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Netflix Indian Original Film ‘Soni’ Gets January Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
Netflix has quietly revealed a release date for its next original film from India, Soni. It will premiere January 18, 2019. more
Study: Regular trips out could dramatically reduce depression in older age  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. more
Aquaman Is Full of Ocean Wonder, but Also Endless Exposition  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, is the latest DC movie after Justice League. Aquaman is released in India on December 14. Here’s our Aquaman review. more
Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' scaled back, devs shift to other games  Windows Central · 9 hours
This doesn't sound good at all. Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters... more
IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades  TechCrunch · 13 hours
The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a... more
iOS filmmaking app Nizo lets you edit video as you shoot  9to5Mac · 13 hours
Traditionally, the video creation process follows a somewhat linear set of steps: pre-production, production,... more
Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey  TechCrunch · 13 hours
A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA’s Anderson School... more
SoundCloud’s new integration with Serato is a missed opportunity  THE VERGE · 13 hours
SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix... more
Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list  9to5Mac · 16 hours
Apple’s television advertisements have earned three places on Adweek’s 25 Best Ads of 2018 annual list, which highlights the best media ads ranging from print... more
Atmospheric 14C/12C changes during the last glacial period from Hulu Cave  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Paired measurements of 14C/12C and 230Th ages from two Hulu Cave stalagmites complete a precise record of atmospheric 14C covering the full range of the 14C... more
Regular trips out guard against depression in old age  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers found a clear link... more
Spock joins Star Trek: Discovery crew to fight new threat in season 2 trailer - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
A new captain, a mysterious space angel and Spock's beard. Check out the trailer for Discovery's... more
Facebook Watch is finally growing as payouts get spread thin  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Both Facebook Watch and Instagram’s IGTV have yet to become superstar video platforms, leaving Facebook at risk as more people seek streaming entertainment instead of status updates. So... more
Netflix is testing an instant replay feature  THE VERGE · 19 hours
Netflix is currently testing a rewind-like function that will give users the ability to replay a specific scene more conveniently. The new... more
Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game  THE VERGE · 19 hours
The best media-based drinking games have simple rules, but will keep players consistently buzzed. Drinking every time someone... more
Metro Exodus goes gold, release date pushed forward  Windows Central · 19 hours
Metro Exodus features a lot of different biomes this time around. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a... more
Stretched quantum magnetism uncovered by quantum simulation  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
By studying ultracold atoms trapped in artificial crystals of light, Guillaume Salomon, a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and a team of scientists have been able to directly observe a fundamental effect... more
New Halo Infinite trailer explores the making of E3 reveal  Windows Central · 21 hours
Halo Infinite has received a behind-the-scenes glimpse into its E3 2018 reveal trailer. Following a surprise E3 2018 reveal in June, details are scarce on Microsoft's next major... more
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 adds in-home game streaming to phones - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
AMD's annual update adds the ability to stream games from your PC to your phone, improvements to ReLive, HDR tweaks and more. more
The 'gilets jaunes' movement is not a Facebook revolution  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
In less than a month, France's gilets jaunes (yellow vests) have gone from being a celebrated example of Facebook's ability to power a spontaneous revolution to a cautionary tale of... more
Netflix Testing an Instant Replay-Like Feature That Lets You Rewatch Your Favourite Scene  Gadgets 360 · 23 hours
Netflix is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to rewind and rewatch specific scenes in movies and TV shows. more
Reviewed: Vizio's entry-level Dolby Atmos sound bar  Windows Central · 24 hours
The next generation of immersive home theater audio isn't cheap, but it's definitely worth it. I can distinctly remember the day I discovered stereo sound. Laying between the floor speakers in our den, I... more
The Winter 2018-19 TV Guide for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Selection Day, Star Trek: Discovery, True Detective, The Grand Tour, Runaways, The Orville, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — here are the biggest new and... more
Grab lands $150M for Yamaha Motor to double down on motorbike on-demand services  TechCrunch · 1 day
Grab, the Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm that bought out Uber’s local business, has added another investor to its rolling cast of backers... more
Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer Cast in Pixar’s Onward  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Disney-Pixar has unveiled a star-studded voice cast for its next original movie Onward: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. more
Apple's Texture 'Netflix for Magazines' Said to Rankle Publishers  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Apple is back with another idea that it says will help rescue the industry - and getting a much cooler reception. more
IMDb CEO Says Movie-Mad India Could Overtake US as Its Top User Base  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
India is currently the site's second-highest user base worldwide, but that is likely to change, IMDb founder and Chief Executive Col Needham... more
Disney's streaming service can't save Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Characters from Netflix's cancelled Marvel Television shows can't appear in non-Netflix series for at least two years, Variety reports. more
On this week's podcast... Microsoft Edge, Surface Centaurus, ARM, and more  Windows Central · 1 day
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Microsoft Edge goes Chrome, another new Surface device, Windows on ARM, and more! We're back with another exciting episode... more
‘The Mandalorian’ cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano … and Werner Herzog  TechCrunch · 2 days
Lucasfilm has released an initial cast list for “The Mandalorian,” the live action Star Wars series that Jon Favreau is creating for the upcoming... more
Star Wars: The Mandalorian with Pedro Pascal -- plot, possible spoilers - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Everything we know about the first live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal as we await the Disney+ streaming service. more
Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment are up 7 percent to $13.90 in afternoon trading Thursday, their first day of trade more
The 20 best TV series of 2018  THE VERGE · 2 days
One of the more underrated perks of the “peak TV” era is that because there’s so much worth watching, no two television... more
Go, Wonder Woman! Movies led by women dominate box office, study finds - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Filmmakers respond to the new study, which looked at 350 top box office films that featured women in lead roles... more
Chris Pratt and Tom Holland will star in Onward for Pixar - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Oh brother! There's a Guardian of the Galaxy and Spidey both voicing characters in the 2020 film about elf bros. more
Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 8 percent on first day of trading more
2019 TV shows you can't miss - CNET  CNET · 2 days
As Game of Thrones comes to an end and as Disney's and Apple's streaming services begin, here's the best sci-fi and geeky TV coming in 2019. more
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse post-credits scene, explained - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Marvel adds more Spider-people and meme moments to the mix. Warning: spoilers incoming! more
Sony's $228 7.2-channel receiver supports 4K, HDR, Bluetooth, and more  Windows Central · 2 days
Unite your theater under one receiver. The Sony STR-DH790 7.2-channel 4K HDR Bluetooth receiver is down to $228 on Amazon. This receiver was selling as high as $380... more
What's new on Netflix in January 2019  Windows Central · 2 days
New year, new Netflix. Or the same old awesome Netflix. Whichever way you see it, really. It's time to get a little uncomfortable. Maybe it's because you see your childhood staring back at you... more
China’s second-largest gaming company to sell comics assets to rival  TechCrunch · 2 days
China’s online youth entertainment platform Bilibili said it has agreed to buy major assets from the comics arm of gaming giant NetEase, which helped introduce Marvel’s first batch of... more
How movie editing takes a script and makes a whole new film - CNET  CNET · 2 days
"Editing is really the final rewrite for all movies," says Tom Cross, editor of flicks like space race epic First... more
Obsidian's 'The Outer Worlds' won't feature microtransactions  Windows Central · 2 days
It just keeps on getting better and better. Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Both companies are working on new projects, and it'll be interesting to see what... more
Uber Sued by Defunct Startup Sidecar, Says It's 'Hell-Bent on Stifling Competition'  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Defunct startup Sidecar, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing, is suing Uber, alleging it engaged in predatory pricing and anticompetitive practices. more
Tencent Music raises $1 billion in US IPO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tencent Music, the streaming division of Chinese technology giant Tencent, said Tuesday it will raise $1.07 billion from the pricing of its US public share offering. more
Doctor Strange 2: Scott Derrickson Reportedly Returns as Director on Sequel  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Scott Derrickson will reportedly return as director for the Doctor Strange sequel, which confirms another piece in the post-Avengers: Endgame puzzle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.... more
China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO  TechCrunch · 2 days
Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on... more
Star Wars Resistance shorts tide fans over during midseason break - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The first three, on YouTube from the Disney Channel, offer some cute character moments. more
Gamer charged after alleged assault of pregnant woman streamed online  Global News · 3 days
A man who refused to stop playing Fortnite has been charged with the alleged assault of a 21-year-old woman after streaming the altercation online. more
Online liquor store Drizly just landed $34.5 million in fresh funding  TechCrunch · 3 days
Apparently, a lot of people realize at the last minute that they don’t have either beer, wine, or liquor in their home when they need it.... more
Instagram testing specialized features and analytics for ‘high-profile’ content creators  9to5Mac · 3 days
A new report via The Hollywood Reporter details new features being tested by Instagram geared towards high-profile... more
Aquaman keeps the DC comeback afloat video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The much-maligned member of the Justice League's first feature film is here. Richard Trenholm went to see if it would sink or swim. more
James Bond has a 'severe chronic alcohol problem,' science says - CNET  CNET · 3 days
An analysis of all 007's films finds Bond should seek help. And not from Q, but another kind of professional. more
Instagram is testing Creator Accounts for high-profile influencers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Instagram is testing new Creator Accounts that will give high-profile influencers and celebrities the ability to filter direct messages and... more
Twitch audience soars amid child protection concerns  Sky News · 3 days
Live-streaming service Twitch has increased its UK audience by 50% in the last year, Sky News has learned. more
How to turn off Xbox One video autoplay in Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 3 days
Disabling video autoplay in the Microsoft Store can mean faster, distraction-free browsing. The Xbox One's integrated Microsoft Store has undergone substantial changes since launch, recently bringing... more
2019 movies to geek out over - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Sequels and superheroes are joined by searing documentaries and exciting original stories in our preview of the year's sci-fi, horror and generally geeky movies. more
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The 'gilets jaunes' movement is not a Facebook revolution
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Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game
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Gris is like a stunning animated movie that you can play
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Netflix testing instant replay feature, but viewers say it’s distracting
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Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list
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A new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery ups the stakes for season 2
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Best Movies of 2018: Gadgets 360 Staff Pick Their Favourite Movies of the Year
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Instagram testing specialized features and analytics for ‘high-profile’ content creators
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New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer showcases humongous monster showdown
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Doom anniversary trailer celebrates 25 years of gore, crazy mods - CNET
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How Searching star John Cho became convinced computer screen movies weren’t just gimmicks
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Meet Ellen Page's superhero family in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy teaser - CNET
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Khal Drogo returns! Jason Momoa revisits Game of Thrones on SNL - CNET
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New Netflix Stranger Things season 3 teaser reveals episode titles - CNET
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Avengers: Endgame could turn Ant-Man into one of its most important superheroes
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First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end
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Avengers: Endgame: First trailer, release date, cast, plot and title rumors - CNET
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Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds looks like sci-fi Fallout
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive
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Netflix has too many damn shows and everyone knows it - CNET
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Far Cry: New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5
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The 13 biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018
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