Netflix's Crazily Crappy Cropping, Hands On with Neverwet, And More

Welcome to the weekend! We brought snacks! OK, not snacks, but we do have a selection of postical delicacies for you to sample. Try some reasons we're not ready for smartwatches yet, or get a taste of Netflix's crazy cropping. Wash it down with a shot of Neverwet and a Liquidmetal iPhone chaser. Chow time!

The cascade of smartwatch rumors—be they iWatch, Surface, or other—increases daily. By this point, smartwatches of every shape and stripe seem inevitable. But there are so, so many reasons why they shouldn't happen. Not any time soon, at least.

The Wall Street Journal pointed out today that while sales of point-and-shoot cameras have declined steadily over the past few years, DSLRs and other interchangeable-lens cameras have been doing great. That's right. People don't want to just take more photos than ever, they want to take better photos, with big-kid cameras. And that's not in spite of the smartphone revolution. It's because of it.

For some reason, we were sent Metroplex, the biggest Transformer that's ever been made (yes, bigger than Fortress Maximus). We stood him next to a bunch of stuff. Here's how it went.

PayPal just made 56-year-old Chris Reynolds a quadrillionaire. Yes, a quadrillionaire. For a little while, anyway.

The incredibly promising metal alloy from Liquidmetal has been around for a while, but no one's really been able to figure out how to put the difficult-to-manufacture material to good use–until now. According to a new patent uncovered by Electronista, Apple seems to think it's figured out the key. One day soon, you may very well find yourself tapping away on an iPhone made of cool, beautiful Liquidmetal.

Over the past month or so, the internet's been drooling over a promotional video for Rust-Oleum's magical new liquid-repelling treatment. And rightly so! According to the promotional video, no matter the type of liquid, sauce, or lurid emulsion, all offending gunk immediately slides away from treated objects. But that's the promotional video. Surely it can't really work that well, right? We decided to find out.

The 2020 Olympics will be held in either Istanbul, Madrid, or Tokyo, but no matter where they're held, the logo will be boring. There's a 66-percent chance the logo is going to be some stupid flower crap.

Did you know that Netflix is cropping the hell out of movies? I didn't. But even if you had noticed, it's unlikely you realize just how bad it gets. A semi-new Tumblr called What Netflix Does has pointed out the extent of the trimming. And it's atrocious.

It's been leaked on more than adult diapers, and now the HTC One mini (all lowercase, because it's so small, see?) is real. The idea is that it's a smaller, cheaper version of the our current favorite phone,the HTC One. But to accomplish such shrinkification and encheapenment, sacrifices must be made. Let's take a look.

The cat may already be out of the bag, but for many months we didn't know what the PS4 looked like. Now, we know what the retail version will look, but what about the developer box Sony hid during the big reveal and on Jimmy Fallon? Well, here's an exclusive image we've acquired of some developer boxes that were used at E3.

When buildings fail, they fail spectacularly—and often, tragically. But failed structures also serve an important purpose: To teach engineering and architecture students what not to do.