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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

The first major photo shoot for Star Wars The Last Jedi brought with it a question of nature of one alien in particular - this horse-faced fellow you see before you. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information," said Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebellion, in Star Wars Return of The Jedi. Since then it's been a never-ending battle to decide what Bothans - the Bothan Spies, that is - were and how they looked. In the most recent discussion on the matter, it's clear: there is no one, single version of a Bothan, but many.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

We're now less than two months out from the return of Game of Thrones. If you've been watching this long, you're no doubt excited for its return, but HBO has decided that you aren't excited enough. To bring all of us to proper hype levels, HBO has released the official trailer for Game of Thrones' seventh season.

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer shows Vulture in action

New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer shows Vulture in action

The third trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped today, and it gives us a few glimpses we've yet to see in the trailers released so far. Most importantly, this trailer shows off even more of the Vulture in action, building hype for the showdown between him and Spider-Man. It goes without saying, but perhaps you shouldn't watch if you'd prefer to go into the movie blind.

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Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon be testing an over-the-top service of its own, the company's CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam has revealed. This streaming service may take on other OTT offerings like DirecTV NOW, assuming the company goes so far as to launch a product, though McAdams wasn't specific about the nature of the service. The testing will be performed with the combined user bases of AOL and Yahoo, according to McAdam, once the company's Yahoo acquisition is finished.

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“Genius” author Walter Isaacson on Einstein vs Leonardo vs Steve Jobs

“Genius” author Walter Isaacson on Einstein vs Leonardo vs Steve Jobs

This month we had a chat with author Walter Isaacson about his work on humanizing several of histories most influential geniuses. Isaacson is the author of Steve Jobs' most famous biography - you might remember him from this 60 Minutes interview given after Jobs' death. In 2007 he released the book "Einstein: His Life and Universe", and in 2017, National Geographic began releasing the episodic TV series "Genius" using Isaacson's biography.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in next James Cameron Terminator movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in next James Cameron Terminator movie

The Terminator movie series seemingly died with the bomb that was 2015's Genisys, but as we reported earlier this year, none other than director James Cameron may be returning to the franchise for a new film. But now there's news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival this weekend that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he'll return to star in the next Cameron-involved Terminator movie.

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Why Sony’s Venom (2018) movie is a huge mistake

Why Sony’s Venom (2018) movie is a huge mistake

The folks at Sony that own the rights to Venom, from the Spider-Man universe, are about to make a huge mistake. Instead of waiting for the next Spider-Man film to be released - by Disney-owned Marvel - they're releasing Venom in their own separate Sony universe. That means no cross-overs - and no tie-ins with any of the established characters already out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Amazon Prime Reading makes its way to the UK

Amazon Prime Reading makes its way to the UK

It's been about eight months since Amazon Prime Reading launched in the US, and now it's the UK's turn to get in on the action. Prime Reading, for those who aren't familiar with it, gives users a rotating selection of books and magazines to read. The best part is that, like Prime Video, it's included in your Prime subscription, so you won't have to pay anything extra for it.

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Arrested Development season 5 is officially inbound for Netflix

Arrested Development season 5 is officially inbound for Netflix

After numerous rumors dating back to the summer of 2013, we finally, finally have confirmation: a fifth season of Arrested Development will be made for Netflix, giving fans the follow-up to Netflix's early 2013 fourth season premiere. We've known for the better part of four years now that Netflix was interested in keeping the show around for a fifth season, something that had been confirmed by Imagine Entertainment's CEO Brian Grazer, but plans were never made official.

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The Witcher is being turned into a Netflix series

The Witcher is being turned into a Netflix series

The Witcher video game trilogy may have wrapped up with the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but those craving more Witcher content will soon be able to turn to Netflix. Netflix announced this morning that it will be developing a new series based on The Witcher. Given Netflix's track record with original series, this should be a pretty exciting announcement for fans.

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YouTube TV adds several channels including AMC and BBC America

YouTube TV adds several channels including AMC and BBC America

YouTube TV recently launched for subscribers in certain locations, and now it has expanded its channel lineup with some notable additions. A handful of new channels have popped up on the service, perhaps the most notable being AMC, meaning subscribers will be able to enjoy their weekly dose of The Walking Dead soon. As well, YouTube has added things like BBC America, Telemundo, and more.

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MP3 declared dead as patent licensing expires, AAC to succeed

MP3 declared dead as patent licensing expires, AAC to succeed

MP3 is the file format that changed the whole world beyond the music industry. It eventually affected the entire entertainment industry, gave Apple a new mandate when PCs were conquering the computing world, and made digital the media to beat. But now its creators are saying that it is dead. That, however, is really only a technicality and a legality because MP3s will undoubtedly live one for years to come, even when better alternatives are around.

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