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Viacom To Launch Its Own Streaming Service this Year

Viacom said today it's planning to launch its own ad-supported streaming service by September 2018, the end of its fiscal year. The service will include "tens of thousands of hours of content" from

Turns Out the Olympic Ban on Russia Was Pretty Much a Joke

Just two months ago, the International Olympic Committee barred Russia from competing in this year’s Winter Olympics. The move came a year after the IOC punished Russia for “systemic manipulation of
Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ trailer definitely makes me want to watch the new series

Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ trailer definitely makes me want to watch the new series

Hulu Original Hard Sun is streaming starting on March 7, and the show looks great based on this trailer. It’s a combination speculative fiction/detective show, based on a rare PRE-apoclaptic premise:
Original Content podcast: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is eating us alive

Original Content podcast: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is eating us alive

The Cloverfield Paradox is the kind of movie where a character will straight-facedly declare: “This dimension is eating us alive!” The first trailer for the film hit during the Super Bowl, and Netflix
Apple’s HomePod: What you need to know before buying one

Apple’s HomePod: What you need to know before buying one

Apple’s new $349 smart speaker HomePod officially hit stores today, and you’re probably already aware that the initial reviews have been mixed: Generally positive on the sonic performance, neutral to

News Corp executives say Google and Facebook created dysfunctional, debased online environment

News Corp. chief executive officer Robert Thomson slammed Google and Facebook for what he calls a “dysfunctional” and “debased” online environment that harms traditional media,…

Joy Behar, Meghan McCain spar on ‘The View’ after Behar says she’s ‘offended’ by Republicans

Two co-hosts of “The View” faced off on Friday after one of them said that they were “offended” by Republicans. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan…
From Fringe to Baby Oil, Here Are 9 Eye-Catching Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Looks

From Fringe to Baby Oil, Here Are 9 Eye-Catching Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Looks

Fashion Week kicked off in New York City on Thursday, but nearly 7,000 miles away in Pyeongchang, almost 3,000 Olympic athletes from 92 countries were preparing for a fashion show of their own. Cue
VLC update adds Chromecast and HDR support

VLC update adds Chromecast and HDR support

If you're any kind of media nerd you know about VLC, the software video player that can handle just about any format or codec you throw at it. It's also on a ton of platforms, like macOS, Windows,
When Your Tweet About Drowning Republicans Ends Up on 'FOX & Friends'

When Your Tweet About Drowning Republicans Ends Up on 'FOX & Friends'

"I maybe did not turn the most delicate phrase when I said that conservative students should be drowned."
YouTube will remove ads and downgrade discoverability of channels posting offensive videos

YouTube will remove ads and downgrade discoverability of channels posting offensive videos

After barring Logan Paul earlier today from serving ads on his video channel, YouTube has now announced a more formal and wider set of sanctions it’s prepared to level on any creator that starts to

AI Weekly: Can tech platforms police themselves in a deepfake-filled future?

In recent days, companies like Twitter, Reddit, PornHub, and Discord have taken a stand against deepfakes, videos generated with machine learning to graft the face of one person onto the body of

California Is the Fourth State in a Month to Propose Banning Youth Tackle Football

Two California lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would set a yet-defined minimum age for kids who want to participate in organized tackle football in an attempt to offset the risk of long-term
Late-stage journalism

Late-stage journalism

Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand, When we with daisies lie, That commerce will continue, And trades as briskly fly.
Met Office still 'best forecaster in galaxy' despite BBC rejection

Met Office still 'best forecaster in galaxy' despite BBC rejection

UK weather group’s influence continues to be felt in everything from space missions to farmingFrozen ducks’ feet and the flight paths of midges: the uses of forecasts by the Met Office over the 160
Facebook’s Quill app gets key update for VR creators

Facebook’s Quill app gets key update for VR creators

Facebook’s VR app Quill is getting a major update with animation tools that can bring hand-made creations to life. Quill was born during the development of Dear Angelica, an immersive story which puts
Social media firms must tell users impacted by propaganda, MP says

Social media firms must tell users impacted by propaganda, MP says

Damian Collins says voters may have been exposed to falsehoods in run-up to Brexit referendumThe head of a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of Russian interference in the EU referendum has said
Enjoy Three Months of Texture Digital Magazine Access For $10

Enjoy Three Months of Texture Digital Magazine Access For $10

Texture is a service that promises to be the Netflix of magazines, offering you full access to over 200 titles on your phone or tablet. If you’ve been curious to try it out, new customers can get the

CNN says Kim Jong Un’s sister is ‘stealing the show’ at the Olympics, compares her to Ivanka Trump

CNN was widely panned on Saturday after the news outlet published a story claiming that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong,…
We Hear You: The State of the Union, the FBI, the Nunes Memo, and Faith at the Super Bowl

We Hear You: The State of the Union, the FBI, the Nunes Memo, and Faith at the Super Bowl

Editor’s note: President Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address pleased many skeptics as well as supporters, polls say, and our mailbag reflects... Read More The post We Hear You: