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Watch the first teaser for Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson’s skyscraper movie

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

The first teaser trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s China-set disaster movie Skyscraper aired during the Super Bowl tonight. The full trailer is set to debut during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after the game.

Skyscraper stars Johnson as Will Ford, a former FBI agent who works in skyscraper security. Neve Campbell (House of Cards, The Craft), Chin Han (Contagion, The Dark Knight), and Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) co-star. There was little information about the plot of the movie before the release of tonight’s teaser trailer, but it looks likethere will be a skyscraper. Cool! Will Ford’s family is “trapped 240 floors in the air,” and some scary lady is singing a weird cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s new trailer looks downright terrifying

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

Three years ago, Jurassic World rebooted the Steven Spielberg dinosaur franchise, and the inevitable sequel has just received its latest trailer. The clip from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom builds on the first trailer that was released last year, and sets up the basic premise: the island that the Jurassic World theme park was built on is under threat, and both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters are brought in to help save the dinosaurs from extinction… again.

The first Jurassic World, which was directed by Colin Trevorrow, ended up grossing more than $1.67 billion worldwide, and marked a dramatic return to form for a film series that had remained dormant for 14 years. The new film is written by the same writing duo of…

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Watch the first teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

After weeks of waiting, Disney has finally released its first official look at its upcoming Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story with a brief teaser during this evening’s Super Bowl.

The teaser opens with an Imperial recruiting officer asking a recruit what branch he’s interested in joining, to which he’s told, “I’m going to be a pilot, the best in the galaxy.” Along the way, we get some glimpses of a new-looking Millennium Falcon, Woody Harrelson’s Beckett, Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and a brief glimpse of the film’s titular character, played by Alden Ehrenreich, all accompanied by some all-too-quick action scenes involving fighters, speeders, and what look like trains.

Fans have been desperately waiting for the…

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Gillmor Gang: Day Zero

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

The Gillmor Gang — Denis Pombriant, Esteban Kolsky, Keith Teare, Gené Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded Saturday, February 3, 2018. G3: BlameThrower — Halley Suitt Tucker, Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camehort Page, Denise Howell, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded Thursday, 2.1.18. @stevegillmor, @ekolsky, @kteare, @DenisPombriant, @geneteare Produced and directed by Tina Chase… Read More

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Apple Music is set to surpass Spotify in paid US subscribers this summer

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

Earlier this year, Spotify announced that it had 70 million paying subscribers, reaffirming its place as the number one streaming service in the world, with Apple Music a distant second with 30 million as of September last year. In a new report in The Wall Street Journal, it appears that Apple is gaining subscribers at a higher rate in the United States, and will surpass Spotify for the number one spot this summer.

Globally, Spotify remains ahead, but Apple is growing at a higher rate in the US — five percent a month verses Spotify’s two percent per month. The US is the largest market for music streaming with 30 million paying subscribers, and Apple’s growth there means that it’s becoming a serious challenger to Spotify. Globally,…

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Facebook is celebrating Friends Day by letting you create superlatives for your friends

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

Mark Zuckerburg founded Facebook on February 4th in his dorm room at Harvard, and the company celebrates the anniversary with its self-proclaimed “Friends Day.” As it has in the past, the company is allowing users to commemorate the day by singling out friends and this year, users can give one another a “Friend Award,” with a variety of superlatives such as “Always Has My Back,” “Big-Hearted”, “Bestie,” and more.

The feature allows you to select a friend, their picture, and a template with a variety of descriptive options. The final result features the image with a bit of animation that you can post to your wall. Users can then go back and create others for other friends.

In addition to the “Friend Awards,” the company also released…

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Three major banks confirm that they won’t allow cryptocurrency transactions with their credit cards

February 4, 2018 Alex 0

If you were hoping to get in on the Bitcoin craze using your credit card, you might be out of luck. Three major banks have said that they won’t allow cryptocurrency purchases on their credit cards, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup each confirmed to Bloomberg that they were halting transactions involving digital currency with their credit cards, although Bank of America spokeswoman Betty Riess says that customers can still use their debit cards. Capital One and Discover have previously said that they won’t allow their cards to be used for cryptocurrency transactions.

Bloomberg notes that digital currencies can be a problem for lenders if customers can’t repay loans, or if stolen cards…

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