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Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office This Weekend

The latest numbers have come in, and the action movie The Fate of the Furious sits atop the US box office chart for a second weekend in a row, bringing in $ 38.7 million. Via Entertainment Weekly, this is down substantially from last weekend’s opening haul of $ 100.2 million. Predecessor Furious 7 made around $ 147 million for its domestic first weekend and a further $ 73 million for its second weekend, so this is just the latest downturn for the franchise stateside. The international story looks different, however, ...

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This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

We didn’t get pasted by that asteroid that sailed through Wednesday, which is arguably a good thing. Discovered in 2014, it was due to pass by Earth at a close but safe distance, which it won’t do again for another 500 years. Scientists all over the world took the opportunity to make a number of radar and other observations of the asteroid, so soon we’ll have some data on its structure and properties. While we’re talking about icy rocks from the outer Solar System, it would be a shame not ...

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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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The allure of the 'Zeke Effect' in this year's NFL draft

One by one, they took the plunge. D’Onta Foreman, a Texas kid who quietly ran for 2,028 yards in one season, was one of the first to declare for the NFL draft. Dalvin Cook went a month later, on New Year’s Eve, shortly after he ran all over Michigan in the Orange Bowl. “I’m going to be taking my talents to the 2017 draft,” he said in a video live on Instagram. By January, 17 running backs, including one who finished 2016 tied for 174th in rushing, had decided to ...

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SNES Classic Edition Reportedly Coming This Year

After the recent discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo is reportedly now working on a mini version of its SNES console. The SNES Classic, as it’s likely to be called, will launch “in time for Christmas this year,” according to Eurogamer. The site says the in-development device is a major reason why Nintendo did not continue producing NES Classic units, despite it being sold out nearly everywhere due to high demand. Nintendo refused to comment when contacted by GameSpot. The NES Classic launched in November 2016 as a miniature ...

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Next Star Wars Spinoff Movie Might Be Announced This Summer

With Rogue Oneavailable to watch at home and the Han Solo movie currently in production, there is much speculation about what the third standalone Star Wars spinoff might be. Now Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has stated that it could be announced very soon. Speaking to MTV at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, Kennedy wouldn’t commit to a timeline, but did state that they were ” to an announcement. “My hope would be sometime around the summer,” she said. “I never want to predict the creative process because it is its ...

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What Dinesh Paliwal is reading this week

This week, the guest curator for “The Big Idea” is Dinesh Paliwal. Occupation: President and CEO, Harman Paliwal joined Harman International Industries, a U.S. company that develops connected car systems and audio products, in 2007. In November, Samsung announced plans to acquire Harman for $ 8 billion. The deal was finalized in March 2017. Prior to joining Harman, Paliwal spent 22 years with power and robotics firm ABB(ABB). While there, Paliwal was able to turn a profit for the multi-billion dollar North American operation following 18 years of losses. Related: ...

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Do you love your team this much?

About this project We the Fans is a multiplatform storytelling project about life and love as a football fan. Follow the stories of the Chicago Bears faithful of Section 250 in an eight-episode documentary series, Tuesdays on ESPN from April 11 to May 2 and streaming on WatchESPN. Read more in ESPN the Magazine and tune in for recaps on ESPN Chicago 1000. Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

“This looks Photoshopped.” How many times have you heard — or said — those three skeptical words? And yet every year, Photoshop and tools like it get a little more sophisticated, and it gets tougher to tell what’s a ‘shop and what’s not. More research comes out, more programs are written to incorporate the new research, and then artists get their hands on the tools and develop a deft and subtle touch. Now a group of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have layered neural nets atop an image style ...

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NFL partners with Amazon to livestream games this season

5 stunning stats about the NFL The NFL has partnered with Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) to stream Thursday Night Football games during the upcoming season. The deal will be for one year, will include 10 games and cost Amazon $ 50 million. Before the deal was announced, Twitter(TWTR, Tech30), Facebook(FB, Tech30) and YouTube were also in the running for the livestreaming rights. Related: NFL pledges to cut down on commercial breaks to speed up games During the 2016-2017 season, the NFL partnered with Twitter on a similar deal. At the time, the ...

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