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Entertainment, Entertainment
Netflix drops final, hair-raising 'Haunting of Bly Manor' trailer
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
It's time to come home to Netflix. From the creators of The Haunting of Hill House comes the first full trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor, an all-new chilling story with some familiar faces. Hill House breakout Victoria Pedretti stars as Dani, an American woman nannying for two totally not-creepy children (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) at a totally not-creepy house in the country with its staff (T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Amelia Eve). The trailer also reveals appearances from Hill House's Henry Thomas and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and the fact that everyone at Bly Manor might in fact be dead. Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Trailer, and Entertainment
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Entertainment, Entertainment
Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' trailer puts injustice in the spotlight
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
The first full trailer for Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is, in short, enraging. The Trial of the Chicago 7 chronicles the legal battles of eight (later seven) individuals who organized a peaceful protest that turned violent in the presence of police and were subsequently charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.  In the trailer, we get a glimpse of Judge Julius Hoffman (Frank Langella) and his complete lack of fair proceedings particularly as it related to Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a Black defendant and co-founder of the Black Panther Party. The judge's racism and biases ring in clear, frustrating tones. Read more...More about Movies, Netflix, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Science & Technology
Apple's next iPad Pro to have mini-LED display, report claims
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
We've been hearing about Apple implementing a mini-LED display into its products for years now, but it seems it's finally about to happen.  According to typically reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple's manufacturing partners will start mass producing mini-LED displays in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the first product to feature one will be the next-gen, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Kuo previously said that Apple is likely to launch six (or more) iPads and Macs with mini-LED displays by the end of 2021. However, the timeline he proposed was pushed back a little, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more...More about Apple, Ipad, Ipad Pro, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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Science & Technology
Zoom catches up with new accessibility features for sign language interpretation
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
For Zoom users who are part of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, some long-awaited features are here. On Wednesday, Zoom added three major accessibility options, each mainly focused on making it easier for sign language interpreters to stay visible on the screen. Jen Hill, a Zoom marketing manager, demonstrated on a Zoom call how users can now pin and spotlight multiple video screens at a time, to keep someone who is signing alongside the speaker or on the main screen and always in view. In Zoom's grid view, users can rearrange video windows to keep the interpreter where they want to see them. These changes are intended so that everyone is "able to live and work in a digital platform," especially during these pandemic days.  Read more...More about Accessibility, Zoom, Tech, Identities, and Big Tech Companies
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Entertainment, Entertainment, Politics
Trevor Noah and 'The Daily Show' explore the inspiring life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
It still hasn't quite sunk in that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87, due to “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," according to the New York Times.   Tributes to the feminist icon and pop culture monarch have continued since, including a comprehensive and poignant look at her historic career from The Daily Show. On Monday, host Trevor Noah took at look at the inspiring life of "The Notorious R.B.G." life as told through news reports and interviews, and offered a moment of comfort in this ongoing time of stress and despair. "I know that with RBG’s passing, a lot of people right now feel hopeless, they feel defeated, and they feel like everything is lost," said Noah. "But if there’s one thing that RBG’s life shows us is that change isn’t easy. But if you put in the time, the effort, and the dedication, you can see results.
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Entertainment, Entertainment
'Black Narcissus' stars Diana Rigg in gothic tale of a nun's sexual fantasies
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
Autumn TV season is upon us. And with that, the BBC is bringing us a gothic drama about erotic fantasies and sexual repression. Because what is autumn without a decent helping of horny TV drama?  BAFTA award-winning writer Amanda Coe has adapted Rumer Godden’s 1939 classic literary novel Black Narcissus, a three-part adaptation directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen for BBC One and FX. The love story explores the sexual fantasies of Anglican nuns living in the Himalayas, following Sister Clodagh and the other nuns of St Faiths. They travel to Nepal to set up a new order in a remote mountain palace of Mopu, where Sister Clodagh feels, err, drawn to the land agent.  Read more...More about Tv, Trailer, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Science & Technology
Buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X? You might want to upgrade your TV.
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
New Xbox and PlayStation consoles are almost here, which means you might need two things: To learn terms like "8K" and "120Hz," and to eventually buy a new TV. If you refresh enough retailer websites, you might be able to nab a pre-order for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S and X. Sony's machine launches on Nov. 12, while Microsoft is getting a head start on Nov. 10. Both consoles bring more graphical horsepower than their predecessors, but that means you might also need to upgrade your TV to get the most out of them.  It can be a little confusing to figure out exactly what these consoles can do and what you might need to accommodate them. Allow us to explain. Read more...More about 4k Tv, 8k Tv, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S
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Science & Technology
Fitbit Sense review: A half-baked smartwatch for the wellness warrior
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
Fitbit Sense $329.95 View Product The Good Beautiful design • Comfortable • Features EDA sensor for stress mangement • On device music storage • Built-in GPS The Bad Unpredictable heart rate monitor • ECG sensor not available yet • Middling battery life • Expensive The Bottom Line With fitness and stress management tracking, the Fitbit Sense is aiming to be the all-in-one smartwatch. But with many of its marquee features coming at a later date, it mostly just feels half-baked. ⚡ Mashable Score 3.5 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 1.0 💪Performance 4.0 💵Bang for the Buck 4.5 Read more...More about Smartwatch, Fitbit, Fitbit Sense, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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Entertainment, Entertainment
5 significant history-making moments from the 2020 Emmys
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
As you can probably imagine, due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, the Emmys looked a little different this year — but that didn't make it any less memorable. Alongside the Friends reunions, cardboard nominees, and one spectacular losing tweet from Ramy Youssef, there were also a number of historical moments at the primarily virtual 2020 ceremony. From a record number of Black actors winning top awards to Schitt's Creek's clean comedy sweep, here are the biggest milestones of the night... A record number of Black actors won top awards Regina King scooped up an Emmy for her performance in 'Watchmen.' Image: ABC via Getty Images Read more...More about Awards Ceremony, Emmys, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Entertainment, Entertainment
BTS squeezes into NPR's studio for pitch-perfect Tiny Desk Concert
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
If you thought NPR's Tiny Desk Concert couldn't get any cosier, BTS has snuggled all seven members in for the latest instalment. The K-pop superstars settled in as the latest guests for NPR's in-house live performance series, which has seen quietly colossal sets in the pint-sized space from the likes of Lizzo, Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Anderson Paak, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Steve Martin and his banjo among many others over the years.  And now, off the back of breaking pastel-hued YouTube records and explosively opulent performances at the MTV VMAs and America's Got Talent, BTS performed a stripped back set for the series. Well, compared to their other performances, stripped back.  Read more...More about K Pop, Npr, Bts, Tiny Desk Concert, and Entertainment
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