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Facebook’s New “Safety Check” Feature Lets You Tell Friends And Family You’re Okay After A Major Disaster

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Darth Vader Is Back: James Earl Jones to Play Dark Lord on ABC

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It may not be the “Darth Vader TV special” we heard reports of last year, but James Earl Jones will reprise the voice of iconic villain Darth Vader on the small screen later this month

A scene with the Dark Lord of the Sith has been added to the end of the hourlong Star Wars Rebels TV movie Spark of Rebellion. The series opener has already screened on the Disney Channel, drawing 6.5 million viewers — you can get a taste by watching the first seven minutes here — but supervising director Dave…

DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’ Is ‘Not Just a Bunch of Thugs Hammering Each Other’

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DirecTV’s gritty new drama Kingdom may be set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but the type of fighting featured on the show isn’t just the kind that happens with fists

“As far as the characters go…there is a real struggle for control and for balance,” says Matt Lauria, who plays Ryan Wheeler on the show that debuts tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network

That was important to him, he says — that the show be more than a violent clobberfest. And…

DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’ Is ‘Not Just a Bunch of Thugs Hammering Each Other’

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DirecTV’s gritty new drama Kingdom may be set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but the type of fighting featured on the show isn’t just the kind that happens with fists

“As far as the characters go…there is a real struggle for control and for balance,” says Matt Lauria, who plays Ryan Wheeler on the show that debuts tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network

That was important to him, he says — that the show be more than a violent clobberfest. And…

Ex-Googlers Build an Inbox to Unify All Your Messaging Apps

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Five minutes into our interview, Anish Acharya stops to ask me a question: How many apps on my phone are for communicating? I start counting a few of the obvious ones on one hand before Acharya tells me he personally has 10.

It sounds like a lot until he starts breaking them down: There are the standalone messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and Kik, as well as social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Hangouts, not to mention the basic email and phone call apps.

See also: Ello’s…

Report: Facebook Readying App for Anonymous Sharing

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Facebook might soon offer the option for users to share with one another completely anonymously.

The social network is preparing to launch a standalone app that will allow users to anonymously interact with each other, according to a report in the New York Times.

According to the report, the app will launch in the coming weeks and allow people to use pseudonyms so they can have discussions about topics “which they may not be…

Livestream iOS App Now Broadcasts Your GoPro Shenanigans

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Good news for all the adrenaline junkies out there: Livestream updated its iOS app so that you can now use a GoPro camera as a broadcast source. The new feature works with GoPro cameras that feature built-in WiFi.

From the Livestream app, you connect to the GoPro’s WiFi network and stream from the camera using your phone’s 4G network connection

Livestream demoed the new feature in a very GoPro-way, showing a person streaming video…

How People in Hong Kong Can Communicate if Cell Networks Go Down

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Many protesters in Hong Kong who suspect authorities may shut down some cell networks in the city have begun chatting on an app that doesn’t require a central network connection. The app, however, has some potential pitfalls and demonstrators have a few other options at their disposal, especially if they have Android phones

Minor protests began in August, when the Chinese government announced that candidates for Hong Kong’s first ostensibly democratic mayoral election in 2017 would be vetted…

Ello Is No Facebook Killer

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I’m afraid to say how I feel about Ello.

I’ve been in this position before. A new social media platform arrives, everyone proclaims it the next big thing and better than all that’s come before or currently exists. I look at it and feel a profound sense of meh

It’s not really Ello’s fault. The social network that seems to encourage big images, short thoughts and unthreaded conversation launched over the summer. I don’t recall hearing about it. In fact, Ello was flying way under the radar…

Facebook Ads Will Follow You Around. Starting Now.

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Good news for advertisers, but maybe not-so-great news for users concerned about their personal data: Starting Monday, Facebook will use data it gleans from users for its new ad network, Atlas, which it will serve up ads on non-Facebook sites based on what Facebook knows about you.

Atlas is a former Microsoft property that Facebook bought last year for around $100 million that Facebook has now rebuilt from the ground up. Atlas is distinct from Audience Network, a mobile ad network Facebook…