The best new photography gear at CES 2019

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a chance for all the big electronics companies to show off the products that they hope to release in the coming year. It sounds like smart toilets may have been the big thing at CES 2019, but there were a number of photo companies with exciting near gear on the way. Here’s a rundown of the coolest new stuff we saw at CES.

– Popular Photography

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Six indie games that show why we’re in a golden age of video game artistry

For much of video games’ history, building these engines was fantastically labor-intensive and expensive. But in recent years, a suite of new, cheap game-making tools has made it much easier for independent developers and artists to create polished games—and as a result, the world has been blessed with some wonderfully weird and innovative games.

– Quartz 

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Stan Lee Gives Powerful Speech on Intolerance in Final Animated Cameo

Stan Lee’s final animated cameo will take place in this Sunday’s episode of Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, but you can watch it now.

According to Marvel.com. the legendary creator will appear in the episode, which is titled “T’Chanda,” alongside guest stars Mark Hamill and Hayley Atwell. The episode will take place in the 1940s and feature Lee as the voice of an army general. The clip shows Lee’s character calling out Arnim Zola for his hatred and threats.

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Would-be guide dog triumphs as greeter at Victoria’s Empress Hotel

A guide dog that was rejected for being too friendly has found the perfect place to share his sociable nature: the lobby of Victoria’s famed Empress Hotel.

Tracey Drake, director of public relations at the Fairmont Empress, said Winston, a two-year-old Labrador golden retriever cross has been the perfect addition.

“It’s a completely new hotel lobby since he’s been here,” Drake said. “He’s just a sweet boy.”

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Most Exciting Music Tech From CES 2019

Music has been center stage this week at CES 2019, the latest edition of Las Vegas’s international annual consumer electronics bacchanal. As smart speakers and smart home devices become ubiquitous in households around the world, audio-tech companies new and old are now fighting to show off fresh-off-the-line premium technology at the show, an event that usually serves as a good indicator of trends — or at least fads — to come in the year ahead. Here are a few of the innovations in music that caught our eye this time around.

– Rolling Stone

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Martin Scorsese to direct a new Bob Dylan film for Netflix

According to Variety, a long-rumored project that Bob Dylan fans have heard rumblings about for years is finally coming to fruition, with Netflix reportedly set to release a new Bob Dylan documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. The project is based around Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour, which featured appearances from Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, T Bone Burnett, Allen Ginsberg, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, and Bette Midler (among many others), and Scorsese has apparently spent the last few years conducting interviews with “many of the alumni”—including Dylan himself, who rarely participates in interviews at all.

– The A.V. Club

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You Can Now Travel the World Through Beatles Lyrics

A new video uses Google Maps to take Beatles fans on a world tour, covering more than 25,000 miles, using the group’s lyrics as a guide.

Produced by Vanity Fair, the nearly 13-minute clip begins in their hometown of Liverpool. In addition to obvious places like Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, Beatles songs that reference their parents (like “Julia” and “Let It Be”) are matched with John Lennon’s and Paul McCartney’s childhood homes.

– Ultimate Classic Rock

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