Monday, May 23, 2022

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Final refrain for iPod as Apple stops production

The small, easy to operate players, introduced nearly 21 years ago, helped the company revolutionise how music was sold.

Huge opening for ‘Doctor Strange’ gives Hollywood a boost

The estimated US$185 million opening was the biggest opening weekend of the year, the second-biggest of the pandemic era and the 11th biggest all time.

Tom Cruise unveils ‘Top Gun’ sequel with mid-air stunt

'Top Gun: Maverick' combines adrenalin-packed action sequences largely shot on real US Navy fighter jets with emotional references to the original.

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard face off again in US libel trial

Depp has sued Heard for US$50 million, saying she defamed him when she penned a 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse.

Squid Game season 2 ‘not before late 2024’

Hwang Dong-hyuk is also working on a film about killing old people which he says is 'even more violent than Squid Game'.

‘Die Hard’ star Bruce Willis to retire due to cognitive illness

Willis' family says he has aphasia – a language disorder that robs people of their ability to communicate.

Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage at Oscars, drops F-bomb

Rock had cracked a joke comparing Jada Pinkett Smith's tightly cropped hair to Demi Moore's appearance in the film 'GI Jane' and suggesting she appear in a sequel.

Netflix tests charging a fee to share accounts

It says it will study the utility of the new model in three countries before making changes anywhere else.

TikTok videos get longer in challenge to YouTube

Users are now able to upload videos as long as 10 minutes.

India’s ‘disco king’ Bappi Lahiri dies at 69

Lahiri had 'multiple health issues' and died in the film industry capital Mumbai late Tuesday.

Apple to turn iPhones into payment terminals

The feature will use near field communications technology and allow businesses to accept credit and debit cards and other digital wallets with a tap on the device.

Take a sad song and make it better: ‘Hey Jude’ NFT fetches US$77,000

The NFT version of the notes was presented as an animation in which the words are progressively inscribed on the page.

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