April 2016


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IMAX’s in-theater spin class is sensory overload

I’ve never been particularly fond of spin classes, as they eschew all the things I enjoy about using a stationary bike: The ability to set my own pace, listen to my music and maybe even dip into a good book while I pedal. But I can understand the app…

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The After Math: What on Earth are you watching?

Big goings-on in the world of broadcast this week. The BBC and Netflix are bringing back Watership Down to scar a whole new generation of children. NBCUniversal bought DreamWorks for $3.8 billion so hopefully both companies will finally be able to af…


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Samsung app helps premature babies hear their mothers

For babies, the sound of their mother’s voice isn’t just comforting — it can be the key to healthy brain development. That’s not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubators, though, and Samsung thinks smartphones might help out. Its Vo…

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‘Call of Duty’ teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world

The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that gives you a hint as what’s coming, a…

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Uber settlement protects travel with your guide dog

Uber has made some effort to accommodate passengers with special needs, but it certainly hasn’t been perfect: in 2014, the National Federation of the Blind’s California branch sued Uber for denying rides to poor-sighted passengers with guide dogs and…

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Tech doesn’t work with children and animals

It’s a tale as old as time: Kids and animals don’t mix with tech. Whether it’s little Billy turning your new flatscreen on and off until it burns out or Rover chewing through another pair of fancy headphones, you’d think we’d know better by now that…