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Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into comics

Tons of comic books have come to life as movies, but researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology have developed a system for turning live-action video into a comic. Comixify picks out the best frames from any video you feed it and turns it int… Source: Engadget | Comixify uses machine learning to turn video …

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'Alexa, Improvise' is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs

It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco's Mission district. Mere moments after I sat down, someone placed a stool in front of the stage, draped a red cloth over it and p… Source: Engadget | 'Alexa, Improvise' is …

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Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox

Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of SoundCloud and Tidal streaming services right from your… Source: Engadget | Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ …

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What's coming to Netflix in January: 'Kimmy Schmidt' and Star Wars

Most of us will have a couple of days off at the start of the year before getting back to work after the holidays, and Netflix hopes to keep us occupied with a slew of show and movie additions. January 1st brings the final season of A Series of Unfor… Source: Engadget | What's coming …

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What's Coming and Going From Netflix in January 2019

Netflix loses a lot of titles in January, including The Godfather, The Green Mile, Iron Giant, Million Dollar Baby, It Follows, Face/Off, Rogue One, Love Actually, Kung Fu Panda, five Sharnkados, The Shining, and The Fellowship of the Ring. So block out some afternoons on your Christmas break. And get ready for some…Read more… Source: …

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Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They'r… Source: Engadget | Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming …

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The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, including your first chance to hear the wind on Mars. Also, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com… Source: Engadget | The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'

'Ghost in the Shell' returns with a new 3DCG series on Netflix

Continuing with a stream of anime announcements that started at least a month ago with Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon, Netflix has revealed it's working on a continuation of yet another classic series with Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, which is due i… Source: Engadget | 'Ghost in the Shell' returns with a new 3DCG …

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'Stranger Things' compilation earns Grammy nomination for Netflix

The 61st Grammy Award nominations were revealed Friday morning and Netflix shows and documentaries were among the nominees once again. Stranger Things picked up a nod for the second season's compilation soundtrack, while a documentary about legendary… Source: Engadget | 'Stranger Things' compilation earns Grammy nomination for Netflix

Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV Cube

If you have several Echo (or Sonos One or Beam) devices around your home, you might already be aware of the Alexa Announcements feature — speak into one device and the others broadcast that message over their speakers. To knit its ecosystem closer t… Source: Engadget | Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV …

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Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows

Disney is quickly solidifying the talent for its Star Wars streaming shows. Variety sources say Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, joining other big names including Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. There's nothing mention… Source: Engadget | Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continues April 5th

You won't have to wait long if you're craving another fix of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that Part 2 of the teenage witch saga will arrive on April 5th. The accompanying teaser doesn't say a whole lot about what's coming n… Source: Engadget | 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continues April 5th

Fox investigates Neil deGrasse Tyson over sexual misconduct claims

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson is facing investigations by Fox, National Geographic and show producers in the wake of fresh claims of sexual misconduct. The two networks told Hollywood Reporter in a statement that they were "revie… Source: Engadget | Fox investigates Neil deGrasse Tyson over sexual misconduct claims

The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts launched today in Japan

As scheduled, at 10 AM local time on December 1st Japanese TV networks began publicly broadcasting 4K and 8K channels via satellite. Even after a couple of years of testing, NHK is currently the only one pushing content at 8K with 22.2 channel sound…. Source: Engadget | The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts launched today …

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