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Jake Paul is getting his own talk show on YouTube Red

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Controversial vlogger Jake Paul, brother to similarly controversial vlogger Logan Paul, is developing a talk show for YouTube Red. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul will host and executive produce the show, which is described as having a “late-night variety show feel.” The pilot for the as-of-yet untitled series is expected to start shooting as […]

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The ‘plant messiah’ on what it takes to save the world’s rarest species

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A fifth of all the world’s plants are in danger of extinction, and Carlos Magdalena is traveling the world to save them. Magdalena, a botanical horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is popularly known as the “plant messiah.” He’s gone to countries like Australia, Peru, and Mauritius to find the world’s endangered species and […]

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Amazon’s Alexa can now set DVR recordings

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Alexa’s ability to control DVRs is going to improve in the near future. Amazon announced today that it’s updated its Video Skill API so that Alexa can now start recordings, launch an app, or carry out playback commands. Multiple set-top box makers already have Alexa skills, including Dish, Verizon, TiVo, and DirecTV. They’ll be updating […]

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I Kill Giants director Anders Walter on making a likable fantasy with a hateful protagonist

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Originally, it seemed like any film adaptation of Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s 2009 graphic novel I Kill Giants would have to be animated. The book follows a troubled fifth-grader named Barbara who wears animal ears, engages in strange rituals, and dubs herself a giant-hunter. Her strange behavior makes her a pariah at her […]

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Mushkin Launches Source SSDs: 3D TLC NAND, SATA, from $39 to $110

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Mushkin has announced its new family of affordable SSDs primarily aimed at users who would like to upgrade their PCs featuring HDDs. The company’s Source drives use inexpensive 3D TLC NAND memory as well as a proven controller from Silicon Motion, allowing the company to start pricing at $39. Mushkin’s Source family of SSDs includes […]

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Eight new anime shows to watch this spring

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The 2018 spring anime season is almost here and with it, a new slate of shows (about 53) as well as 11 carrying over from the winter season. Many of these shows are available for viewing outside Japan within a day thanks to streaming services like Crunchyroll, Netflix, and Amazon. With so many new shows […]

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Samsung’s Always-On Display can now show GIFs

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Samsung is giving owners of its recent smartphones even more personalization options for the Always-On Display. According to Android Police, now you can showcase GIFs on the screen when your phone is asleep. The Always-On Display appears whenever you lock your phone and it shows the time, your notifications, remaining battery percentage, and other critical […]

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Finally, an Instagram client for the terminal!

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If you’re anything like me, you’re sick of all these slick apps with their “high-resolution images” and “buttons that actually do things.” The terminal has what we crave: ASCII, unadorned URLs, and the complexities of managing a Python environment. Well, Reddit user ghostreport, who goes by billcccheng on GitHub, finally has the answer: an Instagram […]

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Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

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As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time. Over the past few months, we’ve seen Facebook’s Oculus VR and HTC’s Vive dropping MSRPs of their first-gen hardware. Now, it is Sony’s turn to take […]

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The new iPad is now available to purchase in-store at Apple and Best Buy

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Apple’s new, cheaper iPad is now in stock at Apple retail locations and Best Buy stores, as spotted by 9to5Mac. Announced earlier this week at an education initiative in Chicago, the sixth-generation iPad has Pencil support, with the base model starting at $329. This is the first non-pro iPad with Pencil support, and it also […]

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