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Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

No, despite what you may have heard, Aaron Paul is not reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in a Breaking Bad spinoff. That was just a joke. But the actor is returning to the small screen – on Hulu. Paul will star opposite Michelle Monaghan in the new Hulu drama The Way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, from …

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AT&T Fined $100M for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

AT&T Fined $100M for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

The Federal Communications Commission is set to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about unlimited data plans. According to the FCC, “AT&T severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans and that the company failed to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speeds slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.” In other …

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Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Today’s the day, folks. The Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – have unleashed Unicode 8.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. According to Unicode, 8.0 “adds a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts.” But …

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Netflix Orders Ashton Kutcher Comedy Series

Netflix Orders Ashton Kutcher Comedy Series

Netflix has just dealt for its second multi-camera comedy series – and it’s a bit of a That ‘70s Show reunion. Netflix is finalizing a 20-episode order for The Ranch, a “sibling comedy” starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. The series is coming from Two and a Half Men showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. From Deadline: Written by Reo …

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Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors, Says Calif. Labor Commission

Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors, Says Calif. Labor Commission

In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for Uber and the whole ridesharing industry, the California Labor Commission has ruled that Uber drivers are actually employees. According to Reuters, “the ruling earlier this month and filed Tuesday in state court in San Francisco, said Uber is ‘involved in every aspect of the operation.’” Of course, Uber has always argued …

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Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber has poached another Googler. According to a report from Re/code, former Google engineering VP Brian McClendon is set to join the on-demand car company and will head its new Advanced Technologies Center. McClendon worked for over a decade as Google’s head of Maps, Google Earth, and Street View. McClendon will continue to work on Maps and location services at …

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Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Ever want to post something to Facebook but can’t think of anything to say? Do you crave inclusion in the social dialogue but often find yourself without anything to say? Wouldn’t it be easier for Facebook to just tell you what to talk about? Of course it would. And Facebook may be testing a way to force conversation about certain, …

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Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Is Amazon developing the Uber for package delivery? Amazon’s shipping costs have been rising for a while now (that’s why you now pay more for Amazon Prime, for instance). Now, it appears that in an effort to reign in these swelling costs, Amazon is thinking about crowdsourcing the delivery process. The Wall Street Journal is citing the omnipresent “sources familiar …

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Twitter Announces Autoplay Video, Defines What Constitutes a ‘Play’

Twitter Announces Autoplay Video, Defines What Constitutes a ‘Play’

Twitter is taking the plunge already taken by fellow social networks Facebook and Instagram. Starting today, autoplay videos are coming to Twitter. This has been a long time coming for Twitter, which has been debating the merits of autoplay for a while now. Of course, offering autoplay video is a great selling point for potential advertisers – but many users …

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Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google has displayed nutritional information in search results for about two years now – making it easy for you to quickly pull up the calorie counts for a head of cauliflower, or a bunch of grapes, for instance. Now, Google is expanding this to include nutritional info on popular fast food items. If you search “calories in big mac”, for …

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Twitter Makes It Easier to Block a Bunch of Users at the Same Time

Twitter has just made another move in its uphill battle to curb abuse on the site. The social network is now making it easier to block a whole swath of users in a single blow. Blocking users is one of the main ways people deal with abuse and harassment on Twitter – and though it’s not always effective (users create …

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You Can Now Play a Game in Facebook Messenger

In March, Facebook launched what it called “Messenger Platform” and “Businesses on Messenger”, two initiatives that the company hopes will turn Messenger into more than just a simple messaging platform. Facebook now lets developers build apps for Messenger – the first slate of which let users quickly pull up GIFs, sound clips, videos, and more. Last month, reports indicated that …

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