Blockbuster is a heartfelt podcast series about George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Blockbuster is a heartfelt podcast series about George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. When it comes to the history of cinema, there are few origin stories that are as well-trodden as that of the careers of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Williams. Their friendship is the subject of a new, six-episode podcast called…

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Google outage takes down YouTube, Gmail, and Snapchat in parts of US

Google outage takes down YouTube, Gmail, and Snapchat in parts of US

YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, Nest, Discord, and a number of other web services are suffering from outages in the US today. The root cause appears to be problems with Google’s Cloud service which powers apps other than just Google’s own web services. Google has issued a status update on its Cloud dashboard, noting that issues began at around 3:25PM ET / 12:25PM PT. The issues appear to be mostly affecting those on the East Coast of…

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Samsung reportedly has ‘multiple’ AR and VR products on the way

Samsung reportedly has ‘multiple’ AR and VR products on the way

Samsung apparently plans to release a couple of new headsets in the coming months, according to a company executive, who noted that it plans to release “multiple AR and VR products,” and that it might involve its stagnated Gear product line. The comments come via Variety, which noted that Farshid Fallah, Samsung’s director of developer relations for XR and gaming, spoke at a panel at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California last Thursday….

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Top Democrat says the House will impeach Trump, just not yet

Top Democrat says the House will impeach Trump, just not yet

House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn said he believes the president will face impeachment in the days to come. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn predicted Sunday that the House of Representatives will impeach President Donald Trump — just not yet. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Clyburn said House Democrats are moving methodically to build the type of impeachment case against the president that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called “ironclad.” “We’re trying to…

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Minecraft: Story Mode is being pulled from stores on June 25th

Minecraft: Story Mode is being pulled from stores on June 25th

Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that support for Minecraft: Story Mode is ending, and that players will have until June 25th, 2019, to download their episodes. The game’s delisting follows the disappearance of other games created by Telltale Games, which abruptly shut down last year. Mojang says that because of Telltale’s closure, the game will no longer be supported as of June, and that players who purchased it will need to make sure to download…

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Watch the nearly 120-year-old first recording of a solar eclipse

Watch the nearly 120-year-old first recording of a solar eclipse

The first video recording of a solar eclipse is now available to watch on YouTube. The clip, which lasts one minute and eight seconds, covers the totality of the eclipse, starting just before the Moon completely covers the Sun and lasting until just after it starts to move away. This eclipse took place on May 28th, 1900, and it was recorded in North Carolina during an expedition by the British Astronomical Association. Magician Nevil Maskelyne…

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Trump says the UK should “walk away” from its Brexit deal

Trump says the UK should “walk away” from its Brexit deal

The president also suggested his “smart” friend Nigel Farage, lead a new round of Brexit negotiations. President Donald Trump inserted himself into the UK’s fraught politics ahead of his official state visit to the nation Sunday, suggesting the government should “walk away” from a Brexit deal with the European Union if British demands are not met. “I would walk away,” Trump said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “If you don’t get the deal…

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