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There have been 18 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stretching all the way back to 2008's Iron Man. The all-consuming Marvel juggernaut begins to reach its conclusion with Infinity War, which sees a big, bald purple man take on basically every single actor in Hollywood for control of the universe. If you can't remember everything that's happened up to this point - this graphic is the perfect way to remind yourself.
I love a good scary movie, and not just because they're good for you. If you're looking for a thriller or horror fix on Netflix, these are the movies currently available on the service that are the most terrifying. Can you handle them?
Plex is one of the best ways to store and stream all your movies and TV shows around your house or apartment, but movie night is still a bit of drag if you're watching on a dingy old laptop or a small TV. Now you can experience Plex on a giant screen without leaving the couch, thanks to the company's new virtual reality app for Samsung's Gear VR.
A few years ago I moved across the country, a time zone away from my family and most of my friends. Moving across the country comes with a number of challenges, but the biggest of those ended up being the whole friends thing. Going from a decently large network of friends to knowing that one guy I hung out with at a party a few years ago caused some serious FOMO when my friends back home were going out or having a movie night.
On March 15, Village Roadshow's CEO, Graham Burke, penned a letter to the Department of Communications and the Arts, appealing for a review of the Copyright Online Infringement Amendment.
What that letter contains is an eye-opening range of claims - of Australia ending up "as bleak as a remote Bejing suburb", linking piracy with "drug selling" and "luring kids" into "criminal neighbourhoods that proliferate with prostitution" and insisting "wondrous Australian films are often more important than people we meet in shaping our world".
I couldn't make this up if I tried.
Read it in its glorious entirety here.
iOS: If the kid doubling as a monster wrangler in your life is hooked on catching oddly-shaped fictional animals (or if you're addicted to the game yourself), you'd better hope they have got a recent phone on which to play their favourite game. Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple's ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the game. Sorry, trainers.
Sony gives you more than one way to add friends to your PlayStation 4 via services you probably already use. In addition, it alleviates the problem of managing lists of friends with long emails and gamer handles, all with a game controller. There's a simple way to make sure you have all the online friends you need to boost your rank in Destiny 2 and it doesn't involve sending messages to everyone you know asking for a 12-digit code or using a D-pad to spell everyone's email address correctly.
I rely on one song to be my psych-up music before job interviews: the theme from the 2011 video game Skyrim. The only place I've found the right version of this song is on YouTube -- the midi and orchestral arrangements just don't cut it. But every time I'm in one of these high-stakes moments, I inevitably navigate away from YouTube, or just lock my phone and the stirring chants of Dovahkiin! abruptly cut out.
Movie theatres are a nightmare. They're expensive, they're loud -- but most importantly, I can't start and stop the movie. At home, I rarely make it through a movie without pausing at least once for a snack refill and a bathroom break. That alone makes home rental better than the theatre. One thing would change my mind: Intermissions at the theatre.
Sometimes all I need in this crazy world is a brisk walk to clear my head and some good music bumping through my headphones. But when that simple pleasure is interrupted every morning by my partner issuing voice commands while I'm out of the house, silencing the music in my headphones, it can be a tad frustrating. It's especially irksome when the root cause is the multiple user preferences of my Google Home, a voice assistant that is there to, ostensibly, make my life a little easier.
With so much coming out over the next few days from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, perhaps the biggest annual event in gaming, it can be hard to keep up with the flow of information. But you don't have to lose yourself in the visual and aural smorgasbord -- if you just want the highlights, look no further.
Nintendo's questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can -- with a few upgrades.
In a rush to get through all the episodes of Luke Cage? Way behind your partner on seasons of House of Cards? You can get through your Netflix queue faster than normal and save yourself some time, as long as you're prepared to do a little bit of under-the-hood tinkering in your browser.
I once ordered a martini at a networking event. "How do you want it?" the bartender asked. I had no idea what he meant but I didn't want to look dumb. "Uh, shaken?" I replied (because that's what James Bond says). The bartender smirked. "No, I mean, do you want vodka or gin?" I felt like a damn fool. Here's how to order booze without embarrassing yourself.