Movie

August 22, 2019

Victorian Doll Stolen from Museum, Returned ‘Scalped’ Two Days Later: ‘Like Something out of a Horror Movie’

Staff at a museum in a small rural New Zealand town have been left bemused after someone stole a rare antique Victorian doll from its collection and returned it two days later minus its scalp.
August 22, 2019

Autism Wristband That Predicts Aggressive Outbursts in Children With 84% Accuracy Created by Scientists

Scientists have created a wearable device they say can predict aggressive outbursts in people with autism.
August 22, 2019

The conservative audit of bias on Facebook is lengthy on emotions and brief on information

There are many criticisms of Facebook’s size, power, and business model, but two stand out for the intensity with which they are usually discussed. One is that Facebook is a dystopian panopticon that monitors our every move and uses that information to predict and manipulate our behavior. The other is that Facebook has come such a pillar of modern life that every product decision it makes could reshape the body politic forever.
August 22, 2019

An MCU breakup may very well be a terrific step ahead for Spider-Man

Warning: This essay contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.Interviews with the filmmakers behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe almost always get around to what seems to be the studio’s core creative ethos: paint yourself into a corner, then find a creative way to get out of it. That mission statement inspired the snap in Avengers: Infinity War and the big secret-identity reveal that ends Spider-Man: Far From Home. And while creative inspiration probably wasn’t at the top of anyone’s mind during the business impasse that reportedly dissolved the partnership between Sony (which owns the current film rights to Spider-Man and his rogues’ gallery) and the Disney-owned Marvel Studios, that unexpected split could inadvertently inspire Sony to adopt exactly the sort of creative problem-solving that has fueled some of the MCU’s greatest moments.
August 21, 2019

THX’s iconic tone simply acquired upgraded for the 4K period

THX’s long-running “bwonnnnnnnnnnnnnng” Deep Tone sound that plays before movies just got a lavish new update.
August 21, 2019

#PrayforAmazonia: Photos of Amazon Rainforest Fire Show Devastation of One of World’s Largest Ecosystem

People around the world are using the hashtag #PrayforAmazonia as fires continue to rage in Brazil's rainforest .
August 21, 2019

Thousands of MoviePass clients’ bank card numbers had been uncovered on-line

MoviePass, the theater subscription service still inexplicably trying to stay in business, left thousands of customers’ credit card numbers and other sensitive pieces of data exposed for anyone to find on an online database, according to a report from TechCrunch. A cybersecurity expert named Mossab Hussain, from a Dubai-based firm named SpiderSilk, discovered the unprotected server and shared sample data sets with TechCrunch to confirm that MoviePass was in fact leaving the data unencrypted and accessible to anyone.
August 20, 2019

#PrayforAmazonia Trends as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Blasted for Inaction Over 3-Week-Long Forest Fires Ravaging the ‘Lungs of Our Planet’

The hashtag #PrayforAmazonia is trending on Twitter as fires have ravaged swathes of the Amazon region, leading many social media users to slam the lack of concern from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.
August 20, 2019

China is the most recent superpower to get caught waging a disinformation marketing campaign on Twitter

For the past 11 weeks, protesters in Hong Kong have marched in response to creeping authoritarianism from Beijing. The protesters seek the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive, an inquiry into excessive force on the part of police, and the release of political prisoners. An estimated 1 million people marched over the weekend, producing stirring images of a still-somewhat-free people striving to remain that way.
August 20, 2019

Microsoft’s new SMS Organizer app for Android filters out spam messages

Microsoft has created an SMS Organizer app for Android .that’s designed to automatically sort messages. The software giant originally released the app in India last year, but XDA-Developers has spotted it’s now making its way to the US, UK, and Australia today. SMS Organizer uses machine learning to automatically sort messages and organize them into separate folders.