 and officially left in 2015. Coleman's character...

  • Geek out your home with these 10 awesome accessories

    Have you ever thought your home could do with a smattering of app icons, a science fiction artwork or two and a doormat covered in binary code? Did you just cry "it's like you're reading my mind"? Then this list may be the answer to your never-ending quest to make your home look as awesome as your smartphone. 1. Slide to unlock doormat: You may be used to sliding to unlock your phone -- but can you slide to unlock your front door? No. No, you can’t. But I’m sure it’s fun to try on this springy rubber doormat. If you’re...

  • PayPal’s Dr Who charity gaffe causes social media outrage

    PayPal doesn’t exactly have the greatest history when it comes to people collecting charitable projects. Last year, for instance, it tried to get one user to refund the almost US20 000 they had collected to buy Christmas toys for needy children. That incident was brought to the world’s attention by the incident's victim and Regretsy user Helen Killer. That was bad. Now though, the online payments system has managed to anger two sections of the online community: people who care about charity and Dr Who fans. Ben Morris and Steve Berry are regular contributors to Dr Who magazine. For the past...

  • Cage dancing, Doctor Who, Tesla coils and some Gaga

    Last year's blockbuster release of Nicholas Cage's The Sorcerer's Apprentice featured the phenomena of musical Tesla coils. The spectacular scene when the male lead wows the female lead with his musical Tesla coils catapulted the concept into the mind of the masses. The audio modulation of the output sparks from solid Tesla coils has been an alternative musical phenomena since 2005 when performance art group ArcAttack debuted their custom musical Tesla coils. The coils fire at such a high frequency that they create sound waves though the air. The band's concerts have left audiences in awe and mesmerised...