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Review | Google Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3: is US$400 extra for premium smartphone still worth paying?

Google’s new Pixel 3a and 3a XL are US$400 cheaper than the 3 and 3 XL models released seven months ago. The new mid-priced phones have most of the features of the 2018 models, so is it worth paying double for the latter?

19 May 2019 - 7:46PM

Google’s new Pixel 3a and 3a XL are US$400 cheaper than the 3 and 3 XL models released seven months ago. The new mid-priced phones have most of the features of the 2018 models, so is it worth paying double for the latter?

Google Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3: is US$400 extra for premium smartphone still worth paying?
It: Chapter Two’s first trailer terrifies with return of Pennywise – and a really creepy old lady

Evil dancing clown is madder than ever in the second part of Stephen King adaptation, but trailer’s focus is on a freaky old lady; Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader join the cast.

10 May 2019 - 10:18AM

Evil dancing clown is madder than ever in the second part of Stephen King adaptation, but trailer’s focus is on a freaky old lady; Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader join the cast.

It: Chapter Two’s first trailer terrifies with return of Pennywise – and a really creepy old lady
Why Avengers: Endgame has no end-credits scene. Warning: spoiler alert!

The directors, Joe and Anthony Russo talk about directing the final episode in the 22-film series. Marvel usually includes a scene during the credits to tease the next instalment, but this time the Russos skipped the tradition.

2 May 2019 - 4:58AM

The directors, Joe and Anthony Russo talk about directing the final episode in the 22-film series. Marvel usually includes a scene during the credits to tease the next instalment, but this time the Russos skipped the tradition.

Why Avengers: Endgame has no end-credits scene. Warning: spoiler alert!
After Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson hopes to get green light for Black Widow spin-off

As Marvel’s Avengers reach their grand finale, Johansson’s character may just be getting started, though she can’t officially confirm anything yet. She talks about developing her role as Black Widow, bringing up her daughter and her career trajectory.

25 Apr 2019 - 5:00PM

As Marvel’s Avengers reach their grand finale, Johansson’s character may just be getting started, though she can’t officially confirm anything yet. She talks about developing her role as Black Widow, bringing up her daughter and her career trajectory.

After Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson hopes to get green light for Black Widow spin-off
Avengers: Endgame – Everything you need to know about Marvel’s epic final battle

Director Anthony Russo talks about Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Thanos and the end of a long story arc. Russo and his co-director brother Joe are comic fans and this is reflected in their work.

24 Apr 2019 - 12:12AM

Director Anthony Russo talks about Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Thanos and the end of a long story arc. Russo and his co-director brother Joe are comic fans and this is reflected in their work.

Avengers: Endgame – Everything you need to know about Marvel’s epic final battle
Move over BTS, Blackpink are the new K-pop act making history in the US

Girl group Blackpink made Billboard chart history by landing their new EP Kill This Love at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart with 19,000 album units. They also just played at Coachella.

19 Apr 2019 - 3:36AM

Girl group Blackpink made Billboard chart history by landing their new EP Kill This Love at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart with 19,000 album units. They also just played at Coachella.

Move over BTS, Blackpink are the new K-pop act making history in the US
Star Wars Fallen Order: dark times ahead for the Jedi in new video game – but makers staying tight-lipped on details

The single-player action game introduces a new lightsabre-swinging hero into galactic lore during pretty much the worst period to be using the Force in public.

17 Apr 2019 - 1:04AM

The single-player action game introduces a new lightsabre-swinging hero into galactic lore during pretty much the worst period to be using the Force in public.

Star Wars Fallen Order: dark times ahead for the Jedi in new video game – but makers staying tight-lipped on details
We’ve seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. So what happens now?

While the first photo of a black hole has dazzled the world, scientists say their work is only beginning. More observation stations around the world – and perhaps off it – will be employed to make higher-definition images.

14 Apr 2019 - 6:15AM

While the first photo of a black hole has dazzled the world, scientists say their work is only beginning. More observation stations around the world – and perhaps off it – will be employed to make higher-definition images.

We’ve seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. So what happens now?
Who lives or dies in Avengers: Endgame? Every superhero’s chance of survival, ranked

Original Avengers like Captain America, Iron Man and Thor could be staring down death, while Black Panther and Antman may well survive. We go through the permutations of which superhero will be left standing by the end

30 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM

Original Avengers like Captain America, Iron Man and Thor could be staring down death, while Black Panther and Antman may well survive. We go through the permutations of which superhero will be left standing by the end

Who lives or dies in Avengers: Endgame? Every superhero’s chance of survival, ranked
The Matrix turns 20: five ways the sci-fi classic and Keanu Reeves will still blow your mind

From the iconic ‘bullet time’ camerawork to super villain Mr Smith, The Matrix is a classic film full of great moments. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving and Carrie-Anne Moss all put in stellar performances.

29 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM

From the iconic ‘bullet time’ camerawork to super villain Mr Smith, The Matrix is a classic film full of great moments. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving and Carrie-Anne Moss all put in stellar performances.

The Matrix turns 20: five ways the sci-fi classic and Keanu Reeves will still blow your mind
How What We Do in the Shadows went from cult film to one of the funniest new TV series

What We Do in the Shadows, based on a cult 2014 film, is a mockumentary series about a group of hapless vampires struggling to adjust to modern life. Its creators talk about transplanting the comedy from New Zealand to New York.

27 Mar 2019 - 2:25PM

What We Do in the Shadows, based on a cult 2014 film, is a mockumentary series about a group of hapless vampires struggling to adjust to modern life. Its creators talk about transplanting the comedy from New Zealand to New York.

How What We Do in the Shadows went from cult film to one of the funniest new TV series
Who is Shahadi Wright Joseph? Meet the horror warrior in Jordan Peele’s Us

Wright Joseph, 13, talks about getting into her creepy double character and not meeting Beyoncé. She has been in show business since the age of two, and will reprise her role in the upcoming new Lion King.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM

Wright Joseph, 13, talks about getting into her creepy double character and not meeting Beyoncé. She has been in show business since the age of two, and will reprise her role in the upcoming new Lion King.

Who is Shahadi Wright Joseph? Meet the  horror warrior in Jordan Peele’s Us
The Highwaymen offers new view of Bonnie and Clyde’s brutal, bloody end

The Highwaymen tells the tale through the eyes of former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), who were enlisted to stop Bonnie and Clyde’s killing spree.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM

The Highwaymen tells the tale through the eyes of former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), who were enlisted to stop Bonnie and Clyde’s killing spree.

The Highwaymen offers new view of Bonnie and Clyde’s brutal, bloody end
How Tom Hanks went from ‘second-string’ mermaid film Splash to global superstar

As a fresh-faced 28-year-old TV star, Hanks rode a fluke wave to leading-man movie stardom playing a regular guy in love with a mermaid in Splash, which turns 35 this weekend.

8 Mar 2019 - 9:03PM

As a fresh-faced 28-year-old TV star, Hanks rode a fluke wave to leading-man movie stardom playing a regular guy in love with a mermaid in Splash, which turns 35 this weekend.

How Tom Hanks went from ‘second-string’ mermaid film Splash to global superstar
Captain Marvel: Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson take us behind the scenes of the superhero blockbuster

We caught up with the two superstars during filming of the latest Marvel movie during filming, where Larson clearly means business and Jackson is enjoying not wearing an eye patch.

1 Mar 2019 - 4:15AM

We caught up with the two superstars during filming of the latest Marvel movie during filming, where Larson clearly means business and Jackson is enjoying not wearing an eye patch.

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson take us behind the scenes of the superhero blockbuster
Family denounces Michael Jackson sex abuse film as one-sided ahead of HBO airing

Pop star’s family speak out against Leaving Neverland documentary alleging he sexually abused two boys; both have previously denied being abused; his brother Marlon says Jackson’s interactions with children were innocent.

28 Feb 2019 - 3:25PM

Pop star’s family speak out against Leaving Neverland documentary alleging he sexually abused two boys; both have previously denied being abused; his brother Marlon says Jackson’s interactions with children were innocent.

Family denounces Michael Jackson sex abuse film as one-sided ahead of HBO airing
Netflix’s raunchy Big Mouth special, and four more shows to stream this Valentine’s Day

The streaming service is loading up with love-related programming to celebrate the occasion. There is everything from Big Mouth to Dating Around to Friends and Gossip Girl Valentine specials.

14 Feb 2019 - 6:00PM

The streaming service is loading up with love-related programming to celebrate the occasion. There is everything from Big Mouth to Dating Around to Friends and Gossip Girl Valentine specials.

Netflix’s raunchy Big Mouth special, and four more shows to stream this Valentine’s Day
Disney’s Frozen 2: first trailer out – Elsa and Anna are back, and look at their fierce new outfits

Olaf, Sven and Kristoff return, here’s a fire, a massive forest, and lots more reindeer, but it’s the outfits the Ice Queen and Anna wear that grabs your attention – they’ve ditched their dresses for pants-and-flowing-tops combos.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:36AM

Olaf, Sven and Kristoff return, here’s a fire, a massive forest, and lots more reindeer, but it’s the outfits the Ice Queen and Anna wear that grabs your attention – they’ve ditched their dresses for pants-and-flowing-tops combos.

Disney’s Frozen 2: first trailer out – Elsa and Anna are back, and look at their fierce new outfits
Why Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan needed therapy after playing Killmonger

Actor tells Oprah Winfrey he didn’t have ‘an escape plan’ after portraying Erik Killmonger and the ‘pain and rage’ the character – villain of the black superhero film – represents, so he saw a therapist to ‘unpack and talk’.

6 Feb 2019 - 6:00PM

Actor tells Oprah Winfrey he didn’t have ‘an escape plan’ after portraying Erik Killmonger and the ‘pain and rage’ the character – villain of the black superhero film – represents, so he saw a therapist to ‘unpack and talk’.

Why Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan needed therapy after playing Killmonger
Look like a celebrity using cheap household items: Instagram mother and daughter team show how

Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift and more – their looks are being stunningly, and cheaply, recreated by Alya Chaglar and her daughter Stefani.

29 Jan 2019 - 2:04PM

Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift and more – their looks are being stunningly, and cheaply, recreated by Alya Chaglar and her daughter Stefani.

Look like a celebrity using cheap household items: Instagram mother and daughter team show how
Roma: all there is to know about Netflix’s Oscar hopeful, set in Mexico and inspired by a childhood nanny

Intimate family drama, set in 1970s Mexico, is shot in black and white, and its director says you’ll need ‘patience’ to watch it – but selling film fans on a slow-burning, subtitled period piece will be an uphill battle.

23 Dec 2018 - 11:03PM

Intimate family drama, set in 1970s Mexico, is shot in black and white, and its director says you’ll need ‘patience’ to watch it – but selling film fans on a slow-burning, subtitled period piece will be an uphill battle.

Roma: all there is to know about Netflix’s Oscar hopeful, set in Mexico and inspired by a childhood nanny
AI in 2030: will it have empowered humans or destroyed us? Experts weigh in

On the plus side are self-driving cars and customised health care, on the minus side fears of data abuse, loss of jobs, loss of control, and autonomous weapons, say experts polled by the Pew Research Centre and Elon University.

23 Dec 2018 - 6:42PM

On the plus side are self-driving cars and customised health care, on the minus side fears of data abuse, loss of jobs, loss of control, and autonomous weapons, say experts polled by the Pew Research Centre and Elon University.

AI in 2030: will it have empowered humans or destroyed us? Experts weigh in
Amber Heard on divorcing Johnny Depp: ‘I felt our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’

Writing about the abuse and threats she faced when she divorced Johnny Depp, actress says domestic abuse victims need more protection, and hails the #MeToo movement and the election of more women to US Congress.

19 Dec 2018 - 3:17PM

Writing about the abuse and threats she faced when she divorced Johnny Depp, actress says domestic abuse victims need more protection, and hails the #MeToo movement and the election of more women to US Congress.

Amber Heard on divorcing Johnny Depp: ‘I felt our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’
Meet Joe Alwyn: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, face of Prada and Oscar hopeful

British actor is co-starring in new films with Emma Stone, Margot Robbie and Rachel Weisz as well as dating the pop diva. He appears in The Favourite, which has been tipped for Oscar glory.

1 Dec 2018 - 6:50AM

British actor is co-starring in new films with Emma Stone, Margot Robbie and Rachel Weisz as well as dating the pop diva. He appears in The Favourite, which has been tipped for Oscar glory.

Meet Joe Alwyn: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, face of Prada and Oscar hopeful
Love Actually turns 15: the film’s 15 sweetest, funniest and saddest quotes about love

The British romcom Love Actually hit the screens in 2003, starring Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley. Here are 15 lines about love from the collection of love stories.

7 Nov 2018 - 3:00PM

The British romcom Love Actually hit the screens in 2003, starring Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley. Here are 15 lines about love from the collection of love stories.

Love Actually turns 15: the film’s 15 sweetest, funniest and saddest quotes about love
Haunted houses: Airbnb names its top seven to spend Halloween night in

A homeowner whose body was never found, the site of a civil war field hospital and a refuge for slaves are among the holiday rental website’s spooky listings; for fans of Nightmare on Elm Street, Airbnb has found 841 homes on Elm Street.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM

A homeowner whose body was never found, the site of a civil war field hospital and a refuge for slaves are among the holiday rental website’s spooky listings; for fans of Nightmare on Elm Street, Airbnb has found 841 homes on Elm Street.

Haunted houses: Airbnb names its top seven to spend Halloween night in
New Orson Welles film is an intriguing window on the man and his art

The Other Side of the Wind is a treat for any fan of Welles’ film history or provocative moviemaking, offering a warehouse worth of intriguing observations about the man and his art.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM

The Other Side of the Wind is a treat for any fan of Welles’ film history or provocative moviemaking, offering a warehouse worth of intriguing observations about the man and his art.

New Orson Welles film is an intriguing window on the man and his art
Moana Halloween costumes: actress says it’s OK for kids everywhere to dress up as her Disney character

Minority groups say non-Polynesians wearing the costumes is cultural appropriation; Auli’i Cravalho says Moana’s bravery and self-discovery should be celebrated no matter who you are.

30 Oct 2018 - 3:24PM

Minority groups say non-Polynesians wearing the costumes is cultural appropriation; Auli’i Cravalho says Moana’s bravery and self-discovery should be celebrated no matter who you are.

Moana Halloween costumes: actress says it’s OK for kids everywhere to dress up as her Disney character
Twilight turns 10: before they loved Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen, they hated him

People said, ‘He’s revolting. He’s disgusting’, film’s director recalls – but she and Kristen Stewart knew he was the one; British actor was an unknown when he was picked to play world’s sexiest undead man.

25 Oct 2018 - 10:34AM

People said, ‘He’s revolting. He’s disgusting’, film’s director recalls – but she and Kristen Stewart knew he was the one; British actor was an unknown when he was picked to play world’s sexiest undead man.

Twilight turns 10: before they loved Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen, they hated him
A Star Is Born gives Lady Gaga needed redemption after last album woes

The singer’s star is on the rise once again thanks to Shallow, the only song from the soundtrack to be released before the film’s premiere, which has received a rapturous reception from fans.

5 Oct 2018 - 1:14PM

The singer’s star is on the rise once again thanks to Shallow, the only song from the soundtrack to be released before the film’s premiere, which has received a rapturous reception from fans.

A Star Is Born gives Lady Gaga needed redemption after last album woes