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Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

On July 10, Rush Hour star Chris Tucker’s first-ever standup special will land on Netflix, as an exclusive. Now, just a few days before his big moment, the actor is being hit with a lawsuit. TMZ reports that another comedian is responsible for the lawsuit. Terry Hodges is suing both Tucker and Netflix, claiming he’s been working on the special, …

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Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Last month, a fleet of Google’s self-driving cars hit public roads in California. Before that, testing on private roads had always happened around Mountain View. Now, for the first time, Google has taken its self-driving cars outside of California. The company is now testing the technology in Austin, Texas. Well, car, that is. “It’s summertime, so millions of Americans are …

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Hannibal Season 4? Not on Netflix or Amazon, Says Creator

Hannibal Season 4? Not on Netflix or Amazon, Says Creator

Last month, NBC canceled critical darling Hannibal after three seasons. Ever since, fans of the show – who are particularly diehard – have been hopeful that it would find a savior. Maybe Netflix? Maybe Amazon? Well, apparently it’s going to have to be someone else. Executive producer and creator Bryan Fuller has confirmed that both Netflix and Amazon have passed …

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Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

If you head over to Amazon and search for MTM watches, you’ll find plenty of results … for Casio watches, Luminox watches, and Suunto watches. Amazon doesn’t sell MTM watches, yet it returns over 50 results for that search. According to MTM (Multi Time Machine Inc.) and now an appeals court, this could constitute a trademark violation. MTM, makers of …

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Lemony Snicket Trailer Is Awesome, but It Didn’t Come from Netflix (or Did It?)

Lemony Snicket Trailer Is Awesome, but It Didn’t Come from Netflix (or Did It?)

We’ve known for a while now that Netflix has a show in the works based on Lemony Snicket’s (author Daniel Handler) A Series of Unfortunate Events. We don’t know when Netflix is planning to debut the series, and we’ve yet to see any sort of teaser trailer for it. Well, late Sunday, that appeared to have changed when a video …

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Here Come the Happy Birthday Twitter Messages

Here Come the Happy Birthday Twitter Messages

Your Twitter profile has long showed other users when you joined Twitter – your Twitter birthday, if you will. But now, for the first time, Twitter is letting you display your actual birthday on your profile. Yes, Twitter has not had an option for listing birthdays until now. But hey, better late than never, right? “To add your birth date …

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Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

If you’re thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime, it might be a decent idea to do it by July 15th. Amazon has just announced Prime Day, an online shopping “holiday” for Prime members that it says will trump Black Friday in terms of deals offered. According to the company, Prime Day will take place on July 15th and is …

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Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

On average, about 230 people go to the hosptial with fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the 4th of July. Half of those injuries are burns. Obviously, hands and fingers make up the majority of injured body parts (36%), followed by eyes (19%) and general head and face (19%). Firecrackers are the most likely to injure you, followed closely by …

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This Gun iPhone Case Is the Perfect Accessory for Getting Shot

This Gun iPhone Case Is the Perfect Accessory for Getting Shot

I’m not saying that anyone deserves to be shot by the police, because they don’t – but if you’re walking around with an iPhone case that looks like a gun sticking out of your pocket, you deserve to be shot by the police more than I do. In yes, we’re all about to celebrate America for a weekend buy why …

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Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

After looking at over 10.2 million accounts and studying the behavior of 20,000 purchased fake accounts, some Italian researchers have concluded that Instagram still has a bot problem. How bad is it? According to security researcher Andrea Stroppa, it’s not great. He says that up to 8 percent of Instagram’s over 300 million users are bots. This, despite a concerted …

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MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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