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There’s Another ‘+’ on the Market: Pearson+, the Wannabe Netflix for College Textbooks

There’s Another ‘+’ on the Market: Pearson+, the Wannabe Netflix for College Textbooks

Photo: Adam Berry (Getty Images)As if there weren’t enough services with a “+” in their name, here’s another for your list: Pearson+, the wannabe Netflix for college textbooks. Pearson recently unveiled Pearson+, a desktop and mobile app that will offer digital textbooks from the company’s catalogue via a two-tiered subscription model. The $9.99 per month…

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Apple Yanks Anti-Vax Version of Tinder From the App Store

Apple Yanks Anti-Vax Version of Tinder From the App Store

Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP (Getty Images)Apple has yanked Unjected, an app that bills itself as “a safe space for the unvaccinated to come together uncensored through business, friendship, or love,” from the App Store. The company said that Unjected violated its covid-19 policies and tried to get around the App Store review process, which…

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This Is the Way…to the Week’s Best Toys

This Is the Way…to the Week’s Best Toys

Image: Hasbro, Lego, BlitzwayWelcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Lego heading back to The Mandalorian, old favorites heading back to Ghostbusters, some very pretty Uno cards, and Hasbro taking another crack at the “build-your-own lightsaber” toy. Check it out!Image: LegoLego…

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Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty (Getty Images)In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Disney’s new mandate comes just after the studio lambasted actress Scarlet Johansson for her lawsuit against…

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Linen Is the Hot New Fabric of the Summer/Eternity

Linen Is the Hot New Fabric of the Summer/Eternity

Designer Jemma Swatek, who created the brand Lykke Wullf, went to college for environmental studies but later pivoted to fashion design. Now, though, she finds herself considering her environment constantly while making clothes.“When it comes to designing, I definitely consider the weather, the climate,” she said. “I live in LA. It’s been getting hotter and…

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A Waterworld TV Show Is in the Works

A Waterworld TV Show Is in the Works

A streaming series based on Waterworld is currently in the works. Photo: UniversalIt may end up taking 30 years—but Waterworld could finally get the sequel it so desperately wanted. Collider reports that a streaming TV show take on the infamous 1995 Kevin Costner film is now in the works, which would pick up the story…

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found Its Stars

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found Its Stars

Ladies and Ghouls, the mansion has new guests...Image: Disney ParksMoonhaven’s cast continues to grow. Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams are working on an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling for HBO. Plus, new pictures from Day of the Dead and Legends of Tomorrow’s return, and what’s next for American Horror Stories. Spoilers get!Haunted MansionTHR reports Tiffany…

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How to Look Better On Video Calls Using Your iPad Pro

How to Look Better On Video Calls Using Your iPad Pro

This year’s refreshed iPad Pros have powerful new processors that separate them from the predecessors, but they also have an underrated new video-calling feature that frees you from your desk.The 11-inch and 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pros have an upgraded 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with 122-degree field of view, and that new lens enables a trick called…

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Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

“Brace yourselves. The Men from Online are coming.”Screenshot: NetflixMasters of the Universe: Revelation received critical acclaim ahead of its launch on Netflix late last week, but the animated continuation of Eternia’s finest has been faced with review-bombing and anger on social media thanks to a bad-faith interpretation of what the show’s doing that showrunner Kevin…

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Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now

Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now

Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images)If you own an iPad, iPhone, or a Mac, you should definitely go update your device right now. Why? Because there are brand new patches out and you don’t want to get hacked.Earlier today, Apple unexpectedly released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1, the latest updates for the company’s phones and tablets.…

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A Pokémon Live-Action Series Is Coming to Netflix

A Pokémon Live-Action Series Is Coming to Netflix

Pikachu and Mewtwo facing off.Screenshot: Warner Bros.Detective Pikachu, a detective, almost certainly saw this one coming.Variety reports that Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson is writing and executive producing a live-action Pokémon series for Netflix that will be somewhat similar to, but distinct from, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Detective Pikachu. Currently, there are no details about whether…

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A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse

A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse

Ellen Burstyn is returning to The Exorcist. Yes. We’re shocked too.Photo: Warner Bros.One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. The New York Times reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the…

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At SDCC 2021, Creepshow Teases What to Expect From Season 3 of the Shudder Hit

At SDCC 2021, Creepshow Teases What to Expect From Season 3 of the Shudder Hit

Frankenstein’s monster (Alex Hill) roams suburbia in this season two scene from Shudder’s Creepshow.Image: Josh Stringer/ShudderCreepshow’s excellent second season arrived earlier this year, offering proof positive that the well-received first season of the horror anthology—based on the George A. Romero-Stephen King cult movie collaborations—was no fluke. With season three on the way soon, San Diego…

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How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

Graphic: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images)When quarry workers dislodged a skullcap and a bunch of bones from a cave near Düsseldorf in 1856, little did anyone realize the remains would reveal an entirely new branch on the tree of life, that of the genus Homo and its many constituents, including Homo neanderthalensis, to which those…

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