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The day Star Wars and Netflix destroyed cable TV

The day Star Wars and Netflix destroyed cable TV

Today a rumor suggests that Netflix will be the first place Disney's Lucasfilm will bring a live action TV show. Originally rumored for release on cable television back in 2009, this television show is one of several that may just herald the end of the traditional cable TV era. If Disney does bring a collection of Star Wars live action episodic shows to the world via Netflix instead of cable television, it'll most certainly be another nail in the coffin of the traditional model. And we've got Kimmy Schmidt to thank.

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CBS tipped in plan to livestream Super Bowl 50 ads

CBS tipped in plan to livestream Super Bowl 50 ads

On February 7, 2016, many people will swarm around the TV to watch Super Bowl 50, and a decent number of them will just be in it for the commercials. Watching those coveted Super Bowl commercials has always required you to catch them live or, in recent times, watch them afterwards online. CBS is reportedly having none of that nonsense next year, and instead been tipped in a plan that, as far as the TV industry goes, is huge: it will reportedly be streaming those commercials live in real-time, letting you watch them from your smartphone at the same time someone else is watching them on television.

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Original LEGO calculation busted by math professor

Original LEGO calculation busted by math professor

This Friday a documentary will be released by the name of "A LEGO Brickumentary," and in it, a math professor will tell you how many different LEGO creations you can make. Of course the real number isn't entirely feasible to calculate. Back in 1958, LEGO estimated and suggested through a patent (as created by the original LEGO creator's son, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen) that six standard LEGO bricks could potentially be stacked in around 103-million ways. According to math professor Soren Eilers, whoever suggested 103-million was about 900-million off the mark. Behold this tiny brick clip.

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Google+ cuts ties with YouTube with one important warning

Google+ cuts ties with YouTube with one important warning

Google announces cutting software ties between YouTube and their social network Google+. No longer will YouTube require a Google+ profile for new users looking to upload, comment, or create a channel. No longer will comments posted on a YouTube video also be posted on a user's Google+ profile. Freedom from one or the other is upon us. No longer will Google be pushing Google+ directly in to the comments section of YouTube, and both parties will be the better for it.

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67-year old Schwarzenegger recreates iconic Terminator 2 bar scene

67-year old Schwarzenegger recreates iconic Terminator 2 bar scene

In an effort to promote his special appearance in a wrestling video game (WWE 2K16), Arnold Schwarzenegger has recreated his role as the Terminator from T2: Judgement Day. It is here that he re-enters the biker bar in the nude, demanding of a biker: "I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle." Of course this biker and the rest of the patrons of the bar are all wrestlers - but that's not going to change anything, really. He'll still get the cigar jammed into his chest, and we can assume the rest of the carnage will follow.

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Netflix has an original movie directed by Angelina Jolie inbound

Netflix has an original movie directed by Angelina Jolie inbound

If there were any doubts about Netflix’s ability to pull off original movies, its increasingly notable announcements should put them to rest. On Friday, Netflix announced that Angelina Jolie will be directing a Netflix Original Film called “First They Killed My Father”, an adaption of the book by Cambodian author Loung Ung detailing life during the Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie, says Netflix, co-adapted the movie’s script in conjunction with Ung. This follows a lineup of original movies Netflix will begin releasing in October.

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Uber Ice Cream delivery: no music, only tasty treats

Uber Ice Cream delivery: no music, only tasty treats

This isn't the first time Uber vehicles have ever delivered ice cream. It is the first time Uber Denver specifically planned out an elaborate way to bring the entire city their fix on a 90-degree day in both Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. While you'd expect that having ice cream hand-delivered to wherever you happen to be in a city wouldn't be cheap, this delivery comes at a mint. Uber is delivering "Little Man Ice Cream" only, a kind of hand-made ice cream that costs $20 per 4-ounce serving.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Later this year you'll be baring witness to the most striking bullet train ever designed. With colors and design based on the Anime-sourced bot by the name of Evangelion Unit-01, this bullet train will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Neon Evangelion series. This train will be outfitted with its brightly colored design from this fall until March of 2017, and will be running from Osaka to Fukuoaka Japan. At this time only concept paintings exist in the wild - the real deal is coming soon.

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Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

The following is a terrible tale from the Star Wars archives - perhaps a secret that was best left covered up. Ahmed Best, the actor who famously played the character Jar Jar bunks in the Star Wars prequels, had an interview this week in which he revealed the original actor maybe, sorta cast in his role. This story begins at a Michael Jackson concert attended by George Lucas, his two kids, Natalie Portman, and Best. Together they would find out how absolutely insane the Star Wars prequels could have really been.

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Kodi, formerly XBMC, makes its biggest release yet

Kodi, formerly XBMC, makes its biggest release yet

Although it shed off its high-profile name last year, which probably doesn't help its publicity, Kodi, the media center formerly knowns as XBMC, hasn't stopped being the favorite solution of homebrew media centers. And with version 15.0 "Isengard", it has gotten even better, with new features that, honestly speaking, you would have expected to have been there already in this day and age. And for the Android faithful, Kodi brings the gift of its first ever official stable release for the platform, which includes support for 4K resolutions.

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Sony’s planning an animated movie about emoji

Sony’s planning an animated movie about emoji

If you don’t like receiving messages peppered with emojis, Sony’s next movie might make your eye twitch. It has been revealed that Sony Pictures Animation trumped other studios in an auction for an animated movie that will revolve around the ever-present emoji. The project was pitched by Anthony Leondis, who is also going to be co-writing the movie. Three studios were pitched, with Warner Bros and Paramount reportedly being the other two, but Sony is tipped to have been aggressive for the film and, as such, won.

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Ronald McDonald to direct Minecraft movie

Ronald McDonald to direct Minecraft movie

Wait a second, you might be saying, did the new Minecraft movie get the head of a fast-food franchise to direct? Not really. Sort of - but not really. Instead, they got the character Ronald McDonald, otherwise known as "Mac" from the TV show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" to direct their film. More accurately, they got the creator of the series, who is also that same actor, Rob McElhenney, to direct the Minecraft movie. This is big news, guys, this is huuuge news.

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