Netflix really wants to be a legitimate movie studio

Netflix really wants to be a legitimate movie studio
Netflix has been producing original movies at a steady clip, sure, but, despite its best efforts, earning any prestige has proved elusive. In an effort to attract more big name stars like Will Smith, and directors such as Martin Scorsese, Deadline re…
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Lowe's is using AR and VR to make how-to easier

Lowe's is using AR and VR to make how-to easier
Last year home improvement chain Lowe's teased what it was doing with Google's Tango augmented-reality technology, and now the company is ready to debut the next wave of its high-tech initiatives. First up is the outfit's new In-Store Navigation app,…
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Kesha's internet advice: Don't read the comments

Kesha's internet advice: Don't read the comments
Online bullying is a huge problem for nearly all internet users but especially youth. At a SXSW talk about reclaiming the internet, international pop star Kesha talked about her issues with social networks and her love of animals.
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Justice Department reportedly ready to charge 4 hackers in Yahoo breach

Justice Department reportedly ready to charge 4 hackers in Yahoo breach
 The U.S. Department of Justice is ready to indict four people in the 2013 hack of Yahoo in which data from more than a billion accounts were acquired, according to a Bloomberg report. I’ve reached out to the DOJ for confirmation and more details. Read More


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Facebook’s new “Town Hall” feature helps you find and contact your government reps

Facebook’s new “Town Hall” feature helps you find and contact your government reps
 In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nearly 6,000-word manifesto published last month, he laid out a number of global ambitions he had for the social network in the days ahead – including one where its users became more “civically-engaged” and voted more often. Now, it seems Facebook has taken its first steps toward making that possible, through a new feature… Read More


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DeepMind AI learns to 'remember' previous knowledge

DeepMind AI learns to 'remember' previous knowledge
For all the talk of artificial intelligence becoming increasingly brain-like, there's one area where it frequently falls short: memory. Neural networks usually have to learn everything they need to know about their duties, rather than building on top…
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Rental platform Goodlord raises £7.2M from Rocket Internet’s GFC, LocalGlobe, and Ribbit Capital

Rental platform Goodlord raises £7.2M from Rocket Internet’s GFC, LocalGlobe, and Ribbit Capital
 Goodlord, a U.K. startup that has built a platform to handle transactions and the ‘paperwork’ normally associated with renting a home, has raised £7.2 million in Series A funding. Rocket Internet’s GFC led the round, with participation from existing backer LocalGlobe and new investor Ribbit Capital. Read More


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'Parappa The Rapper Remastered' comes to PS4 on April 4th

'Parappa The Rapper Remastered' comes to PS4 on April 4th
Downloading games from digital platforms is one of the great boons of our internet-equipped future, but holiday sales ramp up their value to a whole other level. But they also periodically run small flash sales to highlight overlooked titles. 'Play C…
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