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New stop-motion ‘Pinocchio’ project from Netflix to be directed by Guillermo del Toro

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Pinocchio, the classic fairytale made famous by Disney in 1940, is getting the stop-motion treatment thanks to Netflix and director Guillermo del Toro, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday.

Del Toro, known for directing fantastical movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and most recently The Shape of Water, has been dreaming about bringing a Pinocchio project to life for years, and it looks like he’s finally getting a chance to do so in a musical, stop-motion fashion thanks to Netflix’s…

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. But at the time, HTML5 wasn’t powerful enough for great gaming. Facebook eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook became one…

Elon Musk’s high-speed hyperloop tunnel in L.A. will soon be open for public rides

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Elon Musk says the first tunnel is “almost done.” 

Posting on Twitter on Sunday night, the Boring Company founder and CEO announced the first test tunnel of the ambitious ultra-high-speed hyperloop project in Los Angeles will be open for public rides on Dec. 11.

The very first LA tunnel, which will primarily function to transport pedestrians and cyclists, was officially completed in May, after digging…

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‘Halloween’ opened with $77.5 million, the second highest ever for a horror movie

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Just over a year ago, the adaptation of Stephen King’s It shook horror fandom with a $123.4 million opening weekend — the highest ever for a horror movie. Now Halloween is here to join the party.

The 40-years-later sequel that opened on Friday picked up an estimated $77.5 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend. That’s not quite It levels of success, but it’s more than enough to make Halloween‘s first three days the second highest for an R-rated horror movie.

SEE ALSO: The new…

This fifth grader’s baked potato costume is better than whatever you’ve planned for Halloween

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This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

Halloween is fast approaching and while you may think your planned costume’s impressive, there’s a very good chance it won’t top this fifth grader who dressed as a baked potato.

Reddit user seal2781, a 24-year-old named Celia, recently shared a throwback Halloween picture from 2004 — the year she followed her heart and dressed as a baked potato wrapped in foil with a li’l pat…

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. But at the time, HTML5 wasn’t powerful enough for great gaming. Facebook eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook became one…

‘Halloween’ opened with $77.5 million, the second highest ever for a horror movie

TwitterFacebook

Just over a year ago, the adaptation of Stephen King’s It shook horror fandom with a $123.4 million opening weekend — the highest ever for a horror movie. Now Halloween is here to join the party.

The 40-years-later sequel that opened on Friday picked up an estimated $77.5 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend. That’s not quite It levels of success, but it’s more than enough to make Halloween‘s first three days the second highest for an R-rated horror movie.

SEE ALSO: The new…

Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog

A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call for the UK’s competition regulator to look into social media giants’ adtech operations.

Damian Collins, the chair of the DCMS committee which has spent months this year asking questions about how disinformation spreads online — culminating in a report, this summer,…

This fifth grader’s baked potato costume is better than whatever you’ve planned for Halloween

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This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

Halloween is fast approaching and while you may think your planned costume’s impressive, there’s a very good chance it won’t top this fifth grader who dressed as a baked potato.

Reddit user seal2781, a 24-year-old named Celia, recently shared a throwback Halloween picture from 2004 — the year she followed her heart and dressed as a baked potato wrapped in foil with a li’l pat…

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. But at the time, HTML5 wasn’t powerful enough for great gaming. Facebook eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook became one…