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‘Mass Effect’: Amazon Studios is reportedly close to getting a deal to produce a TV series adaptation

Nov 24, 2021 08:32 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

Video game fans can expect to see more famous video game IPs get TV series adaptations in the future. For one, Amazon Studios is reportedly close to getting a deal with EA to produce its take on the sci-fi series Mass...

Netflix' One Piece' live-action adaptation introduces Straw Hat cast; Eiichiro Oda says production is 'making steady progress'

Nov 10, 2021 10:16 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

The live-action series adaptation of the extremely popular anime franchise One Piece has finally introduced the actors that will play the roles of the beloved Straw Hats. Meanwhile, mangaka and series creator Eiichiro Oda...

Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental destruction wrought by the colonisation of Africa

Oct 31, 2021 23:38 pm UTC| Entertainment

Director Denis Villeneuves most recent sci-fi epic is the latest attempt to tell the story of Frank Herberts acclaimed 1965 novel, Dune. The film is set millennia in the future when the galaxy is ruled by a class of family...

No Time to Die: the problem with Bond villains having facial disfigurements

Oct 09, 2021 08:44 am UTC| Entertainment

As the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die hits the cinemas, we are once again reminded of the way that disability is depicted negatively in Hollywood films. The new James Bond film features three villains, all of who have...

Why Nollywood is obsessed with remakes of classic movies

Aug 22, 2021 01:31 am UTC| Entertainment

Since the record-breaking success of Ramsey Nouahs 2019 sequel to the Nollywood classic, Living in Bondage, the Nigerian film industry has been overtaken by a frenzy of remakes and sequels of classics from the 1990s. These...

The X Factor: how the star-making formula show lost its shine

Aug 07, 2021 01:28 am UTC| Entertainment

The UK channel ITV has announced that it has no plans to continue The X Factor. In its 17 years on the air, the show produced some enormous pop stars, including boy band One Direction and girl group Little Mix. At its...

Shinhan Card to feature BTS on its upcoming special credit card

Jul 06, 2021 05:13 am UTC| Business Entertainment

Shinhan Card will capitalize on the worldwide popularity of BTS and launch its new credit cards with the seven members faces. South Koreas biggest credit card company headquartered in Seoul is set to introduce special...

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Economy

South Korean legislators seeks delay of crypto tax

South Korean parliament is taking steps to suspend a planned 20 percent tax on annual profits from digital asset investments exceeding 2.5 million won for another year. The government planned to begin taxing on Jan. 1,...

Chicago Bulls icon Scottie Pippen extends foray into beverage biz with bourbon barrel-aged tea

Iconic former Chicago Bulls basketball player Scottie Pippen extends his foray into the beverages business with a December 5 launch of his limited-release DIGITS Bourbon Barrel Aged Tea in partnership with Smith...

More Japanese workers now feel that drinking with colleagues is unnecessary

Over 60 percent of Japanese workers surveyed online said they believe drinking with colleagues is unnecessary, as the pandemic reduced reliance on alcohol drinks to deepen relationships. Those who shun meeting up with...

Skyrocketing housing prices force Seoul residents to move to Gyeonggi Province

More people are leaving Seoul to nearby provinces like Gyeonggi and other greater Seoul regions due to the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic, coupled with skyrocketing housing prices. Last year, 402,000...

NFL opens official Roblox store

The National Football League (NFL) has opened a virtual store at Roblox, initially offering official virtual helmets for all 32 teams. The NFL hopes to take advantage of rising consumer demand for digital items that can...

Politics

Donald Trump investigation: Michael Cohen says investigators should 'squeeze' those closest to Allen Weisselberg

Two investigations surrounding twice-impeached former President Donald Trump are based in New York, both of which probe into his assets and businesses. Trumps former fixer, Michael Cohen, revealed which people...

Joe Biden Build Back Better bill: Sen. Amy Klobuchar says social infrastructure bill will pass the Senate

Following the passage of US President Joe Bidens Build Back Better act in the House, it now heads to the Senate for another round of negotiations. Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar expressed confidence that the...

Iran: Nuclear talks resume this week, breakthrough least likely

World powers are returning to Vienna to restart discussions with Iran and its nuclear program. However, there is little hope for any breakthrough coming from this latest effort. The delegations of the world powers will...

Capitol insurrection: Missouri paper calls on Senate to investigate Josh Hawley's possible Jan. 6 involvement

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley became one of the faces of the Capitol insurrection on January 6. As the House Committees investigation is underway, a local news outlet in Missouri is calling for the Senate to...

Science

Pigeons consider safety, food availability in picking where to perch

Pigeons consider safety and food availability in picking where to perch, according to Keio University professor emeritus of animal behavior, Shigeru Watanabe. The finding could help cities manage pigeon...

Half of world's seabirds ingest plastic additives :study

An international team of researchers estimates that about half of the worlds seabirds have ingested plastic additives after studying 145 seafowls of 32 species from 16 areas of the world. Plastic chemicals such as...

Study shows plant-based meat has 'excessive' salt content

A UK-based lobby group found the salt content of plant-based meat products unnecessarily high, with over 75 percent of the products surveyed failing to meet the UK governments salt reduction targets. The researchers...

S. Korean watchdog assures clothing from recycled plastic bottles is safe

The Korea Consumer Agency concluded that clothes made with recycled plastic bottles generally have no safety concerns. The watchdog based its findings on durability and safety tests of five recycled polyester garments...

S. Korean scientists develop hydrogen fuel engines strong enough to power industrial drones

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials has developed a 5-kilowatt hydrogen fuel engine that is strong enough to power industrial lift drones with a weight of 20 to 30 kilograms. The engine supplies hydrogen fuel...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is not coming to Xbox Game Pass anytime soon

Xbox Game Pass subscribers hoping to play Cyberpunk 2077 for the first time without paying for it will still have to wait for an indefinite period. On the bright side, CD Projekt seems to be open to the possibility that...

Honor 60 full design and specs leak a day before the official launch

The Honor 60 series is still hours away from getting launched, but its technical specifications and design details have already leaked. The company is expected to reduce the number of rear cameras to three while keeping a...

Realme GT 2 Pro is the brand’s ‘first premium flagship phone’ launching in early 2022

Like other smartphone makers that started by introducing mid-range products at lower price points, Realme is also expanding its business by introducing a premium and flagship device. The company confirmed Realme GT 2 Pro...

Oppo’s first foldable smartphone could be named ‘Find N’

More companies are expected to introduce their take on foldable smartphone technology within the next year, and Oppo is likely to be one of them. More reports emerged recently claiming to have new details about the Oppo...
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