Disney responds to lockdown loneliness with GroupWatch

Disney responds to lockdown loneliness with GroupWatch

Disney Plus will now offer users the ability to share screens with up to seven viewers, giving it a significant advantage over Netflix. Despite its rocky launch and recent Mulan controversy, Disney Plus continues to enjoy huge subscriber numbers and viewing figures. In April of this year it managed to...

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Kiss the Ground offers hope with regenerative agriculture

Kiss the Ground offers hope with regenerative agriculture

Woody Harrelson narrates this unusually optimistic film about the climate crisis, arguing that regenerative agriculture could be the key to turning things around. Netflix has released its latest documentary on the climate crisis called Kiss the Ground, which takes an extensive look at the use of soil and regenerative...

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Disney ignores China’s human rights violations with Mulan release

Disney ignores China’s human rights violations with Mulan release

Honk Kong activists are pushing to boycott Disney’s Mulan remake as the company ignores China’s violations of human rights in the Xinjiang province.   Disney has been battling waves of controversy surrounding its ties to China since the Hong Kong protests erupted last year. Its latest film, a remake of the 1998 animated classic Mulan, has just been released on Disney Plus and activists have been urging people not to endorse...

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The AI smart glasses with anti-distraction alarms

The AI smart glasses with anti-distraction alarms

AI smart glasses are every procrastinators dream – who needs willpower or organisational skills when you’ve got the latest gadgets? As part of a generational cohort habitually known as digital natives, it seems unfair that we have to focus on work orientated tasks for sustained periods of time… unfortunately, that’s the world our elders have laid out for us. Technology is labelled the chief culprit for our fleeting attention spans...

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#FreeBritney and the contentious issue of online fandoms

#FreeBritney and the contentious issue of online fandoms

Britney’s attorney said that she ‘welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans’ in new Los Angeles Superior Court documents. Britney Spears seems to have shown support for the fan-led initiative to release her from her conservatorship called #FreeBritney in newly obtained court documents. Fans have been concerned about her wellbeing and financial situation for well over a decade (older readers may remember the vintage Chris Crocker ‘leave Britney...

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How racism defined John Boyega’s Star Wars experience

How racism defined John Boyega’s Star Wars experience

Disney and the Star Wars franchise denounced by Boyega, who says his experience while filming has ‘changed him’. John Boyega has said he’s disappointed with the way non-white characters were written and treated during the production of recent Disney Star Wars films. His role as Finn in all three of the newest main trilogy entries in particular was played down as the series continued. You might remember early teasers for...

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