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Amazon is developing a TV show based on William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

Amazon is developing a series based on William Gibson’s science fiction novel The Peripheral. Variety reports the series is being considered for a straight-to-series order, with Scott B. Smith

The Eminem AR show

With the debut of his Eminem Augmented app at Coachella last night, hip hop’s not-so-merry prankster took the (somewhat revolutionary) step of embracing the machine that so many musicians have

Watch the new trailer for the 15-year Rooster Teeth documentary

Being an online video star might seem cool or even glamorous these days, but Burnie Burns, co-founder and chief creative officer at Rooster Teeth, can remember when that wasn’t the case. Rooster

ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

ESPN’s subscription streaming service ESPN+ arrives today. In addition to being the sports media giant’s first big push into digital subscriptions, ESPN+ is also parent company Disney&#821

Apple is making a show based on Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ books

Okay, Apple, now you’ve got my attention. Not content with landing an Amazing Stories reboot from Steven Spielberg, multiple series from Reese Witherspoon, a space opera from Ron Moore and much

A revamped version of Spotify’s free service is reportedly in the works

Spotify’s got something big up its sleeve, that much we know for sure. The music streaming service has a big event in the works for April 24 in New York — though it hasn’t really offered up anyt

‘Despacito’ and other popular music videos targeted by hackers

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for hacks. Earlier today, music syndication service Vevo was hit with a doozy through its YouTube page, targeting some of its most high-profile artists. The list in

SNL roasts Mark Zuckerberg on Weekend Update

The role of Mark Zuckerberg went to Alex Moffat this weekend on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. While some bits were harmless and hilarious — “Poke! Poke! Remember that feature?&#8

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ revival feels surprisingly heartfelt

Netflix’s revival of Queer Eye transports five gay men around Georgia, where they remake the lives of individuals in sore need of their assistance. Each member of the “Fab Five” has

Spotify’s missing money-maker is artist-to-fan messaging

Streaming royalties are too expensive for Spotify to thrive as a public company just playing us songs. Spotify’s shares closed down 10 percent today during its NYSE trading debut. Luckily it con

Alexa’s routines can now play music, podcasts and radio shows

Alexa’s routines are getting a musical upgrade. First launched last year, routines allow Alexa device owners to string together a series of actions that kick off with a simple command — li

Spotify traded down 10% on first day, achieved $26.5 billion market cap

Spotify is done with its long-awaited “direct listing” experiment. The music streaming company went public without the IPO. After completing its first trade halfway through the day at $16

Spotify opens at $165.90, valuing company at almost $30 billion

Spotify opened on the New York Stock Exchange at $165.90, giving the company a market value of $29.5 billion. The first trade didn’t happen until 12:45pm Eastern. This is halfway through the tr

What to expect when Spotify goes public Tuesday

Digital music giant Spotify is joining the stock market on Tuesday, making it the biggest consumer tech company to go public since Snap debuted early last year. But unlike Snap, Spotify isn’t do

Nostalgia eats itself in ‘Ready Player One’

First things first: I had a good time watching Ready Player One. As promised, the movie feels like a chance for Steven Spielberg to return to his roots as a blockbuster filmmaker, and to take all the

Original Content podcast: We drop by Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’

Terrace House is a tough show to explain. Like The Real World and other reality TV, the show puts a group of largely young and attractive strangers together in a house. But that’s about where th

Alexa gets a DVR recording skill

Slowly but surely, Alexa’s becoming a more competent catchall video assistant. Back in January, Amazon launched its Video Skill API designed to offer more control over apps from cable and satellite

HBO’s new trailer for Westworld season 2 showcases robot-induced chaos

As HBO prepares itself for the end of Game of Thrones, it’s apparent that they’re putting weight on Westworld to take over as the network’s dominant fantasy epic. A new trailer dropp

The CW goes live on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu has added the live, linear version of the CW to its Hulu with Live TV platform. Hulu has had a deal with the CW to offer streaming on-demand content from the network, but this is the first time t

Disney’s ultra-realistic Millennium Falcon flight simulator will need 8 GPUs to run

Disney is building a real-time, ultra-high-res flight simulator for the Millennium Falcon and they’re powering it with eight daisy-chained high-end Nvidia GPUs. The experience, which is destined
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