Google’s parent company just reached an agreement with Toronto to plan a $50 million high-tech neighborhood

Sidewalk Labs — the urban-innovation arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet — just got the green light to plan a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront. On Tuesday morning, the board of Waterfront Toronto, the organization administering revitalization projects along the Canadian city’s waterfront, unanimously agreed to work with the company to design the neighborhood. Final […]

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Best TV and Movies to Stream in Aug.: Jack Ryan, Netflix’s ‘Simpsons Meets Game of Thrones’

What to expect for August, streaming-wise: Netflix is pulling back the curtain on some major releases, including the latest cartoon from Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening and a half-hour comedy that’s already attracted controversy weeks ahead of its premiere; Amazon makes a bid for a blockbuster series with the launch of John Krasinski as stubble-faced man-of-action Jack […]

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MoviePass’ latest survival plan: increase prices, gut first-run movie access

July has not been good for MoviePass, the embattled all-you-can-watch movie ticket subscription service. The company ran out of money and shut down for a night last week. It’s compensated by shutting people out of popular movies like Mission: Impossible — Fallout. The company has claimed lately that technical difficulties are keeping users from getting […]

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NBA becomes 1st sports league to enter partnership with sportsbook for taking bets on its games

The NBA made history on Tuesday, becoming the first major professional sports league in the United States to sign a deal revolving around sponsorship for sports betting. Adam Silver held a press conference in New York announcing that his league had agreed to the multi-year deal with MGM Resorts International.  [For premium sports picks and […]

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New on Netflix: August 2018

Photo: NBC/Colleen Hayes/NBC At the beginning of (and during) each month, Netflix adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Below, you’ll find our August 2018 new-on-Netflix recommendations along with a full list of new titles. For more comprehensive coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on Netflix, including our top picks from last month and updates on what’s […]

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