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Marrowbone is the kind of horror film that gets better with every viewing

Marrowbone is the kind of horror film that gets better with every viewing

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If anything defines the Gothic genre, it’s the secrets. Dark, forbidding castles and bleak, windswept moors certainly have their place in the canon, and so do threats of death and hints of the supernatural. But it’s certainly possible to tell an effective, chilling Gothic story in broad daylight if there are enough secrets that suggest […]

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How Uber moves the ‘blue dot’ to improve GPS accuracy in big cities

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You might have noticed a problem when you try to use your smartphone to navigate a big city: your GPS location is usually super inaccurate. Sometimes it’s only by a few feet, but if you’re in a particularly dense part of the city where satellite signals are blocked by high-rise buildings, the discrepancy can be […]

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Canon’s new mobile photo printer is just like all the other mobile photo printers

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Zink is a printing technology that makes me worried about the future of our species. My dad used to work at a print company. Truck-sized printing presses were a hassle to set up, maintain, and clean. To print a photo, you had to use multiple plates, one for each color. It was expensive and messy, […]

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PopSugar allegedly stole ‘millions’ of Instagram influencer photos — and made money with them

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Since the quaint, pastoral days of catfishing, intellectual property theft and profit-piggybacking on the internet has always been difficult to track, and it’s only getting harder. Online scams are a part of life now, not to mention excellent podcast fodder. Maybe you’ve swiped through some stolen profile pictures on Tinder, or maybe you follow a […]

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iRobot CEO says the future of the smart home is going to mean making friends with robots

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Amazon has picked up an adaptation of Channel 4 conspiracy thriller Utopia

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Amazon Studios has picked up Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s adaptation of Utopia, an adaptation of the cult TV show from the UK’s Channel 4. Variety reports that the studio has ordered a nine-episode first season in a direct-to-series order, and it has signed Flynn to an overall deal for additional projects. The two-season show, […]

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How the creators of A Quiet Place made silence so terrifying

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If audiences think about sound design in films at all, it’s usually in the context of dramatic effects: the zruuuuum of a lightsaber, or the noises the dragons in Game of Thrones make. But sound serves an altogether different function in John Krasinski’s directorial debut A Quiet Place. A potent thriller about a family trying […]

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eBay now lets sellers autofill listings by scanning product barcodes

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eBay is updating its Android and iOS apps to streamline the listing process by letting sellers scan the barcode of an item, according to Engadget. While eBay has supported scanning barcodes for some time, it was aimed at buyers who wanted to comparison shop. This new function is now targeted to sellers to help autofill […]

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Nest will provide 1 million thermostats to low-income homes as part of new Power Project

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Nest announced the Power Project today, an initiative that the company says is meant to raise awareness about the burden that utilities like energy can place on low-income families. The average US household spends 3.5 percent of income on energy, but one in five families spends 20 percent or more on their bill, and that […]

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Netflix ‘stories’ are here with 30-second video previews in mobile apps

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Netflix is releasing a new feature today called mobile previews, which is essentially a version of stories on apps like Instagram and Snapchat that shows you previews of shows and movies on the subscription service. The 30-second mobile videos are trailers, and they play vertically, so you don’t have to flip your phone to watch […]

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