On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, a tragedy at YouTube HQ, Facebook‘s woes get worse, Spotify goes public, an app publicly reveals users’ health status, a clone army of news readers… and much, much more.
On this week’s podcast, join former The Drill Down co-host Tom Cheredar as we discussÂ Spotify buries musicians who aren’t exclusive, Facebook kills the Trending Topics team, what to expect from Apple, is there a spy in your iPhone? How the Clinton Campaign is foiling the Kremlin, and have the Russians hacked U.S. voting systems? …and much, much more!
One Piece fans, rejoice! Crunchyroll Inc., the leading online Asian entertainment stream service, announced on October 31st that it has added the incredibly long-lived series to its already impressive roster of streaming anime.
The series, which is currently up to its 619th episode, will begin broadcasting this Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Broadcasts will start with episode 619 for both premium and free users of the service. Earlier episodes will be made available for users at a later date.
To kick off their Halloween-themed “Weekends to Die For” that will run throughout October, the Travel Channel will premiere a new original miniseries called Making Monsters, and see the return of Ghost Adventures and the debut of the new original detective vs. psychic series The Dead Files.
The 4-part one-hour miniseries Making Monsters will follow Ed and Marsha Edmunds, the co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, a Mom and Pop store that specializes in the creation of animatronic beasties and haunted house designs for the amusement industry. Their creations include 8-foot Godzilla-like moving monsters, green-gook spitting aliens, and guffawing Santa Clauses. Assisting them in their work is renowned movie monster creator Jordu Schell, best known for his work as a sculptor and conceptual artist on films like Avatar, Predators, The Mist, 300, and Galaxy Quest to name but a few.
Timed to the upcoming second season premiere of The Walking Dead Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing a special edition DVD set of the show’s problematic but ultimately stellar first season on Blu-ray and DVD with even more extra features than their previous release of the first season. Today the company has released a clip from one of the newly created bonus featurettes and you can watch the video below this article.
Titled “Digital Decay,” the 90-second clip takes brief look at the CGI effects created for the series, notably the additional zombies. There’s nothing revelatory in this video but it does give you a feel for the ways that digital effects are used to create a worthwhile end result.