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Injustice 2: Ninja Turtles, Atom and Enchantress make up Fighter Pack 3

The previously-announced Atom will be available on Dec. 12, while Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make their way to Injustice 2 in …

The best entertainment tech of the year

Ted Cavanaugh<p>Technology<p>Are you not entertained? You will be if you spend some time with these gadgets.<p><i>This article is a segment of 2017's Best of What's New list. For the complete tabulation of the year's most transformative products and discoveries, head right this way.</i><p>Signature TV W<p>Buy …

Mario Kart

Heath Ledger’s Joker Influences And Total Commitment Detailed In Newly-Printed Interviews

When Heath Ledger yelled “Hit me” as the Joker in 2008’s <i>The Dark Knight</i>, he really meant it, as revealed by newly-printed interviews in <i>100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die</i> by Joseph McCabe. The book released last Sunday, and excerpts from McCabe’s interviews with Christian Bale, …

Comic Books

The Real Reason Why Hayao Miyazaki Came Out Of Retirement

In 2013, Hayao Miyazaki retired from making feature films. This year, it was officially announced that he was returning to long-form filmmaking. And …

Anime

​You Only Need a Pair of Dumbbells For This Grueling 20-Minute Workout | Men’s Health

For your first minute (let’s call it Minute A), you’re going to focus on your legs. Hit 10 squats holding the weights in your hands in a neutral grip. Then it’s immediately onto 10 jump squats (weights down, please). Finish your minute with 10 pulses—like little squats, closer to the ground. “If …

Cough Drop Flavored Kit Kats Exist In Japan

Of course they do. Japan is famous for interesting Kit Kat flavors, and this latest one might be the most unusual one yet.<p>Last year, for example, …

Japan

The Beauty Of A Destroyed Gundam In Miniature Tokyo

Created by Taiwan-based model maker Hank Cheng, this piece is called “Gundam, The Desolation After War.”<p><i>Kotaku</i> has previously profiled Cheng before, …

Anime

Kevin Conroy Steps Into Christian Bale's Batsuit for Iconic Dark Knight Speech

During his time starring in <i>Batman: The Animated Series</i>, and in the countless video games, direct-to-video movies, and other spin-offs since then, …

Kyoto Just Made an Etiquette Guide for Clueless Travelers

It’s no secret that Japan, also known as the ‘most polite nation on Earth’, do things a little differently to a lot of other Westernized …

Japan

Hey 30-somethings, you're a Xennial

Between Generation X and Millennials exists a tiny micro-generation of people who call themselves the Xennials. Maybe you've seen this group labeled …

Personal Organizing

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

Happiness

Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's favorite books for young people

The following are pioneering animator and Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, etc.) top ten favorite books …

Anime

Kiki's Delivery Service Grows Up, Eats Instant Ramen

Studio Ghibli’s <i>Kiki’s Delivery Service</i> stars a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. She’s now been reimagined as a 17-year-old high school student in a new …

Anime

What to eat after working out, according to a top Harley Street nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health​ | Men’s Health

So far, the researchers have developed biosensors based on three biochemical data points. There’s the glucose sensor, which changes from blue to brown when blood sugar increases. A pH sensor changes between purple and pink as alkalinity increases, and a sodium sensor becomes a more intense green …

Ancient Japan

Ancient Japan has made unique contributions to world culture which include the Shinto religion and its architecture, distinctive art objects such as</i> …

This storm trooper proposal warms our adorably nerdy hearts

We have some sweet news out of Phoenix Comicon.<p>In fact we have ourselves a Star Wars wedding proposal, the best kind of proposal in existence. Two Imperial Stormtroopers got engaged on the convention floor of the Phoenix Comicon Saturday in front of a large Star Wars group.<p>A Facebook posting shows …

Phoenix Convention Center

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Sleep

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated nodosaur, a 3,000-pound plant-eating horned creature, went on display in …

Dinosaurs

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

This tiny mint box is actually a gaming console packing a Raspberry Pi

Watch out, Nintendo: Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are building their own gaming consoles and this latest one is actually pretty awesome.<p>Using a Raspberry Pi computer and an Altoids mint box, recreational inventor and YouTuber Sudomod has designed a fully-functioning gaming device that actually fits in …

New Mega Man Animated Series to Air on Cartoon Network in 2018 or Later

New visual for Dentsu, Man of Action, DHX series revealed<p>Dentsu Entertainment USA (Monsuno, LBX) revealed on Monday that the new animated television …

Mega Man

Shinto

Shinto, meaning 'way of the gods,' is the oldest religion in Japan. The faith has neither a founder or prophets and there is no major text which …

Japan

Zelda-inspired hack lets you control your smart home with an ocarina

Voice recognition is making it easier to control your smart home using products like the Amazon Echo, but why talk when you can whistle? YouTube tinkerer Allen Pan customized his home automation system to respond to melodies from the N64 classic <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</i> Each command is …

Retrogaming

The BrewDog Beer Hotel Has Hop-Spas, In-Room Taps, And More Awesomeness On The Way

If you follow craft beer at all, you’ve heard of BrewDog. Founded in Scotland in 2007 by Martin Dickie and James Watt, the brewery has made national headlines because of its strange, boundary-pushing beer choices. In only ten years, it’s quickly become the best-selling brewery in the United Kingdom …

Alex Trebek

Blast Your Arms With This Dumbbell Slam Workout​ | Men’s Health

Dumbbell hammer curls plus forward lunges are a classic total-body combo because not only are you working legs and arms, but the constant motion adds a cardio element.<p>Adding a leg lift to a dumbbell pushup increases level of difficulty by requiring a stronger core. The dumbbells allow for a neutral …

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether …

Kids

From 'Iron Man' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Disney theme parks soon to get a whole lot of Marvel

"Kaboom!"<p>That’s the word used by Joe Rohde, the Disney executive overseeing the transformation of the<p>California Adventureride formerly known as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!<p>"Kaboom!"<p>He says it repeatedly — once mixing in the word "kablam!" — …

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

Programming

Low-Impact Cardio Workout That's Perfect For Beginners, Too!

Not all cardio needs to involve jumping, hopping, and skipping. Lauren Boggi, founder of Lauren Boggi Active, created this 35-minute workout that will get your heart rate up to burn calories without a lot of high-impact moves. We offer low-impact modifications for every move, too. Plus, you don't …

Exercise