MGM-owned Epix jumps into the streaming service arena with EpixNow

MGM-owned Epix jumps into the streaming service arena with EpixNow

MGM-owned television network Epix is jumping into the crowded streaming service market. The company announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that its new streaming service, EpixNow, is launching today with a large library of films and the channel’s original television shows. The service is a spinoff from the premium cable channel, which launched in 2009 and currently counts 15 million subscribers. It costs $5.99 a month, and is now available for Apple and…

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A historic number of women are officially running in 2020

A historic number of women are officially running in 2020

And remarkably, it doesn’t feel like a big deal. The fifth female lawmaker to enter the 2020 presidential race officially announced her candidacy on Sunday — and remarkably, this historic moment doesn’t even seem like a huge deal. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the ranks of top-tier Democratic women to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, highlighting her working-class roots and wide regional appeal at a wintry campaign launch event in Minneapolis on Sunday. Sens….

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Epix is turning Slate’s Slow Burn podcast into a documentary series

Epix is turning Slate’s Slow Burn podcast into a documentary series

Epix has greenlit a six-episode adaptation of Slate’s hit podcast Slow Burn, a series that explored the Watergate scandal and how it eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Podcast host Leon Neyfakh will be an executive producer and narrator for the series. The series is expected to launch in late 2019 on Epix. Slate launched the eight-episode podcast series in 2017 which drew parallels between the slowly-building scandal that tanked the Nixon…

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Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 ready to take on Big Tech

Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 ready to take on Big Tech

The issue sets her apart in a field focused on progressive ideals. On Sunday, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the 2020 Democratic race, separating herself from the pack by talking up her efforts to take on big tech. Most Democratic contenders have entered the race attempting to outflank one another from the left on big progressive ideals like universal health care and criminal justice reform, but Klobuchar, a third-term senator, is sidestepping that progressive fight…

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The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

All of the Democrats running for president and everything else you should know about 2020. The 2020 presidential campaign is well underway. Any Democrat with dreams of occupying the Oval Office can see Donald Trump is a vulnerable president who hasn’t broadened his appeal beyond his base. A lot of them are going to run for their party’s nomination next year. Some already are. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Amy…

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar has won every one of her elections by huge margins. Now she’s running for president.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has won every one of her elections by huge margins. Now she’s running for president.

The Minnesota Democrat has a reputation of being the Senate’s pragmatist. In her 12 years as Minnesota’s senator, Amy Klobuchar has built a reputation as a quick-witted, hardworking, pragmatist: the “senator next door.” Now Klobuchar is running for president, officially announcing a 2020 bid for the Democratic Party nomination Sunday, February 10. There are reasons to consider her a serious contender. Klobuchar is popular with voters. At 58, she’s on her third term in the…

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Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps, which would provide people with directions from your phone’s camera in realtime. As my colleague Chaim Gartenberg noted, it’s a bit like what was promised with Google Glass, but without the headset. The Wall Street Journal’s David Pierce got to try out an early version of the feature. He says that while it “isn’t likely to be your…

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British mobile users could face roaming fees in the event of a no-deal Brexit

British mobile users could face roaming fees in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The UK is working to come up with a trade agreement with the European Union and is facing a rapidly approaching a deadline before a mandated withdrawal from the economic bloc. In the event that there is no agreement, the country could face a range of consequences, including higher mobile roaming charges for British users, according to a memo from the UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The UK has until March 29th,…

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Arrow, a show about vigilante justice, used its 150th episode to argue that vigilantes are bad

Arrow, a show about vigilante justice, used its 150th episode to argue that vigilantes are bad

The show celebrated a milestone with a documentary-style episode narrated by Kelsey Grammer. 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 February 3 through February 9 is “Emerald Archer,” the 12th episode of Arrow’s seventh season — and the 150th episode of the series overall. If a person…

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