The Queue: The Best Valentine's Day Movies on Netflix

As anyone who has browsed its virtual aisles knows, Netflix can be a hit-or-miss affair when it comes to finding the movie you’re in the mood for. The digital subscription service has thousands of titles in rotation at any given time, but due to constantly churning licensing issues, certain genres …

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Amazon Echo Adds 1000 New Features, Making It Even More Amazing

When I reviewed the Amazon Echo ($180) last summer, I concluded: “You should keep the Echo in mind. I’m telling you, it’s going to be a thing.” Well, guess what? Only seven months later, that prediction has come true. The basics The Echo is a voice-activated smartphone assistant like Siri …

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The US Has the Tech to Keep Zika Out of the Blood Supply

Giving blood is a reminder that human are sacks of microbes, and blood is a very good way to spread the nasty ones. Have you ever used needles to take drugs? the questionnaires probe. Had a tattoo? Lived with a person who has hepatitis? And even if you’ve done none of the …

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Ubisoft Won’t Release a New Assassin’s Creed in 2016

Ubisoft won’t release an Assassin’s Creed game this year, for the first time since 2009, it said on Thursday. “We are now in a position to take the decision not to release a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016-17, in order to give the brand a new dimension, while still …

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Using Gravitational Waves to Pinpoint Colliding Black Holes

Imagine watching birds in your backyard. You love birds and want to know when certain birds are there. Sure, you have your favorite binoculars to look for these birds—but what if you also listen for birds? Better yet, what if you use several microphones to determine the location and type …

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Destiny Sequel Coming in 2017, Following a Big Expansion

Activision will release the sequel to Bungie’s shooter Destiny in the year 2017, it said today. This year, the publisher will continue to support the online multiplayer shooter with a “large new expansion.” Activision said today that Destiny currently has over 25 million registered users who have logged 3 billion …

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Kanye West Is Releasing a Videogame About His Late Mother

dongxipunata/Reddit Thank you, Reddit. Once again you’ve cooked up something small, but glorious. Apropos of nothing yesterday, “dongxipunata” posted the above image to the r/Oculus subreddit. It tracks the eight (and counting moments) that VR appeared on The Simpsons, beginning with 1993’s unanimously beloved “Marge vs. the Monorail”—the year after Lawnmower Man hit theaters—and …

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The NBA All-Star Game’s 24 Superstars Get Their Very Own Emoji

Twitter may not be having the best week—its latest earnings call revealed that it lost 2 million users—but there are at least two things people still flock to Twitter for: custom emoji, and hashtag-based voting. This weekend, basketball fans are getting both. For this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, the league has debuted custom emoji that …

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Kanye West Is Making a Video Game About His Mom

I believe I can fly, maybe? (Image: Kanye West) Kim Kardashian is no longer the only video game developer in the (large, many bedroomed) house. During a livestreamed performance at Madison Square Garden Thursday to promote his new album and fashion line, husband/father/musician/mogul/Bill Cosby fanboy Kanye West debuted a trailer for …

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