Netflix signs Sandra Bullock for adaption of British TV series 'Unforgiven'

Netflix is working with Sandra Bullock on another feature film — and likely hoping that the team-up can replicate the massive success of Bird Box. The actress will star in and produce a movie adaptation of British mini-series Unforgiven, which aired…

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The apps and gear you need to get fit without breaking the bank

Getting in shape doesn’t have to empty your bank account. Heck, Rocky only needed a slab of beef, a snow-capped mountain and a barn full of farm equipment to prepare for his fight against Ivan Drago and look at how well that turned out for him. With…

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NBA unveils a more affordable online subscription with over 100 live games

If you want to watch NBA games at home, previously you’ve had to get a pricey cable package or sign up to the similarly costly League Pass streaming service. Now, the NBA is providing fans with a new way to watch, offering its NBA TV channel as a sta…

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Adobe's Project Awesome Audio cleans up recordings with a single click

Adobe likes to show off crazy tools it has been working on in a special portion of its MAX conference each year. The not-quite-ready features are known as “sneaks,” and while not all of them make it into Creative Cloud apps, some of them do. Adobe is…

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UK introduces mandatory drone registration and pilot test

There have been calls for more regulation of drone flights in the UK, especially since drones caused chaos last Christmas at the country’s second-busiest airport. Now, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is requiring operators to register their drones.

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The Morning After: Microsoft unveils a new mobile Office app

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Monday started the week with some key announcements from Adobe and Microsoft that will affect how we work across all kinds of devices. Also, researchers have uncovered an unsettling method that could allow an at…

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Sony’s latest VR attraction will let you enter 'Jumanji'

Sony Pictures and VR attraction firm The Void have teamed up to create a new VR experience in conjunction with Sony’s upcoming film Jumanji: The Next Level. Called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse, it will allow visitors to virtually enter the jungles of J…

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Xiaomi's Mi Watch looks like an Apple Watch but it's half the price

While we await the release of Xiaomi’s “Surround Screen” phone, the Chinese company is pushing out another device — a smartwatch that looks strikingly similar to an Apple Watch. We first heard about the Mi Watch last week, but now we have pricing an…

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Google workers demand the company achieves zero emissions by 2030

Over a thousand Google workers — 1,137 as of this writing — signed an open letter calling on Google to conjure up and implement a company-wide climate plan. They’re demanding a strategy that incorporates four elements in particular, starting with t…

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Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Two years ago, the president said the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, calling it “unfair.” On Monday the Trump administration announced the year-long process has formally begun with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying in a statemen…

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Lasers can silently issue 'voice commands' to your smart speakers

Laser pointers can apparently trick smart speakers, phones and tablets into following voice commands to open doors or make purchases, even from hundreds of feet away. Researchers from Tokyo and the University of Michigan have revealed that they were…

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Surface Pro X review: Gorgeous hardware marred by buggy software

For years now, the Surface Pro has been the best Windows 2-in-1. It delivers a useful, familiar desktop environment for multitasking in a lightweight tablet body. But the line hasn’t changed much physically since the Pro 4. A serious redesign i…

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Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times team up to fight digital fakes

Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times are tired of seeing fake media propagate, and they’re teaming up to do something about it. The trio has launched a Content Authenticity Initiative that aims to create a standard for digital media attribution. I…

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YouTube star Jarvis banned from 'Fortnite' over cheating

Another YouTuber is facing the consequences of cheating first-hand. Epic Games has permanently banned popular YouTube creator and FaZe Clan member Jarvis from Fortnite after he posted videos where he used aimbots (which virtually guarantee flawless s…

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Pixel 4 update lets Smooth Display kick in more often

Frustrated that the Pixel 4’s signature Smooth Display (aka 90Hz refresh rate) only kicks in under very specific circumstances? You might want to give it another look. Google has released a November update that invokes Smooth Display in more condit…

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Twitter bans accounts related to Hamas and Hezbollah

Over the weekend, Twitter suspended multiple accounts related to militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move represents a reversal from Twitter’s previous position on the two organizations. In the past, the com…

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