The BBC is reportedly planning a 'Britflix' competitor to Netflix

The BBC is pushing forward with plans for a subscription streaming service that’d rival offerings from Netflix and Amazon, and it has an adorable working title: Britflix. According to The Telegraph, the broadcasting corporation and its commercial rival ITV are collaborating on the Brit-centric service after receiving permission from the UK …

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Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with Glenn Beck to talk about Facebook bias

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with Glenn Beck and other leading conservatives this week to discuss allegations of political bias in the social network’s Trending Topics section. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Beck said Zuckerberg’s office had called him about the meeting, and that he wanted to “look …

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The 50 Millimeter Lens Is The Only One You Need

If he were alive today, legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson would marvel at all the choices a modern shooter must make before arriving at “the decisive moment.” The roadblocks to creativity we place before ourselves are more prevalent than ever. Camera makers update their lenses, sensors, and formats with over­whelming frequency. …

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While You Were Offline: We’re All Just So Tired of Horrible People

Blame the collision of Friday the 13th and Mercury being in retrograde—not to mention the sad news that The Toast was closing—but it’s been a particularly combative week on this most Inter of nets. In comments sections, on social media, even on auction sites, people were spoiling for a virtual fight even more than usual; the …

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Everything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People

Recent headlines warn that the government now has greater authority to hack your computers, in and outside the US. Changes to federal criminal court procedures known as Rule 41 are to blame; they vastly expand how and whom the FBI can legally hack. But just like the NSA’s hacking operations, …

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Nintendo plans to release movies within a few years

Nintendo is in talks with various partners about developing movies and other video content based on its popular IP. In an interview with the Asahi Shimbun, CEO and president Tatsumi Kimishima says the company needs to invest in video production and wants to be successful on a global scale. Discussions …

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Inside EurekAlert, the News Hub That Shapes the Science You Read

Scientists discover a new planet that might be able to support life. A drug that targets certain cancer receptors. Evidence of a previously unknown branch of human ancestors. Extreme weather. Dinosaurs had feathers? Who the hell knew ravens were so clever! And you saw the story on Facebook, on Twitter, …

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