Netflix gets the worldwide rights to Andy Serkis’ Mowgli movie

Netflix gets the worldwide rights to Andy Serkis’ Mowgli movie

In the latest big acquisition move by Netflix, the streaming platform has acquired the worldwide rights to Mowgli, Warner Bros.’ completed live-action movie about the young hero of the Jungle Book stories. Motion-capture star Andy Serkis (Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings) directed the film, which is distinct from the 2016 live-action Disney…
Amazon is bringing free Whole Foods deliveries to New York City and Florida

Amazon is bringing free Whole Foods deliveries to New York City and Florida

Amazon announced today that it’s expanding its Whole Foods grocery delivery service to more places, including parts of New York City. This service is a result of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of the Whole Foods Market in June of last year. In February, the company started putting that investment to use by announcing that it…
Ghostbusters World is basically Pokémon Go, but with proton packs

Ghostbusters World is basically Pokémon Go, but with proton packs

Two years after Pokémon Go gave us the purest summer of our lives, comes the inevitable wave of copycat location-based AR games, one of which is Ghostbusters World. A collaborative effort between Sony Pictures and Korean mobile game studios 4:33 and Next Age, the game was made possible by Google opening up its Maps platform…
Sony announces world’s highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras

Sony announces world’s highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras

Sony’s smartphone division continues to turn in unimpressive performance, but the company remains the market leader in image sensors. Its latest stacked CMOS design, the IMX586, promises a leap in image quality by dramatically increasing the resolution to 48 effective megapixels (8000 x 6000), which Sony says is the highest pixel count in the industry.…
All the updates, trailers, and commentary for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

All the updates, trailers, and commentary for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

This fall, we’re going to head back to the world of wizards with the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, following Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he meets up with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to try and hunt down Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) as he rises to power. The series — projected to run…
Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent

Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent

An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed the actions of Jason Gargac, a 32-year ride-hailing driver who took advantage of Missouri’s one-party consent…