Watch how The Force Awakens and Rogue One use their characters differently

We liked Rogue One when it hit theaters, but had some problems with it: We felt that the film’s central character, Jyn Erso, was thinly defined, as was much of the rest of the cast. Lessons from the Screenplay agrees, and in a new video essay, highlights how the two latest Star Wars films differ in how their characters interact move the story More...

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By admin On Saturday, April 29th, 2017
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Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia after it refused to remove content

Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia on Saturday, according to Reuters, using a law designed to grant authorities the ability restrict content the country considers obscene or a threat to national security. More...

By admin On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Yik Yak, once valued at $400 million, shuts down and sells off engineers for $1 million

Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging app for college students, announced today that it would finally be shutting down. The app first launched back in 2014 as a way to discretely communicate with others nearby, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Nintendo announces New 2DS XL for $149.99

Out of nowhere, Nintendo has announced another 3DS hardware revision: the New 2DS XL. As the name suggests, this takes features from the New 3DS, like the C-stick, Amiibo-compatible NFC reader, and extra processing More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Samsung Electronics has reported Q1 earnings in line with its guidance: as predicted, the company made an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won (about $ 8.7 billion), its second biggest quarter ever and its More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Twitter plans to broadcast live video 24 hours a day

Twitter is making a play to dominate even more of your time by streaming live video around the clock. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto said that the company planned to broadcast More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Apple has reportedly hired AR and VR expert Jeff Norris from NASA

Apple has hired NASA augmented and virtual reality expert Jeff Norris, Bloomberg reports, to build AR and VR projects for the company. Norris apparently joined Apple’s augmented reality team earlier this More...

By admin On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how

What we do — and mostly don’t — know about tiny doses of hallucinogens Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts  More...

By admin On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Winter Tide subverts Lovecraft’s legacy with sympathetic monsters and terrible humans

In recent years, the reputation of horror author H.P. Lovecraft has come under fire. On one hand, he’s responsible for an entire branch of cosmic horror that remains extraordinarily influential with writers More...

By admin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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New trailers: Sophia Coppola’s Civil War thriller, American Assassin, and more

Earlier this year, I was surprised to learn just how many details of 20th Century Women came from writer/director Mike Mills’ own life. It’s always fascinating when films intersect with the real More...