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Posts by Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs — Weekend Editor

Sam Maggs is a writer, geek girl, and television professional, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope twenty-four times in theaters when it first came out, so it’s really not her fault that she turned out this way.

  1. Entertainment

    Here Are The Sailor Scouts If They Were The Avengers, Please Make This Into A Film

    With the Sailor Moon reboot out soon, and the original series' 20th anniversary, our favorite senshi are having a good year. Meanwhile, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is box office gold, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is already shooting. What happens when you combine the franchises? This amazing "We Are (Not) Soldiers" mash-up by Jei Shepard.

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  2. Tech

    Want To Avoid Jet Lag? Surprise, There’s A Mathematician-Designed App For That

    One day, when I have a bunch of dollars and tons of free time, I'm going to jet around the world to all the different comic conventions that I always admire from afar. But since I'm going to be traveling so many places, I'll probably be dealing with some crazy jet lag. Luckily, the guys who made the Entrain app have my (metaphorical future) back.

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  3. Entertainment

    This Infographic Shows Each Country’s Most “Popular” Game of Thrones Character, America Is The Worst

    The whole world loves Game of Thrones, that's no surprise - but which country loves Game of Thrones the very most? And which characters does each separate country find themselves talking about the most? With a new study put together through Outbrain, we can give you Game of Thrones love by the numbers. Oh, and it turns out the US is just the worst.

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  4. Gaming

    Are You Over 24? Then Science Says You Are Already Getting Worse At Video Games

    Thinking about starting a career in competitive gaming at 25? Well, don't bother, because a new study says that by the time you hit 24, you're already past your best-before date in terms of your gaming skills. That's right; gamer middle-age is your early twenties! I'm going to go and feel old in a corner somewhere now.

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  5. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/13

    The story about women successfully implanted with lab-grown vaginas is maybe the least weird thing in today's Geekolinks, so. Just think about that.

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  6. Gaming

    PBS’s Game/Show Examines The Worst Games Ever (And What Makes Them So Bad)

    We've all played a horrifically-awful game and berated ourselves for wasting our time, money, and effort. But what is it, exactly, that makes a game empirically bad? Jamin Warren of PBS's Game/Show takes a look at some of the worst games of all time, and what it is that makes us hate them so very much.

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  7. Tech

    Can Google Glass Solve Privacy Problems With This New Augmented Reality Browser?

    It's no secret that the government is creepily watching you all the time, like that weird dude who was really into you in high school. Many people think Google Glass won't help the matter (cameras on you 24/7?) - but this new augmented reality browser for the Glass might actually solve your privacy problems, instead of exacerbating them.

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  8. Science

    Before You Make A “Let It Go” Cover, Use This Test To Find Out How Tone Deaf You Really Are

    Have you ever been singing in your shower and thought, man, I am so good at this? Or have you ever heard your BFF singing in their car and thought, wow, they are terrible at that? With a new, simple online test, you can find out for sure whether or not you and your friends are musical geniuses by determining exactly how tone deaf you all are!

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  9. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Robert Downey Jr. (@RobertDowneyJr)

    Okay, we know it's technically Saturday, but we're bringing you a day-late Follow Friday in honor of a very special someone who just joined the Twitterverse last night. Ladies and gentlemen, please go and follow the one and only RDJ. Or Tony Stark. We can't tell the difference anymore.

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  10. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/12

    Have you heard about the Kickstarter to continue SGU - for 50 million dollars? Totally reasonable! That and more, all in today's Geekolinks.

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  11. Entertainment

    Get Ready For Game of Thrones With These Buffy-Style Opening Credits

    Brace yourself: Game of Thrones season four premieres tonight. Sure, when we see the GOT opening credits later this evening, we'll be reminded of how beautiful they are - but remember your fave opening sequence of the 90s? The campy beginning to Buffy? Wouldn't everything be better set to music by Nerf Herder? Even Game of Thrones?

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  12. Space

    The Moon And Jupiter Are Going To Be Sky-Bros Tonight, You Should Probably Check It Out

    If you head outside once it gets dark tonight, you'll be able to see some serious cosmic beauty. The moon and Jupiter are going to look incredibly close together tonight, giving you a great view of both celestial bodies, and even a change to spot some of Jupiter's moons.

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  13. Weird

    Not Sure How To Survive The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse? Take This Course From Michigan State

    At this point, I think it's safe to say we all know the that zombie apocalypse is an inevitability. But will you be prepared for the end times? Michigan State University has your back, and is offering a course that will teach you everything you need to know in order to transform yourself into a walker-fighter Rick Grimes would be proud of.

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  14. Entertainment

    The Japanese Opening For The 90s X-Men Cartoon Is So Much Cooler Than The One We Got

    We loved the opening credits for the 90s X-Men cartoon - until we saw the two Japanese openings. The cute character spotlights are nothing compared to crazy cartoon violence. Sure, flying around in front of your name is cool, I guess, but have you considered lightning volcanoes? They even manage to make Jubilee look bad-ass (no easy feat).

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  15. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/6

    Your faves from Game of Thrones welcome you into today's Geekolinks, where you'll find some magic, some Anna Kendrick, some Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more!

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