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First Man: How we made the visual effects  BBC · 47 minutes
The film First Man has been Oscar nominated in the best visual effects category. more
Priyanka Chopra-Produced Firebrand Is Another Hard-Hitting Indian Film From Netflix  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Produced by Priyanka Chopra, Firebrand — Netflix’s first original Marathi film — has been directed by Aruna Raje (Rihaee) and stars Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni and others. Firebrand... more
Netflix Acquires Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster The Wandering Earth  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Netflix has acquired hit Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth, which has grossed over $600 million worldwide since its release on February 5, with a majority from China. more
Halo TV Series Taps Robin Hood’s Otto Bathurst as New Director  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Showtime has announced that Otto Bathurst — best known for 2018’s Robin Hood — will direct multiple episodes of the Halo TV series. Production begins later... more
Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses  TechCrunch · 6 hours
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as... more
First Man: How we made the special effects  BBC · 9 hours
The film First Man has been Oscar nominated in the best visual effects category. more
American Airlines has cameras in some seat back screens, but says it won't use them - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
Singapore Airlines was criticized earlier for having cameras in some of its entertainment systems. more
Lime hires its first CFO  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets, at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth of a $310 million Series D round earlier this month. Led by... more
AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over predatory comments on videos of children  THE VERGE · 13 hours
AT&T has pulled all advertising from YouTube while the streaming service deals with issues regarding predatory comments being left on videos of children, according... more
Fortnite and Nestle pulling YouTube ads over abuse fears  Sky News · 14 hours
Companies including Disney, Nestle and the producer Fornite are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns relating to child abuse. more
AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over predatory comments on children  THE VERGE · 14 hours
AT&T has pulled all advertising from YouTube while the streaming service deals with issues regarding predatory... more
Halo TV series picks up director Otto Bathurst in latest reshuffle  Windows Central · 14 hours
Work on Showtime's Halo TV series (still) remains underway, with production set for 2019. Work on the long-awaited Halo TV series is still underway, with Showtime... more
YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy  THE VERGE · 14 hours
YouTube is “aggressively approaching” a solution to its recent child exploitation controversy by clamping down on monetization, increasing... more
CBS All Access releases a spooky, star-studded trailer for Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’  TechCrunch · 15 hours
A new version of “The Twilight Zone,” hosted and executive produced by “Get Out” director Jordan Peele, is set to premiere on... more
Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst signed to Showtime’s Halo series  THE VERGE · 15 hours
Showtime has announced it has hired Black Mirror and Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst to direct... more
Watch the first full trailer for Jordan Peele’s surreal Twilight Zone reboot  THE VERGE · 15 hours
The reboot of the classic episodic TV show The Twilight Zone will hit CBS All Access on April 1st, and with just over a... more
The Division’s 2 endgame trailer focuses on dangerous factions  Windows Central · 15 hours
There's a lot to do once the credits roll. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in... more
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart share Guinness record for Marvel X-Men roles - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
The two actors now have the record for "the longest career as a Marvel superhero" in common. more
The Twilight Zone: First official trailer video - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
This is our best look yet at Jordan Peele’s new take on the Twilight Zone, coming April 1 on CBS All Access. more
Anthem has potential to be amazing, but it's packed with glaring problems  Windows Central · 15 hours
Anthem, BioWare's brand new sci-fi title, has finally arrived after a long wait. But was the wait worth it? Anthem, BioWare's latest in a... more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. more
China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is coming to Netflix  THE VERGE · 16 hours
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights for The Wandering Earth, China’s first science fiction blockbuster, which has earned... more
Coming to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu in March  Windows Central · 16 hours
Kate Beckinsale in "The Widow" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon) Prepare yourself: Things are going to get mysterious. The month of March, to put it simply,... more
Loop acquires Screenplay to build its streaming library  TechCrunch · 18 hours
A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition — it’s bought a 30-year-old company called Screenplay. While you may not have heard of Screenplay, the company has licensed... more
Stellaris: Console Edition’s latest trailer breaks down its features  Windows Central · 18 hours
Get that preorder in. Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features deep gameplay, a diverse selection of aliens, and emergent... more
Evening exercise does not negatively affect sleep, may also reduce hunger  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Must cook dinner. Need to pick the kids up from school. Have to catch up on my favorite TV series. Live too far from the gym.... more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. The innovative nanocoating technology was developed by a research team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology,... more
Samsung Galaxy S10 to Feature Steam PC Game Streaming: Report  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Samsung may partner with PC gaming giant Valve to bring Steam PC game streaming to the Samsung Galaxy S10 family of devices. more
Fired Apple lawyer charged with insider trading released on $500k bail bond  9to5Mac · 20 hours
Gene Levoff, Apple’s former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary for Apple, has been released on $500,000 bail bond after pleading not guilty... more
Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic. Originating in the ringed teeth of a squid's predatory arms, this... more
Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic, finds a review published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Originating in the... more
Singapore Airlines denies snooping with seatback cameras  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Singapore Airlines insisted Thursday that cameras on its planes' entertainment systems had been disabled after an outcry online from worried passengers who spotted the tiny lenses peering at them. more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  nanowerk · 1 day
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. more
Netflix F1 Docu-Series ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ Announced, Gets March Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Netflix and Formula 1 have announced a 10-part docu-series called Formula 1: Drive to Survive, from the Oscar-winning maker of Senna and... more
Captain Marvel Has Two Post-Credits Scenes: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Captain Marvel reportedly has two post-credits scenes, according to members of the press who attended the early screening. It also pays tribute to Stan Lee. more
Clutter confirms SoftBank-led $200M investment for its on-demand storage service  TechCrunch · 1 day
There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but the drum continues to beat and the checks continue to be written. The... more
Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns  TechCrunch · 1 day
Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on... more
On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn  TechCrunch · 1 day
Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In... more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that perfectly absorbs red light. more
On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market  TechCrunch · 1 day
Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators.... more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that perfectly absorbs red light. more
Captain Marvel stars gush with love for Goose the cat - CNET  CNET · 2 days
On #LoveYourPetDay, Goose gets the purr-fect tribute from Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. more
Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon (update)  Windows Central · 2 days
Is this a hybrid weapon? Updated February 20, 2019: Respawn revealed the Havoc Energy assault rifle today. You can watch a lengthy trailer of the weapon below. This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned... more
Spectrum launching $15 ‘TV Essentials’ streaming bundle on Apple TV in March  9to5Mac · 2 days
With streaming TV becoming an option for users who are looking to cut the cord but still want live television, many companies such as... more
The next season of Marvel’s Wolverine podcast comes out in March  THE VERGE · 2 days
Last year, Marvel jumped into the dramatic podcast arena with a 10-episode series called... more
Here are the 2019 Nebula Award nominations  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced its nominees for the 2018 Nebula Awards, one of the major... more
How to Train Your Dragon star swaps Hollywood for Canadian horror - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Jay Baruchel has voiced the much-loved animation for nine years, but he's leaving The Hidden World for something very different. more
Don't be fooled by fake images and videos online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his... more
Sports streaming service fuboTV expands its lineup with Viacom’s entertainment channels  TechCrunch · 2 days
Sports streaming service fuboTV and Viacom this morning announced a new carriage deal that will see fuboTV carry Viacom’s entertainment networks as a part of its... more
‘No plan’ for Rainbow Six Siege battle royale says Ubisoft  Windows Central · 2 days
Ubisoft states Rainbow Six Siege's upcoming mid-season events won't explore battle royale. Ubisoft recently unveiled its Year 4 plans for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, outlining a 2019... more
Airbus A380: From high-tech marvel to commercial flop  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This time it really is over. Airbus chief executive, Tom Enders, recently announced the end of the A380, the largest commercial aircraft ever built. Despite reported investments of more than €14 billion, this iconic... more
YouTube Revamps First Strike Rules, Intensifies Punitive Action  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Under the new guidelines and Strike rules, the first strike would result in a one-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube, including live streaming. more
How consumables work in Anthem  Windows Central · 2 days
In Anthem, consumable items called inscriptions exist for players to use. But how can you get them, and what are they for? Here's all the information you need. In Anthem, BioWare's new science-fiction multiplayer game, there are consumable... more
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians Trailer – Netflix Docu-Series Dives Into Team’s 2018 IPL Season  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming docu-series, Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians, which follows the IPL team during the... more
Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Series ‘Next Top Priority’ for Disney+: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly planning a six-episode Star Wars limited series centred on Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the “next top priority” for its streaming... more
Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15  TechCrunch · 2 days
It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth... more
Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon tomorrow  Windows Central · 2 days
Is this a hybrid weapon? This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of... more
Take a five-hour bubble bath with Big Mouth's Hormone Monstress - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Netflix's bizarre-yet-entertaining animated series wants you to sooth your hormones with a relaxing bath. more
Captain Marvel already getting 'review bombed' - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know. more
Twitch Prime members get 5 free Apex Legends packs and legendary skin  Windows Central · 3 days
That Amazon Prime membership might just be worth it. This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience... more
Captain Marvel is already getting 'review-bombed' - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know. more
Best ways to earn Masterwork and Legendary items in Anthem  Windows Central · 3 days
Anthem's highest tiers of loot are tough to get, but there's a lot you can do to maximize your chances at obtaining them. Here's a quick guide on... more
Resting Pitch Face is a YouTube comedy about women in STEM - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Filmmakers collected stories from real women who work in STEM, then turned them into a web series. more
Final Fantasy XV ‘Episode Ardyn’ launches in March  Windows Central · 3 days
Final Fantasy XV is about to get its final expansion. Recently, Square Enix announced that Episode Noctis and more expansions for Final Fantasy XV had been cancelled due to substantial losses at... more
Metro Exodus is further streamlined for the Xbox Adaptive Controller  Windows Central · 3 days
More developers should do this. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a sequel to... more
FDA officially warns against buying young blood  THE VERGE · 3 days
The US Food and Drug Administration is officially warning consumers that buying young blood infusions to improve their health is not a... more
Arrested Development will continue on Netflix on March 15th  THE VERGE · 3 days
Netflix today revealed that Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz’s sitcom about an extended family of comically terrible people, will... more
SoundCloud now helps artists self-distribute music to Spotify and other streaming platforms  THE VERGE · 3 days
SoundCloud announced today that it is adding distribution to its self-monetization Premier program. Those who are eligible in the open beta will now be... more
Apex Legends has three in-game currencies; here's what they're for  Windows Central · 3 days
It's not pay-to-win, but there are a lot of things to buy in Apex Legends. Apex Legends is the exciting new Battle Royale game by Respawn Entertainment and... more
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard  THE VERGE · 3 days
The snow may be subsiding, but Fortnite finally has its snowboard. After a delay late last year, developer Epic has... more
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Watch the first full trailer for Jordan Peele’s surreal Twilight Zone reboot
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Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart share Guinness record for Marvel X-Men roles - CNET
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Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst signed to Showtime’s Halo series
THE VERGE
American Airlines has cameras in some seat back screens, but says it won't use them - CNET
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Apple shows the ‘freedom of cellular’ in new Apple Watch Series 4 ad
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Airbus A380: From high-tech marvel to commercial flop
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Disney, Epic Games reportedly pull YouTube ads after child exploitation found - CNET
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Captain Marvel stars gush with love for Goose the cat - CNET
CNET
The next season of Marvel’s Wolverine podcast comes out in March
THE VERGE
The Man in the High Castle will end with season 4, trailer reveals
THE VERGE
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard
THE VERGE
Resting Pitch Face is a YouTube comedy about women in STEM - CNET
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Take a five-hour bubble bath with Big Mouth's Hormone Monstress - CNET
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An auto-tuned cat convinced me to download an audio processing app
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Bruno Ganz, actor whose Hitler scene became a YouTube meme, has died - CNET
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Making the Grade: Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit is a useful addition to a STEM lab
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This weekend, stream one of the wildest films from Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez
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Ja Rule is planning a new Fyre Festival-like event
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The Dragon Prince season 2 delivers nonstop payoff on season 1’s worldbuilding
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Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios released a live-action Anthem short film
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The trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix anthology Love, Death & Robots is a manic headache
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Happy Death Day 2U finds the fun in complicated, self-referential franchise-building
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The first Frozen 2 trailer looks grim as hell
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Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch
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This Chrome extension lets you learn a new language by watching Netflix
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