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Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

This morning it's been confirmed that the most "official" of the "official biopic" collection of Steve Jobs films to come out after his untimely passing has signed on actor Christian Bale. Master actor Bale will play Jobs himself, and according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, "there isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in." Sorkin also make clear that "he didn't have to audition," but that "there was a meeting," but that's about it. This film will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography “Steve Jobs” for Sony Corp.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron first official trailer goes live

Avengers: Age of Ultron first official trailer goes live

Back during the 2013 San Diego Comic Con we saw a teaser for the upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. That teaser was largely audio, featuring only close-up shots of various parts of the Ultron suit while ambiguous snippets of dialogue played in the background. Following this comes something far more satisfying (and twice the length): the official teaser trailer, which kicks off with the opening monologue, "I'm going to show you something beautiful. Everyone screaming for mercy."

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Your internet is about to be rated like a TV show

Your internet is about to be rated like a TV show

This week the folks at Adobe and Nielsen have made clear their intent to rate the internet. These ratings won’t necessarily be used the same way movie ratings are - you probably won’t be banned from seeing an R-rated website if you’re under-age any more than you’re banned today. But Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings data will be available in Adobe Marketing Cloud products, and Nielsen measurement data will be embedded in Adobe Primetime for broadcast TV. It's all for the greater good of advertising, really.

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Shia LaBeouf music video tells tale of “actual cannibal”

Shia LaBeouf music video tells tale of “actual cannibal”

We’ve reached peak Shia LaBeouf, and the actor superstar himself isn’t even directly involved. His name is involved, and indeed it does appear that the artist Rob Cantor does truly believe that he is speaking about Shia LeBeouf, but Shia is not actually in the building. What you’re about to witness is pure, unadulterated entertainment and musical magic the likes of which we’ve not seen for… at least a week. This this "peak" goes entirely the opposite direction of the peak Matthew McConaughey.

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New Gorillaz Album release tipped for 2016

New Gorillaz Album release tipped for 2016

This afternoon a sort of offhand mention of the next Gorillaz album in a chat with Damon Albarn has set social networks on fire. The next release of the entirely virtual cartoon band has been long awaited, with the previous newest release having been made back in the year 2012. It’s been quite a while since Blur headman Albarn has released anything with Blur - since 2003, as it were - while his next The Good, the Bad & The Queen album is currently far closer to release, right after the one he's just released.

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Sunset Overdrive launch done with real, actual explosions

Sunset Overdrive launch done with real, actual explosions

If you’re one of the lucky few (like us) to be playing Sunset Overdrive in advance of the game’s launch, you’ll know that there are lots and lots of explosions. So very many explosions. You literally cannot play the game without making explosions happen extremely frequently. In celebration of this, Xbox and Insomniac Games are bringing on a week of explosions in the real world, and you get to see them right this minute - below, that is to say. You'll need to press play, too.

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Google Music integrates Songza suggestions to crush Beats

Google Music integrates Songza suggestions to crush Beats

This week the folks behind Google Music’s acquisition of Songza have let it be known that Songza has officially joined the party. They’ve been a part of the Google company for a while now, but just this week they’re appearing in the Google Music app for the first time. Just like Rdio did with TastemakerX, Google did with Songza, adding a new layer of interest to their music service. With this boost comes Songza’s "concierge" music feature, the piece of the puzzle that tells you what’s best to listen to at what time of the day.

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Netflix and Rogers partner up on next original series

Netflix and Rogers partner up on next original series

Canada is getting some love from Netflix, and the end result will be yet another original series, this one called Between. The show has a survivalist slant, and revolves around a city that has been ravaged by an odd disease that kills those above 22 years of age. This will join the company's other recent pushes for more original content, including the announcement that it will be working on some movies with Adam Sandler, launching a second Crouching Tiger movie, and that it has nabbed the series Peaky Blinders.

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Pokemon tries to get scary with Junji Ito collaboration

Pokemon tries to get scary with Junji Ito collaboration

Halloween, that time of year when people are undecided whether they should be adorable or frightening or frighteningly adorable. It is also a time when monsters come out of the shadows and land on store shelves to separate you from your money. Trying to jump in on the spirit of the season, Pokemon is teaming up with master horror comics illustrator Junji Ito to release a series of Halloween-themed products that you will still probably download and buy, even if they are the stuff of nightmares.

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Man falls off dock and into water during selfie attempt

Man falls off dock and into water during selfie attempt

Smartphones can be a hazard when in the wrong hands; this fact has been established by distracted users spanning the globe. Some people, caught up in the task at hand, wander into traffic, into closed doors, trip on curbs, and other sorts of humiliating things. While being absorbed in messaging is often the cause, the compulsion to take a selfie during any moment that is possibly noteworthy has led to some unfortunate situations of its own.

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