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Sony Gives Aibo a New Paint Job and Plans to Teach It Some Home Security Tricks

Resurrected back in 2017, Sony’s robotic dog Aibo made a big splash at CES 2018, but there wasn’t much fanfare for the pup at Sony’s CES booth this year. A few weeks later, however, Sony has announced a new version of the robotic companion featuring a beagle-inspired tri-colour paint job, and some new tricks that expand the pricey toy’s capabilities. Read More >>

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Leslie Jones Is No Fan of the New Ghostbusters Movie 

Recently, it was announced that Jason Reitman will be helming a new Ghostbusters project, slated for next year. The project, skipping over the Paul Feige 2016 all-lady reboot entirely, will function as a continuation of the narrative of the original two movies from the 1980s. And Leslie Jones, one of those lady cast members from the 2016 version, is not impressed by the snub. Read More >>

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Here’s Your First Look at Vin Diesel as Valiant’s Bloodshot, Who Conveniently Looks a Lot Like Vin Diesel

Your first look at Bloodshot is here, and, well, it’s a picture of Vin Diesel. In sunglasses! Read More >>

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Most Triumphant Moment Still Rules in Lego Form

There are many incredible moments in Into the Spider-Verse. My personal favourite? All of it. It’s just...all of it. But even among the most incredible bits, the moment Miles takes his leap of faith and swings high is the ultimate—and it’s just as good whether it’s in the film’s incredible animation style or in Lego. Read More >>

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Okay, This Argument for 8K TVs Is Kinda Convincing 

I am not on board with 8K. The TVs will be expensive, there’s zero content for them, and they’ll heavily rely on internal processors for upscaling that already struggle to upscale HD content properly to 4K. It seems smarter to work on HDR tech, which makes a more substantial improvement at this time than higher resolution. 8K feels less like new tech to be excited about, and more like flashy language someone in marketing is hoping will help a company sell a few more TVs. But during a closed-door briefing at CES last week, Sony attempted to make a case for why 8K should be the future of televisions, and it made some sense. Read More >>

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CES 2019: What Made TVs Fascinating at CES This Year

It’s hard to imagine CES without TVs, and this year that almost happened. This is not to say there weren’t any TVs in Las Vegas. There were a lot! There were 8K TVs, OLED TVs, QLED TVs, big TVs, small TVs. But it’s hard to explain how they’re meaningfully different than the fancy TVs we were excited about at CES last year. Well, for one, you can buy some of the coolest things now. We also saw completely new TV tech rear its head. And everything is big, big, big. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Sony Has A Wireless Turntable Now

Hey vinyl fans, here's a new thing for you! Read More >>

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I Was Over 8K TVs Before They Even Happened

Okay, it’s the first day of CES, which means the TV makers have all announced their TVs, and yes they’re all neat looking, especially the 8K TVs top manufacturers are promising to ship this year. They are legit beautiful – so why am I so underwhelmed? Read More >>

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Shock of Shocks, the Venom Sequel Is Moving Forward

After the insane international success of Venom, there was little doubt that a sequel would be coming. Now, officially, it is. Variety reports that Kelly Marcel, one of the three credited screenwriters on the first film, has been tapped to get started on the follow-up to the almost $900 million hit. Read More >>

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The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December’s Blockbuster Genre Movies

In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a cinema again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favourites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant sincerity that bound them together. Read More >>

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We Have Some Sweet Images From the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Art Book

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is our favourite movie of the year. It’s so amazing in so many ways that we simply can’t stop thinking about it. Thankfully, Titan Books is here to help, with their newest title, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - The Art of the Movie by Ramin Zahed. And we has some exclusive images to show you. Read More >>

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Into the Spider-Verse Lifted a Key Line of Dialogue from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

Because Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse is primarily about Miles Morales and not Peter Parker, the film is very careful about how it tosses around Uncle Ben’s famous words about “great power” and “great responsibility” so as not to distract from the movie’s central narrative focus. But a new revelation adds more charm to the already delightful film. Read More >>

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The Very Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you ever fly on aeroplanes, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you work in an open plan office, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you ever feel the world is attacking your ears, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. Therapy might help but try noise-cancelling headphones first. They’re really good these days! Read More >>

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Excellent Supporting Cast Is More Star-Studded Than You Think

While the leading characters in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are incredible enough all on their own, the surprisingly large cast of supporting characters really make the movie shine in a way that’s a little difficult to put your finger on, exactly—until the credits start rolling. Read More >>