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OK, who had 2020 in the MoviePass-death pool? Everyone? I guess the good news is that even though this movie theater subscription business (and its parent company) is going belly up, the concept has spread to others in the industry. Whether it’s AMC’s Stubs A-List or Alamo Drafthouse’s Season Pass, it’s easier and cheaper to be a frequent moviegoer, if that’s your thing. As for MoviePass, well, we’ll always have the summer of 2018.
Thanks to a quick turnaround in building its Shanghai Gigafactory, which was completed in just 10 months, Tesla can now focus on ramping up production of its new crossover SUV, the Model Y, at its existing production plant in Fremont, California. The Ys, which were expected to begin shipping in fall 2020 are now slated for delivery by the end of Q1 instead.
Get ready for a couple of variants on the usual brown delivery vehicles. UPS is making an investment in UK technology company Arrival, which includes an order for 10,000 electric trucks. The plan is to deploy them across Europe and the US over the next four years. Separately, it also announced a pilot with Waymo to have that company’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica vans shuttle cargo from UPS stores to its processing hub in the metro Phoenix area.
If you’ve been holding off on the purchase of a(nother) 4K TV, then Fox’s plan to provide a 4K feed of Super Bowl LIV is a pretty strong argument for upgrading. Even if it’s really a 1080p HDR stream that’s upconverted, it will still be better than the standard 720p version you’d otherwise have to live with. You will need the right equipment, however, and I have some suggestions, with everything from a Fire TV 4K Stick to an 85-inch Sony TV that’s practically a bargain if you just think about the price per square inch.
If you follow Terrence O’Brien’s instructions carefully, then you too can make a Grammy-winning album in your bedroom.
Now, when you zoom all the way out on Google Earth’s app for mobile devices, you’ll see an accurate representation of the Milky Way. Google says adding stars to Earth is part of its efforts to make the program look as realistic as possible, which is why it also previously added animated clouds to show weather patterns around the world.
But wait, there’s more…
- The Nintendo Switch has passed the SNES in lifetime sales
- NASA is fixing a Voyager 2 snag from 11.5 billion miles away
- Netflix is turning manga and anime ‘One Piece’ into a live-action series
- Lab-grown heart muscles transplanted into a human for the first time
- Google’s 3D scans recreate historical sites threatened by climate change
- Lawsuits claim Amazon, Apple and more are streaming unlicensed music
- Roku’s speakers can finally turn into a surround sound system
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