The Morning After: Thursday, April 27th 2017

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Spread the loveTweet Profits are up, and ‘Pokemon’ is pretty much a license to print money.Nintendo Switch could outsell the Wii U in its first year Nintendo’s profits are up.…


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UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds

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Spread the loveTweet “There is generally a sense that people are now getting screen tiredness, or fatigue, from so many devices being used, watched or looked at in their week,”…


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Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film

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Spread the loveTweet [embedded content] To make Benjamin, Sharp and Goodwin took a neural network, fed it a bunch of science fiction films and dribbled in plot hooks from a…


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WATCH: ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules tells 911 operator car crash victim isn’t breathing in dramatic call

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VR’s latest victim: ‘live’ standup comedy

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Spread the loveTweet The event is being run by AltspaceVR, a company that lets you create a digital avatar and wander around a virtual, cartoony world. In this instance, you’ll…


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‘The Protectors’ shows how VR can help save African elephants

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Spread the loveTweet This is the most powerful scene in The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, a VR documentary co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker)…


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Google turns ‘Hamilton’ hype into a VR history lesson

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Spread the loveTweet Google’s Expeditions empowers students to take a virtual field trip using nothing more than a smartphone and VR rig like Google Cardboard, which is available to schools…


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Spotify’s latest move shows it’s trying to get royalties right

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Spread the loveTweet This is yet another initiative to make good on Spotify’s promises to pay artists fairly. The company has tried various measures, including predicting future earnings for artists…


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Google Trips is now more helpful for anyone afraid to fly

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Spread the loveTweet Trips will now let you make manual changes to your itineraries. By tapping the “+” button in the bottom right corner, you can add new details like…


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The dark future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ feels terrifyingly real

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Spread the loveTweet For the past few years, Hollywood has been enamored with dystopias pulled from young-adult fiction — stories like The Hunger Games and Divergent, where the evil government provides a structure for our…


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