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Weekly Rewind: Drone crosses English Channel, Kanye terrorizes Twitter, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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The Force Awakens did CG so well, not even the FX artists can spot it all

From a rolling droid to a fast-paced flight, the Oscar-nominated visual effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens put a priority on the practical in order to bring audiences back to the Star Wars universe.
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Netflix will air Marco Polo and Daredevil in HDR, but don’t hold your breath for VR

Netflix will be adding 600 hours of 4K content as it also introduces HDR (high dynamic range) programming, but the streaming service is not looking to jump into virtual reality just yet.
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Who does artificial intelligence think will win at the Oscars?

In honor of the impending Oscars, Unanimous A.I. pooled the ever-perceptive general populace, and has come up with its predictions for the six major award categories. Check them out and see if you agree.
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Oscars hashtag-activated emoji now on Twitter and Periscope

With the Oscars almost upon us, Twitter has unveiled a couple of hashtag-activated emoji for the event, including an icon for its live-video app Periscope. Additionally, it has also revealed the most talked-about awards contenders on its…
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How The Revenant made that brutal bear mauling so wincingly realistic 1:57

The visual-effects team responsible for the most memorable scene in Alejandro González Iñárritu's frontier epic The Revenant explains how they created the film's terrifying bear attack.
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Creed director Ryan Coogler developing TV series based on juvenile detention system

Minors, the next project from Creed director Ryan Coogler, will center around individuals coming of age in the United States' juvenile detention system and how the experience shapes their lives.
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Funny, endearing, and ultimately cheer-worthy, Eddie the Eagle hits all of the expected beats for a film of its ilk

Taron Egerton takes on the role of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in a funny, heart-warming account of an unlikely Olympian's quest to represent his country and soar to new heights on the world's biggest stage.
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Samsung eyeballs Tidal for acquisition along with several other streaming services

16-month-old music streaming service, Tidal, may sell to Samsung, with several other streaming companies also interested in acquiring Jay-Z's struggling company, which may need outside money to live.
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Zack Morris and John McClane face off in Precious Cargo trailer 2:04

Bruce Willis and Mark-Paul Gosselaar go toe-to-toe in the first trailer for Precious Cargo and this battle between '90s-era icons should have no problem stirring up nostalgia in movie fans.
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Disney's Captain Nemo movie recruits The Wolverine director

James Mangold, the director The Wolverine, has reportedly agreed to direct Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming Captain Nemo movie, which will provide an origin story for Jules Verne's iconic sea-exploring antihero.