Tom Baker is turning his long-lost Doctor Who movie script into a novel

Tom Baker is turning his long-lost Doctor Who movie script into a novel

Actor Tom Baker is best known for his long-running stint as The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, and will soon be returning to the franchise with a new novel, Doctor Who: Scratchman, based on a script that he and a co-star wrote while acting in the show. The book will hit stores on January 24th, 2019, according to RadioTimes (via io9), which says that Baker began writing down ideas with co-star Ian…

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Bitcoin has lost 40 percent of its value in the last two weeks

Bitcoin has lost 40 percent of its value in the last two weeks

Bitcoin is in the middle of an astounding price drop, reaching prices as low as $3,520 in recent days and wiping out all gains from coins purchased this year. As of press time, the price was hovering around $3,900, a roughly 40 percent drop from two weeks ago. The result is the worst price drop since April 2013, refreshing old doubts about the soundness of bitcoin as an investment vehicle. It’s a dramatic turn from…

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UK video game and comic publisher Rebellion is setting up a film and TV studio

UK video game and comic publisher Rebellion is setting up a film and TV studio

Video game, comic book, and book publisher Rebellion is expanding into film and television with the launch of a $100 million studio, which Variety says will serve the company’s upcoming motion picture projects. The company purchased a former newspaper shop in Didcot, west of London, which will provide 220,000 square feet of space and a 25,000 square foot soundstage. Rebellion is known for video games like Sniper Elite and Alien vs. Predator, as well as…

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Google settled with a contractor after complaints of racial profiling

Google settled with a contractor after complaints of racial profiling

Google settled a racial discrimination claim brought by a contractor who says that the company failed to adequately protect him from being “treated as a terror suspect,” while on the job for Google Maps, reports The Guardian. The Guardian says that Google retracted a contract offered to Ahmed Rashid (an alias), after he complained about being racially harassed on the job. Rashid, whom the paper identifies as a UK citizen of Moroccan descent, told the…

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Ohio will let businesses pay their taxes with Bitcoin

Ohio will let businesses pay their taxes with Bitcoin

Starting this week, Ohio businesses will have a new way to pay their taxes: Bitcoin. The Wall Street Journal reports (via TechCrunch) that the state of Ohio has opened a cryptocurrency portal, ohiocrypto.com, which will allow businesses to pay with the digital currency. The WSJ says that Ohio appears to be the first state to allow people to pay with a cryptocurrency, and that the idea originated with State Treasurer Josh Mandel. The site’s FAQ…

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The Romanoffs ends with a confused but intriguing meditation on identity

The Romanoffs ends with a confused but intriguing meditation on identity

What was Matt Weiner trying to say with his Mad Men follow-up anyway? I have a guess. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for November 18 through 24 is “The One That Holds Everything,” the season finale of Amazon’s The Romanoffs. The Romanoffs is more fun to…

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Time is different now

Time is different now

There was an Olympics this year. Black Panther, too. If that surprises you to remember — as it surprises me — that’s because so much else has happened since. (“Everything happens so much,” wrote the Twitter account @horse_ebooks in the summer of 2012, which is as good a motto for these days as any.) Things are speeding up, or at least they seem to be. That speed has increased, too, in recent years — and…

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The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on popular Steam games, Xbox One X, and accessories

The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on popular Steam games, Xbox One X, and accessories

There’s no better time to take the plunge on a new game console or finally pick up a game you’ve been reading and watching YouTube videos about for months than Black Friday. Typically, every major retailer, as well as the game publishers and console makers, has a handful of solid deals on hardware, software, and accessories. The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim bundle appears to have been popular, as it’s sold out mostly everywhere, though the…

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