Scientists create world's first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/11/scientists-create-worlds-first-mutant-ants-with-gene-editing-technology.html

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Startup buys young blood, injects it into older people

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s real: Ambrosia, a startup from entrepreneur Jesse Karmazin, pays for the blood of people under the age of 25, then sells anyone over age 35 a transfusion of the younger blood for $8,000—the only US company to offer such a service, Vanity Fair reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/startup-buys-young-blood-injects-it-into-older-people.html

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Google Home surprises users by playing 'Beauty and the Beast' promo

Google Home surprised users Thursday by slipping in a promo for the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ into its ‘My Day’ feature.

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Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

Article Image Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple’s iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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AMC CEO actually wants to allow texting in movie theaters

Looking for a way to attract more millennials into the movie theater, AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron is considering the possibility of allowing moviegoers to keep their smartphones active during a movie in order to send text messages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/14/amc-ceo-actually-wants-to-allow-texting-in-movie-theaters.html

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Lytro’s new Cinema camera will allow 3D movies to be shot using light fields

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Lytro aims to bring the same powerful light field technology to traditional movie makers that it is already planning to provide VR content creators

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Film Industry Claims Victory in Shutdown of Major Piracy Sites


The Motion Picture Association of America ran a victory lap after announcing the shutdown of movie and television torrent sites Popcorn Time and YTS. The shutdowns resulted from major legal wins in Canada and New Zealand. The MPAA last month obtained injunctions against the sites in those countries, effectively blocking them from further operation. Popcorn Time and YTS existed for the sole purpose of distributing stolen movies and television shows, with no compensation going to the people who created them, said MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82704.html?rss=1

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Dauntless system taps game tech for law enforcement, military training

Have you trained in Dauntless? No longer just a question for fans of the sci-fi movie “Divergent” (Dauntless is one of the factions in the world depicted in the movie).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/24/dauntless-system-taps-game-tech-for-law-enforcement-military-training/

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How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind

The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than R2-D2. Yes, I said it. Unsurprisingly, the tiny robot that went viral after appearing in the first official trailer has inspired a series of smart, remote-controlled toys that everyone’s talking about. But how does it really work?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/04/how-it-works-inside-bb-8-star-wars-drone-thats-blowing-everyones-mind/

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Still dealing with the fallout, Sony reaches settlement in 'Interview' hacking lawsuit

Last year’s Sony Pictures hack was, by any measure, a calamitous event for the movie studio that left in its wake a trail of devastation, not to mention plenty of red faces.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/03/still-dealing-with-fallout-sony-reaches-settlement-in-interview-hacking-lawsuit/

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Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday’s rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.

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Wacky 'human torch drone' lights up the night sky in 'Fantastic Four' PR stunt

In a wacky PR stunt that may end up proving to be more entertaining than the movie it’s promoting, a “human torch drone” was launched into the skies over Long Island one recent summer evening for a video to highlight the new “Fantastic Four” flick, which hits theaters on Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/06/wacky-human-torch-drone-lights-up-night-sky-in-fantastic-four-pr-stunt/

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Nokia's new VR camera looks straight out of 'Star Wars'

It has a more-than-passing resemblance to one of the most iconic props in movie history, but the new Nokia Ozo doesn’t shoot lasers out of its multiple eyes at Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Instead, it shoots stereoscopic 3D video using eight sensors and eight built-in microphones in order to create virtual-reality experiences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/29/nokia-new-vr-camera-looks-straight-out-star-wars/

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The real 'Terminator:' Robots compete in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge

While “Terminator Genysis” brings back a fictional world ruled by robots to movie screens later this month, thanks to the U.S. military, the prospect of military robot military warfare became closer to reality thanks to the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/18/real-terminator-robots-compete-in-2015-darpa-robotics-challenge/

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Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper film 'Serena' hits Apple's iTunes Store 3 weeks before theaters

Serena, a Susanne Bier movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is now available for rent on the iTunes Store and Google Play — three weeks before the film is due to arrive in US theaters.



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Cornell researchers show off shark tooth saw

It looks like a prop from a science fiction film or horror movie – a sawzall power tool outfitted with shark teeth instead of normal blades. The toothy contraption comes courtesy of Cornell University researchers who introduced the Jawzall at the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology earlier this month.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/28/cornell-researchers-show-off-shark-tooth-saw/

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50 Cent brings 'Star Wars' headphones to CES

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has made a name for himself in the music and movie industry—but these days he’s also busy selling his own line of successful SMS Audio headphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/07/50-cent-brings-headphones-to-ces-2015/

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FAA green lights commercial drone use for movie and TV companies

Thanks to a ruling by the FAA Thursday, a number of movie and TV production companies looking to shoot a dramatic aerial sequence can now ignore the pricey helicopter and instead employ the services of a professional drone operator. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/26/faa-green-lights-commercial-drone-use-for-movie-and-tv-companies/

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