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Howard Shore in Talks to Compose Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series

Per Deadline, Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore is in talks to return to score Amazon’s highly anticipated Lord of the Rings series, which will debut September 2, 2022. Shore composed all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film as well as Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. His work on the series earned Shore three Academy Awards: Best Score for Fellowship… Read More »

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Leaves Mr. & Mrs. Smith Series After Creative Differences With Donald Glover

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is no longer set to star in Amazon’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith series alongside Donald Glover, who is the co-creator of the series and will executive produce as well as star in the show. RELATED: Amazon’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith Lands Glover & Waller-Bridge To Lead/Create The departure of Waller-Bridge from the upcoming streaming series comes… Read More »

Amazon Shifts Production of LOTR Series From New Zealand to U.K.

Amazon Studios announced on Thursday that its untitled The Lord of the Rings original series will film its second season in the United Kingdom, moving away from New Zealand in an effort to expand its production footprint. RELATED: Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Sets Premiere Date as Season 1 Wraps Filming “We want to thank… Read More »

Sean Gallagher and an AI expert talk today about our crazy machine-learning adventure

reader comments 57 with 26 posters participating, including story author Share this story Is Our Machine Learning? View more stories We’ve spent the past few weeks burning copious amounts of AWS compute time trying to invent an algorithm to parse Ars’ front-page story headlines to predict which ones will win an A/B test—and we learned… Read More »

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does

Enlarge / Turning the lens on ourselves, as it were. reader comments 63 with 43 posters participating, including story author Share this story Is Our Machine Learning? View more stories There’s a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude… Read More »

Amazon bought Facebook’s satellite team to help build its Starlink competitor

Enlarge / Image released by Amazon when it announced a deal with United Launch Alliance to use launch vehicles for Project Kuiper. reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Facebook has sold its small-satellite Internet division to Amazon and said that it has no plans to become an Internet service provider. Amazon and… Read More »

Thinking about selling your Echo Dot—or any IoT device? Read this first

Getty Images reader comments 73 with 58 posters participating Share this story Like most Internet-of-things (IoT) devices these days, Amazon’s Echo Dot gives users a way to perform a factory reset so, as the corporate behemoth says, users can “remove any… personal content from the applicable device(s)” before selling or discarding them. But researchers have… Read More »

Amazon to buy MGM for $8 billion in major boost to Prime Video library

reader comments 140 with 94 posters participating Share this story Amazon today announced a definitive agreement to buy MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) for $8.45 billion. Amazon said that MGM’s filmmaking prowess “complements the work of Amazon Studios, which has primarily focused on producing TV show programming.” Buying MGM would let Amazon add plenty of movies to its… Read More »

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Enlarge / Amazon trailers backed into bays at a distribution center in Miami, Florida, in August 2019. reader comments 21 with 19 posters participating Share this story Amazon “seized and destroyed” over 2 million counterfeit products that sellers sent to Amazon warehouses in 2020 and “blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they… Read More »

Ken Jeong to Star in Amazon Prime Video’s Shoot the Moon

Ken Jeong is currently set to star in a half-hour dramedy series in the works at Amazon, according to a new report from Deadline. MORE: HBO Releases First House of the Dragon Photos The series titled Shoot the Moon will follow Michael (Jeong), a son of Korean immigrants. While Michael feels like he’s achieved the American… Read More »