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Paramount+ hits 36 million subscribers, will stream sci-fi movie Infinite

Paramount+ hits 36 million subscribers, will stream sci-fi movie Infinite

Enlarge / Actor Mark Wahlberg confers with director Antoine Fuqua on the set of Infinite. On the heels of revealing that it has reached just shy of 36 million subscribers, streaming service Paramount+ has announced that it will stream at least one original movie each week, including the long-delayed Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor sci-fi…
HBO Max will get a cheaper, ad-supported tier in June

HBO Max will get a cheaper, ad-supported tier in June

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Enlarge / A shot from the upcoming Dune adaptation, which will hit theaters and HBO Max this year. This June, HBO Max will get a cheaper, ad-supported subscription plan, parent company AT&T told investors today. However, a specific price and launch date have not been announced. Right now, an ad-free subscription to HBO Max costs $14.99…
Apple TV+ acquires a “sci-fi courtroom drama” about a murderous robot doll

Apple TV+ acquires a “sci-fi courtroom drama” about a murderous robot...

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Enlarge / A shot from For All Mankind's second season. More science fiction is headed to Apple TV+, according to a new video and report. Apple has published a "first look featurette" video and related augmented reality app for its alternate-history space-program drama For All Mankind's second season, and the report claims that a drama about a…
Netflix acquires the rights to all 22 Redwall books, plans film and series

Netflix acquires the rights to all 22 Redwall books, plans film...

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Enlarge / The book cover for the first book in the series, Redwall. Netflix has acquired the rights to all 22 books in Brian Jacques' fantasy series Redwall, marking the first time that rights to the entire series have been purchased by one film or television company. Netflix made a deal for the rights with book publisher…
YouTube’s lo-fi music streams are all about the euphoria of less

YouTube’s lo-fi music streams are all about the euphoria of less

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Dion Lewis was trying to make the best out of a difficult situation. Last August, when a storm left his Chicago neighborhood without electricity for a week, he improvised. Lewis had recently created a YouTube page for tutorials about the various aspects of computer programming called Code Pioneers, and that first night, unable to record,…
Gaming sites are still letting streamers profit from hate

Gaming sites are still letting streamers profit from hate

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MrLonelyWalker | Getty Images In today's attention economy, platforms are megaphones and audiences are income. Shut off the megaphone and the income goes away. Bad guy go bye-bye. Throughout the last year, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and beyond have reckoned with their social responsibility not to amplify and monetize hate in what has become known as…
Humanity is in danger of becoming obsolete technology in LX 2048

Humanity is in danger of becoming obsolete technology in LX 2048

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James D'Arcy stars as a terminally ill man who gets the chance to "upgrade" his life in Guy Moshe's sci-fi film LX 2048.A fatally ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a near-future world where the toxicity of the Sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime in LX 2048,…
What we’re binging: TV, films, and streams that bring comfort in a weird year

What we’re binging: TV, films, and streams that bring comfort in...

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Enlarge / A collage of our favorite binge-worthy series and streams in this weird locked-down year.Aurich Lawson / Getty Images / Respective Shows As 2020 has dragged on, it has become harder to look at our living rooms as an escape. Ars Technica has long been a work-from-home enterprise, but even we no longer think…
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will return in new Apple TV+ series

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will return in new Apple TV+...

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Enlarge / Jon Stewart appears in a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert post-Daily Show retirement. Former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has signed a multiyear deal with Apple TV+ to write, star in, and produce a current affairs show that Apple and Stewart expect to run for multiple seasons, according to a…

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