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‘The Little Prince’ comes to life in gorgeous new Netflix trailer

The Little Prince didn't get a domestic release in spite of performing well abroad, but now Netflix is bringing it to U.S. audiencse. The streamer dropped a new trailer today and unveiled the animated film's premiere date.
Cars

How The Stig traded in his white helmet for an Oculus Rift and Project Cars

Top Gear’s former Stig, Ben Collins, has put his real world skills into sim racing development. In this interview, he reveals his favorite car and track combination, as well as what it feels like to have his “virtual ass kicked.”
Music

AmpMe, an app that turns smartphones into portable sound systems, raises $10M

Montreal-based tech startup AmpMe has raised $10 million to fund its phone-linking speaker app and added YouTube integration to its arsenal. It's a great cheap option for tunes on the go.
Movies & TV

Break out the red lights, Hulu picks up new sex-trade drama Harlots

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to ITV eight-part series Harlots, based on the London sex trade in the 18th century, and starring Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Leslie Manville
Web

Say goodbye to ‘12345’: Microsoft is banning your lame passwords

Microsoft has had enough of your bad passwords, and is compiling a list of commonly used passwords that you'll no longer be able to use. That's right, no more using 'password' or '12345' in place of a real password.
Gaming

Upcoming ‘Absolver’ tells its story via online multiplayer combat

Indie-focused publisher Devolver Digital has pulled back the curtain on Absolver, an ambitious online multiplayer melee combat game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs developed by a team of Ubisoft veterans.
Mobile

ForcePhone uses sonar to add 3D Touch-like system to practically any phone

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a system, ForcePhone, that relies on sonar to add 3D Touch-like capabilities to practically any smartphone on the market.
Giveaways

DT Giveaway: SanDisk Extreme 900 portable SSD

Looking for a new portable hard drive? You could buy one, or you could enter to win a 960GB SanDisk Extreme 900 Series SSD, a slim external hard drive that weighs in at just under half a pound. The SanDisk’s temperature and…
Photography

Reddit ends reliance on image hosts, announces new in-house feature

Reddit's product team announced Thursday that 16 subreddits will be gaining access to a new in-house image-hosting service, with 50 more coming next week. The move ends the community hub's reliance on third-party image hosts like Imgur.
Movies & TV

Amazon reveals lineup of 8 shows for its next pilot season, so get ready to watch, weigh in

With Amazon's next pilot season kicking off in June, the company has revealed the eight pilots customers will be able to watch and weigh in on this summer. Two are hour-long dramas and six shows geared toward kids.
DT Daily

Peter Thiel revealed as Gawker lawsuit moneyman, Apple thought about buying Time-Warner 2:47

Billionaire Peter Thiel fueled Hulk Hogan's successful Gawker lawsuit, Apple considered making a play for Time-Warner, and a headphone amp that has a healthy glow to it.
Cool Tech

Activists are using drones to rain flash drives full of TV shows on North Korea

North Korea is being invaded by drones carrying Hollywood movies, and K-Pop music. The operation is being led by a North Korean defector-turned- activist who claims he wants to enlighten the country's repressed citizens.