One Video: Wreath by Perfume Genius

One Video: Wreath by Perfume Genius

One Video: Wreath by Perfume Genius

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week. But what if you don’t have time to watch every video — maybe you have a deadline, a hungry pet, or other grown-up concerns. In consideration of your schedule, Lizzie and Kaitlyn bring you a series called One Video. Each week we’ll tell you “one video” you need to watch, why, and for how long.

This week’s video: “Wreath” by Perfume Genius

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Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Board Shorts Thor is the movie Marvel needs to make next

Thor and his put-upon roommate Darryl are back in a new short that needs to be a movie, Thor Ragnarok be damned. In “Team Thor, Part 2,” which comes on the Doctor Strange Blu-ray, we see Thor, on a mountain bike, wearing board shorts and a cape, paying his and Darryl’s rent with a pumpkin and Asgardian coins. Said coins are actually worthless in Australia, but that doesn’t stop things from spiraling a little bit out of control.

Darryl made his first appearance last year in a short explaining just what Thor was up to during Captain America: Civil War. Turns out, he moved into a flat and just started living his best life. The original, directed by Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, was similarly silly and light. Frankly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs more of this.

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Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61

Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61

Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61

Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in films such as Aliens, The Terminator, Twister, and Big Love, has died at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery, according to his family.

Born in 1955, Paxton began his acting career with an uncredited role in 1975’s Crazy Mama, and later appeared in three iconic science fiction franchises: The Terminator, Aliens, and Predator 2, earning the dubious distinction of being one of only two people (the other being Lance Henriksen) to be killed by a Terminator, a Xenomorph, and a Predator.

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Intel is building a Windows VR experience for the Winter Olympics

Intel is building a Windows VR experience for the Winter Olympics

Intel is building a Windows VR experience for the Winter Olympics

Intel says it’s planning to deliver a Windows Mixed Reality experience for the Winter Olympics next year. A company spokesperson appeared, in virtual reality, at Microsoft’s special Mixed Reality event in San Francisco this morning. While Intel hasn’t demonstrated exactly what it’s building, it will likely be similar to the VR broadcasts from NBC during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

NBC previously broadcast a range of events on the Samsung Gear VR headset, through a dedicated NBC Sports app. The Olympics are a good demonstration of the appeal of virtual reality video, with the ability to see a 360-degree view of sports. Microsoft is launching its Windows Mixed Reality platform on October 17th, with a range of headsets from PC makers like Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Samsung. Windows Mixed Reality is very similar to existing VR experiences from Oculus and HTC, and Microsoft will support apps and games from the Windows Store and SteamVR by the end of the year.

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Star Wars Rebels gets a new trailer and release date for its final season

Star Wars Rebels gets a new trailer and release date for its final season

Star Wars Rebels gets a new trailer and release date for its final season

Lucasfilm has released a new trailer for the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels, along with a release date: October 16th, 2017.

The new trailer shows off quite a bit to look forward to: space battles between the Empire and Rebels, the Imperial occupation of Mandalore, the introduction of X-Wings to the Alliance, and of course, Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Noghri assassin, Rukh.

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Spotify executive among those killed in Stockholm truck attack

Spotify executive among those killed in Stockholm truck attack

Spotify executive among those killed in Stockholm truck attack

A Spotify executive was among those killed during an attack in Stockholm on Friday, CEO Daniel Ek has confirmed. Chris Bevington, who had worked at Spotify for five years and served as its director of global partnerships and business development, was hit by a truck driven deliberately into pedestrians while walking in one of Stockholm’s shopping areas.

Ek paid tribute to the British-born Bevington via Facebook, saying that as a member of “our band,” he had a great impact on “not just the business but on everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him.”

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CBS All Access is a terrible streaming service, and I wish it ill

CBS All Access is a terrible streaming service, and I wish it ill

CBS All Access is a terrible streaming service, and I wish it ill

There’s a saying in business that you can have things good, fast, or cheap — pick two. CBS’s dedicated streaming service, All Access (the exclusive online home of Star Trek: Discovery) has often seemed like the answer to a different question: what if you had none of those three things?

Although All Access has been around since 2014, the subscription service made its biggest splash yet in September 2017, with Discovery’s debut. It was the first Star Trek show in more than a decade, and it seems to have been designed specifically to drive interest in CBS’s service. Although international audiences can watch the show — which just returned after a two-month holiday hiatus — through Netflix, cord-cutters in America had to pay for All Access to see Discovery, fueling a record number of sign-ups, and a record number of people annoyed by the idea of paying $6 a month to watch a show with commercials.

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HBO’s Silicon Valley addresses the dark underbelly of artificial intelligence

HBO’s Silicon Valley addresses the dark underbelly of artificial intelligence

HBO’s Silicon Valley addresses the dark underbelly of artificial intelligence

Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the industry and its ever-lasting goal to change the world — and make boatloads of money in the process.

Spoilers ahead for the fourth episode of season 4, “Teambuilding Exercise.”

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Watch the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Watch the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Watch the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

We got our first look at Steven Spielberg’s next big science fiction movie Ready Player One at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, and today, Warner Bros. released a new trailer on Facebook Live, with author Ernie Cline answering questions about the origins of the story.

Based Ernie Cline’s debut novel, Ready Player One is set in a dystopian world where almost everyone spends a majority of their time in a virtual reality system known as OASIS, where players can visit any conceivable world (allowing the book to mash up an incredible number of ‘80s pop culture references). The trailer opens with Wade Watts (played by The Tree of Life / X-Men: Apocalypse star Tye Sheridan) saying that he got his name because his father thought that it sounded like a superhero name. He then talks about OASIS, which allows people to do anything, and that people stay because they can become anyone.

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Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch

Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch

Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s gaming tablet is finally getting some streaming content. Today, the company revealed its first major media app will be Hulu, which will be available later today. The Switch version will be the full Hulu app, including the company’s live TV package and on-demand subscription service. With the release Hulu becomes the first major streaming service available on the Switch to users in the US.


Hulu.

It’s been a long time coming for Nintendo fans; since the Switch first launched in March, the focus has been almost entirely on games. The console did receive some streaming content with the launch of YouTube-like service Niconico in July, but it was exclusive to Japan. With the very important holiday season soon upon us, it makes sense that big-name services like Hulu are finally coming to the Switch — and hopefully the Netflix and YouTube aren’t far behind.

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