• 'Avengers' directors eye 'Avatar' record, plot Marvel actor movies
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    'Avengers' directors eye 'Avatar' record, plot Marvel actor movies

    "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo said Friday it would be a "big thrill" to pass the all-time box office record held by "Avatar," as they set out plans to collaborate with a number of different stars from the Marvel superhero universe. Smash hit "

  • 'World in my window': Apollo went to Moon so we could see Earth
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    'World in my window': Apollo went to Moon so we could see Earth

    On their journey to the Moon, the Apollo 11 crew had to rotate their spaceship so that one side didn't "barbecue" in the Sun while the other froze -- meaning they couldn't see their destination until they were almost upon it. "When we rolled out and looked at (the Moon), oh, it

  • Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media: FT
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    Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media: FT

    An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past denied a report Friday that it had boasted to clients that it can scoop user data from servers run by technology titans. The Financial Times wrote that NSO Group had "told buyers its technology can surreptitiously scrape all of

  • Facebook taps Crypt TV for string of five new horror series
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    Facebook taps Crypt TV for string of five new horror series

    Facebook is continuing its investment in original programming and has extended its content partnership with Crypt TV -- giving the green light for the digital studio to create a slate of five horror and monster-themed series exclusively for Facebook Watch.

  • 'The Witcher' showrunner comments help frame show as 'Game of Thrones' adventure
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    'The Witcher' showrunner comments help frame show as 'Game of Thrones' adventure

    With Netflix's "The Witcher" heading for a 2019 release, showrunner Lauren Hissrich gave it some more context in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. It's got Superman actor and "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" co-star Henry Cavill as the title character, a monster hunter

  • Brew hullabaloo gets German tourists kicked out of Venice
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    Brew hullabaloo gets German tourists kicked out of Venice

    A couple of German tourists were ordered to leave Venice on Friday for brewing coffee at the foot of the famous Rialto bridge. The pair were marched to a police station after a local resident reported them to the authorities, the city council said. "Venice must be respected, and bad-mannered people

  • Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album
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    Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

    The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday over Beyonce's release of the album "The Lion King: The Gift," which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic. Beyonce dubbed the 27-track album she curated and produced "a love letter to Africa

  • NBC has ordered a new series by Tina Fey and Ted Danson
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    NBC has ordered a new series by Tina Fey and Ted Danson

    The "Saturday Night Live" alumnus is back on NBC for a new series, still under development. As reported by American outlets on Thursday, July 18, Tina Fey will co-write and co-produce a comedy featuring Ted Danson in the leading role. Two comedy titans are about to collaborate on a new NBC

  • Saint Laurent teams up with Cotodama to launch $2,655 speaker
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    Saint Laurent teams up with Cotodama to launch $2,655 speaker

    French luxury fashion house Saint Laurent has collaborated with Cotodama to release a YSL-branded edition of the Lyric Speaker Canvas, a device that functions as a piece of art as much as it does a sound system. Last year, Japanese speaker company Cotodama launched the connected Lyric Speaker Canvas

  • 'Thrones' no-shows, puppets galore: Comic-Con takeaways
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    'Thrones' no-shows, puppets galore: Comic-Con takeaways

    Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger may have stolen the show on day one, but there is plenty more to San Diego Comic-Con than Hollywood A-list glamor. Friday's "Game of Thrones" cast reunion was already an intriguing prospect, with nothing new for HBO to promote in the magical realm of

  • This week in video game trailers: 'Pokémon Masters,' 'FIFA 20,' 'PUBG,' 'GTA Online,' 'Borderlands 3,' more
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    This week in video game trailers: 'Pokémon Masters,' 'FIFA 20,' 'PUBG,' 'GTA Online,' 'Borderlands 3,' more

    With "Harry Potter Wizards Unite" now accompanying "Pokémon GO" as a mass appeal licensed AR game, the Pokémon Company proposes a new type of mobile Pokémon experience. With the AR component stripped out, this is about engaging in 3-on-3 Pokémon battles (6-on-6 if trainers and their

  • Woman who beat cancer so excited she broke 'cancer-free' bell
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    Woman who beat cancer so excited she broke 'cancer-free' bell

    "Cancer bells" are typically rung by patients at the end of treatment.

  • You can sleep in a replica spaceship for $11 with Airbnb's moon landing anniversary deal
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    You can sleep in a replica spaceship for $11 with Airbnb's moon landing anniversary deal

    Stargazers and astronomy buffs have the chance to book an out-of-this-world sleep experience in a replica spaceship and flying saucer for just $11 this weekend. 

  • Auckland, Paris airports home to some of the best food for flyers
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    Auckland, Paris airports home to some of the best food for flyers

    The Airport Food & Beverage Awards (FAB Awards) recently recognized the top in overall airport offerings, casual dining as well as bars and coffee spots. The highest praise for sit-down dining went to France, with Thierry Marx's Teppan taking top honors in the Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of

  • A new version of Firefox will warn you if your passwords were pirated
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    A new version of Firefox will warn you if your passwords were pirated

    The Bleeping Computer website is reporting that web browser Firefox should soon be equipped with a new function that will tell you if your personal data (e-mail address, passwords, address, etc.) has been pirated. The Mozilla team is gradually integrating its independent Firefox Monitor service natively

  • Honda planning EV platform for US-destined sedans and crossovers
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    Honda planning EV platform for US-destined sedans and crossovers

    As reported by Automotive News, Honda revealed last week in Japan that the company plans to have a "truly global" EV platform ready by 2025 for cars bound for the US and Chinese automotive markets. Later this year, Honda's compact and fully electric modular Honda E will go on sale -- but

  • Bon Iver hosting listening parties worldwide for their new album "i,i"
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    Bon Iver hosting listening parties worldwide for their new album "i,i"

    Earlier this month, frontman Justin Vernon announced that the band's new album, "i,i", will be out on August 30 via Jagjaguwar. The free sessions will be hosted in record stores in 17 cities worldwide, including New York, London, Paris and Edinburgh. British fans can secure entry for

  • 10 second trick tells you whether your eggs are past their sell-by date
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    10 second trick tells you whether your eggs are past their sell-by date

    This ten second trick could prevent you from wasting eggs that are still good to eat.

  • Pampers launches smart diaper to track babies' routines
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    Pampers launches smart diaper to track babies' routines

    Baby and toddler product company Pampers is getting into the smart diaper business with the Lumi Connected Care System. As homes, cars, and phones get smarter and more connected, Pampers demonstrated that diapers can, too. The all-in-one system consists of an activity sensor that attaches to specially-designed

  • A polyphenol found in grapes could help protect the muscles of astronauts sent to Mars
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    A polyphenol found in grapes could help protect the muscles of astronauts sent to Mars

    Harvard researchers have conducted experiments during which they administered daily doses of resveratrol to rats. This compound, found in red wine and dark chocolate, could help maintain muscle mass of astronauts about to embark on a long journey through space -- to reach Mars, for instance. In April

  • Third Love lingerie steps into bricks-and-mortar
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    Third Love lingerie steps into bricks-and-mortar

    Inclusive lingerie brand ThirdLove is stepping into physical retail. The digital label, which is known for its innovative half-cup approach to bra sizes, has announced the launch of a New York concept store that will remain open from this month through December, as reported by Bloomberg. The boutique

  • Taco Bell launches sizzling sunglasses for summer
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    Taco Bell launches sizzling sunglasses for summer

    Taco Bell has a hot new fashion collaboration on the way for summer. The fast-food chain has joined forces with Diff Charitable Eyewear on a five-piece collection of sunglasses, as reported by WWD. Reading glasses and blue light glasses also feature in the collection, which spans some of the accessories

  • What is 'Growtopia'? Friendly, creative game launches on consoles
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    What is 'Growtopia'? Friendly, creative game launches on consoles

    Chirpy, cheerful crafting and creation game "Growtopia" has finally made its console debut after seven years on mobile and almost as many on computers. By breaking up blocks, planting seeds, collecting gems, and combining resources to create all kinds of items -- from little acorns to mighty

  • You might be able to get a feature phone running a non-touchscreen version Android
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    You might be able to get a feature phone running a non-touchscreen version Android

    Tech website 9to5Google is reporting that Google could be developing a version of Android adapted to 3G and 4G phones without touchscreens. The anonymous tip shows what looks like a version of Android adapted to a phone without a touchscreen. The user interface appears to have been redesigned to adapt

  • Matt Damon is teaming up with the director of 'Spotlight'
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    Matt Damon is teaming up with the director of 'Spotlight'

    The American actor is teaming up with Tom McCarthy, who won an Oscar in 2016 for "Spotlight," to star in "Stillwater." Filming should begin next month. Amid his uphill battle, Bill meets a French woman, as well as his granddaughter, embarking on a self-discovery journey. In addition