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Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

We spent a couple of chilly winter days North of Montreal, Canada covering hundreds of miles of snow- and ice-covered roads in the new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD and Murano AWD. On our arrival to the Mecaglisse ice circuit, we got to drive the insane snow-tracked Altima-TE.

Throw Throw Burrito

Throw Throw Burrito
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From Matthew Inman and Elan Lee, creators of the wildly popular Exploding Kittens comes a new game, in which you must collect matching cards faster than your opponents while ducking, dodging, and tossing squishy burritos. It’s like poker and dodgeball had a baby.

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The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

After thugs attack and mug him, Casey gets tired of being a wimp. So he signs up for karate classes. But the dojo he enrolls at seems to be putting others down even as it builds him up. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this criticallyacclaimed dark comedy.

NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF’s toy arms get bigger and badder thanks to the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. It’s a minigun-style launcher that fires eight darts per second. It has a 50-dart drum and comes with 50 foam projectiles. It will be available Fall 2019 for $100.

Booksmart (Trailer)

Booksmart (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Valedictorian Molly and activist Amy are graduating from high school. They realize they missed out on a lot of fun stuff. Time to catch up. Olivia Wilde’s criticallyacclaimed debut looks like the female version of Superbad. Premieres 5/24/19.

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Odin Makes created a wearable replica of the badass mask and helmet from the fantastic Captain Marvel movie. As usual, he made most of it with craft foam. He put LEDs inside thin polyethylene sheets to make the glowing mohawk.

Aladdin (Trailer)

Aladdin (Trailer)

After positively freaking out the Internet with Will Smith’s blue-faced genie, the first full trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin looks far more entertaining than we first thought, and yes, it preserves the music that made the animated version a classic.

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

(PG-13: Language) Musician and producer O’hene Savànt just dropped what might be the most epic rap ever released, a 30-minute long autobiographical song comprised of “scenes” about a man whose love of music drives his life, and the struggles he faces along his path.

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set
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We’re all familiar with the simple game that Google Chrome lets us play when the Internet is down. Artist Andrew Bell originally designed this real version of the dinosaur and cacti for Google, but now you can own them as well.

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

Remix magician DJ Cummerbund is back with another mashup that shouldn’t work, but does. He tossed Depeche Mode, The Turtles, Britney Spears, Gunhild Carling, King Kong Bundy, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage into a blender to create his latest amalgamation.

Zeppelin Ski Drop

Zeppelin Ski Drop

While helicopter skiing has become quite popular, this is the first time we’ve ever seen skiers dropped from a zeppelin. In this clip, adrenaline junkies Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, and Fabian Lentsch each rappelled from a snow white blimp over the German Alps to kick off their run.

Good Boys (Trailer)

Good Boys (Trailer)

(PG-13) The red band trailer for Good Boys, a movie about the misadventures of three 12-year-old friends. It begins with one of them not knowing how to kiss, and ends up with adult toys, cops ,and more. They sound like little Jonah Hills. Premieres 8/2019.

Diablo 1 Re-release

Diablo 1 Re-release
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Good Old Games worked with Blizzard to release an updated copy of the classic action RPG Diablo. The game now supports Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. It has support for higher resolutions as well as a lot of bug fixes. As with all GOG games, it is DRM-free.

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Autocomplete: The Book

Autocomplete: The Book
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“From what age can babies… fight to the death?” Justin Hook gathered a collection of more than 200 of the most amusing search engine autocomplete suggestions he could find. While you wait for the book to arrive this May, try a round or two of his Google Feud.

Firestarter: A Tribute

Firestarter: A Tribute

Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli pays tribute to the The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint in the best way possible, with a perfectly amped-up cover version of their 1997 hit track Firestarter, loaded with intense vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Rest in peace, Keith.

Ready or Not (Trailer)

Ready or Not (Trailer)
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Ready or Not is a first-person tactical shooter that focuses on realism. You play as a SWAT officer armed with both lethal and non-lethal tools. It will have a story mode, co-op and PVP multiplayer modes, and an intriguing commander mode where you direct A.I.

Tetris: Big Band Cover

Tetris: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band is back with another phenomenal cover of a classic video game tune. This time, they take on block-stacking fun of Tetris, adding a bit of swing and a cinematic flair to the Soviet-era sounds of the theme song.

Alternate Versions of Captain Marvel

Alternate Versions of Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is shaping up to be a blockbuster. Variant Comics jumps in on the movie’s hype by sharing the most notable versions of the hero/heroine. That includes the original version, one who defeated and then restored Death itself, and even a villain.

The Division 2 (Trailer)

The Division 2 (Trailer)
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The sequel to Ubisoft’s looter shooter takes place shortly after the events of the first game. The Division 2 is set in the summer in Washington D.C. The game packs more balanced weapons and gear, a revamped skill system and a new clan option for multiplayer.

Master Z (Trailer)

Master Z (Trailer)

Max Zhang stars as Cheung Tin Chi, one of the many skilled martial artists who was defeated by the legendary Ip Man. He tries to establish a quiet life in Hong Kong, but trouble soon finds him. Also starring Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista and Tony Jaa. Premieres 4/12/19.

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The Chemical Brothers: We’ve Got to Try

The Chemical Brothers: We’ve Got to Try
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The latest track from The Chemical Brothers‘ album No Geography features the intense, driving electronic beats we’ve come to expect, accompanied by inspiring vocals, and a music video about a dog who first learns to drive race cars, then pilot a rocket ship.

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds
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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America is the perfect reference book for identifying our flying friends (and enemies). It features 50 snarky descriptions of annoying, dumb, and stupid looking avians you might find in your backyard.

VSSL Camp Supply Kit

VSSL Camp Supply Kit
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VSSL’s new kit packs over 70 camping essentials inside 1 lb waterproof and durable cylinder that doubles as an LED flashlight. The items are grouped into eight canisters. The items include a first aid kit, a fishing kit, and waterproof matches and firestarters.

Mondo Captain Marvel Posters & Pins

Mondo Captain Marvel Posters & Pins
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Mondo and illustrator Matt Taylor celebrate the release of Captain Marvel with posters and pins. The colored poster is on sale only until 3/10/19, while the glow-in-the-dark poster is limited to 325 copies. The pins feature Carol Danvers, Capt. Marvel and 90’s Nick Fury.

Trine 4 (Trailer)

Trine 4 (Trailer)

After switching to 3D in Trine 3, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince returns to the tried and tested 2.5D action platforming design. The game has a new combat system, new skills and local and online multiplayer. Coming to Windows, Xbox, PS4 and Switch for $30.

Visit Earth

Visit Earth

Created by Wieden Kennedy Amsterdam for Russia’s S7 Airlines, Mackenzie Sheppard’s series is “the first travel show for aliens,” encouraging strangers from distant worlds to come visit our home planet for their next vacation. Watch all six episodes here.

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Maker Peter Sripol plans on participating in DroneClash – a sort of BattleBots for drones. In this clip, he shows off the design and work that went into his ultra-sturdy machine that looks more like flying pizza box than a drone, but should do a great job fending off enemies.

Good Omens (Trailer)

Good Omens (Trailer)

The TV series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book looks like a real hoot, as an angel and a demon must team up to find the missing Antichrist, end the war between good and evil, and keep the world from collapsing. Drops 5/31/19 on Amazon Prime.

Brightburn (Trailer 2)

Brightburn (Trailer 2)

In the latest trailer for Brightburn, the allusion to Superman is so on the nose that we’re wondering if it actually has a connection to the Man of Steel. Also, how the heck will the good guys win here? Does this kid have a kryptonite too?

Moving Out (Trailer)

Moving Out (Trailer)

The party game Moving Out puts you in the role of a mover and a thief. You have to move furniture and other objects through an array of hilarious and challenging obstacles, alone or with a friend. Coming to Windows, Mac OS and consoles in 2019.

Ultraman (Trailer 2)

Ultraman (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Netflix’s CGI adaptation of the 2011 Ultraman manga. As is often the case, our hero Shinjiro Hayata is a high school student, suddenly tasked with becoming the next Ultraman. Fortunately, amidst a flood of foes, he has a couple of allies as well.

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