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This is how MoviePass plans to make money with a $10-a-month unlimited plan that seems too good to be true

When MoviePass announced this week that it would be lowering the rates for its unlimited movie buffet to only $10 a month it immediately became a trending topic. With the average movie ticket in the US about $9, and a ticket in a city like New York costing more than $16, the deal was impossible to ignore.

MoviePass makes it all really easy. Select the theater and film you want to see on its app, and the cost for the ticket at that location magically appears on a special debit card they provide  you with. 

But for many people I spoke to, excitement about the deal is mixed with a good dose of suspicion. What's the catch? If you're only paying $10 a month, and MoviePass is paying the full price for each movie ticket you buy, how could it possibly stay in business?


'He has inside information': Christian university president defends Trump's Charlottesville response by claiming there may have been 'historical purists'

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, defended his controversial response to violence at a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last week.

In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Falwell repeatedly praised Trump's defense of some of the protesters at the neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, suggesting that the president knew information about the attendees that wasn't shared with the public.


The 'Father of Android' reveals what his startup incubator does to help companies get their products to market faster

Andy Rubin has a different take on how a startup incubator should operate.

After leaving Google in 2014, Rubin, the reputed father of the Android operating system, launched his own incubator, dubbed Playground Global.

This past week, while showing off the new Essential Phone, which a Playground company designed, Rubin talked about the philosophy behind the organization.

"Playground has a unique structure," he said. "We're a venture capital firm mashed up with a design studio."

He added: "That means we're an


Former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt reportedly tops the list to replace Travis Kalanick as Uber's CEO

Jeffrey Immelt, the former CEO of GE, is now the top candidate to become the new CEO of Uber, Recode reported on Saturday, citing "numerous" unnamed sources.

A majority of the board of the app-based taxi company is leaning toward Immelt, but two other candidates are still in the running, Recode reported. The board expects to vote on a new CEO within the next two weeks, according to the online news outlet.

"We know it is never going to be a perfect choice, but everyone is becoming exhausted," an unnamed source told Recode, adding, "We need someone with the skills to move us along."

Uber has effectively been headless since


You can finally buy the most powerful Xbox ever made: The $500 Xbox One X (MSFT)

The next version of Microsoft's long running Xbox line of video game consoles is named Xbox One X. It costs $500, and launches November 7. You can pre-order one starting on Sunday.

There's even a fancy "limited edition" version of the console — dubbed the "Project Scorpio Edition," in honor of the console's original codename — that will also be available in November. All pre-ordered Xbox One X consoles are part of the "Project Scorpio Edition" production run, at least until supplies run out. Here it is:


'Reckless and unmanageable': LA Times editorial board rips into Trump and the GOP

The Los Angeles Times' editorial board published a scathing column on Sunday that targeted President Donald Trump and the GOP in the wake of last week's tragedy in Charlottesville.

"These are not normal times," the editorial began. "The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions." 


The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse

The great American total solar eclipse of 2017 is almost upon us.

On Monday, August 21, the moon will slip in front of the sun and cast a dark shadow that will travel across the contiguous United States. A partial solar eclipse will be visible around the entire country, but totality — when the moon fully blocks the sun and eerie-looking effects occur — can only be seen within a 60- to 70-mile-wide sliver.

The path of totality will touch 12 US states, but hotels in those regions began selling out


The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse

The great American total solar eclipse of 2017 is almost upon us.

On Monday, August 21, the moon will slip in front of the sun and cast a dark shadow that will travel across the contiguous United States. A partial solar eclipse will be visible around the entire country, but totality — when the moon fully blocks the sun and eerie-looking effects occur — can only be seen within a 60- to 70-mile-wide sliver.

The path of totality will touch 12 US states, but hotels in those regions began selling out


Apple fans prepare yourselves: One of the original Apple I computers is going up for auction in September

Apple fanatics around the world will soon have a chance to bid on one of the original Apple computers.

The Apple I is being put up for sale by David Larson, a former Virginia Tech professor who bought the computer from Adam Schoolsky in 1994 for $3500. Schoolsky was a friend of Apple cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who gave him the computer as a gift.

The computer, built by Wozniak in 1976, will be auctioned off by online auction house Charitybuzz starting on September 12. All proceeds will go to FAIRS, a Virginia-based non-profit that helps groups in developing countries put together emergency radio systems. 


The turbocharged Camaro isn't a muscle car — but it's the perfect beginner's sports car (GM)

A turbocharged Camaro doesn't have the same oomph as a traditional muscle car, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a closer glance. The coupe still has plenty of zip for beginners looking to drive their very first sport car. Here's what the heretical Camaro was like to drive from someone who has always wanted her own.

I'm not above saying that, like many others, I've long romanticized the concept of driving a Camaro.

To me, it's one of those quintessential American cars that perfectly symbolizes everything that's great about driving: endless speed on open roads in the middle of nowhere.