“Free TV” box maker agrees to shut down and pay $14.5M to copyright holders

“Free TV” box maker agrees to shut down and pay $14.5M to copyright holders
Video industry victory — Per settlement, Dragon Box will pay $14.5M and close piracy-enabling services. Jon Brodkin - Jan 30, 2019 4:50 pm UTC The entertainment industry has scored a big victory over the maker of a "free TV" box that helped users watch pirated video. Dragon Media Inc., whose "Dragon Box" device connects to…

Mads Mikkelsen goes full-on John Wick in new trailer for Netflix‘s Polar

Mads Mikkelsen goes full-on John Wick in new trailer for Netflix‘s Polar
Assassination nation — He rocks a stylin' eyepatch and nifty laser gloves that control his machine guns. Jennifer Ouellette - Jan 8, 2019 1:28 am UTC Mads Mikkelsen is international hitman Kaiser Black in new trailer for Netflix film Polar.With the release of John Wick 3: Parabellum just a few months away, is there room…

Video: Inside the artistic mind of Dead Space designer Glen Schofield

Video: Inside the artistic mind of Dead Space designer Glen Schofield
art space — From Disney to deep space, Schofield just wanted to make art—and he succeeded. Lee Hutchinson - Jan 16, 2019 4:10 pm UTC Video directed by Sean Dacanay, edited by Paul Isackson. Click here for transcript.Our recent visit to Dead Space designer Glen Schofield's home to discuss the challenges of developing the horror…

Pay for Trump’s border wall with $20 online porn fee, Ariz. lawmaker says

Pay for Trump’s border wall with $20 online porn fee, Ariz. lawmaker says
Porn fee for Trump's wall — Arizona bill would make online porn viewers pay for border wall with Mexico. Jon Brodkin - Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm UTC Getty Images | Atomic ImageryAn Arizona state lawmaker has proposed a $20 fee on people who want to view online pornography in order to raise money for…

Review: Changeling mixes the best parts of podcasts and horror novels into one

Review: Changeling mixes the best parts of podcasts and horror novels into one
Welcome to season three — Writing a novel as if it were a podcast makes for some suspenseful storytelling. Valentina Palladino - Jan 1, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Simon & Schuster UKTrue crime has taken over entertainment. Regardless of what that says about our society, observe the fruits of this trend has been fascinating. It's…

GoDaddy weakness let bomb threat scammers hijack thousands of big-name domains

GoDaddy weakness let bomb threat scammers hijack thousands of big-name domains
DOMAIN HIJACKER'S DREAM — Revealed: How domains owned by Expedia, Mozilla, and Yelp sent bomb hoaxes. Dan Goodin - Jan 23, 2019 5:57 am UTC Remember the December 13 email blast that threatened to blow up buildings and schools unless recipients paid a $20,000 ransom? It triggered mass evacuations, closures, and lockdowns in the US,…

VR headsets, augmented windshields, and multiscreen infotainment at CES

VR headsets, augmented windshields, and multiscreen infotainment at CES
or, read a book — "Are we there yet" predates the first long car ride, but help may be on the way. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Jan 18, 2019 6:44 pm UTC Enlarge / Yes, I am wearing VR in the backseat of an electric car. Yes, this is Peak CES.Aurich Lawson LAS VEGAS—I'd been…

After lawsuit filed, Gearbox CEO confirms he left USB stick of porn at Medieval Times

After lawsuit filed, Gearbox CEO confirms he left USB stick of porn at Medieval Times
Bad vault — Alleges Pitchford received $12M bonus, hid from Gearbox staffers, siphoned elsewhere. Sam Machkovech - Jan 11, 2019 10:35 pm UTC Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, recreated in a photo illustration of the game Borderlands's cover art.Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson A pair of lawsuits filed in Collin County and Dallas County District Courts…

A new Ghostbusters film is in the works, set in the original universe

A new Ghostbusters film is in the works, set in the original universe
I ain't afraid of no ghosts — Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman, will co-write and direct. Jennifer Ouellette - Jan 16, 2019 3:36 am UTC Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd.Columbia Pictures Fire up your proton packs,…

Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much

Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much
More money, more content — To make more original shows and movies, Netflix needs more money. Valentina Palladino - Jan 15, 2019 4:22 pm UTC Enlarge / Netflix company headquarters in Los Gatos, California. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Another round of Netflix price hikes is upon us. According to a report from The…