Disney+ will give subscribers four simultaneous streams and free 4K

Image: Disney Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service is shaping up to be quite the deal. According to CNET, the service will launch on November 12th with support for four simultaneous streams and 4K included, all for the base price of $6.99 a month. Subscribers will also be able to create and manage up to seven profiles on a single account. That will make it highly competitive with Netflix, which raised its prices earlier this year…

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She-Hulk and Moon Knight are getting their own Disney+ shows

In addition to the freshly announced Ms. Marvel TV series, familiar Marvel characters She-Hulk and Moon Knight are heading to Disney+ to star in their own separate TV series, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, cousin of original Hulk Bruce Banner. After Walters received a blood transfusion from Banner, she accidentally took in some of his gamma poisoning and became an intelligent, controlled…

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Here’s the first trailer for Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp remake

Disney unveiled the first look at its live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp today, featuring two adorable pups trying to make sense of a live-action world. Lady and the Tramp is just another installment in Disney’s live-action remake blitz, following The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo earlier this year. Unlike those three films, however, Lady and the Tramp won’t screen in theaters. It’s a Disney+ exclusive, meaning those who want to watch it will…

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The first Mandalorian trailer brings a little Mad Max to Star Wars

Image: Lucasfilm The first public trailer for Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Star Wars series The Mandalorian has arrived, and it looks fantastic. Although a similar trailer was shown at Star Wars Celebration, it was never made available to the public. The trailer opens with helmets on stakes, and ominous shots of people hanging out in the desert. Then it moves into Star Wars action — fighting spaceships, battling droids, and face-to-face confrontations. It certainly feels…

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Disney+ confirms its Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin shooting in 2020

Ewan McGregor’s long-rumored Obi-Wan series is officially coming to Disney+, the company confirmed today. McGregor was onstage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said. Disney and Lucasfilm originally planned a feature-length theatrical Star Wars spinoff, according to a Hollywood Reporter story from 2017. But after two Star Wars spinoff films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, didn’t perform…

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Ms. Marvel TV series will bring a live-action Kamala Khan to Disney+

Photo: Marvel Comics A Ms. Marvel show based on the popular Kamala Khan version of the character is coming to the Disney+ streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show — which could be formally announced during Disney’s upcoming D23 presentation for the service this weekend — would be the sixth Marvel show planned for Disney+. While details are slim, ComicBook claims it’s corroborated the report, with the additional detail that the show (like…

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First vaper reported dead after mysterious lung disease

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The first person has died after being hospitalized from what appears to be an unknown lung illness linked to vaping. 193 people have been struck with similar symptoms between June 28th and today, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pain has been especially acute in Illinois, where the number of e-cigarette users who were hospitalized for lung symptoms doubled over the…

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Can Disney+ secure the streaming rights to the Sony Spider-Man movies?

Image: Sony Pictures Disney is racing to re-acquire the streaming rights to some of its biggest movies, since the digital ownership of many of its titles has changed over the last decade. Now, as Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios seem ready to end their relationship, questions about whether Disney will buy the rights to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home for its new streaming service, Disney+, have entered the equation. But the company isn’t…

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Apple contractors were allegedly listening to 1,000 Siri recordings a day — each

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Each of the big five tech companies has been caught secretly using human contractors to listen to conversations recorded by their gadgets and services. Pro-privacy Apple is one of those companies, and thanks to a report from the Irish Examiner, we may know a little more about the actual work Apple contractors did, including having to listen to an arduous 1,000 Siri recordings every day. Apple’s Siri assistant…

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Toyota going all-out with electric vehicles for the 2020 Olympics

The Olympics and Paralympics are coming to Tokyo next year, and official fleet provider Toyota is planning a massive deployment of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. The automaker says it will provide “3,700 mobility products and/or vehicles” for the Olympics, 90 percent of which will be “electrified.” That can mean either battery-electric, hydrogen-powered, or even gas-electric hybrid. Of the 3,700 vehicles, 850 will be battery-electric and 500 will be fuel-cell electric. 3,700 “mobility products and/or vehicles”…

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