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Xfinity Mobile adds bring-your-own-device option for some iPhone users

Comcast already pipes internet into millions of homes, and now it wants to take its service to the airwaves. In April, the media giant announced the details of a new service, Xfinity Mobile, that would compete toe-to-toe with Google Fi, US Cellular, and incumbents like AT&T and T-Mobile. Now the company has finally launched its wireless network nationwide for all existing Comcast customers. If you’re already an Xfinity subscriber, you c...
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Here’s everything we know about ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Marvel Studios made one of its smallest characters a big star in 2015’s Ant-Man , and now Paul Rudd’s size-changing superhero is poised to return alongside Evangeline Lilly in the team-up movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. The latest update on the film offers a new photo from the movie and the official plot synopsis for the film. The sequel to Ant-Man brings back director Peyton Reed, as well as Rudd and Lilly as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, resp...
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Slow TV: Aussies mesmerized by 17-hour movie of a train ride

The trailer for The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey lasts 30 seconds. The movie itself, however, runs for a butt-numbing 17 hours. Yes, seventeen. Broadcast throughout Sunday on Australia’s SBS Television network, the ambitious production was its first foray into so-called “ slow TV ,” a genre that came to prominence in Norway around 10 years ago and so far featured train rides, coastal cruises, bird feeder activities, and a knitti...
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HBO drops a hot new teaser trailer for the upcoming ‘Fahrenheit 451’

The upcoming film Fahrenheit 451 is planned for release this spring, and HBO just released the first trailer. In it, we see a copy of Crime and Punishment, as well as several other “controversial” novels, being set ablaze by a fireman, presumably the film’s protagonist Guy Montag. The movie is based on the classic 1953 Ray Bradbury novel , and it’s set in an alternate future where history is obliterated and mass media is an opiate. The film...
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Why did this author’s book suddenly shoot up the Amazon charts after 10 years?

Author Randall Hansen recently noted with great surprise — and enormous glee — how his book had suddenly shot up the Amazon charts a decade after it was published. The book, an examination of the Allied bombing of German cities during the Second World War, received positive reviews when it landed on bookshelves 10 years ago. It sold pretty well in those early days and even received some award nominations, but then things pretty much went qu...
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This A.I. eavesdrops on emergency calls to warn of possible cardiac arrests

When you phone 911, you’re patched through to a trained human who is able to properly triage your phone call. Soon, you could also find yourself being listened to by a robot, however, who is tuning in to very different verbal information from the human emergency dispatcher. Developed by Danish startup Corti, this emergency call-listening artificial intelligence is designed to listen to the caller for signs that they may be about to go into ...
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CES 2018

Every year, technological titans and scrappy startups alike descend on Las Vegas to show off the amazing products they’ve been quietly toiling away on all year – and offer consumers a glimpse at the future. There’s something new lurking around every corner at CES, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, and with 32 football fields worth of show floor, there are a lot of corners. We’re proud to say we turned them all to bring you ...
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‘Sons of Anarchy’ spin-off ‘Mayans MC’ gets 10-episode first season on FX

Mayans MC, the next chapter in the highly rated biker saga, will premiere on FX later this year, focusing on a Latino rival gang of SAMCRO. According to Variety, the network has ordered a 10-episode first season set after the events of Sons of Anarchy, which ended four years ago. The new series stars JD Pardo as EZ Reyes, just out of prison and trying to rise through the ranks of the Mayans MC charter on the California-Mexico border. The ne...
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Digital Trends favorite movies of 2017

It’s easy to gauge watercooler talk against box office stats and Metacritic scores to select the “best movies” released in any given year. In fact, we did just that for 2017 , and ended up with some truly incredible films. Still, there’s something to be said for individual preference (there’s no accounting for taste!), which is why we asked our team members to choose their favorite movies of 2017 and tell the world why they loved them. Just...
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Roborace self-driving race car gets an upgrade, but when will it actually race?

Roborace will upgrade its self-driving race cars with a new Nvidia computing platform as developers aim to get the first race series for autonomous cars off the ground. While the series has run multiple public demonstrations, it’s still unclear when it will stage its first actual race. The race cars — dubbed “ Robocars ” by series organizers — will now use Nvidia’s Pegasus AI autonomous-driving computing platform. It replaces the Nvidia Dri...
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LG’s 2018 TV lineup gets smarter and faster, adds Google Assistant

With its monstrous 88-inch 8K OLED still sweeping headlines, LG has formally announced its full TV line for the new year, just a few days ahead of CES 2018. The lineup will see the return of the “Wallpaper” OLED, which garnered significant attention and critical acclaim last year, along with three other OLED models and a full suite of LG Super UHD LED televisions. The common thread throughout most of LG’s 2018 TV line are significantly fast...
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Pilot of world’s biggest passenger jet calms the nerves of anxious fliers

A new year hopefully promises new adventures, some of which could involve taking a flight to a faraway place. That’s all well and good if you don’t mind flying, but for nervous plane passengers, booking a ticket could mark the beginning of a steady increase in anxiety levels as the big day approaches. While some particularly nervous fliers may be convinced they only have a 50 percent chance of making it to their destination on any given fli...
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Ripple passes Ethereum to become the second most valuable cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency Ripple surged on the final Friday of 2017, reaching a market cap of more than $86 billion , CNBC reports. Ripple, which is officially known as XRP, saw its value rise by 55.9 percent. At its peak, the currency was valued at $2.23 a coin. Since then, it has fallen to $2.17 , but it is still the second most valuable cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, according to Coinmarketcap.com. Ethereum is currently the world’s thir...
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Google Photos is choosing your happiest pics for a ‘Smiles of 2017’ video

As the curtain comes down on another year, you might be taking a moment to swipe through your photos from 2017, enjoying (hopefully) happy reminders of the friends you met, the places you went, and the things you did. Looking back on the year has prompted Google to offer users of its Photos app a Smiles of 2017 video, which uses AI to pull together all your images featuring, you guessed it, smiles. Or at least, what its algorithm perceives ...
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Forget lithium-ion — this graphene-based power pack recharges insanely fast

Regardless of whether you are simply whiling away the hours on a long journey with your Nintendo Switch or are left unable to work because your iPhone X or MacBook is out of juice, running out of battery charge on the go is pretty darn annoying. That’s where a new new graphene-based fast charging USB-C battery pack, currently sweeping Kickstarter , wants to help. Describing itself as the world’s first portable USB-C power bank which works u...
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