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Get ready to see movie studios in space

Get ready to see movie studios in space

Today, the UK-based Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) announced plans to put a movie studio in space. This studio, called the SEE-1, will be a module attached to Axiom's planned commercial space station, but the studio itself will be ready to go long before construction on Axiom Station is complete. In fact, Space Entertainment Enterprise intends to launch this studio is late 2024, so just under three years from now.

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The internet can’t believe how much Steph Curry paid for this NFT

The internet can’t believe how much Steph Curry paid for this NFT

Steph Curry, one of the world's richest basketball players, has purchased an NFT — and the internet is in an uproar. Non-fungible tokens, also known as NFTs, are a controversial topic all on their own, but a large-scale celebrity spending outrageous amounts of money on one of them is certainly worthy of a special mention. And when we say outrageous, we really do mean outrageous.

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Ticketmaster and NFL team to offer commemorative NFTs with game tickets

Ticketmaster and NFL team to offer commemorative NFTs with game tickets

The National Football League (NFL) is the latest major entity to get in on NFT promotions. In partnership with Ticketmaster, football fans can redeem NFTs with their game tickets, though the collectible non-fungible tokens are only available with tickets for certain NFL games. Among other things, customers must attend the game before getting the NFT.

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NFL Sunday Ticket games may be coming to Apple’s streaming platform

NFL Sunday Ticket games may be coming to Apple’s streaming platform

As the NFL's 8-year Sunday Ticket deal with DirecTV nears its end, the football league is looking to Apple as its ideal replacement, according to a new report. Multiple companies are said to be prospective destinations for the League's Sunday games, including Amazon (which is already home to Thursday Night Football), as well as Disney for ESPN.

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GoPro HERO10 Black Review

GoPro HERO10 Black Review

The GoPro HERO10 Black convinced me that a dedicated camera device can be desirable and even necessary, even for a smartphone-using non-extreme-sports sort of person such as myself. During our first days with the GoPro HERO10 Black, we've taken the device on a journey through the basics, checking whether the device has the power to entice not only the hardcore user, but the odd shot hobby user or enthusiast, too.

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Facebook Fantasy Games lets users predict sports outcomes for free

Facebook Fantasy Games lets users predict sports outcomes for free

Facebook has introduced Fantasy Games, a new free prediction platform the company describes as a simplified form of playing fantasy sports. With Fantasy Games, Facebook users on iOS and Android will be able to predict the outcome of various events, including sports games and pop culture happenings. The feature is only available to some users, however.

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NBA and iHeartMedia will produce 20 podcasts for basketball fans

NBA and iHeartMedia will produce 20 podcasts for basketball fans

The NBA is the latest sports league to team up with a major publisher to launch its own sports-centric podcast. The National Basketball Association will work with iHeartMedia under a multi-year partnership to launch more than 20 co-produced podcasts on the platform, the first of which is scheduled to arrive later this fall.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

There is no shortage of football, a.k.a. soccer in some countries, video games, but very few actually manage to stand out and stay on top of the others. Of these games, EA's FIFA and Konami's PES are probably the most renowned and purchased titles. That said, Pro Evolution Soccer or PES will be no more, at least not in the way we know it. Not only is Konami renaming it into a more generic "eFootball" brand, but it is also switching to a somewhat controversial free-to-play or freemium business model.

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Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

The International Olympic Committee has announced its approval of Brisbane, Australia, as host for the 2032 Summer Olympics event. This will mark the third time an Australian city has hosted the Olympics, joining Melbourne's 1956 and Sydney's 2000 events. In addition to marking the first time Brisbane will host an Olympics event, Australia now joins the US as the second country to ever host the Summer Olympics in three different cities.

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ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+, the on-demand sports streaming app, is getting another price increase, the service has revealed. The price increase will impact both the monthly and annual pricing options, but consumers do still have one way to avoid paying the higher fee. The Disney+ bundle, which includes ESPN+ as one of its services, will remain the same price.

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FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

Team contact sports might be one of the most challenging video games to make when it comes to simulating reality. In addition to the AI controlling players on both sides, players have become more discerning and demanding when it comes to imitating the fluid and sometimes unpredictable movement of athletes, especially those that are supposed to mimic real-life people. That is the challenge that EA Sports is rising to meet with FIFA 22 and its "next-gen HyperMotion" tech that will be launching next quarter.

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