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Jean-Claude Van Damme to star in upcoming comedy series on Amazon Prime TV

Jean-Claude Van Damme is back, and he's coming to Amazon. In a slew of firsts, the action hero is making his television debut, and he's foregoing all the major networks for the streaming service.
Movies & TV

Netflix’s first German series is coming in 2017

Netflix has set its first German series for 2017. Called Dark, the show is described as a "family saga with a supernatural twist." It centers on four families after the disappearance of two children.

Ads pop up on Windows 10 lock screen, and it's not malware: Microsoft put them there

Windows 10 users are starting to see ads pop up on the lock screen, in some cases taking up the full screen. Here's how to turn those ads off entirely.
Movies & TV

Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid 2016 Oscar nominee, with $52 million earned in 2015

Whether or not Jennifer Lawrence wins another Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards, she has been named the highest-paid of this year's nominees. The actress earned $52 million in the qualifying period.

A face-drawing robot, animated 3D drawing app, and more crazy Android Experiments

Android has a big presence at Mobile World Congress 2016, and Google is using it to showcase a few fun Android Experiments. Take a look at the IOIO Plotter, which draws your face in one continuous line after you take a selfie.
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Can't resist the snooze button? This alarm clock trains you to wake up on time with small electric zaps

The Pavlok alarm is a wearable that doesn't just rely on noise to rouse you from your restful slumber -- instead, it utilizes the vibration, buzzer, and a patent-pending electric zap. Good morning, indeed.

Another week, another Windows 10 build, and more bug fixes

Build 14271 of Windows 10 Redstone is being circulated among Insiders on the fast ring of the program right now, offering up a selection of bug fixes and minor tweaks to improve usability.
Movies & TV

Spartacus and Daredevil’s showrunner is the new director of Pacific Rim 2

Daredevil and Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his feature directorial debut on the sequel to Pacific Rim, which is once again moving forward at Universal Pictures.

Samsung finally earns its Edge with the waterproof, always-on Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been talked about for a year, but now they're here. We detail the new features, what we think of the phones, and everything we know about price and availability.

Apple hobbled the Apple Pencil in iOS beta 3, but will restore full functionality soon

Apple disabled a few of the Apple Pencil's navigational features in iOS beta 3, but says it'll restore them in future releases. That's despite comments from design chief Jony Ive expressing concern that they'll "confuse" users.

Ashes of Singularity, the only DirectX 12 benchmark currently available, gets an upgrade

Ashes of the Singularity, the first game to support DirectX 12, has expanded its benchmark in the latest version of the game software. New features, a new environment, and new reporting tools are now available.

What might OS X 10.12 Fuji have in store?

Some people were left feeling a little let down by the lack of new features in El Capitan, but there's never a better time to turn hopeful eyes toward OS X 10.12, and discuss some of the latest rumors of new features.