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Mr. Beast Squid Game Real-Life
Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr. Beast online, has recreated the “Squid Game” show on Netflix in real-life to the best of his ability. To make this possible, he had to recruit 456 people to play, and throw in a handsome reward to boot. To be more specific, the winner of this competition took home a whopping $456,000 USD, but in all, it cost Mr. Beast around $3.5-million to put everything together. Read more to see how it all went down.

Halo TV Series Paramount Plus Trailer
The first teaser trailer for Paramount’s new Halo TV series was released during Microsoft’s Xbox 20th anniversary celebration today. This original series, based on the iconic Xbox franchise, will launch exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and in all international markets where the streaming service will be available in 2022. The story dramatizes a 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, combining personal stories with action, adventure as well as a futuristic vision of the battles to come. Read more for the video and additional information.

Wireless Soda Machine Trick Prank
Michael Carbonaro, star of the hit truTV show called “The Carbonaro Effect,” has featured some mind-boggling tricks during its run, but the wireless soda machine may be the most popular of them all. At first glance, it looks like a drink dispenser that a bartender would use, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s not connected to anything, yet is still able to dispense soda. Read more for the video and a possible explanation on how it works.

Amazon Lord of the Rings RV Show 2022 Release
Amazon has just wrapped filming for the first season of their “The Lord of the Rings” TV series, with the first episode set for release on the Prime streaming service on September 2, 2022. The company has spent $465-million USD thus far filming the first season of the show, according to New Zealand government officials. It has already been renewed for a second season, and the studio is expected to film five seasons of the show. Read more for a video explaining the teaser image and additional information.

TCL 55 6-Series 4K Mini LED TV
TCL’s 55-inch 6-Series 4K Mini-LED QLED TV is all-new and can be picked up for just $649.99 shipped. Mini-LED backlight technology delivers uncompromised contrast, brightness, and uniformity, while the integrated quantum dot technology enhances performance further for better brightness as well as wider color volume. Its also the first TV boasting a THX Certified Game Mode, which when combined with Variable Refresh Rate and Auto Game Mode, offers an optimized gaming experience. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.

The Simpsons Couch Gag VR
The Simpsons is set to unveil a new couch gag on Sunday’s new episode, and it has the national quarantine in mind. It opens with the family taking part in extreme sports in a new animation style titled “The Extremesons”. Whether it be Homer going wingsuiting onto a jet or Bart being dropped out of a helicopter for a snowboarding session, this intro has it all. Read more to watch.

News Reporter Facebook Filter
Photo credit: Justin Hinton
It’s common practice for reporters to use social media to broadcast live nowadays, but sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Asheville television reporter Justin Hinton, who reports for WLOS, accidentally activated Facebook’s “Mystery Mask” filter generator during his live stream while covering the snowfall last week, and hilarity ensued. Read more for the video and additional information.

The Mandalorian Unreal Engine
Disney’s The Mandalorian may appear to shoot on location in many scenes, but in reality, they’re using digital sets, in addition to practical, in-camera effects. Epic Games stepped in to develop an innovating technique combining digital sets projected on LED displays with the Unreal game engine for some amazing real-time camera trickery rendered with NVIDIA GPUs. Read more for a video and additional information.

Disney Plus Launch
Disney has officially joined the streaming business with the debut of its Disney+ service. The company hopes that its $6.99-per-month service will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel / Star Wars movies, TV shows, classic animated films, new series and lots more. The most highly anticipated original show is “The Mandalorian,” a live-action “Star Wars” series created by Jon Favreau. Read more for a video that tells you all about the service and additional information.

LG Foldable Television
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Earlier this year, in March, LG Electronics filed a patent for a ‘television receiver with flexible display,’ and it was recently approved on September 13, 2019. The patent sketches show a TV with a flexible display consisting of six equal sections that can be folded in a zigzag. Its frame on the sides protects the display when folded, while also serving as a stand when necessary. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.