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Netflix is making its first India-based original series

Netflix is making its first India-based original series

Netflix has announced plans to create an original series based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s “Sacred Games” novel. The show will be shot in India, and will be made in partnership with Indian production house Phantom Films. Netflix describes the show as being a “Hindi-English series,” and as with the company's other original productions, the show will be available to all Netflix subscribers across the globe.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ adds John Boyega in lead role

‘Pacific Rim 2’ adds John Boyega in lead role

The movie Pacific Rim 2, which at one point had seemed doomed, will be happening and John Boyega of Star Wars fame will have the lead role. The movie is set to start production near the end of this year, and Boyega will be onboard as the son of Idris Elba’s character from the fist installment. Pacific Rim world creator Guillermo del Toro praised Boyega, saying, “The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man … The World saving the world was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job."

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Piracy is hurting DVD sales, thanks to artificial release delays

Piracy is hurting DVD sales, thanks to artificial release delays

Since online piracy started becoming a thing in the late 90's, companies have warned that it cuts into sales. One could argue that piracy can act as a means for generating interest in something, which a person might later purchase. Or that pirates wouldn't be buying the movies/music that they illegally download anyway. A new study does show a link between movie piracy and lost sales, but it might actually be the studios' fault.

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Delta to stop charging for in-flight entertainment

Delta to stop charging for in-flight entertainment

We've all been there. You're sitting on a flight, crammed between someone that's spilling into your seat, and a kid that's kicking the seat in front of them. Thankfully, you've got a screen in front of you that will give you some sort of relief. Of course, you'll have to pony up the cash for the privilege. Well one airline is planning on doing away with those charges.

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NFC rings won’t let you cheat on shows without your partner

NFC rings won’t let you cheat on shows without your partner

In the past, commitment meant that you fell in love with someone, exchanged rings and vows, and lived happily ever after. These days, people apparently can't even commit to watching a TV show together without one party cheating on the other. Sure, it seems harmless. You'll just jump ahead and watch the next couple episodes of House of Cards, even though you promised never to do that. It's okay though, you can just act surprised when you re-watch it with them. Well, one company wants to prevent this from happening, by once again using rings as a means of commitment.

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You can now stream the Bob Ross ‘Beauty is Everywhere’ collection on Netflix

You can now stream the Bob Ross ‘Beauty is Everywhere’ collection on Netflix

Nostalgic for Bob Ross’s soothing painting videos? You can now stream the artist’s “Beauty is Everywhere” collection on Netflix. Ross, who passed away in 1995, hosted a show on PBS in the United States called “The Joy of Painting” from 1983 to 1994. Many have fond memories of watching the show, which received a renewed interest when Twitch streamed all 403 episodes of the show back to back last year.

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Star Wars replicas don’t get any better than this

Star Wars replicas don’t get any better than this

When you're a fan of something like Star Wars, you have a few options when you want to get a prop for your collection. You can try to make one yourself, you can buy a cheap plastic toy, or if you get lucky, you can find someone selling an old Master Replica for a pretty penny. Well soon, you'll have another option for getting items from The Force Awakens.

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The Apple TV will never come to Amazon, here’s why

The Apple TV will never come to Amazon, here’s why

These days it seems like you can buy almost anything from Amazon. It doesn't seem to matter who the manufacturer is, if it's sold in stores, it's also on Amazon. There's just one strange little exception to that rule. You won't find the Apple TV for sale on the site. Not even from third-party sellers.

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Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

The original Mirror's Edge game was released in 2008 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it went on to earn good reviews from critics and praise from fans. Now, eight years later, we're only a week away from developer EA releasing the sequel/reboot, Mirror's Edge Catalyst. However, we may be getting even more of Mirror's Edge, its future dystopian world, and freerunning parkour hero Faith in the future, except in the form of a TV show.

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Hulu may be stripping its anime library ahead of live TV service

Hulu may be stripping its anime library ahead of live TV service

Hulu's anime library has been shrinking, and according to a new report, it'll be losing a bunch of older anime content on June 1. Reportedly hundreds of anime episodes and shows will be disappearing at the start of next month, with publishers eventually being left offering scare content in relation to what subscribers once enjoyed. Highly popular and recent shows, though, will apparently be staying put.

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3D Pong table brings the game into the real world

3D Pong table brings the game into the real world

Pong is one of the first video games to be made, and the first one that was commercially successful. It's a pretty safe bet that most people have seen or played some form of the game. Maybe it wasn't on an Atari, and perhaps it was just a knockoff clone, but if it had two paddles and a square "ball" bouncing between the two, it's the same thing. But I can guarantee that you've never played a real-world game of Pong.

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Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere service has expanded via a trio of new apps being made available on Apple TV. The company has released E! Now, SyFy Now, and Bravo Now apps for Apple's set-top-box, but they're not cord-cutting options -- you'll need to have an applicable pay TV subscription to gain access to the content. Those with such a subscription will get access to full episodes, current seasons and more.

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