A Giant Robot and the 1986 Transformers Movie Taught Me About the Cold Inevitability of Death

Optimus Prime passed away on August 8, 1986. It was 30 full years ago today, when Transformers: The Movie debuted, that the heroic robot sacrificed his own life to defeat the evil Megatron. But an event that was tragic for Prime’s fellow Autobots turned out to be completely traumatic for me and god knows how many other kids.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

What Makes a Movie Scary?

Not all scary movies are actually all that scary so what is it about the best scary movies that make them so much more terrifying than the rest? It’s in the editing. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

io9 All the Ways Suicide Squad Could Have Been Much, Much Better | Jalopnik New Jersey Dealer Refuse

io9 All the Ways Suicide Squad Could Have Been Much, Much Better | Jalopnik New Jersey Dealer Refuses Sale Of Mercedes To Indian Man Fearing He’d ‘Sell It To The Taliban’ | Kotaku The Birth of Berserklejerk, A Refuge For Anime Fans Sick Of Seriousness | Lifehacker How to Stream the 2016 Olympics Online, No Cable Required |Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Google Photos ad capitalizes on iPhone’s biggest weakness

Google has decided to attack Apple directly in a funny new ad that rips the iPhone for its paltry 16GB of storage on entry models. The new ad has been played heavily during NBC’s Rio Olympics coverage and promotes Google Photos “free up space” feature the upload an unlimited number of pictures to the cloud […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

What It Takes to Be a Championship Drone Racer

If you thought drone racers simply rolled up to an event, grabbed an RC toy out of their trunk, and lined up to race, you’ve got a lot to learn. We popped by the US National Drone Racing Championships, recently held in New York, and asked one of the competing teams to show us what it takes to compete.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Ancient Stone Tools Hint at the Real Paleo Diet

Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of ancient stone tools at a dig near Azraq, Jordan, some of which still contain traces of animal residue. A number of food items on this bona fide paleolithic menu will be familiar to the modern eater, while others, well, not so much. Read more... Source: Gizmodo