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Singapore bank ad features veteran Asian actors and a true story



SINGAPORE — It looks like DBS’ marketing budget is bigger than you thought.

The Singaporean multinational bank just put out a mini drama series on its website called “Sparks.” It portrays the lives of fictional bank employees who (naturally) work for DBS. The bank claims that the plot of its high-production series was inspired by a true story

Brands pull out glitzy campaigns all the time, but what’s…

The Lonely Island is making a Saturday night comedy sketch series for Fox



Soon, NBC’s Saturday Night Live won’t be the only late-night sketch comedy game in town anymore.

Fox on Thursday officially ordered Party Over Here, a half-hour late-night sketch comedy series produced by comedy trio The Lonely Island (writers/performers Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) and The League star Paul Scheer

Nicole Bye (Girl Code), Jessica McKenna (Riot) and former Saturday Night Live writer…

6-inch Mr. Spock looks so much like Leonard Nimoy it’s scary



Video: Mark Andrew Boyer

Without the original Star Trek television series, which first aired almost 50 years ago, there would be no “Next Generation,” no “original cast movies,” Next Generation films and certainly no J.J. Abrams reboot. It’s why, for a certain generation, the nostalgia remains and, this year especially, every new franchise product is treated like a precious gift.

Mezco Toyz has a long history of making hyper-realistic figures, especially for celebrities and movie…

Why ‘The Jon Stewart of Egypt’ is coming to America



LOS ANGELES — Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of Egypt” who rose to fame after his satirical show in Egypt during the Arab Spring, is partnering with Fusion’s digital entertainment unit F-Comedy to create a new series.

Titled The Democracy Handbook, the satirical digital series and corresponding television special will follow Youssef as he travels America — from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. — to learn the lessons of democracy. Each of the 10 episodes will be five minutes each.

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How to create a culture of early technology adoption in the workplace



Tech breakthroughs are making our lives easier — both in and out of the office.

Ever-improving Apple continues to launch new versions of the iPhone. Wearable tech now employs apps to tell us what stresses us out and what makes us happy. And thanks to technology, more companies are offering telecommuting options to employees, according to a recent SHRM study.

Yet, amid all these improvements, only a meager 27% of American employees have access to the latest technology in the workplace,…

Saturn’s rings fan out beautifully in new photo



Saturn’s dazzling rings stretch out in a new photo taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

NASA’s Curiosity rover beams home a selfie from a Martian sand dune



NASA’s Curiosity rover is checking out some sand dunes on Mars, and like any good traveler in an exotic locale, it has a selfie to prove it.

The car-sized spacecraft that has been exploring Mars since August 2012, sent this selfie back to Earth showing what the intrepid Mars rover looked like in front of the

Aussie streaming platform Stan nabs new ‘Twin Peaks’ in Showtime deal



The streaming wars Down Under are heating up.

On Thursday, local streaming platform Stan announced it had signed a deal with Showtime to host the U.S. network’s content in Australia. The deal helps Stan compete on premium content with Netflix’s original shows, such as Orange is the New Black, and local offering, Presto, which hosts HBO content along with award-winning shows like Mr Robot.

The arrangement means Stan gets new shows…

Martin Freeman, Adam Brody to star in show about unlikely tech entrepreneurs



LOS ANGELES — Rejoice, O.C. fans! Adam Brody is returning to the small screen near you.

The actor will star in Crackle’s new show Start Up, alongside Martin Freeman (Fargo), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist) and Otmara Marrero (Graceland). Set in Miami, the drama “explores what happens when a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of tech entrepreneurs.” It is written by Ben Ketai (Chosen), who…

Conan O’Brien pays beautiful, comical tribute to Abe Vigoda



Abe Vigoda died on Jan. 26. The 94-year-old actor’s career spanned over six decades of television and film work — but one of his most memorable gigs was his recurring appearances on Late Night With Conan O’Brien.

O’Brien hosted Late Night from 1994 to 2009, where Vigoda frequently appeared in sketches and parodies, or as versions of himself (including a human eclipse and a Christmas tree). O’Brien — who’s now hosting another late night series — and his sidekick Andy Richter shared fond…