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Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock, topping Comcast

Walt Disney Co. raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's movie and television assets to $71.3 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.<p>The new …

Walt Disney Company

EU votes yes on meme ban, censorship machines and link tax — what now?

The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs just voted ‘yes’ on highly controversial parts of the EU’s new Copyright Reform. The controversial articles — 11 and 13 — effectively establish link tax, censorship machines, and ban memes.<p>There was heavy resistance to the contested articles from …

European Parliament

This app you’ve never heard of lets you watch shows and movies for free that aren’t even on Netflix

People often think that when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies online, there are only three options: pay for the good stuff, steal the good …

TV shows

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

Cyberpunk 2077 first details from CD Projekt Red

First, it’s a first-person RPG<p>Days after releasing an extended trailer for <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, developer CD Projekt Red has started talking about what kind of game it’s making. <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i>, in the studio’s own words, is “an open world, narrative-driven …

CD Projekt

NASA to reveal new findings from its Mars rover Curiosity

<i>Editor's Note: NASA announced that the Curiosity rover uncovered tantalizing new evidence of organic molecules on the red planet. Read the full story about Curiosity's new findings.</i><p>NASA has called a press conference to discuss new findings made by its Mars rover Curiosity, which has been exploring …

Mars

Amazon return policy abusers sentenced to nearly six years in prison

Three individuals have just received lengthy prison sentences for their involvement in a scam that defrauded Amazon out of $1.2 million. Erin and Leah Finan, a couple living in Indiana, pleaded guilty last year to running the scheme. For two years, the Finans ordered over 2,700 electronic items …

Wall Street

Valve says it will allow "everything" on Steam as long as it isn’t illegal or "trolling"

After a few weeks of controversy — which included a pulled game about school shootings and confusion over the place of sexually explicit games on the platform — Valve has decided to change its policies on what games are allowed on Steam. Its solution? Almost anything goes.<p>“We ended up going back to …

Game Development

The first reactions to Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' are in

Yes, you can believe in the hype again.<p>Marvel is on a bit of a roll lately, and <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> was primed to keep the studio's train of hits …

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Apple is ready to fight Google’s Chromebooks with cheaper iPads

Expect cheaper iPads not MacBooks at Tuesday’s event<p>Apple has a big problem. Just five years ago, its iPads and Mac laptops reigned supreme in US classrooms, accounting for half of all mobile devices shipped to schools in 2013. Apple has now slipped behind both Google and Microsoft in US schools …

Windows 10

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Amazon will give away free games every month with Twitch Prime

Today, Amazon announced a new Twitch program called Free Games with Prime, and what it does is pretty self-explanatory. Subscribers with Twitch Prime memberships will receive a collection of free games to keep each month. The program starts on Thursday, March 15th, when subscribers will have free …

Gaming

New Twitch fund offers grants to female streamers

Twitch today announced a collaboration with nonprofit organization 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) to offer a special grant for female streamers, as well as a series of of charity streams to raise money for the nonprofit in question.<p>The BroadcastHER grant is designed to support female Twitch streamers, is …

Sexual Harassment

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of India's latest announcement is such a big deal, because it includes a pledge to build a working test …

High-speed Rail

Solo: A Star Wars Story "Big Game" TV Spot (:45)

Star Wars Anthology Series

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

YouTube will try to prevent the next Logan Paul fiasco by cutting off the cash

YouTube sees one central element to its problems: money.<p>On Tuesday the company announced changes to how videos on the platform make money, adding in …

Breakfast in the Temple of Health: Battle Creek, Michigan

A Gorgeous Wooden Sculpture of a Floating Coffee Cup Spilling Out a Rainbow of Colored Pencils

Bobby Duke, a very talented wood carver and artist in Fort Worth, Texas, crafted an amazing floating coffee cup that’s tipped over and spilling a …

LAPD arrested a 25-year-old suspect in Wichita 'swatting' case

Thursday night Wichita police killed Andrew Finch after responding to a call claiming a man at his address had shot someone and was holding others hostage. That call was a hoax, commonly referred to as "swatting," and in this case, it's apparently linked to a <i>Call of Duty</i> match, where one player …

Here are the films and TV shows Disney would get from Fox

20th Century Fox and Fox Television will join the Disney family<p>Today’s massive deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, in which Disney acquired most of Fox’s film and television production and distribution businesses for $52.4 billion, will have countless far-reaching …

Star Wars

Death Stranding - Game Awards 2017 Trailer

Awards

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Official Trailer Teaser (2018) Robert Rodriguez Sci-Fi Action Movie HD

Action Movies

JURASSIC WORLD 2 Official Trailer #1 (2018) Chris Pratt Movie HD

Jurassic World

Net neutrality protests coming to a Verizon store near you today

ICYMI: Next week the FCC will vote on a plan to scrap its own 2015 regulations, called the Open Internet Order, which will prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing down access to any sites they don’t care for. Having disliked the regulations since he was in the political minority …

Discord voice chat posts dizzying growth despite alt-right scandals

Discord, the popular gaming voice chat app, is growing strong despite a year dotted with recurring controversy.<p>As Discord today revealed, the app has more than tripled its user base since this time last year, with 87 million registered users. With 1.5 million more joining every day, that number is …

The Defended Podcast Episode 07 - Light Skin Thanos

Podcasting

Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language

Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is about a boy who loves soccer (football to the rest of the world) and his local Mexican team getting …

Language Learning