The Dark Universe's architects have abandoned the project

On paper, Universal’s plan for the Dark Universe, a franchise built out of various monster-film properties, seemed like a potentially solid idea. The studio planned to revisit some of cinema’s classic horror films, setting them in an interconnected universe like Marvel’s superhero franchise, and potentially reaping the benefits of box-office …

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Staples’ Black Friday deals on iPads and Amazon devices

Staples has announced its Black Friday deals, which include cuts to Windows PCs, printers, many Amazon devices, and $50 off iPads. Stores will open at 7AM on Black Friday. If you don’t want to battle through the hoards of crowds, you can shop online on Thanksgiving and pick it up …

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Drug Hunters

Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs On a July day a little over a year ago, over 30 people collapsed on a street in Brooklyn. They lay on the ground, vomiting down their shirts, twitching and blank-faced. Some, half-naked, made jerking movements with their arms, eyes rolled …

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Apple reportedly readying standalone AR headset for 2019

Apple wants to have a standalone augmented reality headset ready for use by 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company’s interest in the technology is well-established, with CEO Tim Cook stating in a recent earnings report that Apple believes “AR is going to change the way we …

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The Lean Startup Pioneer Wants Everyone to Think Like a Founder

You thought founding a company was all about disrupting incumbents, or scaling up, or getting rich? Eric Ries’s 2011 book, The Lean Startup, said no—a startup is a lab. Its purpose is to conduct experiments in a business environment where the only certainty is extreme uncertainty. Actually, there is one …

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Panasonic’s Lumix G9 is a promising Sony lookalike

The flagship camera of Panasonic’s Lumix lineup, the GH5, has been out for about a year now. Its relatively rave reviews almost always come with a caveat: it’s a bit one-dimensional. While the GH5 is a capable stills camera, it was built for video. So today, Panasonic is tilting the …

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