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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 22, 2020 at 05:51. 11 comments

PSA: Sony Will Officially Kill Playstation Vue This Month

PSA: Sony Will Officially Kill Playstation Vue This Month

Vue enthusiasts, it is with a heavy heart that I must remind you that Vue is headed to that great console in the sky at the end of January. Here’s what you need to know.

Sony announced late last year that it was shuttering its live and on-demand streaming service, writing at the time that “the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 11, 2020. 21 comments

Lime and Bolt Abruptly Yank E-Scooters From Multiple Markets Across the U.S.

Lime and Bolt Abruptly Yank E-Scooters From Multiple Markets Across the U.S.

Electric scooter company Lime is laying off more than 10 percent of its workforce and pulling its scooters from roughly a dozen major global cities as its competitor Bolt, too, has yanked its e-scooters from city streets in multiple U.S. markets, Gizmodo has learned.

Lime announced the move in a blog post from the company’s CEO and co-founder Brad Bao that characterized the decision as a...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 09, 2020. 16 comments

Sprint Sacrifices Virgin

Sprint Sacrifices Virgin

Ahead of an official ruling on the proposed megamerger between T-Mobile and Sprint, all Virgin Mobile USA users will be moved over to Boost Mobile beginning next month. RIP VMU.

A spokesperson for Sprint confirmed the news and told Gizmodo that it began notifying customers about the change earlier this week. In a statement, the spokesperson said that most customers will be able to keep their...

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Dec 21, 2019. 14 comments

All the Creative and Inspiring People We Lost in 2019

All the Creative and Inspiring People We Lost in 2019
Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.Prev Next View All

The end of the year brings along with it a lot of things—snow (depending on where you live), gift-giving, too many cookies, and of course, a lot of time spent reflecting on the past 12 months. While looking back can bring joy, it can also...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 10, 2019. 11 comments

Remembering René Auberjonois, Star Trek's Compelling, Curmudgeonly, and Lovingly Comic Odo

Remembering René Auberjonois, Star Trek's Compelling, Curmudgeonly, and Lovingly Comic Odo

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s moral murkiness meant that a lot of its heroes, unlike many of the noble Trek stars that came before them, started out as kind-of jerks who softened and grew with the time we spent with them across seven seasons. But it wasn’t really a Starfleet officer on the show that best symbolized this; it was DS9's irascible chief of security, René Auberjonois’s Constable...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Dec 09, 2019. 15 comments

Google's Finally Ditching Support for Its Explorer Edition of Glass

Google's Finally Ditching Support for Its Explorer Edition of Glass

Google Glass will soon receive the final nail in its coffin—as a consumer-marketed product, that is. The company announced this week it’s rolling out one final update to its Glass Explorer Edition. But don’t worry: The wearable’s more industry-focused yet still equally dorky-looking brethren, the Enterprise Edition , will continue receiving support. And so the Google Glass brand lives on....

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Dec 06, 2019. 4 comments

Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals

Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals

The wildlife who rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought. A new study has found that tropical forest species are six times more sensitive to forest fragmentation than species in temperate ecosystems.

The research published in Science on Thursday takes a deep dive into the topic of forest fragmentation, which occurs when vast forestlands are cut up into smaller patches...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 04, 2019. 13 comments

RIP D.C. Fontana, the Legendary Writer Who Helped Star Trek Soar

RIP D.C. Fontana, the Legendary Writer Who Helped Star Trek Soar

We credit much of the success of Star Trek to the vision of Gene Roddenberry, crafting a hopeful future for the heroes of his TV series to boldly go about in. But so much of what we love about the original Trek, its heart and its cleverness, is down to the work of writer and script editor D.C. Fontana, who has passed away at the age of 80.

Dorothy Catharine Fontana—always credited as D.C.,...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Nov 15, 2019. 1 comments

Lawrence G. Paull, Oscar-Nominated Visionary Behind Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Dies at 81

Lawrence G. Paull, Oscar-Nominated Visionary Behind Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Dies at 81

Lawrence G. Paull, the art director and production designer behind iconic movies like Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future, died Sunday per the Hollywood Reporter. According to a publicist’s announcement, he passed away in La Jolla, California, at the age of 81. No cause of death was cited, THR reported.

Though his career spanned decades, Paull’s Oscar-nominated...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Sep 29, 2019. 16 comments

Rob Garrison, the Man Who Said Karate Kid's Best Line, Has Died

Rob Garrison, the Man Who Said Karate Kid's Best Line, Has Died

We’re fans of Karate Kid and its surprisingly interesting YouTube revival around these parts, so it’s particularly saddening to report that Rob Garrison, who played a role in the original Karate Kid and also returned for a short arc on Cobra Kai , has died.

Garrison, who was 59, is best known to Karate Kid fans as the dude who got the absolutely best line in the movie. Yes, even better than...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Sep 27, 2019. 6 comments

Bolivia's Forest Fires Have Left More Than 2 Million Animals Dead

Bolivia's Forest Fires Have Left More Than 2 Million Animals Dead

Not all animals can escape when fire comes burning through the forest. In Bolivia, millions of animals are likely dead as a result of the raging forest fires that continue to burn across the region, including the Amazon.

Scientists told AFP that more than 2.3 million animals perished in fires burning in protected forest and grassland areas, such as the tropical savannas of the Chiquitania...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Sep 26, 2019. 15 comments

Nine Million Cubic Feet of Ice May Soon Collapse in the Alps

Nine Million Cubic Feet of Ice May Soon Collapse in the Alps

A glacier is on the verge of collapsing in the northwestern Italian Alps. This is yet another reminder of why global leaders need to take action to stop climate change. Now.

Scientists monitoring the Planpincieux Glacier on the Grandes Jorasses Mountain sounded the alarm about the glacier Wednesday. Nine million cubic feet of ice is at risk of breaking off, threatening hikers and people...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 24, 2019. 9 comments

Cult Movie Icon Sid Haig Has Passed Away

Cult Movie Icon Sid Haig Has Passed Away

Sid Haig, a veteran actor known for his memorable roles in exploitation movies—with particular prominence coming in recent years, thanks to the horror films of Rob Zombie—passed away on Saturday. He was 80 years old.

Haig’s passing was confirmed by his wife, Susan L. Oberg, who shared the following message on Instagram:

Haig’s screen credits stretched all the way back to the early 1960s,...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 03, 2019. 9 comments

RIP Terrance Dicks, One of Doctor Who's Most Vital Writers

RIP Terrance Dicks, One of Doctor Who's Most Vital Writers

Terrance Dicks, one of the most influential writers in Doctor Who’s entire history, has died at the age of 84.

Dicks’ contribution to Doctor Who is legendary—after starting in television writing scripts for the haunting supernatural series The Avengers, he first joined the Doctor Who production team as an assistant script editor in 1968 with the Second Doctor serial “The Seeds of Death”, a...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Aug 18, 2019. 4 comments

Richard Williams, the Oscar-Winning Animator Behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Pink Panther, Has Died

Richard Williams, the Oscar-Winning Animator Behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Pink Panther, Has Died

Richard Williams, the legendary animator and three-time Oscar-winner behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , two Pink Panther films, and other animated classics, has died.

According to his family, he died in Bristol, at home, yesterday; he was 86 years old. Williams, born in Toronto, was a brilliant animator who began his career in the 1950s, earning his first Oscar, for an animated adaptation of A...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Aug 17, 2019. 6 comments

Big Donors Are Pulling Out of Brazil's Amazon Fund; That Could Spell Trouble for the Rainforest

Big Donors Are Pulling Out of Brazil's Amazon Fund; That Could Spell Trouble for the Rainforest

Norway and Germany have been helping support the Brazilian government for its efforts to reduce deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest for some 10 years now. These financial rewards—the annual donations to the Amazon Fund, which the Brazilian Development Bank manages—have amounted to nearly $1.3 billion.

Now, that funding is coming to an end because Brazil has been failing miserably at...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 25, 2019. 11 comments

Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Rutger Hauer, a staple in science fiction and fantasy, has died at the age of 75. As reported by Variety, the Dutch actor who starred alongside Harrison Ford in Blade Runner  passed away after a short illness.

The actor may be best known for playing Roy Batty, the replicant leader from Blade Runner with what might be one of the best monologues in modern science fiction history (which Hauer...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jul 22, 2019. 1 comments

The Extinction Crisis Keeps Getting More Dire, With 28,000 Species At-Risk

The Extinction Crisis Keeps Getting More Dire, With 28,000 Species At-Risk

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated its Red List of Threatened Species last week—and habitat loss, hunting, and climate change continue to push species toward the brink of extinction.

The group has added more than 7,000 species to its Red List update, more than 1,000 of which are threatened. The list now includes more than 100,000 species, and more than 28,000 are...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Jul 08, 2019. 11 comments

Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel Star and Descendants Actor, Passes Away at Age 20

Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel Star and Descendants Actor, Passes Away at Age 20

Cameron Boyce, a young actor who starred in the Disney Channel series Jessie and played a major role in the Descendants series of Disney crossover movies, has died.

As ABC News reports, Boyce, who was only 20, died in his sleep on Saturday night.

“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” a spokesperson for...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jun 21, 2019. 15 comments

RIP Peter Allan Fields, One of the Minds Behind Some of Star Trek's Most Powerful Episodes

RIP Peter Allan Fields, One of the Minds Behind Some of Star Trek's Most Powerful Episodes

Peter Allen Fields, the television screenwriter who helped bring some of the most iconic and dramatic chapters of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine to life, has passed away.

News of Fields’ death was first conveyed by Deep Space Nine showrunner and longtime collaborator Ira Steven Behr last night, offering condolences to Fields’ family and friends.

A writer and producer with credits...

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