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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Available on 07/04: Faults (2014) Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis He’s a cash-strapped expert on reversing brainwashing. She’s been sucked …

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Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google just launched a new Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android with its iOS counterpart on the way. The app lets you manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your phone. You can look at your system’s health, view projects, set alerts, and monitor billing and resources. To put this in perspective, Google shares this little scenario: You knew …

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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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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

The first official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here. The series, which will feature eight episodes, will hit Netflix on July 31st (pushed back a bit from its first-announced July 17th date) Without further ado, here it is: It's always great to get back to camp, even for 2 min & 38 …

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Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his music from Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The only place his catalog is still up and running is on Jay …

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Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Apple just launched its streaming music competitor, Apple Music, and I’m sure you’re at least thinking about trying it out. Apple is offering up a free three-month trial, which is a pretty sweet deal. Who wouldn’t want to have access to unlimited music, on-demand, for free for three months? But you don’t want to wind up paying for it at …

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Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

In May, Universal dropped a teaser for its upcoming film Steve Jobs, the Aaron sorkin-penned biopic of the late Apple co-founder. Today, we get the first official trailer: Here’s the official line, from Universal: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the …

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Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held another Q&A, in which he talked artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the future of the company. He also had nice interchanges with Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and answered a question about Poking. Here are some of his most interesting responses. On the topic of Facebook’s “real name policy” and its effect on the …

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Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his Beats company last year, is bleeping out curse words in songs from The Chronic. “Beats 1 is a place for …

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Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Email will never die. It’s just too important to both professional and private communication. But email isn’t that fun. Ok, email is absolutely not fun. Google is announcing a couple of Gmail improvements to make it feel “personal and fun!” – emojis and new themes. Gmail has had emoticons for a while, but they’re outdated and pretty terrible. Gmail on …

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‘Snowden’ Trailer Shows “One Nation, Under Surveillance”

‘Snowden’ Trailer Shows “One Nation, Under Surveillance”

The first official teaser for Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden movie just hit the web. The film, simply titled Snowden, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former NSA contractor and whistleblower. The film is based on two different books, to which Stone acquired the rights – The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, by journalist Luke Harding …

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