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Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create worl

Zuckerberg says he’s not currently planning to run for president

Speculation that Facebook CEO Mark  Zuckerberg could run for president has been brewing in recent weeks. His personal goal for 2017 is speaking with people from all 50 states. He fought to stop gov

Kristen Stewart co-authored a paper on style transfer and the AI community lost its mind

Hollywood and the academic artificial intelligence community have an interesting relationship, to say the least. Many people interested in the field, myself included, love science fiction, but regular

Cam site CamSoda announces OhRoma scent mask integration for exactly the reason you’re thinking

As we approach the coming apocalypse we need bread, circuses and odors to keep us entertained. That’s why CamSoda, a NSFW webcam site, has announced the OhRoma, a VR-compatible scent mask that i

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Tourbillon looks like it just rose from the briny deep

It’s SIHH in Switzerland and that means all of the biggest and weirdest manufacturers are releasing their biggest and weirdest watches. Our favorite so far? This wild HM7 Aquapod, a watch that l

Knocki turns any surface into a switch

What happens when you mix two software dudes, a little kid, and a light switch? You get the Knocki, a clever little device that connects to a wall or under a table. You can tap the surface to trigger

Wolfprint 3D raises $500K to bring scanning pods to an airport near you

3D body scanning isn’t very exciting right now – you can’t really use your scan anywhere except maybe on Thingiverse where people can print you out and create a shrine to you (hint

Zuckerberg denies Facebook News Feed bubble impacted the election

In the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Techonomy16 to address concerns that the company didn’t do enough to stop the proliferatio

Casey Neistat’s Beme launches Exit Poll, an app to share who you voted for and why

Beme, the social media app founded by Casey Neistat, is getting involved in the election by launching an app called Exit Poll. The concept is simple: You download the app, tap who you are voting for (

Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more

You can now cast Harry Potter spells from your Android phone, thanks to Google and Warner Bros. Pictures, who have teamed up to promote the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.&#

Floodgate’s Mike Maples on what makes category kings

Category leaders usually capture 70-80 percent of the profits in their market, which is why venture funds need to find them to gain the outsized returns they must generate in order to return their fun

The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp

At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Te

With Lo And Behold, Werner Herzog Offers Up A Humanist History Of The Internet

What does a humanist history of the Internet look like? Though it isn’t a documentary in the journalistic sense, Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World paints a unique pict

Who Needs Sundance When You’ve Got Crowdfunding?

Film festivals used to be do-or-die moments for movie makers. They were where you met the producers that could fund your project, and if the buyers liked your flick, they’d pay to have it distri

Alibaba’s First Movie Production Will Be Produced By Wong Kar-wai

Alibaba Group is best known for e-commerce, but it does much more than just run online marketplaces. The Chinese tech giant announced today that it will produce its first movie project through Alibaba

A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

Late last week, TechCrunch had a chat with former Sony Pictures Chief Digital Strategy Officer Mitch Singer to discuss the motivations that likely went into Sony deciding to pull "The Interview" from

“Dark Hearts” Is A Horror Series For iOS That Adds New Details Every Time You Watch It

Most shows still rely on the same narrative devices as those produced for traditional television, even ones made for online platforms like “House of Cards” or “Orange Is The New Black.” Hooked

Light Chaser, The Animation Studio That Wants To Be “China’s Pixar,” Raises $20M From GGV Capital

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.zhuiguang.com/?lang=en">Light Chaser</a>, the animation studio that aspires to be China's Pixar, announced today that it has raised $20 million in series B funding

jOBS: Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic To Debut At Sundance In January

As you may have heard, Steve Jobs will be getting the Ashton Kutcher treatment in <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_(film)">"jOBS"</a>, the first biopic to be released since t

Timing Is Everything: Indie Movie Discovery Platform Prescreen To Close Its Doors

It was just last September that we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/14/prescreen-launches-as-a-social-discovery-platform-for-indie-movies/">covered the launch of Prescreen</a>, the startup
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