Elon Musk Says He’s Activating Starlink in Iran After U.S. Eases Restrictions on Tech Companies

SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he was activating his company’s Starlink internet service in Iran, which cut off web access to its more than 80 million citizens this week, after the U.S. Treasury Department eased sanctions to help support the free flow of information in the country.

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The Visitor From the Future Does Sci-Fi Comedy, and Zombies and Drama, Right

Time-travel, zombies, action, comedy, drama, The Visitor From the Future has it all. Co-written and directed by François Descraques, the film is based on a popular online French web series and both start very much the same way: a disheveled rogue (Florent Dorin) travels back in time to save the world. The film goes…

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Sly Cooper is 20 Years Old, and I Want Better for Him

Earlier in the summer, PlayStation developer Sucker Punch revealed that despite months of rumors saying otherwise, no one—not themselves or another developer—were working on a follow up to either the Sly Cooper or Infamous franchises. With the studio now focused on what’s most likely a Ghost of Tsushima sequel, the…

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Tells Employees They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun Amid Cost Cuts

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who leads one of the world’s richest companies, very likely does not want to talk about money to his employees while the Big Tech giant is in the midst of cutting costs and slowing hiring. But, since employees asked, he wants them to do one thing: stop equating “fun” with “money.”

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James Earl Jones is Retiring from Darth Vader, But an AI Firm Owns His Voice

James Earl Jones has been Darth Vader since the original Star Wars all the way back in 1977. While the man formerly known as Anakin Skywalker has been canonically dead since 1983, Jones has consistently reprised the role over the decades, including in 2016’s Rogue One and the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series. But all…

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Stranger Things' Season 4 Blooper Reel Might Be the Most Self-Aware Blooper Reel Ever

Stranger Things’ recent fourth season might have been epic in length, but it seems Netflix managed to edit a few things out—namely the bloopers in this reel of outtakes, several of which suggest that the actors on the show know that fans are eagerly anticipating seeing a blooper reel.

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Source: Gizmodo – Stranger Things’ Season 4 Blooper Reel Might Be the Most Self-Aware Blooper Reel Ever

Guillermo del Toro Shows Off the Masterful Puppeteering in His Pinocchio

It took 15 years for Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to bring his stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio to life. In Netflix’s new behind-the-scenes clip, the director invites us to geek out with him over the puppeteering mastery at work with his team in collaboration with Henson Studios.

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The Umbrella Academy's Season 3 Bloopers Will Have You Feeling Footloose

The Umbrella Academy deals with serious issues—family drama, horrifying tragedies, impending apocalypses—but it’s at its heart a comic-book show, and it always tempers its approach with a sly sense of humor. A new blooper reel from season three showcases just how wacky things got behind the scenes for the Hargreeves…

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Jason Momoa Is a Fancy Satyr Thief in This Whimsical Slumberland Clip

Slumberland’s loose adaptation of the classic Little Nemo in Slumberland might be straying quite a bit away from the comic source material. But if it’s going to give us a literally horny Jason Momoa hamming it up as a guide to the world of dreams, then I frankly can’t complain about it.

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The First Clip From Tim Burton's Wednesday Reveals an Old Friend Lending a Hand

Oh snap! This first clip from Wednesday has us very excited for Tim Burton’s upcoming Netflix series, revealing his long-awaited take on The Addams Family. The show will follow Wedneday (Jenna Ortega) on her own mysterious journey as a student and proper goth sleuth at Nevermore Academy as supernatural occurences…

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Shadow and Bone's Season 2 Sneak Peek Promises Even More Darkling Drama

Shadow and Bone, one of my favorite “no-thoughts, just-vibes” shows on Netflix, has finally dropped a season two sneak peek. The television adaption of the young adult series of the same name saw incredible success thanks to its approachable storytelling, charismatic leads, and exceptionally clever reworking of the…

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Sherlock's Sassy Sister Returns in First Trailer for Enola Holmes 2

She’s back, and she’s just as determined as ever to make a name for herself as a detective—despite being the little sister of a certain other famous detective. Enola Holmes 2 reunites Netflix superstars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Henry Cavill (The Witcher) for another round of madcap crime-solving and…

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The Nun 2 Blesses Storm Reid with Lead Role

Horror fans may remember the pretty fine film The Nun from back in 2018. As part of the massively successful Conjuring universe, the film was a prequel spinoff about Valak, the demonic nun from The Conjuring 2 as played by Bonnie Aarons. Though the franchise has shifted focus back to the Warrens and Annabelle with…

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Final Destination 6 Directors Fake Their Death to Prove They're Worthy

Towards the start of the year, news broke that New Line Cinema was aiming to bring back the Final Destination franchise with a new installment, since it’s been over a decade since the fifth film. After much searching, the film has finally found its directors in Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein. The duo are responsible…

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How Malware Hides in Images and What You Can Do About It

There are plenty of dangers to watch out for when it comes to keeping your devices and your data safe, including viruses, phishing attempts, compromised wifi networks, and rogue USB sticks. Here, we’re going to talk about one of the lesser-known threats: Compromised images.

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Source: Gizmodo – How Malware Hides in Images and What You Can Do About It

A Houston Community Is Being Dismantled by Mandatory Buyouts

This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. This story is part of the Grist series Flood. Retreat. Repeat, an exploration of how communities are changing before, during, and after managed retreat.

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