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Australia's biggest online shopping event is officially open for business! This year the deals are crazier than ever. How crazy? How about HDTVs for $10? Or Fitbit fitness trackers for under $5? Or maybe $200 Myer gift card for $2! Here are the links to the cream of the crop.

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The day many thought would never come has arrived. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies (as well as recent hits Sing and The Secret Life of Pets) to do an animated Mario movie.

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Once upon a time, I worked out if you mix cheap tinned lentils with the cheap mince you get in bulk at Aldi (yes, I'm aware I probably ate horse at some point), and stock up on snap frozen veggies, you can feed your family quite healthily for at least a week.

Unrelated: there are Xbox Christmas decorations worth FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS and hey, if you're into that kind of thing power to you, my friend.

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Another former Tesla employee is seeking permission from a judge to sue Tesla for racial harassment on behalf of over 100 affected African-American workers, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology. The complaint, Vaughn v Tesla Inc in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including supervisors, regularly used derogatory and discriminatory language against black workers.

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But Wonder Woman 2 is coming a little sooner than you'd expected. The writer behind the It movie is bringing Are You Afraid of the Dark? back to life. Paul Bettany teases his Solo: A Star Wars Story character. Plus, gorgeous Justice League posters, and Nazi Oliver Queen strikes in new footage from the big CW/DC crossover. Spoilers now!

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iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple's OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Center, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu. One issue? The changes included buttons that appeared to be convenient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switches, but in reality simply disconnected phones from nearby devices and networks instead of turning the chips off.

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Video: In hindsight, Return of the Jedi's Ewok Village scenes have a lot in common with Temple of Doom's sequences with Mola Ram. After all, both are about human sacrifice, it's just that one happens to be perpetuated by sentient teddy bears. Which is why a mashup of both, held together by the glue that binds all good mashups, LEGO, is surprisingly effective.

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Last year, military surveillance aircraft in Texas were outfitted with devices designed to spy on mobile phones, including their location, numbers dialled, text messages and photos, and even the content of their calls, The Texas Observer reports. The newspaper obtained documents between the Texas National Guard, the DEA, and a Maryland-based company called Digital Receiver Technology (DRT) outlining a $US373,000 ($489,208) contract to install mobile phone surveillance software on the planes as part of anti-drug trafficking operations. The money reportedly came from Texas drug asset forfeiture funds.

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The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery was the best episode of the show so far, with clever writing, gripping performances, and a genuinely exciting cliffhanger that takes us away from that cumbersome Klingon War, at least for a few episodes. Unfortunately, the way we got there looks to include a plot hole so large you could fit Stamets' galaxy brain through it.

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Despite sounding like an off-brand breakfast cereal, the genetic engineering technique CRISPR has infiltrated the vocabulary of the general public, stoking fierce ethics debates, imaginative renderings of the future, and even inspiring a novel and a J.Lo-backed TV series. That's because CRISPR truly is amazing, allowing human beings to alter genetic code with a level of precision never before achieved. And now there's actual video footage documenting just how amazing CRISPR really is.