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On Netflix’s complicated Hold the Dark shoot, gratitude was the hardest part

On Netflix’s complicated Hold the Dark shoot, gratitude was the hardest part

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To hear director Jeremy Saulnier and writer Macon Blair tell it, their Netflix movie Hold the Dark was both their easiest project to sell, and their most difficult to shoot. Saulnier and Blair grew up together, and have worked together throughout their careers. Blair produced Saulnier’s first three projects (2007’s Murder Party, their 2013 breakthrough […]

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Electric cars still face a big hurdle: the charging system

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Electric cars hit a new global sales record in 2017 — 1 million cars sold, with more than half of that in China — but there may be a hitch to mass adoption: the number of adequate charging stations available. Before consumers take the plunge on a new electric car, they need to know that […]

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ASRock Preps Phantom Gaming Motherboards: Initial SKU to Feature 2.5G Ethernet

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ASRock is readying another lineup of motherboards aimed specifically at gamers. The Phantom Gaming mainboards will join ASRock’s Radeon graphics cards that carry the same brand. The first products in the series will feature 2.5G Ethernet. Right now, ASRock has five families of motherboards, including the Extreme, Taichi, Fatal1ty Gaming, OC Formula, and Pro. Based […]

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Astronomers may have discovered the first moon ever found outside our Solar System

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Facebook doubles account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

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Facebook recently extended the deletion grace period for terminating your main account from 14 to 30 days, the company confirmed to The Verge. Now, when you go to delete your Facebook account, you have up to one month to reverse the decision if you choose to log back in. Facebook won’t automatically restore your account […]

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Toys R Us reportedly cancels its branding sale in favor of a reorganization

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Toys R Us might not be dead after all. The once-dominant retail toy giant has canceled its planned intellectual property auction that would have tried to repay its creditors by selling off its branding and domains. Instead, the group of hedge funds that owns the company will attempt to resurrect the stores as “a newly-established, […]

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Burger King’s ‘AI-written’ ads show we’re still very confused about artificial intelligence

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Each of Burger King’s new ads starts with an anachronistic burst of noise from a dial-up modem and a solemn warning: “This ad was created by artificial intelligence.” Then, over shots of glistening burgers and balletic fries, a robotic-sounding narrator deploys exactly the sort of clunky grammar and conceptual malapropisms we expect from a dumb […]

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Comedian Demi Adejuyigbe raised $17,820 for charity through his Earth, Wind & Fire meme

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Comedian and television writer Demi Adejuyigbe is one of the most recognizable people on the internet, known as much for his writing — on The Good Place, at The New Yorker, and elsewhere — as he is for his parody rap videos. But there’s one recurring goof that has been getting people riled up every […]

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Redesigned Google Assistant is easier on the fingers and eyes

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Google Assistant is getting a redesign that better integrates touch into the user experience built around voice. Asking Google to dim your smart lights, for example, will now generate a slider so you can fine-tune the result. The update also adds some of the Material Design touches that Google has been rolling out across its […]

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SilverStone Announces NightJar NJ600 Fanless PSU

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SilverStone has introduced its latest fanless power supply. The NightJar NJ600 PSU is the company’s most powerful silent PSU yet. Furthermore, the unit is rated for 80 Plus Titanium, meaning that the product is also very efficient. The SilverStone NightJar NJ600 is ATX12V V2.4-compliant PSU that is rated for a 600 W total output and […]

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