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This Chrome extension will allow nerds to navigate the web free of Star Wars spoilers

Charmaine Blake

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If you’re desperately trying to avoid spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this app is for you. 

Force Block is a Google Chrome extension that warns you if you’re about to visit pages that may have Star Wars spoilers. The warnings take the form of cute slogans that reference previous Star Wars movies, such as “That’s no moon, it’s a spoiler” and “The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of spoilers.” 

The extension is available for download on the Chrome Web Store. It was created to detect spoilers for The Force Awakens, but will detect spoilers for The Last Jedi starting Dec. 13. 

The extension is the handiwork of digital production company Priceless Misc

“Just updated last night once we found where Luke was located,” announced Matthew Tyndall, partner and head of production at Priceless Misc, to reassure worried commenters Tuesday. “Thanks R2!”

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The extension is super sensitive, meaning you’ll almost certainly get a lot of false positives when you use it — the extension tried to block me from Priceless Misc’s homepage, informing me that “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for spoilers, kid.” 

But the developers are aware of this — in fact, it’s intentional. In a blog post, they wrote “What’s worse for the users, having to click through a few false warnings, or have a plugin that let an important spoiler slip through the cracks? Assuring the loser would have the lowest likelihood of being spoiled was paramount.” 

But don’t worry about being blocked from your favorite websites forever: As with an ad blocker, you can “whitelist” a page to make it immune to Force Block’s scrutiny. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/13/chrome-extension-blocks-star-wars-spoilers/

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This very moving Christmas film is going massively viral on Facebook

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“If you thought the John Lewis Christmas adverts were emotional, then you’d better brace yourself —  the short film above, made by videographer Phil Beastall in 2014 and shared on Facebook last week, is a real tearjerker.

“It’s a short film about a man counting down the days to Christmas so he can continue his yearly tradition sparked by a tragic moment from the past,” Beastall wrote in the video’s Facebook description. “I hope you enjoy it.”

The two-and-a-half minute film, titled “Love is a Gift”, has since been viewed nearly 9.5 million times.

The movie cost a grand total of £50 ($64), per Sky News.

“I wanted people to watch it and although initially they might feel sad, I wanted them to reflect on it and perhaps turn to a loved one and give them a cuddle or say ‘I love you’ and reflect on life itself and appreciate just how lucky we are to be here,” Beastall told them.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/christmas-viral-emotional-short-film/

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Hulu’s Insane Black Friday Deal Is Still Available: Get 12 Months For $12

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If you have ever considered signing up for Hulu, but have yet to pull the trigger, now’s the time to take the leap. From now through Monday, November 26th at 11:59 PM PT, Hulu is offering its Limited Commercials plan at $0.99 a month for 12 months. That’s a full year of Hulu for just under $12 — over $80 in savings.

Go Here to Check it Out: https://www.hulu.com/welcome

There is a catch, but it’s not a significant one. You are only eligible for the deal if you’re a brand new subscriber or a returning subscriber who hasn’t paid for Hulu in at least 12 months.

Best 15 Original Shows on Hulu: https://uproxx.com/tv/best-hulu-original-series-right-now-ranked/

So, basically, if you’ve had Hulu and canceled it within the last year, you won’t be able to apply for this promotion. Everyone else is eligible.

Read More: https://decider.com/2018/11/24/hulus-insane-black-friday-deal-is-still-available-get-12-months-for-12/

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YouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site

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“YouTube quietly added around 100 ad-supported Hollywood movies to its site, beginning last month, according to a new report from AdAge. The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Terminator,” as well as other family fare like “Zookeeper,” “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Legally Blonde,” among others.

Before, YouTube had only offered consumers the ability to purchase movies and TV shows, similar to how you can rent or buy content from Apple’s iTunes or Amazon Video.

Currently, YouTube is serving ads on these free movies, but the report said the company is open to working out other deals with advertisers – like sponsorships or exclusive screenings.

YouTube’s advantage in this space, compared with some others, is its sizable user base of 1.9 billion monthly active users and its ability to target ads using data from Google .

The addition of a an ad-supported movies marketplace on YouTube follows Roku’s entry into this market, which began last year with the launch of its free collection of movies, called The Roku Channel.

This year, Roku has been expanding the type of content on that channel to also include things like live news from ABC News, Cheddar, Newsmax, Newsy, People TV, Yahoo and The Young Turks, and – more recently – entertainment and live sports. 

Walmart also offers its own free movies collection through Vudu, and recently teamed up with MGM on original content for the service. Tubi operates a streaming service with free, ad-supported content, too. And Amazon is rumored to be working on something similar.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/16/youtube-quietly-added-free-ad-supported-movies-to-its-site/

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