'Stop using' the Galaxy Note 7, says US safety commission

The US plans to formally recall the Galaxy Note 7 and is telling consumers to power down and cease charging the phones immediately. The recommendation came through a US Consumer Product Safety Commission statement today, which referenced the various fires that have been linked to battery issues with Samsung’s new phone. “These …

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Valve is teaming up with Quark VR to launch a Vive that runs over Wi-Fi

A Bulgarian company called Quark VR just announced that it’s working with Valve to create an HTC Vive that streams over Wi-Fi. Given that wireless connections are often unreliable and slower, Quark relies on a special pocket-sized Wi-Fi transmitter that would help stream VR footage. The transmitter communicates between the …

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A Monster Calls review: so good you won't care that you're crying

Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m a movie crier. There’s something about walking into a darkened room, watching a story unfold, and going through a cathartic experience with a bunch of strangers that’s always been emotionally liberating for me. Sadly, it’s also something that’s been happening less …

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Construction of controversial North Dakota pipeline temporarily halted

The federal government has temporarily halted construction of a controversial North Dakota pipeline that would run near Native American land. The decision comes after a court ruling that rejected efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to stop building the pipeline entirely. In August, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued …

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Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike: ‘I need help’

Chelsea Manning has launched a hunger strike seeking better medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, according to a statement released today by her representatives. Beginning today, Manning will decline all food and any liquids other than water. She will also refuse to cut her hair until her demands are met. …

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Hulu picks up Seth Rogen's sci-fi comedy series Future Man

A new sci-fi comedy project from Seth Rogen and longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) has been picked up to a series at Hulu. The 13-episode series, Future Man, is about a janitor-slash-gamer who time travels with “mysterious visitors” trying to prevent mass extinction on Earth, Deadline reports. Josh Hutcherson …

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