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Month: March 2018

Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service, UberRush

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Uber is shutting down UberRush, its on-demand delivery service, reports TechCrunch. The company said in an email to customers that it will be ending the program on June 30th, 2018. The company launched the on-demand delivery service in 2014 in Manhattan, which allowed users to hire someone to pick up a package and deliver it […]

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Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

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The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017. The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for Amazing Stories editor Hugo Gernsback and first handed out in 1953, they recognize the best works in science fiction and fantasy […]

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The return of the merc with a mouth: all the trailers, news, and commentary for Deadpool 2

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‘They probably won’t even make a three’ Continue reading…

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Google is shuttering its URL shortening service, goo.gl 

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Google announced that it is shutting down its URL shortening service, goo.gl. The company says that new and anonymous users won’t be able to create links through the goo.gl console as of April 13th, but existing users will be able to use it for another year, after which it will be discontinued completely. Firebase Software […]

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Report: Netflix is ‘in advanced talks’ to acquire Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp studio

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Last year, French filmmaker Luc Besson released Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a glitzy, CGI-filled summer blockbuster which ended up being a disappointment at the box office for his studio EuropaCorp. According to a report in the French site Capital (via The Playlist and io9), Netflix is “in advanced talks” to purchase […]

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Mineko’s Night Market is a cat-filled spin on Animal Crossing

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The world of Mineko’s Night Market is one obsessed with cats. Felines roam freely around its cartoony, cutesy island. Mini-games make sport of their adventures, and occasionally they’ll trail after you like ducklings behind their mother. On Mount Fugu Island, inhabitants even worship cat deities — specifically, the Sun Cat, a portly, upright creature called […]

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President Trump accuses Amazon of scamming the USPS

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This morning, Trump once again tweeted about online retailer Amazon.com, alleging that it is scamming the United States Postal Service and that the agency should raise its shipping rates. He also says that The Washington Post — owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — should register as a lobbyist. Earlier this week, Axios reported that […]

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How an extra lens can transform your iPhone’s photos

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A few years ago, the hit Sundance film Tangerine was shot entirely on an iPhone 5S to surprisingly good results. And last year, Steven Soderbergh did the same the same thing while making Unsane, with his only camera being an iPhone 7 Plus. While a lot more than camera gear goes into making those movies […]

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The best, worst, and weirdest cars at the 2018 New York Auto Show

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The New York International Auto Show opens to the public this weekend, and upon entering the Javits Center attendees will be bombarded with new cars, SUVs, trucks and even a handful of supercars that will most likely be out their price range. Here’s our primer for anyone who wants to cut through the noise and […]

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Google Maps is adding a Where’s Waldo? mini-game for the next week

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Starting today and continuing on for the next week, Google is bringing Where’s Waldo? to Google Maps. On Android, iOS, and the desktop, you’ll see Waldo pop up in his signature red and white stripes and give you a friendly wave. From there, just tap or click on him and you’ll see the option to […]

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