Netflix’s superhero drama Raising Dion struggles to find a Stranger Things balance

Photo by Steve Dietl / Netflix A young hero must learn to use his exceptional powers to stop a terrible threat and save his friends, family, and possibly the entire world. It’s a pretty typical setup for a superhero origin story, but Netflix’s new series Raising Dion, which launches its nine-episode first season on October 4th, changes things up by making its hero a seven-year-old. Splicing family drama with comic-book action produces some engaging story…

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Amazon reportedly wants to put its Go cashierless technology in Regal theaters and other stores

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon might be slowing down the expansion of its own Amazon Go locations, but the company is in talks to license out the technology that powers those cashierless stores to other retailers. Per a new report from CNBC, Amazon has discussed the possibility with Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, and OTG, which operates mini-grocery stores at some airports. Concession stands at stadiums and baseball parks are another area of interest,…

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Vox Sentences: Your play, NCAA

Jonathan Devich/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. California college athletes set to receive money from endorsements; mass demonstrations in Moscow advocate the release of protesters. California vs. the NCAA Jonathan Devich/Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 206, a measure…

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