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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2 Trailer Promises ‘Next-Level Crazy’



Netflix released the official trailer for season two of Orange Is the New Black on Thursday, and summer can’t get here soon enough because Litchfield prison is promising to be “next-level crazy.”

The trailer begins with Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) in solitary confinement, a place she now calls home, thanks to a bloody brawl with Pennsatucky at the end of season one. We also get a glimpse at Morello replacing her jumpsuit with a wedding dress, and Red confronting an old friend of…

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The Next Generation of Twitch Plays Pokémon



If you were one of the tens of thousands of people playing a simultaneous game of Pok

Muggles Rejoice: Hogwarts Is Offering Online Classes



No need to look for Platform 9 3/4 — now Hogwarts will come to you.

Superfans of the book and film series have launched their own online version of Harry Potter‘s alma mater: Hogwarts is Here. The site offers a full catalog of Ministry-approved classes for “all aspiring witches and wizards” across the world.

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Though it is similar to the franchise’s interactive ebook website Pottermore, this…

NASA Tweets More ‘Cosmos’ Photos for Space Lovers



The universe is full of unseen elements, but the sixth episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

PAX Gaming Convention Adds Fourth Event in Texas



BOSTON, Mass. — The Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX), America’s biggest consumer video-game convention, is adding a fourth annual date in Texas. PAX South will debut in San Antonio, Texas on January 23 to 25, 2015.

Creators of web comic Penny Arcade, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, created PAX in 2004. The first convention in Bellevue, Wash., drew around 4,500 attendees, but now draws more than 65,000 to Seattle each Labor Day weekend.

Amazon Appstore Hits 200,000 Apps, Almost Tripling in 1 Year



Amazon’s Appstore almost tripled in size in the past year, growing to include more than 200,000 apps, the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced.

Bezos revealed the latest numbers for Amazon’s app marketplace in a letter to shareholders in which he outlined the company’s progress for the past year.

“The Amazon Appstore now serves customers in almost 200 countries,” Bezos wrote. “Selection has grown to include over 200,000 apps and games from…

‘Allegiant’ to Be Split Into 2 Films, Copying ‘Hunger Games’ Again



It didn’t seem possible, but the Divergent series has found yet another way to crib off

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April’s Total Lunar Eclipse Series Is Not the End of the World



There has been a lot of interest recently in an upcoming series of lunar eclipses that begins April 15. These are usually described as “four blood moons” and taken by some to prophesy upcoming disasters.

The total lunar eclipse of April 15 will begin a so-called tetrad series of eclipses that is making the rounds online as a potential harbinger of doom, due in part to a recent book on the four blood moons that makes the dubious claim.

Astronomers rarely if ever use the term blood…

Investor Appetite Grows for Food Delivery Startups



Investors are salivating over food delivery startups, at least judging from a series of funding announcements in recent weeks.

Munchery, a startup that provides same-day delivery for meals prepared by local chefs, announced Thursday that it raised a $28 million Series B round, bringing its total funding to date to about $35 million. The company intends to use the funding to expand its service to new cities beyond the Bay Area.

The majority of the new…