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Here is the first official Ready Player One trailer

Here is the first official Ready Player One trailer Ready Player One, the Ernest Cline book sensation that was, in part, the inspiration for Oculus VR, has been turned into a movie ready to hit the big screen in March. And today, we’ve gotten the first official trailer for the movie. There are some very mild spoiler alerts ahead, so if you’re hyper sensitive you can click this link to watch the trailer without reading on. Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, a teenager living in 2045…

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‘Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listen’s next challenge

‘Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listen’s next challenge Right now, an interstellar object dubbed ‘Oumuamua is hurtling through space on its way out of our solar system. I say ‘interstellar object’ because there is a shadow of a doubt about whether or not this object was formed naturally. Moreover, it’s the first object to fly through our solar system that is believed to have originated in another star system. Its shape, about 800 meters long and only 80 wide, is another head-scratcher for astronomers, who are perplexed by…

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Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date

Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date Netflix has been teasing the next season of Black Mirror at an excruciatingly slow pace. But now, we have everything we need to emotionally prepare for Season 4, including a release date. Yesterday, Netflix released the full Season 4 trailer, finally informing a desperate fanbase that the new season will be released on December 29. Ring in 2018 with hope and optimism, right? If you haven’t been following along, here are the most important details:…

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Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang). It has its own set of superstars and an algorithmic feed that helps those superstars dominate users’ feeds, including mine. And it has a direct messaging system. Today, Instagram is testing out…

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ClassPass will soon help you break a sweat at home with ClassPass Live

ClassPass will soon help you break a sweat at home with ClassPass Live ClassPass is today introducing a new layer to its business with ClassPass Live. Taking a hint from Peloton, ClassPass is now letting users work out at home through live-streamed classes. The company has purchased a studio in Industry City, along with a production team, so that folks can enjoy all the benefits of heart-rate training without ever leaving their house. ClassPass has also hired their own instructors to develop classes that are proprietary to ClassPass, rather than…

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Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!

Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here! Disrupt Berlin 2017 pushes onward, and today we have a jam-packed lineup of tech super stars. We’ll be joined on stage by Parrot’s Henri Seydoux, Atomico’s Yann de Vries, ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer and Clue’s Ida Tin. Plus, we’ll head into the Startup Battlefield Finals, judged by some of the world’s finest investors: Suranga Chandratillake (Balderton Capital), Tugce Ergul (Angel Labs), Luciana Lixandru (Accel), Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch) and Mark Schmitz (Lakestar). For those of you that can’t make it to Arena Berlin, we’ll…

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Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!

Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here! Disrupt Berlin 2017 starts right now! Today, we’ll be hearing from industry leaders like Moia CEO Ole Harms, Slack CTO Cal Henderson, AngelPad’s Thomas Korte and Uncork Capital’s Andy McLoughlin. Plus, we’re kicking off the first day of the Startup Battlefield, with 15 companies launching their products on the Disrupt stage and answering to some of the world’s brightest investors, including Rob Coneybeer, Jenny Fielding and Kavita Gupta. The winner will take home 42,000 euro, the Disrupt Cup, and most…

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Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here! As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science. The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of physics, life sciences, and mathematics, is going into its sixth year. The show was founded by Yuri and Julia Milner, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, with Tencent CEO Ma Huateng (Pony Ma) joining just this…

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Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here!

Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here! They’ve worked through the night. They’ve toiled over their computers, powered by energy drinks and beer, to build something brand new in a matter of 24 hours. And now, the fruits of their labor are coming to you live. This is the Disrupt Berlin 2017 Hackathon, and it kicks off TechCrunch’s fifth annual European Disrupt conference. You can watch the whole thing live right here, and we’ll be covering the best and brightest hacks throughout the day. The winner takes home €4,200,…

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WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform. WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most out of their physical space, all while customizing that space to each individual’s personal needs. The co-working giant has been on the Alexa for Business platform for about a month now, as part of the beta, and has integrated Echos in meeting rooms at the Chelsea HQ. The…

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