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Film review: A Chinese Odyssey Part Three - China reboot of 1995 classic a travesty — Jeff Lau's original two-part adaptation of Journey to the West was a postmodern masterpiece, but this cash-grabbing Chinese production runs contrary to everything those films stood for. Lau should stop besmirching his legacy

If it ain’t broke, fix it? Why Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhone 7 — Apple announced the latest reincarnation of the iPhone today in its highly anticipated annual event. Besides the brand new finishes and improved cameras, Apple, like many analysts expected, eliminated the headphone jack entirely from its phones. Apple's justification for the change is not so different from the historical ones it made before: wires are obsolete, wireless is the future.

Will Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing be any less rich? China to limit actors’ ‘astronomical pay’ — Directive from film and TV regulator tells studios to exercise 'self-discipline' over stars' salaries, while TV stations must play down shows' casts and limit celebrities' appearances on reality shows

Train to Busan is highest-grossing Korean film in Hong Kong box office history — Zombies-on-a-train action thriller starring Gong Yoo dethrones 2002 romantic comedy My Sassy Girl, capping a big month for Hong Kong distributor Edko Films - also behind record-earning local film Cold War 2

Uber will start letting customers ride in its self-driving cars | Recode Daily: August 19, 2016

Hong Kong? Shanghai? Mainland landmark ends up on Victoria Harbour for Hollywood film poster — Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower becomes part of Hong Kong skyline in poster for upcoming sci-fi movie Arrival, prompting #HongKongisnotChina hashtag on Facebook

For Call of Heroes, Benny Chan summons his inner Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone — Hong Kong film director talks about his new film, which transposes the story of a 1960s western into the Chinese wuxia world of chivalrous warriors

Web publisher LittleThings says it wants to buy Gawker Media's Jezebel, which isn't for sale — Here's a tiny, tiny wrinkle in the ongoing Gawker Media auction: LittleThings, a digital publisher that specializes in Facebook-friendly content, says it wants to buy Jezebel, one of the sites...

With Gawker On The Market, What Happens Next — The news outlet, facing intense financial pressure was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June, following a $140 million legal judgement from an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

Peter Thiel says journalism will be just fine, since he’ll decide what’s good journalism

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Sep 24, 2016

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Sep 23, 2016

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Sep 23, 2016

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Sep 23, 2016

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