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What’s coming to Netflix in September: ‘The Politician’ and ‘The Spy’

Sponsored Links Netflix We’re edging into the final embers of the summer and as the weather starts to turn for many of us, we’ll perhaps find ourselves curled up on the couch a little more often to stream some movies, shows and whatever else happens to be on offer. To wit, Netflix has revealed much …

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The Morning After: About that fourth ‘Matrix’ movie

Sponsored Links Warner Bros. Hey, good morning! As my inner teen squeals at the idea of another Matrix movie (and my outer grown-up winces at what the series might turn into), we look into the true reality of flying cars, offers up impressions from the biggest games from Gamescom in Germany and negotiates the tricky …

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Spider-Man is out of the MCU thanks to Sony/Disney standoff

Enlarge / “Mr. Feige, I don’t feel so good.” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will not be producing the next two Spider-Man films with Sony Pictures. Aurich Lawson / Marvel / Getty Deadline Hollywood reports that future blockbuster films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will likely be missing a key figure: Spider-Man. Apparently, Sony Pictures …

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YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images A lawsuit filed by YouTube yesterday claims that a user abused its copyright infringement reporting system to extort fellow YouTubers and carry out a swatting attack. YouTube alleges that Christopher Brady, of Omaha, Nebraska, filed dozens of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, which falsely claimed that …

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Apple Music adds a Shazam-powered playlist to highlight new artists

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Until now, Apple hasn’t visibly integrated Shazam much into its other services since buying the music discovery service last year. As of today, though, a Shazam-powered chart highlighting new artists will be available to stream on Apple Music. The Shazam Discovery Top 50 will showcase emerging artists in …

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TikTok offers in-app purchasing of sponsored products

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images TikTok, the short-form video platform dominated by teens, is now moving steadily into sponsored content. TechCrunch reported today that the app will now let viewers buy products associated with sponsored hashtags without leaving the app. Called Hashtag Challenge Plus, the new feature allows companies who run influencer campaigns …

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Spotify’s Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter

Sponsored Links Steve Dent/Engadget Spotify is rolling out a new Premium Family Plan with a much-awaited setting. Parents will now have the ability to filter out songs with swearing, violence, drugs and more via an explicit content filter that can be applied to individual accounts. That feature was surprisingly lacking on a plan with the …

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‘Travis Strikes Again’ comes to PC and PS4 on October 17th

Sponsored Links Grasshoper Manufacture/Marvelous Inc. You won’t have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51’s Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the core top-down perspective game …

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YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers

Sponsored Links TARIK KIZILKAYA via Getty Images Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans can pay to access. Several YouTube personalities have reportedly been …

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Undead hordes rise from the sea in delightfully campy Zombie Tidal Wave

SYFY hopes to do for zombies what all those Sharknado movies did for sharks with Zombie Tidal Wave. Fans of SYFY’s delightfully cheesy B-movies like Sharktopus and Sharknado, rejoice. This weekend, the network debuts its latest offering in the genre: Zombie Tidal Wave. The title pretty much says it all. (Mild spoilers below.) Director Anthony C. …

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