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How the creepiest and coolest moments on ‘Constantine’ come to be



Some of the key special effects scenes on NBC’s Constantine may just comprise mere minutes of screen time, but behind the scenes, weeks of work have actually gone into creating the mind-blowing moments that make you jump

Despite this fact, though, visual effects supervisor Kevin Blank says bringing the creepy world of Constantine is mostly scary fun

Blank, who previously worked on NBC’s Crossbones, collaborates with Sweden-based…

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Tate creates 3D Minecraft worlds inspired by famous paintings



LONDON — If a picture paints a thousand words, how many does a Minecraft map generate? British art institution Tate has teamed up with the game’s cartographers to create virtual 3D worlds inspired by great artworks.

The environments have been labelled ‘Tate Worlds’ and will allow players to explore a virtual space based on paintings and sculptures in the Tate Collection.

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New York City approves use of Google Chromebooks in public schools



The New York City Department of Education announced Monday that it had approved Google’s Chromebooks for use in the city’s public classrooms — which represent roughly 1 million students and 1,800 schools.

The DOE also authorized the use of Google Apps for Education, and put together a guide to implementing Chromebooks and Google utilities into the classroom.

Google has touted Chromebooks as useful education tools in the past, and indeed,…

Dutch artist’s machine turns Coca-Cola back into clean water



In too many parts of the world drinking what comes out of the tap can make a person seriously sick or kill them — assuming there is even a faucet to turn on. But if the nearly one billion people around the globe who lack access to clean H2O have the cash to buy a bottle of Coca-Cola, the sugary, caramel-colored carbonated drink is probably theirs for the asking.

If you think it’s pretty ridiculous that unhealthy soda is easily available to the masses, but a glass of crystal clear water is…

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Ahead of episode 200, ‘Supernatural’ stars explain their secret to longevity



The 200th episode of Supernatural honors the stories and characters that have preceded the milestone hour in a way only this sometimes-odd genre series can

The setup: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) pick up the faint scent of a case that takes them to an all-girls high school. There, they find a group of talented young ladies putting on a musical based on the books about the brothers written by prophet/maybe-God/always disheveled Chuck Shurley

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Only 40% of employees really trust their bosses



Despite what you may think as a boss, there’s a good chance your employees don’t have much faith in you, new research finds.

Just 40% of workers said they have a high level of trust in their individual bosses, or in their organization as a whole, according to a new study from Interaction Associates, a workplace performance improvement company.

The research shows that trust, which researchers define as the willingness to accept personal risk based on another person’s actions, is going from…

Inside Jimmy Kimmel’s big hologram moment



Jimmy Kimmel is ready for his hologram close-up

On Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, airing after the Country Music Association awards, the host and his team will attempt an impressive technological feat that will find the host presiding over two audiences in two different locations at one time

The goal is simple-sounding: Los Angeles-based Kimmel will have guests in both his native studio and some in Nashville, where the…

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You’ll really hear it here first in music app for unsigned bands



It takes a special kind of optimist to bet their own money on whether there’s a big enough audience out there to support a discovery app for music videos by unsigned and emerging bands

Turns out Amman Ahmed, founder of Rormix, is exactly that kind of believer.

“The majority of people, especially in the venture-capital and investor scene, get kind of put off by the music industry,” said Ahmed, speaking by phone earlier this month regarding the run-up to the Manchester, UK-based startup’s…

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Vice’s TV ambitions jump forward with $100 million Canadian deal



Vice is ready for primetime.

The rapidly growing media empire, helmed by CEO Shane Smith, has signed a $100 million deal with a Canadian cable provider to launch a 24-hour television channel in 2015.

The joint venture with Rogers Communications includes plans for a television studio based in Toronto, which will help launch Vice TV Network, according to Canadian Business magazine.

Guy Laurence, CEO of Rogers…